August 2nd, 2020 - CANCELLED
Sprint Distance Triathlon, Aquabike, & Stand-Up Paddle-Board Options
Dear Stagecoach Gravel Triathlete,
Many of you saw the Steamboat Lake Triathlon cancellation announcement last Friday and predicted which way the winds were blowing for the Stagecoach Gravel Triathlon. This brand-new race was set to be the most unique triathlon of our season. That anticipation doesn’t have to dwindle, but we will need to let it build for one more year. As we stated last Friday, at this current stage, Routt County remains in “Safer At Home”, limiting group event gathering size to 100 and placing cycling related events in the category of “organized recreational sports” which is limited to 25. All registered athletes will be receiving an email with specific details on “what happens now”.
Please take a look at the picture below. This was taken by a friend of the race where parking was set to take place. Let’s hold this image for a little longer as we gear up to celebrate next summer!
We will continue respecting that mountain communities are going to take a more measured approach to public safety. Last Friday, four more cases were confirmed in Steamboat Springs. While that number doesn’t seem high to those living in the front range, we have to keep in mind the smaller capacity of the Yampa Valley hospital.
Our message since late February has been simple and clear: LOVE, CONNECT, SUPPORT. Don’t lose hope in that brighter future, keep finding new ways to love, connect, and support each other as we continue this societal journey of finding unity.
We miss and love each of you that make up the fabric of our endurance community!
Lance and the Entire Without Limits A-Team
To say this brand-new race is “unique” would be an understatement! Limited to just 250 athletes, we're excited to announce the first ever gravel triathlon to the Colorado triathlon landscape! This event is set at Stagecoach Reservoir, a quiet and picturesque lake just 15min south of Steamboat Springs, with camping options for the entire family.
After the swim in the waters of Stagecoach Reservoir, it’s time to bring out either the gravel bike, road bike, or mountain bike. Just leave your triathlon bike at home. The course starts out with a short-paved section of 2.1 miles, before transitioning to rolling gravel country roads through some of the most scenic terrain imaginable. The total bike distance is 16 miles, with the final 3 miles of the course on pavement as athletes head back towards the transition area! Once off your bike of choice, it’s time to toss on those running shoes for a 4-mile run on a gravel trail that hugs the shoreline of Stagecoach Reservoir, (Note: ½ mile total on paved roads)! Come join us for this one of a kind triathlon experience, complete with a stand-up paddle-board option for the non-swimmers!