Athletes to Race 2015 Life Time Tri CapTex on Austin B-Cycles
Participants will ride Austin B-cycles for the SuperSprint event this Memorial Day
In advance of the 25th annual Life Time Tri CapTex on May 25, Life Time –The Healthy Way of Life Company and Austin B-cycle, Austin’s bike sharing service, today announced the introduction of a new “Austin B-cycle Wave” — a featured highlight of the SuperSprint distance during the popular event. The collaboration is designed to encourage individuals of all experience levels, including those new to the sport of triathlon, to participate in the Memorial Day event taking place throughout downtown Austin.
The SuperSprint race is one of many distances offered during the Life Time Tri CapTex at Auditorium Shores. The Austin B-cycle Wave will have 20 entries, which includes complimentary use of an Austin B-cycle for the 6.21-mile SuperSprint bike course. Participants will also swim . 25 miles and run 3.1 miles as part of the SuperSprint event, and will compete against one another for unique B-cycle prizes.
“We’re thrilled to partner with Austin B-cycle in an effort to break down the barriers aspiring triathletes normally face and bring this new opportunity to participants at the Life Time Tri CapTex,” says Lindsey Kurhajetz, senior brand and marketing director, Life Time Athletic Events. “Equipment can be expensive, especially for first-time triathletes who aren’t quite ready to make such significant investments. With Austin B-cycle, people can ‘try a tri,’ and have a lot of fun doing it.”
Beyond use of the bike, all Austin B-cycle Wave participants will receive complimentary 24-hour Austin B-cycle passes, a gift certificate for $10 off an Austin B-cycle annual membership and Austin B-cycle race weekend swag bags featuring other Life Time Tri CapTex goodies. In addition, with their complimentary access passes, B-cycle SuperSprint participants will be able to continue to explore Austin after the race by checking out a bike from any of the 46 B-cycle stations downtown.
“We know Austin B-cycle is the fast, fun way to get the most out of Austin and now it’s a fast, fun way to race the Life Time Tri CapTex SuperSprint,” said Elliott McFadden, Executive Director of Austin B-cycle.” The addition of our bikes with this year’s race creates a great way to experience downtown, whether you are new to the sport or an experienced triathlete.”
On race day, B-cycle bikes will be available for pickup on-site in a special transition area, with Austin B-cycle staff ensuring all bikes are race-ready. In addition, Life Time Tri CapTex spectators are encouraged to utilize Austin B-cycles while visiting the race venue at Auditorium Shores race weekend.
For nearly two decades, Life Time Tri CapTex has taken over the streets of downtown Austin. The race has become an Austin Memorial Day tradition and the event features individual and relay Sprint and International distances, a SuperSprint and a SuperSprint B-cycle wave. This year, Life Time Tri CapTex will also see the return of the USAT Paratriathlon National Championships.