What are RBR and SBR workouts?

RATs holds weekly Run-Bike-Run (RBR) and Swim-Bike-Run (SBR) workouts at several locations throughout the summer. These workouts are great opportunities for multi-sport athletes to workout in a group setting. A variety of distances are offered satisfying both the novice and ironman alike.

When are workouts held?

Group training opportunities include several options so please check the RATs calendar for specifics as there are several options for courses and they change from week-to-week. While the work-outs listed are the planned events, it is always an option for individuals to improvise to meet their training plan.

Mendon Ponds Park at the Beach Parking lot for an RBR. Set up at 6:15 pm, start at 6:30 pm.
Sundays Event: RBR/SBR
Location: Durand Eastman Park, Irondequoit (map)
Distances: Swim: 0.5 or 1 miles / bike: 12.7 or 17 miles / run 3.5 miles (easy to adapt to different distances)
Start time: 8:00am; set-up at 7:45am
Season: Mid-April to end of September (starts as RBR until water is warm enough to swim)
Note: We meet at the beginning of the Durand Bike Path (West), right where the Durand Beach sign is, across from Camp Eastman.
Tuesdays Event: RBR
Sponsor: Peasantman Triathlon
Location: Mendon Ponds Park at the Beach Parking lot for an RBR
Start time: Arrive by 6:15pm for instructions; start time is 6:30pm
Thursdays Event: Swim
Location: Durand Eastman Park, Irondequoit (map)
Distances: Swim Only: .25 up to 3.0 miles
Start time: Arrive by 6:00pm; Swim begins at 6:15pm
Season: July-Sept depending on water temp
Fridays Event: Spin and Swim
Location: Maplewood YMCA (map)
Duration: 1 hour spin and 1 hour swim
Start time: Arrive by 7:00pm, Spin begins at 7:15pm, Swim begins at 8:30pm
Season: November-March
Note: Spin is instructor lead and done on Keiser bikes (SPD compatible). Swim is coached. Both the spin and swim is for all levels of ability.

Other longer distance workouts and training events occur throughout the year. Join our email distribution list (Subscribe on home page) to ensure you are notified about these. Also check the calendar on our website or join our Facebook page

Who runs the workouts?

We are an all-volunteer organization. Each week we also ask two or three people to record times, help with safely at the bike turn around, watch the swimmers at the SBR, or guard the transition area. All participants are asked to volunteer for one week. You can volunteer when you sign in at a workout. Good weeks go quickly so sign up early.

How can I enter?

For insurance purposes, all participants must be members of RATs. You can join online now here. Non-members may try it once just by showing up and signing a waiver.

Who can I contact?

For more information you can email president@rochestertriathletes.com or workouts@rochestertriathletes.com.

Are workouts competitive?

Yes and no. If you are looking to participate in your first one, you will find each RBR and SBR event friendly and supportive. Those looking for a more competitive experience will not be disappointed either.

What else do I need to know?

Important details: helmets are mandatory, and drafting is illegal - we're training for a triathlon, not the Tour de France! Wetsuits and a brightly colored swim cap are recommended for the SBRs.

Where are RBRs and SBRs held?

at Durand Eastman Park, Irondequoit
at Mendon Ponds Park