Bass Lake will host May 30 triathlon

Plans are currently being finalized for Saturday’s Bass Lake Classic Triathlon.

The event includes the following options:

* Olympic Triathlon – 1500 meter swim, 40k bike, 10k run.

* Sprint Triathlon – 500m swim, 20k bike, 5k run.

* 5K Fun Run/Walk for adults and children with proceeds benefiting Yosemite High School athletics, and Yosemite Gateway Association of Realtors Scholarship Fund.

Bass Lake has a long history in the sport of triathlons. The lake served as the site for the first ever national championships in the sport in 1983, and again in 1984. The race continued into the 1990s until the producer retired. The event was revived in 2011 by the Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau and Tucson Racing.

Traffic delays

The triathlon transition (starting) area will be in the parking lot of the Pines Village. The swim will start from the Pines beach and east towards the Sheriff’s Tower. The Bike route will start in the transition area and go around the west end of the lake to North Fork and then on Road 274, ending back at the transition area. The run will go on North Shore Road to the parking lot of the Falls Beach.

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

Details: (559) 683 4630,,

—Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau