This year the prerace was a little disappointing. They had the Olympic folks go last so the start wsn’t until 8:30. Had to be out of transition by 7:15. Lots of waiting around. This is a TOUGH bike course- VERY steep hills, NO flat parts. You will eitehr be going up a hill or down a hill- literally. Post race is fairly non existent- no food, just waters. If you are looking for a tough race- this is for you. VERY challenging.