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City Limit Cycles – Official Bike Mechanic

Meet your Jack’s Generic Tri Official Bike Mechanic – James Balentine owner of City Limit Cycles! Although you need to get your bike tuned up before race day and know how to change your own flat tire, James will be available race morning for any unexpected last-minute issues. For more than two decades, James worked […]

Highlight on Volunteers: Karen Underwood

Karen Underwood races and volunteers, sometimes in the same day The next winner of the High Five Events’ “Nomination Contest” is Karen Underwood. She has a sweet gift headed her way as a token of our appreciation. Karen Underwood’s friend, Nancy Edmonds, nominated her and told us that Karen not only volunteers at most of the […]

Our 4 Fave Shaded Running Routes

Hit these four shaded running routes and make your next run a little cooler Our four favorite shaded running routes will get you off the blistering roads. The mercury continues to rise in Austin and you should build shade into your runs anytime you can. Greenbelt Choose your distance on this technical (most off-road route on […]

Mechanic’s Corner: Saddle Bag Essentials

What is a Saddle Bag and What do You Put In it If you’ve ever had a bike ride end early because of a flat tire or minor mechanical problem, then you already know the importance of carrying a saddle bag with you on your bike rides.  A saddle bag is a bag that is […]

Learn about USAT Sanctioning and Certification

USAT sanctioning and certification provides triathletes additional value When you register for a triathlon with USAT sanctioning and certification chances are high that you’ll participate in a reputable event. In its 16th year, Jack’s Generic Triathlon (owned and produced by High Five Events) is a USAT-sanctioned event. Dan Carroll, co-owner of High Five Events is a […]

Pros and Cons of Bike Frame Materials

Bike frame materials breakdown If you’re in the market for a new bike, you might be overwhelmed with the different types of bike frame materials from which you can choose. Be prepared; know the type of bike you want and what you want it to do. When researching online or speaking with a dealer you […]

5 Reasons to Build Your Relay Team

Remember: there’s no “I” in relay team Triathlon is that much more fun when you divide and conquer! Recruit friends, family, or co-workers and create your relay team for Jack’s Generic Triathlon. The 16th annual JGT will take place on Sunday, August 26th, at Walter E. Long Metropolitan Park. Relay teams can consist of two or […]

What the Heck Is a Basno Badge & How Do I Get One?

What is a Basno Badge? Jack’s Generic Tri uses Basno, a badge management system, to distribute and host digital badges. Collect as many as you can to track your history of accomplishments. It’s like a trophy cabinet without having to dust! At Jack’s Generic Tri, not only do you get an actual finisher medal, but […]