Sunday, January 15, 2006

Big Blue 2006 Adventure Series

REI adventure sport partner, Seventh Wave Productions, has announced the 2006 Big Blue Adventure Series schedule. The schedule includes both adventure races and off-road triathlons throughout Northern California and Nevada. The adventure races have been described as "Teams of two people have the chance to compete in trail running, mountain biking, kayaking (“riverteering” at the Silver Sage event), and an occasional special test. Each race will include a 1-2 mile water leg, a 7-10 mile mountain bike course, and a 3-5 mile trail run. The combined distances will be approximately 10-17 miles." Each race varies in price, but average around $200 and require a USARA license.
2/11: Tahoe Winter Blue (Northstar-at-Tahoe, CA)
3/3: Snowmaster (Sugar Bowl)
4/28 - 4/29: Castaic Lake Sprint Adventure Race (Castaic Lake, SoCal)
5/27: Silver Sage (Reno, NV)
7/29: Ocean Blue Sprint (Half Moon Bay, CA)
8/19: Folsom Lake Sprint Adventure Race
9/23: Tahoe Big Blue Sprint (North Lake Tahoe, CA)
10/7: Big Blue 24 Lake Tahoe (North Lake Tahoe, CA)
The Off-road triathlon races are swim/mountain bike/trail run events in Xterra style. The distances and formats vary between races, but mostly include two laps of about 500m swimming, two 8 - 10 mile mountain bike laps and two 3 -5 mile running laps.
4/30: Big Blue Off Road Triathlon (Lake Tahoe, CA)
8/26: Lake Sonoma Off-Road Tri (Lake Sonoma)
It looks like registration is open now.

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