No need for aero helmets and $5,000 carbon or titanium rocket bikes, spandex shorts or pointy helmets! Just about any functional fat tire bike will make it in the Life’s A Beach Triathlon. It’s not about how much you can afford to spend on your ride, or if you’ve coordinated the color of your bike with your helmet, shoes and speed suit—but, how much you enjoy sitting back and pedaling the gnarliest fat tire around.
5-Miles on a variety of surfaces
May include a couple “soft sand challenges”
- The spirit of the event is "almost anything goes", but we recommend people ride beach cruisers or mountain bikes. There's no need for the newer REALLY FAT tire bikes (although you are welcome to ride them!) that have started to become more popular and visible. In fact, our bike courses vary with the different event sites--some include some sand or wide trails and some are all pavement. So, for some event locations you may be able to even use a road bike or hybrid--just be sure to find out (email us) and to decorate them enough to slow them down a little.
We don’t like a lot of rules, but one we (and our insurance dudes) insist on,
is that you must wear your helmet properly while on the bike section.
Tire repair kit/spare tube
Bodacious Bike Prizes
Who has the most bodaciously decorated beach cruiser?
We’ll have a few prizes for the bikes we think scream “Life’s A Beach!” with their decorations.
Just make sure your decorations are safe for you and the other racers.