What is an Aquabike? It is a swim/bike event that focuses on the swim and bike legs of the triathlon without the run. This newly burgeoning division is now growing like crazy and has a USA National Championship annually with USA Triathlon.
Kerrville Triathlon started offering 2 distances of Aquabikes years ago and has seen the field grow as new athletes discover this awesome multisport event.
Aquabike Distances at Kerrville Triathlon Festival
Quarter Distance Aquabike: 1000m swim, 29 mile Bike
Half Distance Aquabike: 1.2 mile Swim,56 mile Bike.
Here are 4 Catagories/Reasons to Race in the Aquabike Division:
Athletes with current or chronic run injuries should consider Aquabike. It can allow you to stay at a high level of fitness and improving on your swim and bike times while your injury heals.
2. Training for your next long distance race
A well timed Quarter or Half Distance Aquabike event can be the perfect training for a longer distance race in the future. The main part of triathlon that fatigues the body and requires recovery is the run. By eliminating this obstacle you can test your race pace in a race environment and make training changes accordingly.
3.If you just hate running
Find yourself always dreading leaving T2? Then stop! Aquabike participants time stops when they enter T2
Some of us are just not fast runners, but we want to be competitive. With Aquabike now being part of the USA National Championships, those with fast swim and bike times can find themselves representing Team USA at the ITU World Championships!