The Mt Hood Sprint Triathlon Bike Course is challenging and 13.3 miles long. There are a couple of shorter challenging climbs and a 2 mile 3-5 degree section that will zap your legs quickly if you dont monitor your output. For experienced riders, a 11-25 rear gear selection should be adequate. For those of you with a little less time in the saddle it might be wise to prepare with a 12-27 or 28. Your riding up on the way out, a nice flat section for approximately 3.5 miles and then down on the way home. Most of the course has good pavement and some shoulder, there are a couple of sections with no shoulder. Please be a good competitor and stay right except to pass. When overtaking another athlete please let them know your there, on your left, is good cycling educate, whether racing or training. Remember to save a little bit for the monster steep short climb back into the transition area. Youll be entering the transition area with swimmers from heats after yours, you will not be crossing, but merging. Be prepared to dismount after reentering the parking lot and prior to entering the transition area. Remember all UAST rules apply on the bike course!