Rocky Mountain Tri-Fest was established in 2023 to cater to the whole family. With events for everyone from mom and dad looking to try their hand at a gravel triathlon, to children looking to do their first triathlon.
The Sprint and Super Sprint gravel Tris are beginner friendly with the bike course on the gravel roads surrounding the reservoir. The road are graded and smooth, so you can use almost any bike, even a road bike with wide tires.
The Mini and SSS were created for the younger members of the family, but adults are more than welcome to tag along. These distance take place entirely inside the reservoir, and are 100% about having fun.
What bike do you recommend? Do I have to use a "gravel" bike? The simple answer is you can race this course on a mountain bike, on a "gravel" bike, on a cyclocross bike, or even on a road bike with a minimum of 25mm tires and low psi. A tribike and disc wheel would be a little tricky.
For the kids races, anything goes Strider, tricycle, bmx, mountain bike, etc. Please make sure they have a helmet.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN TRI-FEST: race details
Sprint Triathlon 750m swim / 12.4 mile bike / 3.1 mile run If you are new to triathlon, this is the distance for you! Compete in the fastest event offered, with the majority of participants racing in this distance!
Super Sprint 400m swim / 6.2 mike bike / 1.55 mile run A perfect distance for your first tri or for those just looking to have some fun.
Mini - 7yrs and up 100m swim / 2 mile bike / 0.5 mile run A great distance for those 7yrs and up. Taking place entirely inside the reservoir with a mix of gravel and paved road on the bike.
SSS - 4yrs and up (splash, scoot, stride) This event is all about fun. The swim is along the shoreline so participants are welcome to wade/ walk along the bottom, or even just walk along the edge and get their feet wet. Lifejacket, floatie and armbands are welcome. Mom or dad are welcome to run alongside
Race Day Schedule 5:30am: Transition Area Opens 5:30am: Race Day Packet Pick Up 7:15am: SSS Tri starts 7:30am: Mini Tri start 8:00am: Sprint Tri starts 8:10am: Super Sprint Tri starts 9:00am: Swim Cut-Off 10:45am: Bike Cut-Off 12:00pm: Run Cut-Off / Course Closed