CLICK HERE FOR 2017 LONG COURSE MAP (Includes 2017 swim, bike, run and transition maps) Updated 8/15/17.
CLICK HERE FOR 2017 41.5 TRI MAP (Includes 2017 swim, bike, run, and transition maps) Updated 8/15/17.
The bike courses for both the long course (56 miles) and the 41.5 course (35.4 miles) follow relatively flat loops going north and south along Lake Superior. After navigating out of Downtown Duluth athletes travel north along the Highway 61 Expressway. Long course athletes will return south in Two Harbors, while 41.5 tri athletes will return south at Homestead Road. On the way back athletes take the Scenic North Shore Highway along Lake Superior. There is road construction happening along the Scenic North Shore Highway this year between London and McQuade road. Construction is scheduled to be complete before race weekend. The City of Duluth is adding new pavement along this stretch.
Two aid stations are available on the long bike course at miles 19 and 38, while 41.5 athletes will pass just one aid station at mile 19. Aid stations include a bottle drop, and are stocked with bottled water, Gatorade, and porta potties.