Why this race venue? CLOSED COURSE!!! No vehicles to worry about on the bike course. The other obvious question is the water temp this time of year? The last 3 years we held it this time of year the water temp was 70-72, actually much warmer than the air in the morning. It is a very shallow lake so it stays warm into October. We have also added the Gravel Bike division, which uses the roads we used for our Gravel Time bike race.
Holly Recreation Area provides a plethora of both rustic and modern camping sites as well as hiking, fishing and other family activities.
The course we have developed over 15 years now features a time trial swim start, straight out and back rectangle course. An entirely closed challenging road bike course, rolling to hilly the entire route. It is 3 miles to the back of the park, so you will complete 1, 2, or 4 loops. The new Gravel course will take you around the recreation area on gravel roads with few homes which is a rolling course as well.
The new run course is much easier than the old one, keeping you on gravel and blacktopped roads flat with the exception of the run up out of the venue.
Another great venue to bring the family for a nice picnic following the event.
Race Morning Registration opens 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.