Training

The Sunrise Triathlon Club offers many opportunities to train year-round throughout the Shreveport-Bossier City area.

Swimming

“The water is your friend. You don’t have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move”. -Alexsandr Popov

  • Sunrise members are eligible for a discounted annual rate to the Centenary Fitness Center, which has a 25-yard competition pool, through the club’s corporate membership
  • During the summer months, Southside Swim Club’s 50-meter pool is available to Sunrise members at designated times free of charge
  • Red Rivers Masters offers coached, group swims.  Visit their website for membership details and swim times:  http://www.redrivermasters.com/
  • Other lap pool locations:  Town South Swim Club, Willis Knighton Wellness Centers, YMCA, Pierremont Oaks Tennis Club, East Ridge Country Club,…

Biking

“Nothing compares to the simple pleasure of a bike ride.” -John F. Kennedy

There are many places to bike in Shreveport and Bossier. We have groups which bike the following areas:

  • Cypress Black Bayou Park and Recreation Area:  Traditional location for ritual Saturday morning bricks and home of the River Cities Triathlon
  • Ellerbe Road Baptist Church:  Group rides of all levels roll out on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting at 5:30 p.m.
  • Rhino Coffee off of Line Ave
  • Cross Roads (intersection of Ellerbe Road and Highway 175):  Mike Simpson Time Trial Series on alternating Wednesdays at 6:30 during the summer months
Popular bike routes:

Cypress 42-mile Loop
Turn-by-turn directions:
Start
L-Out of Park
R-Downs Rd.
R-Linton Cutoff Rd.
R-Hwy 162
L-Butler Hill Rd. (by Catfish Restaurant) @ 5m
*BE CAREFUL THIS IS LH ON TOP OF HILL*
R-Cycle Plant Rd. @ 7.2m
R- 7 Pines Rd. @ 9.77m
L-Hwy 162 @ 12.17m
R-Hwy 157 (by church) @ 13.7m
R- Bodcau Dam Rd. @ 17.75m
R-Hwy 157 (across from white store) @ 25.1m
L-Linton-Belvue Rd. @ 28.6m
L-Crouch Rd. @ 34m
*BE CAREFUL THIS IS LH TURN ON TOP OF HILL*
R-Parks Rd. @ 35.8m
R-Linton Rd. @ 39.4m
*Stay to right at fork @ 16.5m
R-Into Cypress Park @ 41.8
End at Parking lot

Cypress 30-mile Loop
Turn-by-turn directions:
Start
L-Out of Park
R-Downs Rd.
R-Linton Cutoff Rd.
R-Hwy 162
L-Butler Hill Rd. (by Catfish Restaurant) @ 5m
*BE CAREFUL THIS IS LH TURN ON TOP OF HILL*
R-Cycle Plant Rd. @ 7.2m
R- 7 Pines Rd. @ 9.77m
L-Hwy 162 @ 12.17m
R-Linton-Belvue Rd. @ 15.62m
L-Crouch Rd. @ 21m
*BE CAREFUL THIS IS LH TURN ON TOP OF HILL*
R-Parks Rd. @ 22.8m
R-Linton Rd. @ 26.4m
*Stay to right at fork @ 16.5m
R-Into Cypress Park @ 28.9m
End at Parking Lot

Cypress 24-mile Loop
Turn-by-turn directions:
Start
L-Out of Park
R-Downs Rd.
R-Linton Cutoff Rd.
R-Hwy 162
L-Butler Hill Rd. (by Catfish Restaurant) @ 5m
*BE CAREFUL THIS IS LH TURN ON TOP OF HILL*
R-Cycle Plant Rd. @ 7.2m
R- 7 Pines Rd. @ 9.77m
R-Hwy 162 @ 12.17m
L-Crouch Rd. @ 13.1m
*BE CAREFUL THIS IS LH TURN ON TOP OF HILL*
R-Parks Rd. @ 17m
R-Linton Rd. @ 20.6m
*Stay to right at fork @ 16.5m
R-Into Cypress Park @ 23.1
End at Parking Lot

Cypress RCT Loop
Turn-by-turn directions:
Start
L-Out of Park
R-Downs Rd.
R-Linton Cutoff Rd.
R-Hwy 162 @ 3.4M
R-Crouch Rd. @ 7.6M
R-Parks Rd. @ 11.5
R-Linton Rd. @ 15.2
*Stay to right at fork @ 16.5m
R-Into Cypress Park

Ellerbe-White Springs Loop
Turn-by-turn directions:
NOTES:
This route has several Left turns *be careful of traffic*
At approx. 22.2m route will cross over 175/Gayle Bluff *be careful of traffic*Start from Ellerbe Road Baptist Church
R – Leonard Rd
L – Ellerbe Rd.
R – White Springs Rd @ 4.75m
L – LA-175 @ 9.1m
R – Ellerbe Rd (crossroads) @ 13.9m
L – Harts Island Rd @ 17.7m
L – Robson Rd @ 24.2m
R – Ellerbe Rd @ 26.7m
Return to ERBC @ 28.5m

Linwood Loop
Turn-by-turn directions:
Start from Ellerbe Road Baptist Church
L – Leonard Rd.
L – Ellerbe Rd.
R – Hwy 175 @ 6m
Cross RR TRACKS @ 11.7m
R – Mason Rd./Hwy 175 (turns into Stonewall/Frierson Rd.)
R – Linwood Ave. @ 17.9m *top of hill be careful*
R – Mayo Rd. @ 24.7m
R – Wallace Lake Rd. @ 26.1m
L – Overton Brooks Rd. @ 26.6m *be careful of Lefthand turn*
R – Ellerbe Rd. @ 29.2m
End at Ellerbe Road Baptist Church @ 29.6m

Running

“I always loved running – it was something you could do by yourself and under your own power. You could go in any direction, fast or slow as you wanted, fighting the wind if you felt like it, seeking out new sights just on the strength of your feet and the courage of your lungs.” -Jesse Owens

  • Starbucks on Line Avenue:  Saturday morning runners hit the pavement at 6:00 a.m.
  • Downtown Shreveport-Riverfront (across from Sci-Port):  On Mondays, regular group runs along the riverfront and Downtown Shreveport start at 5:30 p.m.
  • Track:  Interval and bleacher workouts are customary every Wednesday at 5:45 a.m. at Caddo Stadium