A Little About Us...

 

"We help people live active lives through swimming, biking, and running. -Tri Town Motto"

Tri Town Bicycles opened in 2011, the dream of two friends and triathletes. In our relatively short existence we've been able to accomplish some pretty amazing things: we have worked and trained with World Champion athletes, Ironman and Age-Group Champions,a breadth of international and domestic professional triathletes, and most importantly the first-time triathletes training for their first triathlon. By the start of our third year of business we were recognized as one of the top multisport stores in the country, and continue to be recognized as one of the nation's top multisport stores since then. We developed and hosted the Winter Triathlon National Championships, as well as regional USAT Seminars to help develop the sport of triathlon on a regional level. Ultimately though it is the contagious energy and enthusiasm of the athletes we work with that fuels the fire of our store and the sport of triathlon itself.

As Boise becomes triathlon’s next training mecca, strive to stay at the front and help youth and adult alike embrace the fastest growing endurance sport in the world. Happy training!

Antonio Gonzalez

Antonio has been a student of triathlon for over 13 years. Not satisfied with just participating in the sport, Antonio immersed himself in all things related to swimming, biking, and running. While studying at Boise State University, he founded their Triathlon Club and worked at a local bicycle shop. Interested in triathlon bike fitting from the beginning, he perfected his bicycle fitting knowledge by relocating to Detroit to work side-by-side with one of the country’s best triathlon bike fitters. It was also during this time Antonio honed his skills as a bicycle mechanic, eventually serving as a personal mechanic for multiple Tour De France cyclists, an Olympic Medalist, and a host of professional triathletes including Ironman Champions and World Champions. Back in Boise, Antonio continued working in the bicycle industry while developing ‘TriBoise’, a beginners triathlon coaching and training program, and helped run the program for several years. During this time Antonio realized the value of combining retail and coaching services for triathletes. Starting TriTown was a goal he had worked towards for over 8 years.

As a competitor, Antonio is a diverse athlete with overall race wins in multiple triathlons, duathlons, cyclocross, road races, crits and time trials. He is a 5x Age-Group Olympic Distance State Champion and has represented Idaho in the ‘Best of the US’ National Champion Series. In the off-season Antonio enjoys nordic skiing in the mountains around Idaho.

Dominique Clifford

"Dom" is the person who can keep the staff on task, buy merchandise, fit you for a wetsuit, drive you to the airport and have an extra pair of goggles for your open water swim all in the same day. Dom's background is in swimming and soccer. After years of youth and collegiate soccer she settled down to start a family. Their daughter, Bailey, began swimming at a young age rekindling her fire for the sport. When triathlon became Bailey's sport of choice she dove head first into learning more about open water swimming.

Dom is a staple in our TriTown swim scene whether it be on deck during our winter instructional time in the pool (reminding you to “Get in the pool! The water will be just as cold in 5 minutes.”, “Remember to bilateral breathe!” “Neutral neck positioning.”) or at the pond helping with open water techniques (“Yes, it's colder than the pool!”, “Don't forget to blow your bubbles.”). You can typically find Dom at most races, making sure the athletes have everything they need for their race, cheering til she's lost her voice, and post-race hugs. In the off-season you can find her skipping work to go snowshoeing or skiing.

Scott Conover

After watching his best friend race in the Boise Twilight Criterium Scott has been hooked on racing bikes. Growing up in Portland running through Forrest park and swimming competitively it was only a matter of time before he found triathlon. Versed in photography, video, and web design Scott develops TriTown's multimedia. Scott is currently VERY single.

Preston Hu

This bicycle lover found his passion while navigating his way through the sandy Foothills of Boise. Since those brisk fall mornings in 2011 Preston has immersed himself in the bike industry. Everything from leading groups of riders with Boise State's Outdoor Program, wrenching on student bikes in the Cycle Learning Center to touring Oregon with his smoking hot wife in his spare time. The desire to expand his knowledge and experience has lead him to Tri Town. Since starting with us in the Spring of 2015, Preston has continued to diversify himself in the world of triathlon and professional bicycle fitting. Moving forward this cyclist dreams of traveling the world and experiencing life's adventures on two wheels.

Sam Kristensen

Sam Grew up in Escondido, CA, and was a collegiate baseball player at the University of Redlands (1999-2002) and earned a Bachelor and Master's degrees in History and Education Counseling and Leadership. Sam moved to Boise in 2009 after serving as a school counselor, athletic director, and head baseball coach for his alma mater in Escondido. Currently, Sam works as a high school counselor at Bishop Kelly High School in Boise and also recently founded Playing for Purpose, LLC; A start up business that raises awareness and money for the greater good through athletic play campaigns and events. Sam is finishing his first book, 'I Love To Watch You Play: Inspiration For Sports Parents' to benefit youth sports and high school sports programs available in the fall of 2016. This book shares inspiring short stories & insights from successful people leading fulfilling lives beyond their sports performance results, and includes some triathlon stories. Sam has worked with thousands of high school students, athletes, and parents closely the past twelve years in an effort to help affirm, give confidence, and direction in sharing their unique talents with the world.

Sam loves endurance activities. So far in 2015-16 Sam has successfully competed in four 70.3, three olympic, and four sprint distance triathlons as well as two half marathons and the Solo LP 100 mile bike race. Sam was fortunate to travel to Zell am See, Austria last August (2015) and compete in the 70.3 Ironman World Championship as an age group athlete. His wife Tara and three year old daughter Olive are his biggest fans.

Harrison Clement

Cycling and fitness has been a crucial part of Harrison's life, after a successful high school running career, Harrison enjoys mountain biking in the mountains around Helena, Montana during the off season, and helps run the service bay at Tri Town during the summer. His desire to understand more than just how to ride a bike turned into the opportunity to not only fine tune his mechanic skills but also share the joy of riding with the community by working at Tri Town. Working at Tri Town has taught him a variety of services that not only keeps him rolling but also helped develop him as a complete triathlete.

Harrison spends a lot of his free time on Boise’s many trails whether by bike or foot.

Matt Humphrey

 

Phay

Phay has been a fixture at TriTown for many years. Always the most chipper one in the door every morning, Phay lives to brighten the life of everyone who walks in the TriTown doors. Many customers stop by the shop on their way through Hyde Park simply to see if Phay is 'working'!


Tri Town Bicycles

1517 1/2 N. 13th St.
Boise, ID 83702

(208)-297-7943

Summer hours: May to September (Memorial Day - Tri Swap)

Mon- Fri 10am - 7pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday Closed

Winter hours: September to May (Tri Swap - Memorial Day)

Mon- Fri 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 4pm
Sunday Closed