The XTERRA World Championship last weekend and TriLanai this weekend! Wow. A dream come true for Maui county cyclists and fans of biking on Maui! In addition to Halloween at the end of October, Maui is quickly becoming tradition for West Maui to celebrate with not one but two offroad triathalons. So you have to cross the channel to get to TriLanai on the beautiful island of Lani - it’s only a short ferry ride away and with luck you’ll spot a whale or three along the way. Here’s an idea: Rent a mountain bike from us here at West Maui Cycles and take it on the ferry over to Lanai so you are all set for the triathlon. Expeditions Ferry only charges a small $10 fee for bikes on the ferry.
Watch a highlight video from the 2013 XTERRA World Championship and then read on for more details and signup information for the 2013 TriLanai:
With a 3 mile run on the legendary Challenge at Manele Golf Course, a half mile swim in Hulopoe Bay and 10 mile bike ride swinging by the La Ola Solar Farm, the race combines challenging scenic areas of Lanai with a little competitive fun. Certainly a little shorter than the XTERRA at Kapalua, arguably the TriLanai Triathalon event is only slightly less competitive than the XTERRA World Championship.
The 2013 TriLanai is Saturday, November 2, 2013 and begins at 9:30 am. Come out to Lanai and play with us – the event can be accomplished by individuals or team relays. Anyone can participate and this is billed as a fun event for experienced as well as first-time or casual triathletes. West Maui Cycles is pleased to sponsor this event and we’ll be on hand again with our satellite bike shop to help any Tri-Lanai participants in need of repairs or bike gear.
Who do you think will win the 2013 TriLanai? Will Specialized Team Rider Conrad Stoltz repeat his win last year or will there be a Maui Double with last weekend’s XTERRA World Championship winner Ruben Ruzafa and combine with a win on Lanai? Share your winner predictions in the comments section below.