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2020 Virtual Mini-Tri

2020 Virtual Mini-Tri

Due to COVID-19, we regret that we are unable to hold our weekly Monday Night Mini-Triathlon series for the first time in 34 years. However, we are excited to keep you tri-ing this summer! We encourage you to complete our traditional course consisting of a 400-yard swim in Mirror Lake, 12-mile bike ride over scenic River Road, and 3-mile run on Mt. Whitney Road while respecting the guidelines placed by New York State for the prevention of COVID-19. Complete the course before the end of the summer to be eligible to win some of our famous raffle prizes.


Triathlons are inherently dangerous. By taking part in this do it yourself event, you are participating at your own risk. We ask that you please follow all New York State rules of the road. You are subject to all traffic laws and are expected to ride single file as close to the right shoulder of the road as is safe. Details here -,it%20is%20designed%20and%20equipped. Runners should run against traffic.

Please respect the guidelines placed by New York State for the prevention of COVID-19 by maintaining social distance and wearing a mask when this is not possible. For the latest information and regulations for visitors coming to our area please refer to New York State for up to date guidance with regards to COVID-19 policies:

How does it work?

We hope that you can get out and complete the swim, bike, and run, or get your family together for a team effort! If you have a tracking device (GPS watch, phone, bike computer), use that to track your time and to verify course completion. Below you will find a place that you can upload your activity file to submit your race. If you don't have a tracking device and you're in the market for one, come to the store and we can help! If you don't have a tracking device and a new shiny watch isn't in the cards for this year, it is okay. We ask you to submit your honest time below. (Do we want your splits? If you have them send them our way, if you don't, that is okay too!)

When can I complete this event?

Here is the best part, you can complete it whenever you want between now and September 15th. We will be pulling names for raffles in mid-September, so get your results in before then!

Will the be prizes?

How could it be a Mini-Triathlon without raffle prizes? We will be awarding prizes to the top 3 male and female times, the youngest and oldest competitors, and some random raffle winners. All prize winners will be notified via email and will need to report to High Peaks Cyclery to pick up their prize.

Is there a fee?

There is a suggested donation of $15 to the New York State Educational Ski Foundation. Donate Here: (enter mini-tri in additional information field). We are passionate about empowering youth to pursue life-long healthy activities. NYSEF offers opportunities to local youth to explore various snow sport activities. However, if you are unable to donate at this time, we understand and please still participate!


The swim starts on the beach directly next to the public tennis courts in Lake Placid. The swim is an out and back on the right shoulder of Mirror Lake. There will be a big orange buoy to indicate the turn around point for the swim. If the buoy is missing, the turn around point is a red hydrant along the shore.


When leaving the transition area, turn left on Mirror Lake Drive and follow Mirror Lake's shore for 1 mile before turning right onto Northwood Drive. Please take cation and follow rules of the road with the current construction on Mirror Lake Drive (this is not the world championships!) At the end of Northwood Drive you will take a left onto Route 86 towards Wilmington, please proceed with caution when crossing over route 86! Continue on Route 86 to the first road on the right, River Road. Follow River Road until you reach Route 73 and see the ski jumps directly in front of you. Take a right at the intersection of River Road and Route 73 and begin your climb back into town. Continue of Route 73 until you reach the street light and turn right onto Route 86 heading back to Northwood Road. After passing the golf course you will turn left onto Northwood school road, again please use EXTREME CAUTION when crossing Route 86, when Northwood Road meets Mirror Lake Drive turn left to return to the transition area. Below you will find a link to a map and picture of the bike course.


After leaving the transition area, turn left onto Mirror Lake Drive. Continue on Mirror Lake Drive past the Northwood School and turn right onto Mount Whitney Road. On Mount Whitney Road, you will run about a half-mile to telephone pole number 13 before turning around and retracing your footsteps to the finish. Below you can find a picture and link to a map of the run course. Be careful of construction on Mirror Lake Drive! Use caution.

If you have any questions, please feel free to stop by the store (2733 Main Street, Lake Placid, NY), call us at 518-523-3764, email us at, or reach out to us on social media.