Tristar Athletes Northeast - The Cinderella Ride

Who? Tristar Athletes Northeast team

What? Established in 2016, A hard but smart hard group ride of cyclists and triathletes organized by Tristar Jeff Schelppy

Where? Southern Connecticut, Darien.

When? See the ride details below

…After a long hiatus, the Cinderella Ride is finally back.

What exactly is a Cinderella Ride?  It is a night ride that rolls at 9pm for 35-40 ish miles. You will be home by midnight or thereabouts (Cinderella, get it?) and face little-to-no collateral damage at the home front.  That's a riding win for you!

Why ride at night?  Because it's awesome. There are very few cars if any, you can ride center lane vs hard right, and it's like being a kid again and who doesn't want that?!?

Is it safe? Given I have crashed going uphill in broad daylight I would consider the Cinderella Ride "fairly safe". Riding at night requires a lot of lights, solid bike handling skills, and a sense for adventure.  If you are no fun at all, this is not for you.

Are you serious? Yes.  The first CR took place on 10/5/16 with 4 people..see the picture above!


• WHEN: Wednesday nights; rolling at 9pm

• WHERE: Holmes School, 18 Hoyt St Darien CT

• WHAT: 35-40 miles, back by 11:30ish.

• ROUTE: will be provided via Garmin for those that RSVP.  Everyone riding is encouraged to have the route as it changes weekly.

• PACE: no drop.

• BRING: your favorite post ride refueling.

Hope to see you Wednesday night, Jeff

Indian Wells Race Camp Course Maps and training sessions 🗺12/06-12/09

Tristar Athletes please find our Indian Wells 70.3/Palm Springs training schedule and race camp weekend course maps. For start times and addresses to these training locations please follow here.

Friday late afternoon 12/6

  • Short easy run at camp arrival.

  • Video tape of your run for playback and review of the top form limiters for each athlete.

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Run video analysis

Short shake out and video taped run

Saturday morning 12/07

…all athletes starting off with

  • Video taped swim analysis of the top form limiters for each athlete.

  • Masters swim session - Tristar Coaches will provide a structured workout session as part of the video class.


Swim video analysis

Palm Desert aquatic center

Saturday late morning

  • Pick up a local lunch and bring it to the team house for video review of your swim and run form from the day before.

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Video review

Team lunch and video review

Saturday afternoon


Long ride

Long ride Indian Wells 40K or 56-112mi loop

  • Three ride distances and course options. 40K, 56mi and 112mi

….then racing athletes only Indian Wells 70.3 Pre race briefing

  • To be held with the Tristar coaches and athletes racing the next day.

  • Camp only athletes will conduct their long rides.

Saturday evening

  • Goal setting session for all Tristar Athletes.

  • How to select your goals and time frames to achieve them.


Goal setting

Sit down with the Tristar coaches over dinner and discuss how to set your goals for the season and steps required to achieve them.

Sunday 12/08

….Raceday! + Cheering + long run; racing athletes good luck!

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5K🏃🏻‍♂️10K🏃‍♀️13.1mi run options

Long run options on the Indian Wells 70.3 course

Monday Morning 12/09

…recovery bike or easy run

  • Post race analysis for racing athletes and an easy spin or run with the team.


Easy spin or run

Tristar Athletes Coaching Programs

Meet the Coaches

TSA-Southwest, BIKE

Via Valmonte / Mirlo loop finishing in Valmonte

Lots of vertical riding taking you up Via Delmonte through the neighborhoods before dropping you back down to the ocean bluffs before heading up PV again via Hawthorne Rd. Once at the top of PV a quick refuel at the water stop at the Del Cero Park overlook before continuing down Crenshaw Blvd to the final climb of the day VIA MIRLO! Via Mirlo drops you into Valmonte Neighborhoods and the “tree section” before heading back to the beach. Join our tristar coaches and team riding this gorgeous and challenging course.

TSA-Southwest, RUN

Palos Verdes Estates 5K 10K 13.1 mile looped options (Via Las Vegas)

This run has three distance options for you to chose from. Go 5K, 10K and 13.1 miles to prep for your upcoming sprint to 70.3 distance race. The course starts from avenue “A” on the boardwalk and runs South to the telephone poll trail. Slightly uphill hill until you hit Via Las Vegas Rd and loop back down PV drive North to the start of the trail. Do two of these loops and back to “ave a” and you are 13.1miles done! ….do only 1 loop and back = 6miles. Go to the start of the looping trail head and back to “ave a” and you are 5K done!.

"Beach Coaching" with Tristar Athletes

SMOG athletes, if you are new to here or endurance sports or have questions about how to be a better athlete, this is your chance to talk with principal Tristar Coach, Cliff Scherb

How much does it cost?

As iron sharpens iron, one person sharpens another—our coach leaders give willingly of their time and expertise to build up the next generation of endurance athletes, earn trust and respect from the people they lead. Not only do we set the standard for future leadership, we also leave behind a legacy worth celebrating with each athletes goal we build. This is your chance to meet at get to know us.

TSA-Southwest, RUN

PV Drive run North to Butcher hill route, ~8mile loop

This ~8mi loop run is mostly on dirt trails rolling upwards towards the top of Valmonte before turning left onto the horse trails. From the horse trails and between neighborhoods you will wind your way back to the look out point at Butcher hill before running back down the telephone pole trail to the beach. This route is perfect for those looking to run on softer surfaces for the sake of injury prevention.

TSA-Southwest, BIKE

Hawthorne Climb

The hawthorn climb is one of the longest in Palos Verdes with views of Terranea and Trump golf course from the top. This course will be broken up with flatter sections between major climbs. There are several stops along the way and a refueling opportunity for water and food at the bottom of Hawthorne as well as at the top.