The inaugural Ironman Boulder triathlon, scheduled for August 3, 2014, features a single-loop bike course that offers a lot of great scenery, a good bit of climbing, and plenty of turns. Recently Mike Ricci, head coach of D3 Multisport www.d3multisport.com commissioned University of Colorado student Steph Cosca to drive bike course and shoot a time-compressed video.
Coach Ricci’s video takes in the entire 112 miles (with a couple of gaps where driving wasn’t a good idea, such as the bike path off the Diagonal Highway) in 18 minutes.
If you want to see the whole triathlon bike course, check out this link: http://vimeo.com/69522675
While watching this video I happened to be listening to The Ventures station on Pandora, and highly recommend adding 60s surf music as the sound track. It seemed to work.
If you have a Garmin Edge device and want to load the course to follow the directions, here are a couple of courses. The first is 115 miles, the exact race course until the intersection of CO 60 and 119, where the Garmin course departs to go east to CO 85, then West on CO 52 back into town.
The second course is the exact last 27 miles of the Ironman race course, from near Erie to Boulder High School, where T2 is planned.
Check out this brief course description for key points. http://www.examiner.com/article/a-look-at-the-ironman-boulder-bike-course
The run course departs Boulder High School for the venerable Boulder Creek Path. D3 Coach Dave Sheanin has shot video of that leg, also, all 26.2 miles in 14 minutes. Solid performance, coach. http://vimeo.com/69215155