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What To Expect At Bass Lake On Saturday

BASS LAKE – The Bass Lake Classic Triathlon will return this year on Saturday, June 1, to the Pines Village. Here’s the pertinent info on how the day will go as far a schedules and traffic information.

The race will begin at 7:30 a.m., and athletes should begin arriving around 6 a.m. The race should end by 1 p.m., with everything torn down by 3 p.m.

Organizers want to make sure that everyone is informed of the course routes, times, and the festivities.
The Bass Lake Classic Triathlon has a website with information and registration options at They are also on Facebook, if you’d like to “like” them and keep up on current happenings.

There will be several race options:

– International Distance Triathlon which consists of a 1500 meters (1 mile) Swim; 40 kilometers (25 mile) Bike; and a 10 kilometers (6 mile) Run.
– Sprint Triathlon which consists of 400 meters (1/4 mile) Swim; 20 kilometers (12 mile) Bike; and a 5 kilometers (3 mile) Run.
– 5K Run (3 miles) – proceeds will benefit local Charities – Mountain Area Ski School (MASS), Yosemite High School Athletic Department and the Children’s Museum of the Sierra.

The Transition (starting) Area will be in the parking lot of the Pines Village. The Swim will start from The Pines Beach and go left towards the Sherriff’s Tower.

The Bike route will start at the Transition Area and go around the lake to North Fork and then around the other side of the lake ending back at the Transition Area.

The Run will start at the Transition Area and go on North Shore Road to the parking lot of the Falls Beach (the International Distance Race will do this route 2 times).

Organizers promise minimal traffic delays, with one way traffic control going west on North Shore from about 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., and no road closures during the race. There will also be minimal traffic delays getting in to the Pines Village from Road 274 from 6 a.m. to about noon.

The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau has partnered with Jonathan Grinder, Tucson Racing a professional Triathlon promoter. Organizers are always looking for volunteers to direct the athletes, pass out water, provide some traffic control and to cheer on the racers!

Everyone is invited to the Awards Party at the Pines Marina starting at 4 p.m. on Saturday evening.

If you are interested, have any questions or need more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Rhonda Salisbury at or at 559-683-4636.

If you would like to participate in the Triathlon or 5K Run/Walk for charity, go to

See you at the Lake!

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