Study the Course Map
Carefully study of the course maps provided by the race organizer prior to the event is recommended. These will delineate directions of turn and how many loops are required (if a multi-loop course). Most triathlon courses remain open to traffic—one lane might be coned off for cyclists. It is the participant’s responsibility to remain within the coned area.
Helmets are Required Equipment
A helmet is required to participate in the cycling portion of any triathlon. No exceptions.
Unless competing at the elite level in triathlon, drafting on the bike is not allowed. An athlete cannot ride directly behind another competitor’s wheel as one might do in bike race or on a group ride. Ten meters of separation is required between the rear wheel of the cyclist in front and the front wheel of the cyclist riding behind.