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 centre, 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. I would imagine that far more people would want to stay at the venue. Each of the twenty rooms will have two queen-size 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. This seems to be a common US convention.
It would be great to stay at a venue like this for a training holiday. This would be especially fantastic if your planned event were to take place here.