Simply the best triathlon venue on the California Coast!
Come and enjoy Santa Barbara County’s most visited beach from a different perspective:
Swim, Bike, & Run (all before lunch)!
Date: JULY 27, 2014 Time: 7:00 AM
Sprint Triathlon (1/4 mile swim, 11 mile bike, 2.5 mile run)
Long Course Triathlon (1 mile swim, 22 mile bike, 5 mile run)
Duathlon (2.5 mile run, 22 mile bike, 2.5 mile run)
AquaBike (1 mile swim, 22 mile bike)
Arrival Time & Parking at Goleta Beach Park
There are approximately 500 available parking spaces at Goleta Beach Park with additional parking available 1/4 mile up Lagoon Road at the Coastal Access point or at the Airport (short term parking). Please carpool, ride in, or get dropped off if at all possible. Long Course, Duathlon, and Aquabike participants will receive a RED PARKING PASS at time of Packet Pickup which is to be displayed on dashboard BEFORE entering the Park. This RED PARKING PASS will allow you to park at the west end of the Park (turn right after crossing the entrance bridge). All others (without a pass – including Sprint Participants & visitors) will park on the east end (turn left after crossing the entrance bridge and head toward the pier). The westend parking lot will be closed to vehicle traffic from 6-10 AM. Vehicles with REAR BIKE RACKS that wish to park on the west end must do so with the bike racks facing away from traffic (park backwards in space). Park on the pier side if you need to leave the Park before 10 AM (even if you have a RED parking pass). All participants must be at the Park no later than 6 AM to have sufficient time to setup their transition area and receive final instructions at the Mandatory Meeting (6:30 AM).
The Transition Area opens at 5 AM and will close at 7 AM when the first swim wave begins. Please have all your equipment in place and ready to go by 6:30 AM.
USA Triathlon (USAT) Information
This is a USAT sanctioned event. All participants must show a valid USAT membership card and a photo ID at time of packet pickup, OR
Non-USAT members will need to purchase the one-day USAT card for $12. Payment can be made during online registration, using the mail-in registration form, or at time of packet pickup.
ALL PARTICIPANTS MUST READ THIS:
All bikes must have the barends plugged. No bike will be allowed into the transition area or on the course unless each barend is securely plugged. Do not get disqualified for non-compliance, stop by the Hazard’s Bike booth in make sure you’re in compliance.
PLEASE NOTE: During the bike segment, there is no passing allowed on the recreational path when oncoming traffic or safety & cautionary devices are present. Violations will result in time penalties and possible disqualification. All riders must look carefully and use good judgment when attempting to pass on the bike path. Please caution the rider ahead by yelling “ON YOUR LEFT” prior to attempting to pass. NEVER ATTEMPT TO PASS ON THE RIGHT. All cyclists are to ride single file (no side-by-side riding allowed) and stay at least 3 bike lengths behind the rider in front.
Water Temperature & Wetsuits
The water temperature is usually 62-68 degrees for this time of year. Wetsuits are recommended but not required.
Beach Side Bar & Grill
There is one restaurant & bar located at the Park. The Beach Side has fantastic food and drinks with great views of the pier, beach, and Channel Islands. After you’ve enjoyed a great meal, take a walk out to the end of the beautiful Goleta Beach Pier. This is something you don’t want to miss!
Directions to Goleta Beach Park – Click on the map to Zoom In/Out, Click on “View Larger Map” to get directions
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