Triathlon at Tsali

The Tsali Challenge Triathlon will take place Saturday, July 27, and Sunday, July 28, at the Tsali Recreation Area outside of Bryson City.

The annual triathlon will feature a paddle, run and bike on some of the most famous trails in the Eastern United States. Racers will start out paddling a calm 3-mile water loop around Bear Island in Lake Fontana. Then they will head to the hills for a 5-mile run on the mountain bike single track at Tsali before ending with a 12-mile spin on mountain bikes.

The solo event will take place on Saturday and the team relay event on Sunday. Early registration is 4 to 6 p.m. Friday, July 26, at Bryson City Bicycles and day of registration is from 7 to 9 a.m. Saturday and Sunday at the race site.

www.goneriding.com or 352.873.9279.

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