This is a very well supported and run event - the course is fast and fun and the compeittion can be fierce - BUT it is a totally friendly course for beginners as well.
400 meter seeded time trial start - 8 50 meter lanes, up one lane and down the next lane over.
20 K bike (12.5 mi) bike on rolling hills with very light car traffic. A "Y" out and back.
5 K (3.1 mi) run on pavement and some dirt roads. Lollipop start.
Plan to stay at one of the Host Hotels (http://www.chileharvesttri.com/hotels) the night before and watch (or volunteer for) the kids race on August 4th. (listed separately) It is the only chip timed kids race in New Mexico!