The XTERRA Real MTB Triathlon

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Granite Beach, Folsom Lake SRA

Race Information:


The XTERRA Real Mountain Bike Triathlon is part of the 2014 XTERRA America Tour. The race will be USAT Sanctioned, requiring the purchase of a $12 one-day license with USAT, or the holding of an annual membership card with USAT.

The Maui Visitors Bureau will be Maui-fying our XTERRA race with hula dancing, Hawaiian music and a 3 night hotel stay raffle prize at the beautiful Mauna Kai Hotel and a luau for 2 for the  Old Lahaina Luau. All XTERRA participants registered by March 20 will receive a fresh flower lei at the finish line. Grab a Hawaiian shirt (or skirt) to wear after the race and join in the Maui fun. Maui looks forward to welcoming lucky qualifiers to the World Championship in October, and you can qualify to race at XTERRA Regional and National Championship events.



Swim .5 miles – Bike 16 miles – Run 4 miles

Race Category: Triathlon, Mountain Bike


$70 until 11/31/13, $80 until 2/1/14, $90 until race day, $100 race day

Relay Teams: $100 until 11/31/13, $120 until 2/1/14, $130 until race day, $140 race day

Event Schedule:

6:30 am Registration and Packet pickup open
6:30 am Transition area open 
7 am Race announcements begin               
8 am Start of The MTB Triathlon
9 am Start of the XTERRA Real MTB Triathlon
10 am Awards ceremony for The MTB Triathlon
12 Noon Start of Awards ceremony for XTERRA Real MTB Triathlon

Course Description:

Swim - The race starts with a half-mile swim in Folsom Lake, water temperature around 58 degrees. Wetsuits are permitted for all athletes.

Bike - The 16-mile bike course on single track trails around the lake is two loops with mixed terrain of single track, downhills, climbs, sand, and packed decomposed granite.

Run - The 4-mile run has a mix of trails and roads - along with some fun hills. There will be three aid stations with water and Gatorade, plus Powergel on the run course. One at mile 1, one at the turn-around point on the run course, and one at mile 2. ALL athletes must wear their race number on the front of their body during the run and have it when crossing the finish line.

Transition Area - The Transition area will be on a first-come basis, with the exception of Reserved Bike Racks for TRI Clubs. The transition area at all TBF Racing events is for athletes only. All non-athletes must remain outside of the transition area at all times on race day. Bodymarking will be take place at the entrance to the transition area and must be completed before you enter the transition area. Athletes will have their race number marked on their legs and arms and have their age division on their calf. Glass or bottles are not allowed in the transition area.

Course Maps: XTERRA REAL Mountain Bike Triathlon course map

Divisions and Awards:

Awards for the XTERRA REAL MTB Triathlon will be given FIVE-deep in each five-year age group and division (Clydesdale, Athena and Challenged Athlete divisions). Relay Team awards will be for the Top three teams in each Division of Male, Female and Coed.

The fastest male and female XTERRA racers will each receive a pair of Maui Jim Sunglasses.


Expected water temperature for Folsom Lake will be 54-58 degrees. Wetsuits are strongly recommended. Swim fins and snorkels are not allowed. Helmets must be worn and buckled on the bike at all times. Run numbers must be worn on the run and when crossing the finish line. Listening devices of any kind: MP3, IPod, headphones, etc...are not allowed.

Competitor Goodies:

Included with your race entry is a custom tech-tee race shirt, athlete goody bag, post race hot meal, raffle prizes and awards five-deep in each age group.

Post Race Athlete Food:

Included for each competitor is a post race meal of hot pasta with salad, fruit, cookies and beverage.

Refund and Transfer Information:

TBF Racing has a no refund policy on all of our events. A refund requested prior to race week will be given a TBF Race credit for the amount of the entry fee minus a $25 processing fee. Credits are not given during race week. Transfers are allowed from one TBF Racing event to another within a one-year time frame. There is a $25 transfer fee. Transfers are not allowed during race week. ALL TBF Racing events are held rain or shine.


Our Race for FREE Athlete Volunteer Program offers a chance to get involved with multi-sport events, have fun, and earn a $40 TBF Racing Volunteer voucher good towards entry fees at any of our events this year. Each volunteer shift is 4 hours. We ask volunteers to reserve a volunteer position at any of our events by emailing as our volunteer positions will fill up quickly.

Training and Coaching:

TBF Training will be conducting Mountain Bike Camps that will focus on advancing your riding skills and confidence specifically for the XTERRA Real MTB Triathlon. Each five-hour clinic is only $60 with more information at:

Get Involved

TBF Key Staff
Local Tri Clubs
Accomodations and Directions