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Posted on: December 1, 2021

[ARCHIVED] World’s best triathletes compete at Speedway

CLASH Daytona Weekend Traffic Advisory

This weekend the Daytona International Speedway will host hundreds of triathletes for CLASH Daytona, an endurance sports festival previously known as Challenge Daytona. The main event is Sunday, Dec. 5, and features a mid-distance race where the world’s best triathletes will compete for one of the largest prize purses in the sport. Prize money will be shared among the top men and women professionals from around the world. There will also be races for athletes of all ages and abilities as part of the weekend’s activities. Spectators are welcome to attend the events.

Sunday’s competition starts with a 1.2-mile swim in the 29-acre Lake Lloyd, followed by a 56-mile bike ride throughout streets in Daytona Beach, west on U.S. 92 to DeLand and back to the speedway, followed by a 11.2-mile run at the world-famous track.

Motorists can expect major traffic delays along the route of the bike race from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. Motorists coming to Daytona Beach from DeLand are encouraged to take alternate routes including I-4,   S.R. 40 and S.R. 44, instead of U.S. 92.

Daytona Beach police officers and personnel will close most intersections on the course with assistance from the Volusia Sheriff’s Office, Florida Highway Patrol and law enforcement officers from Port Orange and New Smyrna Beach.

Bike course details:  

  • Exit Daytona International Speedway at Gate 50 onto Midway Ave. 
  • Right onto Midway Ave. westbound
  • Right onto Williamson Blvd. northbound. (Lane closure of median lane of NB Williamson Blvd.) 
  • Left turn onto Dunn Ave. westbound. (Follow over I-95)
  • Right turn onto Tomoka Farms Rd. southbound
  • Right turn onto US 92 westbound. Lane closure of median lane of WB US 92
  • U-turn at West Parkway to return eastbound. (Lane closure of median lane of EB US 92)
  • U-turn at Old Deland Rd. to begin Lap #2. (Merge with other riders westbound)
  • U-turn at West Parkway to return eastbound. (Lane closure of median lane of EB US 92)
  • Kick-over from median lane to curb lane @ LPGA Blvd. (Remain eastbound on US 92)
  • Right turn onto Tomoka Farms Rd southbound via turn lane.
  • Left onto Bellevue Ave. into oncoming/westbound should lane.
  • Left onto Williamson Blvd. northbound. (Lane closure of southbound curb lane.)
  • Right onto Midway Ave. eastbound. (Lane closure of westbound curb lane.)
  • Left into Daytona International Speedway @ Richard Petty Blvd.

 Cyclists will also travel on U.S. 92 west to DeLand.

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