The North Lake Physical Therapy Gator Grinder Triathlon is an excellent introduction for the first-time triathlete, as well as a great early season event for the experienced racer. The swim will be in a pool, the bike course is over beautiful rural roads and the run is flat and fast. There will be road bike, mountain bike and relay divisions. All proceeds support the Canby Swim Club.
Swim: 500-yard (20 lengths, 10 laps). Pool swim in a 6-lane, 25-yard pool. Up to 4 swimmers per lane. There will be volunteer lap counters.
Bike: The one-loop 12-mile bike course is over the beautiful rolling country roads that surround Canby. A Snell/Ansi-approved helmet is mandatory. Drafting is not legal. Volunteers will manage traffic at intersections, but roads will be open to traffic and cyclists will be responsible for their own safety.
Run: The 3.1-mile run is mostly on roadways with about one-third on a paved walking trail. The course is flat and fast. Water will be available on the course.