HTFU (Hills To Fly Up)

Hosted by Seattle Green Lake Triathlon Group

Public group
Seattle Green Lake Triathlon Group
Seattle Green Lake Triathlon Group
Public group

Gas Works Park

2101 N Northlake Way · Seattle, WA

How to find us

We meet in parking lot. Wheels rolling at 6:15 PM

Location image of event venue


MANDATORY: Please bring front/rear lights and reflective gear.

This is our regular Tuesday night hill climb/power development workout. Come prepared for 60 to 90 minutes of steep hills and/or hard efforts. Also *MUY IMPORTANTE* make sure that your bike is in good working order and there is plenty of life left in your brake pads. Can not stress this enough...Check your gear BEFORE coming out!

HTFU is designed to keep your heart rate close to anaerobic threshold and give you 3-4 chances to get close to your max HR. This will help you develop more power and mentally prepare you for challenging sections of your race course. We regroup frequently and try not to lose anyone. Riders are encouraged to bring road or triathlon bikes for the sake of keeping the group pace consistent, but we'll gladly welcome a new cyclist on a mountain or hybrid bike. Please note that this is a training ride and not a social ride. This requires that you pay attention to the group dynamics as we ride on open roads and try to stay with the group.

Bring your willingness to suffer and leave your inhibitions at home as we will tackle some of the steepest hills in Seattle.

Route cycle for the series is typically: Hybrid QA/rain - Ballard/Fremont V1 - Queen Anne - 65th/70th St - 98th St - Ballard/Fremont V2 - East John/Aloha

Hybrid of Queen Anne and Rain route

Fremont Ballard (Not including Phinney harder alternate hill in V2 or 32nd Ave NW easier alternate hill)

Queen Anne

65th / 70th St

98th street minus the last stretch down to gasworks.

East John (Not including Aloha harder alternate hill)

In the event of light rain, we will do our rain route through Pike Place Market. Please check back in the comments section prior to ride for route change or cancellation due to bad weather. Wheels rolling start time is usually 6:30 PM, except during the summer when we roll at 7:00 PM.

*** RSVP's and Electronic Waivers will be checked at 5PM, RSVP's will be closed at that time, anyone who comes and didn't RSVP will need to sign the paper waiver upon arrival, no exceptions!! The more paper waiver signatures that need to be gathered the longer it takes for the host to be ready! SO SIGN UP EARLY AND SIGN THE ELECTRONIC WAIVER!! ***

In order to participate in any SGLTG event, you must sign a waiver. Paid members must sign the paid member waiver once per year. Non-paid members must sign a non-member waiver for every event that they attend. In hopes of expediting the waiver process at each event, please sign your waivers electronically by using the f

-- Again, if you're a paid member you will need to log in and sign the waiver ONLY once for 2018, if not then there is a separate link on that page for the non-paid members waiver.

By RSVPing for this and any Seattle Green Lake Triathlon Group (SGLTG) event I agree to the following:

I know that triathlon (swimming/biking/running) and participating in SGLTG events are potentially hazardous activities. I should not participate in group activities unless I am medically able and properly trained. I assume all risks associated with triathlon and participating in SGLTG events including but not limiting to, falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather including high heat and/or humidity, the conditions of the road and traffic on the various courses and routes, water conditions including but not limited to temperature and visibility, and such risk being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts, and in consideration of my attendance at this event, I for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, waive and release the Seattle Green Lake Triathlon Group, and all sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this activity even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the person named in this waiver. I further grant permission to all of the foregoing to use any photographs, motion pictures, recordings, or any other record of this event for any legitimate purpose.

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