Monday, August 23, 2010

Triathlon Kicks off Third Coast Bike Festival

Traverse City Triathlon
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Sunday morning, 300 triathletes kicked off the Third Coast Bicycle Festival as they swam, biked and ran on the Old Mission Peninsula near Traverse City. Both Olympic and sprint length events were offered. Participants came from as far as California to compete in this second annual race.

The course began with a swim of Bowers Harbor, followed by a bicycle leg up the peninsula and a foot race back to the harbor. Participation was up by 50% from last year's initial event.

From the triathlon yesterday, through the 29th of August, the Traverse City, Michigan Third Coast Bicycle Festival will offer something for every bicycle enthusiast. Family fun is an important component, but fixed gear, road racing, touring and cyclocross events are also offered.

Curb-to-curb races of the 3rd Annual Cherry Roubaix Criterium Road Races will be just two blocks from downtown on Saturday. Hell Yes Roller Sprints and a Cyclocross Race are scheduled for the evening in conjunction with the the 2nd Annual TC Microbrew and Music Festival held on the lawn at The Grand Traverse Commons.

Bicycle art, a film night, local rides and more will round out the week.

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