IRONMAN Lake Placid Bike Course Change

IRONMAN Lake Placid is the longest running IRONMAN event in North America. It was also home of 2 winter olympic games (1932 & 1980 – famous for the “Miracle on Ice”). The incredibly scenic yet challenging course which is also spectator friendly makes this race a great choice for triathletes looking for something special.

For the 2019 edition of IRONMAN Lake Placid, the race organizers just announced a small change to the bike course. Details & diagram and below.

2019 IMLP Bike Course Change:

The bike course will now go PAST Northwood Rd (Cobble Mountain Lodge area) ~mile marker 52 (1st loop), to the stop light at the intersection of 86 and 73 in Lake Placid. At this point athletes will make a U turn and head back on 86 where they will make a LEFT onto Northwood Rd and continue to remainder of the IRONMAN Lake Placid bike course as normal.


Additional notes:

  • Bikes will still turn RIGHT onto Bobsled Run Lane (@ Mount Van Hoevenberg / Olympic Sports Complex) ~mile marker 6.5 (1st loop) but will only continue on this road for about 1 mile (slightly less than in the past) before making a U turn.

  • Athletes will NOT be going into the Whiteface Mountain Ski Center this year as they did in 2018. 


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