Traffic advisory in affect for Iron Girl |

Traffic advisory in affect for Iron Girl

Staff reports

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – Lake Tahoe’s South Shore is set to host the Athleta Iron Girl Triathlon this Sunday with an anticipated 700 female participants.

The Triathalon will take place throughout the South Shore from 7-11:30 a.m. Sunday and a traffic advisory is in place. The transition area will be Harveys Resort and Casino Ampitheater, the 400-meter swim will take place at Lakeside Beach, a 14-mile bike ride will go from Harveys Resort and Casino to Cave Rock and back, and a 3.1-mile run will go from Park Avenue to Stateline and Lakeshore to Highway 50.

Access roads will remain open to vehicular traffic. Expect minor delays. Athletes will not cross Highway 50.

Traffic lights from Lake Parkway and Highway 50 to Zephyr Cove will be set to red light blink. Traffic at the intersections with lights on the Nevada side will be managed by the Nevada Highway Patrol. The South Lake Tahoe Police Department will manage the running course. Cars will exit to Park Avenue.

Volunteers will help manage driveway entrances along the race route.

Cyclists will use the two inside lanes on Highway 50. Automobiles will use lanes closest to the curb. Lane closures are expected to occur between 6:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Left hand turns across the bicycle course are not permitted. U-turns at the nearest lighted intersection are permitted.

The cut-off time on the bicycle course is 10:20 a.m. Barricades will be pulled beginning with North-bound closures from Cave Rock and all lanes re-opened.

The Lake Tahoe Visitors Authority developed this race-course with support and input from Iron Girl, South Tahoe Police Department, Nevada Highway, Patrol, Douglas County Sheriff, NDOT and Caltrans.

Please note that the Reno-Rotary Edible Pedal 100 will also take place Sunday. Participants will ride in the far right lane and follow traffic rules and regulations. The ride will enter Highway 50 at Kingsbury and continue north towards Reno.

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