Talk to any Team Blaze member, and they’ll gush about our supportive, informative, fun family atmosphere. In addition, our members enjoy several benefits.Register to Join!
We match triathlon newbies with volunteer mentors who’ve been around the triathlon block and have knowledge and encouragement to share. In a 1-year mentorship, mentors help new triathletes understand the unique aspects of triathlon, including nutrition, training, transitions, and apparel.
Our members and sponsors host and facilitate a number of clinics throughout the year. Topics include bike maintenance, nutrition plans, and efficient transitions.
Our coaches are recognized authorities in their areas of expertise. They offer instruction and drills designed to increase speed, strength, and endurance. Learn more about our coaches.
Our sponsors are our partners—both on and off the course. They provide our members with discounts on equipment, products, and services. Learn more about our sponsors.
Every other week throughout the summer months, we host sprint-distance triathlons for Team Blaze members. We provide kayak support in the water, roadside signage along the bike course, and a secure transition area. These untimed events are great opportunities to practice putting all three disciplines together.
The great stuff we all get in our annual membership kits is alone worth the price of admission. Past kits have included team tech shirts, running caps, bags, beanies, race registrations, nutrition samples, lubrication samples, bike tools, and more.
There’s power in numbers! The large number of Team Blaze members makes it inevitable that you’ll meet several teammates with similar goals, fitness level, experience, pace, and schedule to yours. Members and coordinators regularly organize group workouts to share knowledge and keep each other accountable.
Team Blaze training plans are available for purchase to members. Training plans help athletes:
You know what they say about all work and no play? Team Blaze members know how to have serious fun. As much as we love swimming, biking, and running, we also enjoy many activities together throughout the year that don’t strictly involve triathlons. Past events have included snow shoe and cross-country skiing treks, spontaneous tattoo sessions, and of course, potlucks.
MÜV Fitness gyms provide discounted memberships to Team Blaze members.
Yes! Our coached swim workouts typically dedicate one lane each for beginning, intermediate, and advanced swimmers, and our coaches tailor the drills and instruction to the needs of the participants. However, if you are completely new to swimming, we recommend that you seek individual swim lessons before participating in coached workouts to establish a basic level of comfort and ability in the water.
We welcome you to observe our team workouts and determine if Team Blaze might be a good fit for you. However, physical participation is limited to current Team Blaze members. This restriction protects the team from liability, ensures fairness to paying members, and helps coordinators plan successful events.
Yes. We do not have special facilities or ways to manage any sort of disability, so if a disabled person requires special equipment or assistance, they must provide that on their own. We also expect that all members, including those with disabilities, follow the advice of their physician. Team Blaze cannot take responsibility as a medical entity.
Yes! We are a multi-generational team. We appreciate the knowledge, experience, and perspectives our older members bring to the group.
Yes! As long as you have a big heart, we don’t care how big the rest of you is.
Our New Member Director will contact you soon with lots of helpful information. In addition, you’ll have access to the members-only team calendar, which includes details about all team activities.
Team Blaze does not have a central location. We have a special arrangement with MÜV Fitness and Witter Pool for our coached swim workouts, indoor cycling classes, and other fitness activities and equipment usage. We conduct our track practices at the Community Colleges of Spokane tracks. Our outdoor group workouts span the area from Cheney to Coeur d’Alene.
Triathlon race directors typically allow all kinds of bikes into their races (notable exceptions are recumbent bikes and motorized bikes). The most important consideration is safety. Beyond that, your comfort will determine your enjoyment. Most people find that mid and long distances on paved courses are far more comfortable on a road or tri bike because those bikes are designed to optimize aerodynamics and speed. But plenty people complete sprint distance triathlons on mountain bikes and hybrid bikes and have a blast doing it!