stagecoach gravel TRIATHLON
SPRINT I AQUABIKE I STAND-UP PADDLE-BOARD
AUGUST 6th, 2023
DIRECTIONS TO THE STAGECOACH GRAVEL TRIATHLON
From Steamboat Springs: Travel east on U.S. 40 (Towards Rabbit Ears Pass), then take a right on Highway 131 (heading south), turn left on CR 14. Do not take the main entrance into Stagecoach Reservoir, but continue on CR 14 towards CR 16. Right before you hit CR 16 you'll see the transition area parking lot on your left-hand side (Note: there is no gear DROP-OFF, unless you have a special SUP pass), take a left on CR 16 towards athlete parking.
PARKING: We have one parking lot for the first 40 athletes right as you turn onto CR 16 (this will fill up quickly), the next parking lot is on a private road - Blue Valley Lane, please follow the signs and parking volunteers. You'll walk about a 1/2-3/4 mile from your car to the transition area, perfect warm-up to stretch your legs. We repeat: there is no gear DROP-OFF by the transition area, unless you have a special SUP pass.
CAMPING: One thing that makes this event so special is the abundance of camping options at Stagecoach Reservoir. You can hang out around the camp fire with your fellow athletes, then wake up just on the other side of the lake, and ride your bike one mile down to the transition area race morning. It really doesn't get much better than that. Space is limited, and reservations are done directly through the state park system (system opens for reservations 180 days out from your targeted date)
SPECTATORS: It is highly recommended that spectators arrive with the athlete on race day, or prior to 7:30am. Please note that if you arrive after 8:00am athletes will be racing on the roads around the spectator parking area. Not only does this cause extra congestion on course for the athletes, but will also delay your expected arrival time.