“Training to me is what a cup of coffee and a cold beer is to most,” says professional triathlete Ben Hoffman, who has won Ironman, Half-Ironman and National Championship events. Learn about his training schedule, his competitive drive and his Grand Junction roots at an event at REI at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 29, to kick-off the triathlon season which gets in gear this weekend with several sprint triathlon events in Boulder and Longmont.
THURSDAY, MAY 29
Ben Hoffman, Professional Triathlete. 6:30 p.m. REI Store, 1789 28th St., Boulder, 303-583-9970.
Hike for Seniors. 10 a.m. Mud Lake Open Space, Two miles north of Nederland on County Road 126, 303-678- 6214.
SATURDAY, MAY 31
Backcountry Navigation with a Map and Compass — With REI. 8 a.m. White Ranch Park, register at www. rei.com.
Try-a-Tri — 200-yard swim, 4.5-mile bike, 2K run. 9:45 a.m. Centennial Pool, 1201 Alpine St. Longmont, www.ci.longmont.co.us.
SUNDAY, JUNE 1
Adult Sprint Triathlon — 525-yard swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run. First heat at 7 a.m. Centennial Pool, 1201 Alpine St. Longmont, www.ci.longmont.co.us.
Boulder Sprint Triathlon — 750- meter swim, 17.2-mile bike, 5K run. 5 a.m. transition opens. Boulder Reservoir, 5565 N. 51st St., Boulder, www.ironman.com.
Coal Miners Circuit — Two-mile circuit bike race. Starts begin at 7 a.m. 104th and Cherry streets, Louisiville, www.coloradocycling.org.
MONDAY, JUNE 2
Hands-On Bike Maintenance: Fix a Flat. 6:30 p.m. REI Store, 1789 28th St., Boulder, 303-583-9970.
TUESDAY, JUNE 3
Burma/Myanmar: Quintessential Crossroads. 7 p.m. Changes in Latitude Travel Store, 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-786-8406.
Get to Know Your GoPro. 6:30 p.m. REI Store, 1789 28th St., Boulder, 303-583-9970.
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