2014 Bassman Spring and Fall Triathlons

Bass River State Forest is located only an hour from Philadelphia and one hour and a half from the Verrazano Bridge in NYC. The swim is in the calm and clear waters of Absegami Lake with the start on a well maintained and clean beach area. It will probably be one of your most enjoyable swims. The water temperature has always been in the upper sixties for either the spring or the fall event. We strongly recommend you wear a wetsuit. The bike course is primarily right turns on country roads with wide shoulders. The mile run course is a fast flat run with lots of shade and on the roads and paths of the campground area of the Bass River State Park. You will enjoy every segment and finish to a crowd of spectators who can hang out around the picnic tables and playground near the transition area. Enjoy!

ACCEPTING RACE DAY REGISTRATIONS – MAY 4.

Bassman Half Distance Triathlon

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Tri distance: 1.2MS/57.2MB/13.1MR

Du distance: 3.1 MR/57.2MB/ 13.1 MR

Aquabike distance: 1.2 MS/ 57.2 MB

Bass River State Forest, NJ

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Bassman Int’l Dist. Triathlon

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Tri distance: .5MS/29.9MB/5.1MR

Du distance: 4.2MR/29.9MB/5.1MR

Bass River State Forest, N.J.

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Bassman Half Distance Triathlon

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Tri distance: 1.2MS/57.2MB/13.1MR

Du distance: 3.1 MR/57.2MB/ 13.1 MR

Aquabike distance: 1.2 MS/ 57.2 MB

Bass River State Forest, NJ

Register for 2014 now !


Bassman Int’l  & Sprint Dist. Triathlon

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Tri distance: .5MS/29.9MB/5.1MR

Du distance: 4.2MR/29.9MB/5.1MR

Bass River State Forest, N.J.

REGISTER NOW!




A Message from MIKE FOX Head Referee of the Bassman Triathlon – May 4th, 2014  to all age-group competitors…

Welcome to this USA Triathlon sanctioned event. You are racing under the USAT Competitive Rules. In order to
minimize misunderstandings on race day, I hope you will take the time to read the following summary of the Position
Violations, which you know as the drafting rules.

I have reduced the Position Rules to the following concepts, which everyone can remember:

Ride on the right side of your lane.

Keep three bike lengths between yourself and the cyclist in front of you.

Pass on the left of the cyclist in front, never on the right.

Complete your pass within 15 seconds.

If passed, you must drop completely out of the zone, to the rear, before attempting to re-pass.

Remember you are racing in a USA Triathlon sanctioned event and there are USAT certified referees on the course to
ensure fairness in the competition. There will be NO WARNINGS if you commit a foul during competition. Triathlon is
an individual event and you must take personal responsibility to understand the rules and avoid penalties. At the end of
the race all citations by the marshals are reviewed by the Head Referee who then decides if a penalty should be assessed.
The Head Referee’s ruling is final in the case of Position Violations and there are no protests or appeals of Position
penalties. Marshals commonly cite the following violations:

Position– riding on the left side of the lane without passing.

Blocking – left side riding and impeding the forward progress of another competitor

Illegal Pass – passing on the right.

Overtaken – failing to drop back three bike lengths before re-passing

Drafting – following a leading cyclist closer than three bike lengths and failing to pass within 15 seconds.

Though Position Violations carry a time penalty for first offense, two citations will result in an additional penalty and if
you are cited for three violations, you will be disqualified. Be sure to check the penalty sheet before you leave the race
site and have a chat with the Head Referee if you have any questions.

Make sure your helmet is a CPSC approved model. All helmets legally sold in the US are CPSC approved but if you
purchased your helmet in a different country it might be illegal for use in sanctioned events.

While on your bike, always have your chinstrap securely fastened – before, during and after the event! The chin strap rule
is easy to follow, so don’t forget – that’s a DQ!

Wear your race numbers, don’t leave your trash on the course, and don’t carry or use any portable audio devices.

Remember to treat other athletes, volunteers, and officials with courtesy and consideration. Failure to do so is called
Unsportsmanlike Conduct and you will be disqualified.

All that being said, I hope you have a great race, lots of fun, and achieve all your goals.

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