Dues Information

Fall 2021- Spring 2022 Dues ($250)

Fall 2021 Dues ($130)

Spring 2021 Dues ($140)

 

Fall 2021 Non-Racing Dues ($60)

 

Hi, this is your treasurer, Rachel. Welcome! We are excited to have you on the triathlon team.

 

What does dues cover?

 

Dues helps cover the costs of coaching, team equipment (pool buoys, paddles, trainers etc), pool time, races, camps, travel, access to training materials, and sponsorship deals from local companies (Sports Basement, Cognition Cyclery, ROKA, Fluid, etc.).

 

This semester, in an effort to increase diversity, inclusion, and accessibility to triathlon, we are offering a reduced $60 dues option. Our goal is to make the sport more accessible to those who would not be able to participate otherwise.

 

With the non-racing dues, you will have access to our training schedules, local runs/rides/swims, and select discounts from our sponsors. You’ll also be added to the facebook group and listserv. You will not have priority for camp spots. Priority for limited training resources (bike fittings, tune ups, kits, etc.) will be given to those who are paying racing dues.

 

What if I don’t have a bike?

 

Regarding bikes, many people start off without a bike (like me!). If you become interested in purchasing one, various deals we have with our sponsors that allow athletes to get bikes at a discount. We can also help you navigate Craigslist listings and connect you to bike-buying avenues. In the meantime, you can still train with us without a bike by coming to the Wednesday spin session in the RSF.

 

I’m not sure about racing.

 

You are not obligated to race, but in my opinion, races are a lot of fun and worth it because of the team energy and camaraderie. Training camps are the best part about tri, and they are some of my most enjoyable memories of the team, but we only have limited spots that priority will be given to full dues paying members. If you want to have the full cal tri experience, I recommend the racing dues.

 

$60 dues

 

That being said, I know there are a lot of factors that go into participation- schoolwork, outside commitments, financial restraints, etc. If you are only looking for a casual group to exercise with (i.e. interested in running 2-3 times a week but not in biking or swimming), or you are financially limited, the $60 dues is a great option! At the end of the day, we would love to have you participate whichever way you can. And if you change your mind, you can opt for the racing dues during the semester (talk to me or board!)

 

I hope this helps. Let me know if you have any additional questions!

 

Best,

Rachel [rachel.lou@berkeley(dot)edu]