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Join us on a journey through the breathtaking Connecticut countryside. Your triathlon bike ride begins by venturing out onto the scenic rolling hills of historic Middlebury.  You will be faced with challenging climbs culminating in gorgeous hilltop views.  Long winding descents will take you through pastoral vineyards and over Thomaston dam.  This engaging triathlon bike ride will take you past Black Rock State Reservoir – a well known nesting site for Bald Eagles.  You will be welcomed into some of Connecticut’s richest farmlands, past historic Bethleham Fairgrounds.  Follow the signs and the cheering voices as you pass through Litchfield Town Center on your way back to transition and the amazing Quassy Amusement Park.

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Olympic REV - Bike Course (25Miles)

CUE SHEET

  • Turn left onto Rt. 64 after exiting the park
  • 0.5 mi:  Turn left onto Tranquility Rd.
  • 1.6 mi:   Straight onto Old Watertown Rd
  • 5.7 mi:  Right onto Rt. 6
  • 7.4 mi:  Left onto Platt Road
  • 8.8 mi:  Straight onto Guernseytown Road
  • 10.6 mi:  Right onto Judd Farm Road
  • 11.2 mi:  Left onto Rt. 63
  • 13.8 mi:  Left onto Anderson Rd
  • 14.3 mi:  Left onto Benton Rd/Hard Hill Rd
  • 18.5 mi:  Straight onto Nonewaug Rd
  • 19.2 mi:  Left onto Rt. 61
  • 20.0 mi:  Straight onto Quassapaug Rd
  • 24.0 mi:  Straight onto Tranquility Rd
  • 25.1 mi:  Right onto Rt. 64
  • 25.6 mi:  Right into Park/Transition

Half REV - Bike Course (56 Miles)

PRINT MAP & TURN BY TURN DIRECTIONS

CUE SHEET

Turn right onto CT-64 W/Middlebury Rd 0.1 mi
Turn right onto Tuttle Rd 1.6 mi
Turn left onto White Deer Rock Rd 3.3 mi
Turn right onto Cat Swamp Rd 3.3 mi
Turn right onto Middle Rd Turnpike 4.2 mi
Turn left onto Quassapaug Rd 6.1 mi
Turn right onto US-6 E/Main St N 7.6 mi
Turn left onto Platt Rd 9.3 mi
Continue onto Guernseytown Rd 10.7 mi
Turn right onto CT-132 N/Judd Farm Rd 12.5 mi
Turn left onto CT-63 N/Litchfield Rd 13.1 mi
Turn right onto CT-109 E/Thomaston Rd 16.6 mi
Turn left onto CT-254 N/Waterbury Rd 22.8 mi
Turn left onto Center St 23.4 mi
Turn left onto CT-254 N/Northfield Rd 23.5 mi
Turn left onto CT-118 W/East St 30.8 mi
Turn left onto Chestnut Hill Rd 30.8 mi
Turn right onto Camp Dutton Rd 31.6 mi
Turn left onto CT-63 S/S Plains Rd 32.4 mi
Turn right onto CT-61 S/County Rd 34.0 mi
Sharp right onto Alain White Rd 35.7 mi
Continue onto Mattatuck Trail/Whites Wood Rd 37.4 mi
Continue onto Alain White Rd 39.6 mi
Continue onto CT-61 S/North St 41.4 mi
Turn left onto CT-109 E/East St 41.6 mi
Turn right onto Benton Rd 41.7 mi
Turn right to stay on Benton Rd 42.6 mi
Continue onto Hard Hill Rd N 43.2 mi
Slight left onto Nonnewaug Rd 47.1 mi
Turn left onto CT-61 S/Bethlehem Rd 47.8 mi
Continue onto Quassapaug Rd 48.6 mi
Turn right onto Middle Rd Turnpike 50.0 mi
Slight right to stay on Middle Rd Turnpike 51.6 mi
Turn left onto Cat Swamp Rd 51.9 mi
Turn left onto White Deer Rock Rd 52.8 mi
Turn right onto Tuttle Rd 52.8 mi
Turn left onto CT-64 E/Sherman Hill Rd 54.5 mi
Turn left 56.1 mi
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Overview:

Quassy Amusement Park was selected in order to offer the athlete and their families a unique, safe and fun experience. Founded as an amusement park in 1908, Quassy sits on the south shore of Lake Quassapaug in Middlebury, Connecticut. On its 20 plus acres, it boasts of 22 rides including the "Yo-Yo" Super Swing, "The Big Flush Water Coaster," a four-abreast "Grand Carousel," a variety of thrill rides as well as attractions for the very young.

Venue/Location:

www.quassy.com

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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