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2021 IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina Bike Course

The TriRiot 2021 IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina bike course video is in the works.

Lately I’ve been quite busy traveling back and forth between North Carolina and New Mexico. It’s tough being a road warrior, sitting in airports, sitting on airplanes, sleeping in hotels, eating airport food. Thankfully, I only travel every couple of weeks.

Anyway, I have every intention of updating the 2019 IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina bike course video. I rode the course a few weeks ago and not much has changed. For the most part, the course is the same in 2021 as it was two years ago. There are two major changes to note and that’s about it.

  1. At mile 11, you won’t have to move into the middle suicide lane. You didn’t have to do that in the 2019 race either, but the first video (below) says that’s how the course flows. The second video corrected that.

  2. In 2019 there was bridge construction at mile 17 that forced all cyclists into the left lane. The bridge has been completed and you won’t have to leave the comfort of the right lane this year.

IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina Bike Course. The surface of US421 is a bit more worn that it was previously

Road condition on US421 is a little worse than it was in 2019

IRONMAN 70.3 North Carolina Bike Course. The US421 bridge has been fixed and will not cause a detour in the bike course

In 2019 this bridge was under construction. That’s no longer the case.

Previous Videos

Below are the videos I produced in 2019 and 2018.

2018 Swim Course Video

The swim course for 2021 will be the same as it was in previous years. This video explains a couple of good things to know about swimming in Banks Channel that might help you. At the time I made this video, Brian Bohrer was the race director as you’ll see when you watch. He’s since gone on to bigger and better things in the Ironverse and the new race director is Sami Winter.

Initial 2019 Bike Course Video

Initially, the bike course at mile 11 was going to use the middle turning lane of highway US421. That changed and is mentioned in the correction video below.

Correction on 2019 Course Video

Until next time…

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