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Andrew “Legs of Steel” Starykowicz  getting a tan at REV3 Florida Triathlon.
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Athletes will have a flat and fast course on great pavement. After leaving Venice, athletes will stay in Sarasota County and will feature a few out/back sections to check out your competition on Forbes Trail and Knights Trail. This course will feature only one drawbridge and will take place on mostly very quiet roads. You will finish through downtown Venice before returning to transition to begin the run.


 

OLYMPIC-REV (32 Miles) – Bike Course

Harbor Dr. North to Venice Ave (r) [1.8]
Venice Ave East to Pinebrook Rd. (r) [3.8]
Pinebrook Rd. South to Center Road (l) [5.4]
Center Rd. East to Turnaround at Stoneybrook [10.0]
Center Rd. West to Jacaranda Blvd. (r) [12.9]
Jacaranda Blvd. N to E. Venice Ave. traffic cir. ¾ of the way around circle to E. Venice Ave West [14.5]
E. Venice Ave. West to Pinebrook Rd. (r) [16.4]
Pinebrook Rd. North to Edmonson Rd. (l) [18.1]
*** Half and Olympic Courses Split***
Edmonson Rd. West to Albee Farm Rd. (l) [19.0]
*** Half and Olympic Courses Merge***
Albee Farm Rd. South to Colonia Lane (r) [19.2]
Colonia Lane West to US41 (l) [20.3]
US41 South to US41 Business (r) [20.8]
US41 Business over drawbridge to Tampa Ave (r) [21.4]
Tampa Ave. West to St. Augustine Ave. (r) [21.5]
St. Augustine Ave. North turns into Tarpon St. to Harbor Dr. (r) [21.7]
Harbor Dr. loop to Bayshore, La Guna, The Esplanade to Venice Ave. (l) [23.4]
Venice Ave. East to Harbor Dr. (r) [23.9]
Harbor Dr. South to Transition at Sharky’s. [25.6]


HALF-REV (56 Miles) – Bike Course


TURN BY TURN

Harbor Dr. North to Venice Ave (r) [1.8]
Venice Ave East to Pinebrook Rd. (r) [3.8]
Pinebrook Rd. South to Center Road (l) [5.4]
Center Rd. East to Turnaround at Stoneybrook [10.0]
Center Rd. West to Jacaranda Blvd. (r) [12.9]
Jacaranda Blvd. North to E. Venice Ave. ( ¾ of the way around traffic circle) [14.5]
E. Venice Ave. West to Pinebrook Rd. (r) [16.4]
Pinebrook Rd. North to Edmondson Rd. (r) [18.1]
*** Half and Olympic Courses Split***
Edmondson Rd. East (turns into Border Rd.) to end (Moon Dr.) (r) [22.6]
Moon Dr. turns into Forbes Trail (past yellow gates) to end. [27.2]
Return Forbes Trail turns into Moon Dr. past Border Rd. into Carlton Reserve [31.4]
Carlton Reserve North to Water Plant [33.0]
Return Carlton Reserve South to Border Rd. (r) [35.4]
Border Rd. West to Jacaranda Blvd. (r) [37.8]
Jacaranda Blvd. North to Laurel Rd. (r) [38.9]
Laurel Rd. East to end Turnaround [39.9]
Laurel Rd. West to Knight Trail Rd. (r) [42.2]
Knight Trail Rd. North to Turnaround [44.5]
Knight Trail Rd. South to Laurel Rd. (r) [46.8]
Laurel Rd. West to Albee Farm Rd. (l) [48.9]
Albee Farm Rd. South to Colonia Lane (r) [50.2]
*** Half and Olympic Courses Merge @ Edmonson/Albee Farm Rd. ***
Colonia Lane West to US41 (l) [51.2]
US41 South to US41 Business (r) [51.6]
US41 Business over drawbridge to Tampa Ave (r) [52.4]
Tampa Ave. West to St. Augustine Ave. (r) [52.5]
St. Augustine Ave. North turns into Tarpon St. to Harbor Dr. (r) [52.7]
Harbor Dr. loop to Bayshore, La Guna, The Esplanade to Venice Ave. (l) [54.2]
Venice Ave. East to Harbor Dr. (r) [54.7]
Harbor Dr. South to Transition at Sharky’s. [56.0]

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Overview

Venice Beach is located on the Southwest coast of Florida and is famous for being the prehistoric shark tooth capital of the world. Venice is a year round destination for families and hosts numerous arts, culture and music festivals. Relax on the white sand beaches or visit any of the local art museums, shopping districts or some of the best preserved natural lands in Florida at the Myakka River State Park. <read more>

Venue/Location

Venice, Florida - www.sarasotafl.org

Prize Purse

  • $4,800 (HALF-REV)
  • $N/A (OLYMPIC-REV)
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Safety Plan/Policy:

Welcome to this USA Triathlon sanctioned event. You are racing under the USAT Competitive Rules. In order to minimize misunderstandings on race day, I hope you will take the time to read the following summary of the Position Violations, which you know as the drafting rules.

I have reduced the Position Rules to the following concepts, which everyone can remember:

  • Ride on the right side of your lane.
  • Keep three bike lengths between yourself and the cyclist in front of you.
  • Pass on the left of the cyclist in front, never on the right.
  • Complete your pass within 15 seconds.
  • If passed, you must drop completely out of the zone, to the rear, before attempting to re-pass.

Remember you are racing in a USA Triathlon sanctioned event and there are USAT certified referees on the course to ensure fairness in the competition. There will be NO WARNINGS if you commit a foul during competition. Triathlon is an individual event and you must take personal responsibility to understand the rules and avoid penalties. At the end of the race all citations by the marshals are reviewed by the Head Referee who then decides if a penalty should be assessed. The Head Referee’s ruling is final in the case of Position Violations and there are no protests or appeals of Position penalties.

Marshals commonly cite the following violations:

  • Position– riding on the left side of the lane without passing.
  • Blocking – left side riding and impeding the forward progress of another competitor
  • Illegal Pass – passing on the right.
  • Overtaken – failing to drop back three bike lengths before re-passing
  • Drafting – following a leading cyclist closer than three bike lengths and failing to pass within 15 seconds.

Though Position Violations carry a time penalty for first offense, two citations will result in an additional penalty and if you are cited for three violations, you will be disqualified. Be sure to check the penalty sheet before you leave the race site and have a chat with the Head Referee if you have any questions.

Make sure your helmet is a CPSC approved model. All helmets legally sold in the US are CPSC approved but if you purchased your helmet in a different country it might be illegal for use in sanctioned events. While on your bike, always have your chinstrap securely fastened – before, during and after the event! The chin strap rule is easy to follow, so don’t forget – that’s a DQ!

Wear your race numbers, don’t leave your trash on the course, and don’t carry or use any portable audio devices.

Remember to treat other athletes, volunteers, and officials with courtesy and consideration. Failure to do so is called Unsportsmanlike Conduct and you will be disqualified.

All that being said, I hope you have a great race, lots of fun, and achieve all your goals.

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