For those parents/guardians and young athletes that are unfamiliar with the De Anza College campus or have questions on the event, we will be holding a non-mandatory orientation at the college. Additional packet pick up and bike checks will be announced.
Where: De Anza College Pool entrance near Parking Lot C next to the soccer field.
When: Tentative date: Saturday, June 6th
This orientation will begin at the pool entrance near Parking Lot C in the southern end of the campus. The campus construction will not permit meeting on the track. We may go to the pool to provide seating.
We will answer questions and discuss the three events of the Triathlon: the swim leg in the De Anza College Pool, the bike leg through the De Anza campus roads and the run on the De Anza College Track. The bike course will not be toured due to its length but the exit to and entrance from the bike route will be identified. Parents/guardians may drive the bike course following the orientation. We anticipate that the orientation will take no more than one and one-half hours.
De Anza College has a $3 per car parking fee. Permits are purchased at meters located in the lots. Meters take dollar bills, coins or credit cards. No change is available so please come prepared.
MANDATORY BIKE AND HELMET CHECK
Again in 2015 – Please bring your child with their bike and helmet to one of the participating stores below or at the race on race day for a mandatory bike and helmet check. You will not be able to get your race packet unless you have the proper sticker proving your bike and helmet have been checked. If the bike or helmet is not in proper working order your child will not be allowed to participate.
“Pre-Race Bike and Helmet Check” will be at three (3) locations the week before the race:
- Mike’s Bikes - Los Gatos
201 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos, CA 95030 (408) 402-5550
- Sports Basement - Sunnyvale
1177 Kern Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 (408) 732-0300
- Sports Basement - Campbell
1875 S Bascom Ave #240, Campbell, CA 95008 Campbell (408) 899-5783
Inspect your child’s bike for general condition with emphasis on tires. Also, it is mandatory that the ends of the handlebars have plastic plugs (called bar end plugs). Bike helmets must be approved by CPSC, SNELL or ANSI (label inside). Look for sharp edges on the pedals. We strongly recommend taking the bike to the pre-race inspection (see above information). If the bike is deemed unsafe your child will not be allowed to participate.
Attending one of the Pre-Race Checks will help speed up the registration process the morning of the race. The Pre-Race Checker will give you a sticker that will show you have been pre-checked for safety. If you cannot make it to the pre-race locations, please give yourself time the morning of the race for a bike check and proper fitting helmet inspection.
You MUST get a sticker from Mikes Bikes in Los Gatos or Sports Basement in Sunnyvale or Campbell in order to bypass the “Bike and Helmet Check Station” on Race Day.
Accommodations Near the Race
Each of these hotels is within a 10 minute drive from De Anza College.
HILTON GARDEN INN, CUPERTINO
Rooms starting at $89/night.
COURTYARD BY MARRIOTT, CUPERTINO
Rooms starting at $79/night.