The Piney River
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Preregistration: Fill out the Registration Form|
Nelson Co. Recreation Department
Piney River Mini Triathlon
P.O. Box 442
Lovingston, VA 22949
Fee: $20 per person (includes T-Shirt).
NOTE: Payment before March 24, 2009 guarantees you a T-Shirt. After that date remaining T-Shirts will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis.
Lunch: will be available for $5. Sign up at registration.
|Triathletes are encouraged to bring water or other non-alcoholic, liquid refreshment.|
Saturday, April 18, 2009||
Run 1.6 miles alongside the beautiful Piney River.
Paddle 1 mile on the Piney's Class I - II rapids.
Bike 2.5 miles - 3/4 mile up Old Rose Mill Road alongside the Piney River and 1.75 miles up the Blue Ridge Railway Trail.
The Piney River Mini Triathlon is sponsored by Nelson County Recreation, www.NelsonCounty.com
Registration: 9:30 - 11:00 AM at the race start location.|
Start: Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Lower Parking Lot off Rose Mill Road, 11:30 AM
Finish: Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Park Trail Head on Rt. 151.
Award Ceremony: will begin at 1:15 PM at the trail head.
Camping for the Night
James River State Park has a variety of camping arrangements including primitive camping alongside the river.
See more of Nelson County at www.NelsonCountyVA.org|
Website donated by www.roussosweb.com
Register for the triathlon at the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail lower parking lot off Rose Mill Rd..|
Take your boat to the Put-In. Yo will need to ask where that is as the location may be dependent upon the river level.
Take your bicycle to the paddle Take-Out.
Park your vehicle at the Virginia Blue Ridge Railway Trail upper parking lot off Route 151. You can take a shuttle or walk down the trail to the Run Start on Rt. 674 (registration area).
(see map and directions below).
The race will begin with a mass start of the runners at the Run Start on Rt. 674 at the registration area.
Runners will follow Rt. 674 north, across the Piney River to Rt. 665.
They will turn right onto Rt. 665 and follow it to the paddle Take-Out.
They will then turn around and run back to the paddle Put-In.
After runners reach the "Put-In" they will exchange with the paddler who will paddle to the Take-Out.
After paddlers reach the "Take-Out" they will exchange with the cyclist who will ride up Rt. 665 to Rt. 674.
Cyclists will then turn left onto Rt. 674 and follow it to the Blue Ridge Railway Trail.
They will turn right onto the trail and ride it to the finish line at the trail head.
Note: The race course is not suitable for racing and road bikes. Mountain bikes should have no difficulties. Cyclists on Comfort Bikes and Hybrid Bikes will need to exercise caution as the trail has been damaged by a recent flood.
(Athlone Lane bears left at a fork & becomes Rose Mill Rd)