CANANDAIGUA, NY – Fresh air. Gorgeous scenery. A great workout. It’s a great combination for participants in the new and innovative Finger Lakes TRYathlon hosted by Finger Lakes Visitors Connection on June 9th. The Finger Lakes great outdoors is Nature’s Health Club, and the TRYathlon takes advantage of nature’s assets to get fit and stay healthy. This first-ever Finger Lakes TRYathlon encourages people to get out and TRY a variety of activities to get involved in healthy living. 

Throughout the day, TRYathletes will experience and learn about healthy outdoor activity from local, seasoned professionals. For the first leg of the event, the athletes will put on their hiking shoes and venture out on a guided hike at Dryer Park in Victor with Brian Emelson of Victor Parks and Recreation. The second leg takes advantage of the water and involves kayaking or standup paddleboarding with Steve Howie of Canandaigua Sailboarding. The final event in the TRYathlon is a bicycling expedition with USA Cycling Coach and Tune Yoga for Sports owner Leslee Trzcinski. The TRYathletes will also be treated to a healthy lunch at the Canandaigua Wegmans – a leader in promoting healthy living in the Finger Lakes.
“Outdoor adventure in the Finger Lakes and Ontario County is an excellent way to get and stay healthy. That’s why we call it Nature’s Health Club,” said AJ Shear, Communications Manager for the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection. “The TRYathlon gives people an opportunity to get out and TRY some activities or check out some places that they may not have experienced before with professionals that have an undying passion for healthy living in the Finger Lakes.”
The June 9 Finger Lakes TRYathlon is FREE and the schedule is as follows:
Registration - 8:00 am to 8:30 am
Dryer Road Park, Victor
Check into the event and get ready for the day with local and healthy breakfast items and coffee! 
Hiking - 8:30 am to 10:00 am
Dryer Road Park, Victor
Brian Emelson and the crew at Victor Parks and Recreation will lead the TRYathlon participants on a hike through the Victor Trails system. They’ll experience stunning views and trek through various terrain as they explore the Victor hiking trails.
Kayaking - 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Canandaigua Sailboarding, 11 Lakeshore Drive, Canandaigua
TRYathletes will get out on the lake and enjoy the water with Steve Howie, owner of Canandaigua Sailboarding. Participants will have the opportunity to try standup paddleboarding or kayaking, and Steve will teach them everything they need to know about getting out on the Finger Lakes to start enjoying the water in a healthy, active way.
Lunch - 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm
Wegmans, 345 Eastern Blvd, Canandaigua
Tryathletes will refuel and eat a healthy lunch at Wegmans in preparation for the afternoon activities!
Cycling - 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm *
Starting point: Ontario County Courthouse parking lot, Gorham St, Canandaigua
Tryathletes will head out on a cycling expedition with world-champion cycling coach and owner of Tune Yoga for Sports, Leslee Trzcinski. Leslee will take the group throughout the Canandaigua area on a fun and challenging road-cycling route.
TRYathlon wrap up - 5:15 pm
After the cycling adventure, TRYathletes will receive a goodie bag full of Finger Lakes items and a certificate of completion for the first TRYathlon!
Advanced registration is required and can be done by calling Finger Lakes Visitors Connection, 585-394-3915. 
* TRYathletes must bring their own bicycles and helmets to the event.
For more information about Nature’s Health Club and the Finger Lakes TRYathlon, visit
Finger Lakes Visitors Connection is the official tourism promotion agency for Ontario County and is located at 25 Gorham Street in Canandaigua. For more information, please visit or call the Finger Lakes Visitors Connection at 585-394-3915 or e-mail

AJ Shear, Communications Manager 585-394-3915