The Bald Mountain Triathlon course has changed in 2021 due to extreme fire danger and closure of certain lands. However, we have been able to find an equally beautiful (or dare I say even more beautiful) course with the help of our amazing community members.
The race will be located at the Deyo Reservoir outside of Weippe, Idaho. The swim will take place from the sandy beach and traverse 300 yards before transitioning to bike gear and leaving the reservoir along Schmidt Mill Road to 3-mile Road to Fidler Road and then along a forested trail back to 3-mile Road and the reservoir, approximately 13 miles. The run course will be the well-travelled 2.2 mile trail around the reservoir. There will be a single transition area in the parking lot of Deyo Reservoir.
Event details and schedule
Packet pick up: Saturday, August 7, 3:00 - 7:00pm; Deyo Reservoir
Athlete briefing: Saturday, August 7, 6:00pm at Deyo Reservoir and Sunday, August 8, 7:00am at Deyo Reservoir
Start time: Sunday, August 8, 8:00 am; Deyo Reservoir
Limited Parking Available
Camping available http://www.weippe.com/deyo/
No roads are closed for this race, however there will be traffic control at major intersections. It is your responsibility to yield to traffic. The good news is most of this race is on lightly travelled gravel roads and trails and traffic is minimal in the areas where you will be sharing the road.
Dependent upon the current burden of COVID-19 in our communities we may have precautions including but not limited to the following:
For participants a mask to be worn while setting up and in transition area when not competing. Any time you could come into within 6 feet of another person (with exception of competitive time), please wear a mask. Masks to be replaced after a [reasonable] period of cool down.
All fans, family to be wearing masks when within (or the possibility of someone coming within) 6 feet of another person who is not an immediate household member.
This is not a USA Triathlon (USAT) sanctioned event and you do not need to have a USAT card to participate, however we will be abiding by USAT rules. https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Triathlon/About/Multisport/Competitive-Rules
We discourage the use of wetsuits for this short swim, however if water temperature is less than 84 degrees they are allowable.
No lifejackets allowed.
Helmets required for the duration of the bike ride.
You can check in on Saturday from 3-7pm at the Deyo Reservoir or Sunday morning at the race start from 6-7am, at Deyo Reservoir. We will have an athlete briefing at 6pm on Saturday and 7am on Sunday.