November 2, 2014
I recently read about TriHabitat online. It describes itself as “the world’s first and only self-contained endurance sports racing and training venue.”
According to the blurb:
TriHabitat will contain a specially designed 25 acre spring-fed lake for swimming, a 14 mile paved bike loop, a 6.5 mile paved run loop, and a state-of-the-art permanent transition area featuring individual stations. The venue will include five stadiums, constructed from natural earth mounding, providing spectators with the ultimate viewing experience. Permanent lifeguard stations, a centralized bike course pit area, and permanent run course aid stations elevate the race experience. A vendor and expo village provides tent space and power hookups for event sponsors and merchants and a large covered pavilion is an ideal post-race gathering place.
Lodging options at TriHabitat will include a 20 room lodge and conference center, a collection of rustic cabins, and a 50 site motorhome park with full hook-ups.
TriHabitat will host a multitude of endurance events, including triathlons of various distances during a typical calendar year. The facility will also be open daily on a year-round basis for training, camps, clinics and other activities. In addition to triathlons, TriHabitat also expects to produce a variety of other events such as kayak races, open water swims, bike time trials, and obstacle course races.
It sounds fantastic, although I’m surprised that the lodge is so small, as I would imagine that far more people would want to stay at the venue. Each of the twenty rooms will have two queensize beds in it (marginally larger than UK kingsize); it would seem more sensible to have more rooms each with a large bed in it, rather than pairs of beds, but this seems to be a common US convention.
It would be great to stay at a venue like this for a training holiday – especially if your planned event were to take place here.
Would you want to stay at a venue like this?