Gear & Staging
Helmets must be worn on both bike legs – you can use whatever type of bikes you choose.
You must have a whistle and wear a PFD on the paddle leg – a bilge pump is recommended as well. Any human powered vessel is fine by us.
Shoes must be worn on all running legs (Trek included)
If you need outdoor equipment please look to these local locations:
Fairhaven Bike and Mountain Sports (bikes)
1108 11th ST, Bellingham WA
The Paddle Shop at Yeager’s Sporting Goods (kayaks)
3101 Northwest Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225
LFS Marine (kayaks)
851 Coho Way, Bellingham, WA 98225
9:00 AM – Lake Padden Park Main Parking lot near the swim beach. You’ll bring your mountain bike and road bikes to the transition areas.
Mountain Bikes will be staged in the Horse Trailer parking lot
Road Bikes will be staged in the Tennis Court parking lot.
9:00 AM – 6th & Harris Ave. Fairhaven Family & Sports Medicine- soloists or tandems may want to stage running shoes here.
9:00 AM – At Marine Park go to the turnaround at the end of the drive to stage your boats in the grass.
I don’t know why you’d want to put anything here.
Chinook (solo) Special Treatment
There will be designated areas at each of the transition areas for you to stage your equipment.
We provide BLUE BUCKETS for you to keep your stuff together. Please pick them up at packet pick-up. Label the buckets with your number.
If you don’t have a support team we will transport your bikes and gear to the Finish Line for you.
Bikes will be dropped outside Boundary Bay’s Mountain Room (access from the Alley off Maple Ave).
Mountain Bikes will be picked up at 3:00 pm.
Road Bikes will be picked up at 4:00 pm.
Look for the Appliance Depot Truck.