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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Cyclists to Use Highway 89 During Lake Tahoe Triathlon
TAHOMA – The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) is advising motorists to expect some delays on State Highway 89 Saturday and Sunday during the 2014 Lake Tahoe Triathlon.
There are four events scheduled – a sprint course Saturday; and Olympic, half and duathlon courses Sunday. All events start from Sugar Pine Point State Park and all will use Highway 89 for the cycling portion. Runners will also be crossing Highway 89 back and forth from the Ron Beaudry Trail in the park but will not be running along the highway.
Highway 89 will not be closed during the events, but CHP officers will be conducting traffic control at several locations along the courses, including several turnaround spots for the cyclists. Those turnaround locations are just north of Sequoia Avenue in Sunnyside (Sunday only), just north of the lakeside entrance to Sugar Pine State Park, just south of 3 Ring Road in Rubicon Bay (Saturday only) and just north of Baldwin Beach Road near Camp Richardson.
Cyclists should be off the highway by 9 a.m. Saturday during the sprint triathlon and by 12:30 p.m. Sunday during the half, which features a 56-mile bike ride, the longest of the events, and is the only race where cyclists will ride north of the state park along Highway 89.
Caltrans reminds motorists to "Share the Road" with cyclists and to be alert for increased activity on the highway during these events.
For more information on the Lake Tahoe Triathlon, visit laketahoetri.com.
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