Race Maps

Race Day Information
August 29, 2021, 7 am start

Contacts
For race information contact: gjmorris555@gmail.com
Volunteer contact: triridgefieldvolunteers@yahoo.com

Race Distance
TriRidgefield - Swim .5 miles, Bike 12.75 miles, Run 3.1 miles

DuRidefield - Run 2 miles, Bike 12.75 miles, Run 3.1 miles

Event Categories
We have  individual and relay categories available

Insurance
You must be a member of USA Triathlon to compete in the race, including each relay member. If you do not have an annual membership, you must purchase a one-day membership for $15 during the registration process.

Fees
Individual $85
Relay $140

If there is a waitlist, there are partial refunds available. If there is a waitlist, 50% refund available until July 25, 2021, otherwise we can defer to June 5, 2022, race

contact gjmorris555@gmail.com for 50% refund. Registration closes August 14, 2021


Entry fee includes
athlete entry
race branded T-shirt
race day parking
post-race food
swim cap (TriRidgefield)
timing chip rental with five splits

Rules
The race is a USAT sanctioned race so USAT rules are in effect. You must wear an ANSI-approved helmet during the entire cycling event. Headphones for music are prohibited during the race.

Age Requirements
You must be 13 years old or older to participate in TriRidgefield and DuRidgefield.

Packet Pick-Up
All race participants must be a member of USAT for course sanctioning.  If you don't hold an annual membership, you purchased a one day at the time of registration. Current USAT members are asked to bring their USAT license.  Do not forget to bring your ID - no exceptions! We will  be holding packet pickup on Friday, August 27 at the Ridgefield Bicycle Company (88 Danbury Rd) from 3 pm -6pm. On Sat August 28 packet pickup will be held from 12pm-3pm at Ridgefield Bicycle Company.

Event Cancellation/Modification Policy
In the event of extreme weather, natural disaster, community disaster, viral pandemic, or other unforeseen emergencies, our action steps will be as follows:
1. TriRidgefield, in concert with local officials, will make the final decision based on safety of the athletes, spectators, vendors, volunteers and other affiliated with the event.
2. TriRidgefield may, based on the conditions of the course, shorten the distances or cancel the event altogether.
3. Because costs of the event have already been paid, there will be NO REFUNDS, transferred entry fees or future complimentary entry fees

Parking

Parking is available at Pond's Edge Professional Park, 901 Ethan Allen Hwy (approximately .25 miles from the intersection with Picketts Ridge Road). Racers and Spectators are not permitted to park at Martin Park this year.  Please do not park in front of the gym or urgent care facility.  ***If you ride your bike over with your backpack full of your gear, please be careful that the straps do not get tangled in your wheels. Please wear your helmet anytime you are on the bike***
Transition
The transition area will be open at 5am. The race assignments will be first come first serve. Please limit yourself to one slot and be efficient with your use of space. The transition area will be monitored by volunteers and the Ridgefield Police department throughout the race and until you pick up your belongings. Athletes only in the transition area please. Please note that there is a single exit and entrance to the transition area

Swim

The swim is a .5 mile clockwise loop. It will start in 8 waves based on age and gender--there is an Open Wave that goes first and a Team Relay last with six age-group waves in between. There will be roughly 3 minutes in between waves.

Bike

Please follow all USAT biking rules (no drafting/blocking, helmets required) and marshals will be monitoring the course. No iPods or other music players are allowed on the race course (bike or run) at any time.

Run

There will be aid stations in transition and mile two.

Finish Line

There will be a post-race party with breakfast. We will provide coffee, breakfast sandwiches, and bagels on race morning, Age group awards and gift baskets for the top three male and female finishers will be given out after the last racer finishes. Please feel free to bring along the family and friends!!

Race Day Details 
Parking  
Parking is available at Pond's Edge Professional Park, 901 Ethan Allen Hwy (approximately .25 miles up Rte 7 from the intersection with Picketts Ridge Road). Please don't park in front of the fitness clubs or the urgent care facility. ***If you ride your bike over with a backpack full of your gear, please be careful that the straps do not get tangled in your wheels. Please wear your helmet anytime you are on the bike*** 
There is absolutely no parking at Martin Park nor at Golf Performance Center
Packet Pickup  
You must be pre-registered to do the race. If you deferred your entry from 2020, you still must have claimed your spot to be registered. It's not automatic.

All race participants must be a member of USAT for course sanctioning—either through a one-day purchase with the race or an annual membership.  USAT annual members are asked to bring their USAT license.  DO NOT FORGET TO BRING YOUR ID OR WE ARE UNABLE TO GIVE YOU YOUR RACE PACKET. We will are holding packet pickup on Friday, August 27 at Ridgefield Bicycle Company (88 Danbury Rd), from 3-6pm, and Saturday, August 28, also at Ridgefield Bicycle Company, from 12-3pm. 

THERE WILL BE VERY LIMITED RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP. beginning at 6am. If you are traveling to the race site and really cannot get there until race morning, please make arrangements with us now as we aim to keep this to a minimum.  Contact: Geoffrey Morris
Says USA Triathlon: "Athletes may only pick up their own packets. Under no circumstances may an athlete pick up a packet for another person." 
Chips will be handed out race morning at the tent in the lower lot.  Please make sure you bring your bib# with you to retrieve your chip. 
 
Transition Area
The transition area will open at 5am. The rack assignments will be first come, first serve. Please limit yourself to one slot and be efficient with your use of space. The transition area will be monitored by volunteers and the Ridgefield Police department throughout the race and until you pick up your belongings.  
Ensure that your race number is attached to your bike and helmet before you arrive at the transition area. You will not be allow in without it. Athletes ONLY in the transition area at all times.
We will be using traditional body marking again this year and body markers will be in transition. 
Note: the flow of transition will remain the same as it was last year.  There are NO changes to the flow of transition.
The transition area closes at 6:45am
 
Race Number and Chip
We will be using chip timing by Second Wind Timing and will provide you with your chip race morning.  We will be providing ankle straps to hold race chips to all participants. Chips must be worn on your ankle at all times during the race, no exceptions. Please return the timing chip at the end
 
Swim
The swim will start in 8 waves, at 7am, based on age and gender—there is an Open Wave that goes first and a Team Relay last, with 6 age-group waves in between. There will be 3 minutes in between each wave. You are required to wear the swim cap provided in your race packet. Wetsuits are optional.
 
Du 1
All registered racers for the duathlon will start at 7am on Picketts Ridge Road, at the entrance to Martin Park. The race goes west on Haviland and Birch, then returns to the park. Enter transition where directed. 
 
Bike
Please follow all USAT biking rules (no drafting/blocking, helmets required) and marshals will be monitoring the course.  No iPods or other music players are allowed on the race course (bike or run) at any time. BE SURE TO SLOW DOWN AS YOU APPROACH ‘POPE’S CORNER’ ON RIDGEBURY ROAD, JUST WEST OF REGAN ROAD. It’s about mile 5.5. It’s a sharp left downhill. 
 
Run
There will be one water aid station at mile two of the final run. 
Weather
 
The race takes place rain or shine. We will postpone for thunder and/or lightning until it clears. If the weather becomes severe, we will if necessary cancel. There is no rain date. See the weather policy and other race-day details at triridgefield.org. We will communicate via email to registered racers any news about delays or cancellations. Please do not call Ridgefield Bicycle Company with questions - thank you. 
Please Read
 
MOST COMMONLY VIOLATED RULES :
Crossing the centerline.  Because of the high speeds and many turns you will encounter on the course, it will never be considered safe to cross the centerline under any circumstances during this race. Crossing a centerline, either broken or solid, even for a moment, will certainly result in a time penalty and possibly disqualification. 
Bike position. Ride to the right, pass to the left. You can only pass other cyclists on the left. Except when passing, you must ride as far to the right as possible. You have 15 seconds to complete a pass, and once it has been completed you must return to the right hand side of the road. 
Drafting. Keep three bike lengths of air between you and the cyclist in front of you, unless you're passing. If you try to pass someone, you have 15 seconds to complete the pass. 
Being overtaken. If another cyclist passes you, you must immediately drop back behind that person, far enough so that you're out of the draft zone. This rule is hard to follow sometimes because your racing instincts will tell you to challenge the person who just passed you. However, it's required. You can only re-pass someone after you've dropped back out of the drafting zone. 
Unauthorized assistance. You can only receive assistance from official race volunteers and staff. Friends and family cannot give you any food or drink, or provide any help with equipment problems. Once the race begins, everyone competes on the same basis, with the same on-course support. Also, friends and family cannot be on the course with you, and in particular cannot pace you while you're running. 
Illegal Equipment. Any participant who at any time wears or carries a headset, radio (MP3 player, iPod etc), headphones or any other item prohibited in Section 3.4(i) shall be subject to a time penalty. It is unsafe and unfair for participants to listen to any type of music or device that will impair their hearing and awareness during the bike or run portion.
Finish Line
There will be a post-race fun with bagels, coffee, and fruit.  Age group awards for the top three male and female finishers will be given out after the last racer finishes. Please feel free to bring along the family and friends!!  

Race Director-Geoffrey Morris gjmorris555@gmail.com
Race Director-Tim Inall tim.inall@yahoo.com

Volunteer Coordinator-Sarah Katz triridgefieldvolunteers@yahoo.com