The Tri started after the Schmidt family athletes attended a tri in Ottawa in the early 90's and came back to North Bay saying "We should do that here ". Enter Arne and Judy Schmidt and the North Bay Rotary Club and the first one sold out months ahead began with about 75 participants. The organization of it eventually switched to the Kiwanis Club, especially its triathlon members.
This weekend is a true, all-round community event which shows off North Bay's hospitality and unparalleled camaraderie. The support of local partners and the City of North Bay is second to none. All three of our triathlons meet the highest standard and are sanctioned by Triathlon Ontario.