2020 San Diego Tri Classic - Rocks the Bay

Starts Saturday September 12th, 2020

San Diego, CA

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Moment Bicycles San Diego Tri Classic Rocks the Bay

September 12, 2020

USAT Sanctioned Olympic & Sprint

 Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike, & Aquathlon

The San Diego Tri Classic and Rock the Bay have joined forces to continue both races at the beloved Liberty Station location. 

Click Here for the 2020 Race Bible - All You Need to Know for Race Day Including Parking and Wave Times! (Coming Soon)

The only Triathlon in Historic Point Loma featuring Olympic & Sprint Distances 

This will be a USAT Sanctioned Triathlon, Duathlon, and Aquabike!

The Moment Bicycles San Diego Tri Classic Rocks the Bay invites you to an epic day living the active lifestyle!

Same location and great course as the Original San Diego Tri Classic!! Taking place in historic Point Loma with the swim in the beautiful calm San Diego Bay. This event has a beach entry and a unique stair exit, and bike course offers a challenging and hilly route as racers ride through the Naval Base at Pt. Loma to the lighthouse and ends with a run along NTC Park at Liberty Station. This Triathlon is Southern California at its best. The bay swim is supported by lifeguards and swim buddies. Come join us for the Sprint or Olympic Distance Triathlon.  

Race Features   

  • Technical T-Shirt 
  • Awesome Finisher Medal 
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Online Results
  • Awards 3 Deep for Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike & Aquathlon
  • Points for San Diego Triathlon Series
  • Race Photos Available Online
  • Chip Timing

Benefiting Challenged Athletes Foundation: Operation Rebound!

VIP Options - Your Race day just got easier!

Choose VIP - TLC 

VIP Entries must be received by Sunday, September 6, 2020. Sorry, NO EXCEPTIONS! 

The VIP - TLC  Option is just $30  


Sprint Triathlon (13yrs & older): 750 meter swim - 22K bike - 5K run

Sprint Duathlon (13yrs & older): 1 mile run - 22K bike - 5K run

Sprint Aquabike (13yrs & older): 750 Meter swim - 22K bike (Your finish time is at the transition area after completing the bike portion, then head over to the finish line to return your timing chip and join the party!)

Sprint Aquathlon (13yrs & older): 750 Meter swim - 5K run (Not eligible for SDTS Points at this time)

Olympic Triathlon (13yrs & older): 1500 meter swim - 40K bike - 10K run

Note: There is also a relay category for the International Triathlon distance only (no SDTS points awarded)

International Aquabike (13yrs & older): 1500-meter swim -  40K bike (Your finish time is at the transition area after completing the bike portion, then head over to the finish line to return your timing chip and join the party!)

All distances award points for the San Diego Triathlon Series!


Event details and schedule

For Triathlon / Race Questions see our FAQ page

Pre-Race Check-In & Packet Pick-Ups (Must attend one)

Date: Friday, September 11th

Location: Moment Bicycles 2:00 to 7:00pm 

2816 Historic Decatur Rd. Suite 135, San Diego, CA 9106
Friday Only - Course Talk Times We recommend you attend the course talk so you will be completely informed of all the details.

3:00 pm - Course Talk with Steve Tally

5:00 pm - Course Talk with Steve Tally 
Pre-Race Check-in Policies:  
  1. All athletes must attend pre-race check-in to pick up their race materials on Friday. All relay members must be present to receive the packet, or we will split up the relay packet for each participant. 
  2. It is mandatory for all athletes to bring their ID to the pre-race check-in. We will not give any athlete their bib number without an ID. 
  3.  You must sign the waiver(s) to get race materials.  
  4. You will also be required to show proof of USAT annual membership or purchase a one-day membership (if you haven't already purchased a one day with us through registration).

  5. Friends and family members will NOT be allowed to pick up for an athlete. Sorry, NO EXCEPTIONS.  These events are USAT sanctioned, and USAT doesn't allow anyone besides the participant to pick up race materials.

  6. Athletes who don't attend Friday (and have not selected the VIP Option) will be required to pay a $10 late fee on race morning in order to pick up race materials. 


Event Timeline:

Event Timeline: Tentative

Saturday, September 12th - Race Day

5:00 a.m.   Transition Area Opens/ Late Registration & Packet Pick Up Opens

6:05 a.m.   Transition Area Closes/ Late Registration & Packet Pick Up Closes

6:15 a.m.   International Triathlon Waves Begin

7:15 a.m.   Sprint Duathlon Begins

7:20 a.m.   Sprint Triathlon Waves Begin

8:30 a.m.   Beer Garden Opens

9:30 a.m.   Transition Reopens - Please be considerate of participants still competing.

10:00 a.m.  Sprint Awards Ceremony -  Time Approximate

10:30 a.m.  International Awards Ceremony - Time Approximate

12:00 p.m.  Beer Garden Closes - Last call at 11:00 a.m.

12:30 p.m.  Transition Area Closes. All bikes must be removed

VIP Option

For a fee of $30 -  your race numbers, swim cap, timing chip, and t-shirt will be ready for your pick-up on race morning. Pre-race check-in is not mandatory; you will check-in on race morning at the VIP check-in table. Pick-up is from 5:00 am-6:05 am. You will then continue to the transition zone to be body marked. Please plan your time accordingly. VIP athletes have reserved bike racks with their names in the transition area. Entries must be received by September 6th. NO EXCEPTIONS! 


Wetsuits- Purchase a wetsuit from our official wetsuit sponsor, XTERRA WETSUITS! Special San Diego Triathlon Series discount! Wetsuits 60% off! Check them out HERE! Use code: R-KOZ at Checkout.

Bikes & Bike Rentals

Bike rentals are available from our bike shop sponsor Moment Bicycles

San Diego -

2816 Historic Decatur Rd. Suite 135
San Diego, CA 92106


Disclaimer & Refund Policy

The racecourse and timeline can be changed at the discretion of the race organization. All distances are approximate by GPS measurements. The race can be altered, postponed or canceled with no refunds. Also, no refunds due to weather, natural disturbances, police activity, acts of terrorism, and threats of terrorism.

Refund Policy:

Due to the number of race transfer requests and cancellations that occur in the weeks prior to a race, we have the following policy that is in accordance with USAT Policy.  Refunds will NOT be issued after a registration has taken place. Considerable effort goes into producing an event, and funds are expended and applied in good faith based on a registration.  If you would like to change your registration from one distance to another, you will be charged for the difference in price at the time of the change


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Race Distances

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Start Location

2455 Cushing Rd., San Diego, CA

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