Bike Course
Your highway awaits

Bike Course

Ride the West Side Highway on a traffic-free course with expansive views of the Hudson River and Manhattan’s west side.


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Elevation Map

Pre-Race Bike Check-In

  • Bike Check-In is mandatory on Saturday, September 30 from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. No bikes will be accepted into Transition race morning. Questions? Email our Athlete Services.
  • The race-issued bike number must be on your bike to be allowed into Transition.
  • Find the rack number that matches your bib number and rack your bike with seat and bike number facing the same direction. Your front wheel should rest on the ground.
  • Athletes are not allowed to personally mark their space with balloons, inflatables, or any other markers. No stationary trainers will be allowed in the transition area.
  • Bike mechanics will be stationed in Transition on Saturday, September 30 during bike check-in, as well as on race day for any last-minute bike maintenance.
  • Bikes may not be covered overnight. Any bike covers will be removed by race management.
  • Bike Check-Out is Sunday, October 1 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm. More info.

Bike Course Turn-By-Turn

Athletes will exit the Transition Area at 101st Street and head north on the park path to 105th Street where they will exit out onto the northbound lane of the West Side Highway heading north. Please note: The park path from 101st Street to 105th Street will be a NO PASSING zone. Save the racing for the highway!

Head north on the Highway to the turnaround at Gun Hill Rd.

Continue south to the turnaround at 56th Street and head back north to 101st Street where athletes will dismount on the Highway and return to Transition.

Bike Course Tips

  • Show up with your bike ready to race – pumped tires, lubed chain, bar-end plugs, gears and breaks adjusted, and seats and handlebars properly fitted.
  • Bike support is not guaranteed. Be prepared to fix your own flat. If you cannot continue, be prepared to wait for the sweep vehicle following along at the back of the pack to pick you up.
  • There are NO Aid Stations or Bottle Exchange on the bike course. Athletes should bring two (2) bottles of hydration for the bike portion, ensuring their bottle cages are securely fastened.
  • Pay attention to signage and volunteers!
  • Slow down for U-turns


There will be roving medical support and EMS along the Swim, Bike and Run Courses, along with medical support at the Aid Stations, in Transition and at the Finish. Should you experience any medical issues, please notify the nearest official or Aid Station who will dispatch appropriate medical attention. Be sure to hydrate well. In the event of lightning along the course, immediately seek shelter under a permanent structure.