Are you a Triathlete? Then we have the perfect weekend for you. This weekend Bear Creek will be hosting two separate Triathlons. Saturday July 21 is our Bald Bear Triathlon, this Triathlon will begin with an early morning .25 mile swim in our large pond, and once you complete the swim you will transition into your riding gear and prepare for the 16.2 mile loop on some local rural roads. Don’t be fooled by the short distance, this course has long steep climbs that will leave you searching for the finish. But along with these steep climbs are long twisty down hills to help you get your breath back. Once you return to Bear Creek, you will be facing a 2.2 mile run on paved and gravel trails around the resort. Don’t be mistaken by the shorter distances, you will be relieved when you are finally finished.
If you are not into road cycling but really enjoy getting dirty on your mountain bike you should check out the Xterra Dirty Grizzly on Sunday, July 22. This Triathlon will begin with a .5 mile swim in our large pond, moving into the transition area to get ready for an incredible mountain bike ride. The mountain bike course is a 10 mile loop though Bear Creeks super technical, twisty single track. By the time you arrive back to the transition area, you will think that you can’t move on. But now it’s time to get ready for a 3.2 mile trail run throughout more of Bear Creek’s single track and gravel roads.
Do you think you have what it takes to compete? If not come out as a spectator, and begin planning your training for next year’s triathlons.