TriRidgefield Race Information

Courtesy Ridgefield CERT

Date: June 4, 2023
Entry Fees:​ Individual $95
Teams: $155

Location:      Martin Park, Ridgefield, CT
Start time:    7am

Registration opens January 1, 2023

 

Refund Policy:

There are no refunds unless there is a waitlist. If there is a waitlist, there is a 50% refund for cancellation requests received before May 15.  Race will be held rain or shine.

 

​Race Course Information:

 

Half-mile swim: Swim Course  The swim is a clockwise loop. It will start in waves based on age and gender.

 

12.75 mile bike: Bike Course

 

5K run: Run Course

 

There will be a post-race party with breakfast food and coffee.  Age group awards will be given out after the last racer finishes. Please feel free to bring along the family and friends!!


Packet Pick-Up:

We will be holding packet pickup at the Ridgefield Bicycle Company on Friday, June 2 from 3 pm -6pm and on Saturday, June 3 from 12pm-3pm. Do not forget to bring your ID - no exceptions!  THERE WILL BE VERY LIMITED RACE DAY PACKET PICKUP beginning at 6am. Please do your best to pick up your packet before Sunday.


Event Cancellation/Modification Policy:

Race will be held rain or shine. In the event of extreme weather, natural disaster, community disaster, viral pandemic, or other unforeseen emergencies, the Race directors, 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.  That decision may include cancellation or modification of the course.  As the costs of the event have already been paid, there will be NO REFUNDS in the event of cancellation or modification due to events beyond the control of the Race organizers.  

 

Parking:

There is NO PARKING AT MARTIN PARK/GREAT POND.  Parking is available at Pond's Edge Professional Park, 901 Ethan Allen Hwy (approximately .25 miles from the intersection with Great Pond Road). Please do not park in front of the gym or urgent care facility.  ***If you ride your bike from parking to transition 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 5:00 am.  Bike rack positioning will be on a first come first serve basis. 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 and official volunteers only in the transition area. Please note that there is a single exit and entrance to the transition area.  Please follow these rules:  Transition - The Golden Rules

 

​Race 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. You must be 13 years old or older to participate in TriRidgefield.

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 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.

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