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Bike Dismount Area
Race Directors ask us where they should put their "Bike Mount" and "Bike Dismount" area. The answer is wherever you'd like. USA Triathlon rules do not require a mount or dismount area though it is strongly suggested for larger races.
The current rule states: 7.1 Entering and Exiting. A participant must reduce cycling speed to an acceptable and safe level when exiting and entering the transition area. Failure to do so shall result in a variable time penalty.