Transition
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TRANSITION

Due to its size, the New York City Triathlon features two unique Transition areas, both set within Riverside Park. Yellow Transition participants begin first, and setup at the south end of Riverside Park. Red Transition participants begin later, and setup in their secured area located 1/4 mile north of Yellow.

  • 4:00 a.m. – 5:15 a.m.    Yellow Transition Open
  • 5:00 a.m. – 5:40 a.m.   Red Transition Open

Transition Tips

  • There are TWO separate Transition areas: Red and Yellow (maps below).
  • Participants must be body marked, wristbanded and have bike frame stickers applied prior to entering this secured area. Reference the maps within the Transition area to locate your specific rack.
  •  Each Transition has its own unique route in and out. Familiarize yourself with the route.
  •  If this is your first time or you need a refresher course, attend one of the Fox Business Network Profit from Experience Transition ToursTours meet at the information tents at the entrances to Transitions Red and Yellow.
  • Once your bike has been checked into the Transition Area, you cannot remove your bike until after the start of the race when you start your bike leg.

Transitioning to the Bike

  • Depending on which Transition area an athlete is dedicated, their barefoot run from Swim Exit to Transition is 400–700 yards.
  • Bring an extra bottle of water to rinse your feet when back inside Transition.
  • It is recommend to put your bike in an easy gear when starting the bike. There’s a steep technical climb out of Riverside Park.

Transition Maps

                    Yellow Transition                                                                                  Red Transition                    

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