Congratulations to everyone who competed in the 2013 Pine Bush Triathlon.
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$60 for Individuals until June 3, $70 until July 7
$80 for Teams of Three Until June 3, $95 per team until July 7
The Swim – The event starts with a 325 yard swim at the City of Albany’s Rensselaer Lake which is part of the Pine Bush Preserve. The Pine Bush Preserve is a rare inland pine barren ecosystem. The swim will be conducted with “heats” of 25 - 50 people each. The course is an L-shaped route, which starts at the gazebo. It travels north to a 90 degree left turn at a buoy. Then the swimmers go the length of the lake past the west side of the pump house to the water’s edge.
The Bike – The biking leg of the triathlon is 11.5 miles. It begins at the southern end of the lake and follows the paved path west. It turns south on Rapp Road going over the Thruway then turns west on Washington Ave. Extension. At the end of Washington Ave. Extension it turns north on Route 155 / New Karner Road and then west onto Old State Road. Here it re-enters parts of the scenic Pine Bush Preserve and leaves the City of Albany into the Town of Guilderland. The course continues west on Old State Road through the intersection of Route 146 / Carmen Road. It turns south on Fuller Station Road and then east on Route 20 / Western Ave. It follows Western Ave. east past Route 146 and turns south on Mercy Care Lane where it leads into the transition area.
The Run – The last leg is 3.25 mile run which is an out and back route with the finish line at the YMCA. The run starts south on Winding Brook Drive to Nott Road when it turns left proceeding eastward. It takes a left turn into a residential neighborhood at Campus Club Drive and left again onto Hiawatha Drive. This is the halfway point of the run. Hiawatha Drive loops around and meets again with Campus Club Drive. The course follows the same route backward to the YMCA and to the Finish Line!