Harvest Moon Long Course Aquabike
Race Type: Other
Bike Surface: Road
Course: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 0 mile run
Start: 7:30 AM
Location: Aurora, Colorado
Address: 5800 S Powhaton Rd
Individual Price: $110
Course Info: Swim:
Swimmers will complete a 1.2 mile triangular shaped swim route in the Aurora Reservoir, starting and finishing on the sandy beach to the left of the pavilion.
The start will be in waves which will be posted at packet pick-up locations and on our website 1 week before the event.
Water temperature in the reservoir in early September is typically in the sixties, so wetsuits will are encouraged.
The 56 mile bike course will cover a mix of hilly terrain and long flats through the farm & ranch country of eastern Colorado.
The start and finish will be the hilliest part of the course. Riders will complete a 46 mile loop, with a 5-mile out-and-back spur located in the first half of the course.
The route will follow paved rural country roads as well as a 9-mile stretch of I-70. Drafting is not permitted on any portion of the bike course, and weenies who do will be penalized!!!
Bike Aid Stations: There will be 3 water bottle hand-ups on the bike course stocked with water and Gatorade. Please discard all empty bottles at these zones only.
Approximately 15 miles: On the map, this is on Quincy, shortly before the turn onto Watkins Road.
Approximately 33 miles: On the map, this is on Hwy 36 in Bennett, shortly after you make the the turn from Hwy. 79.
Approximately 44 miles: On the map, this is on Watkins Road, a couple of miles after you cross I-70.
More: 2012 Harvest Moon Aquabike:
Colorado’s only Half Distance Aquabike is the fastest growing event of the Harvest Moon. Attracting athletes who need a training event without the impact of a half-marathon, athletes who are swim-bikers by nature and can finally be rewarded for it, or athletes protecting those knees after a lifetime of competition!
The 3rd Annual Harvest Moon Aquabike is a 1.2 Mile Swim, 56 mile bike event followed by a 200 meter run to the finish line.
AquaBikers will all begin in the same wave of the swim. Participants will follow the same swim and bike courses as the triathletes. Upon finishing the bike, AquaBikers will complete the first 150 meters of the run course with the triathletes, then veer left to cross the finish line.
Directions: Directions To Race:
The race site is the Aurora Reservoir, located a short drive from Denver.
Spectators will be charged a $4.00 per vehicle entrance fee to the park. This fee will be waived for athletes on race day.
The most direct route is to take I-70 east from Denver, & exit onto I-225.
Exit I-225 at 6th Ave. & turn left (east). 6th Ave. eventually becomes Gun Club Rd.
Stay on this road as it continues past Buckley AFB. A short time later you will see signs for Quincy Ave & the Aurora Reservoir.
Turn left on Quincy & right into the reservoir.
Register: Click here
Website: Harvest Moon Long Course Aquabike
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