Pick Your Cheering Spot for Saturday's Triathlon

Here's a breakdown of the race route and road closures for the Amica Newport 19.7 Triathlon that follows a course throughout Aquidneck Island.

The will wind its way through Middletown and Portsmouth on Saturday. That means there are 19.7 miles with places to catch the action and cheer on the athletes as they charge through your neighborhood.

Here's a breakdown of the race route and resulting road closures, provided by the

The triathlon will start at 7:30 a.m. and is expected to end around 11:30 a.m. 


The swim portion of the triathlon will take place at .

The course for the bicycle portion of the race is as follows:


Cyclists will exit the Third Beach Parking lot and make a left turn onto the Third Beach Access Road and head south towards Sachuest Point road.

They will then make a left turn onto Sachuest Point Road and head east towards Sachuest Point.

They will turn around at the and head west on Sachuest Point Road. The cyclists will make a left turn onto Purgatory Road and a left onto Tuckerman Avenue.

A right turn onto Wolcott Avenue and head north, right turn onto Aquidneck Avenue, Right turn onto Morrison Avenue, Straight onto Compton View Road, Right turn onto Green End Avenue, left turn onto Berkeley Avenue. 

The cyclists will make a left turn onto Wyatt Road, right turn onto Turner Road, right turn on to East Main Road and head north into Portsmouth.  

In Portsmouth, the cyclists will turn right onto Sandy Point Avenue and then right onto Wapping Road. 

They will re-enter Middletown on Wapping Road near the intersection of Wapping Road and Peckham Avenue. Riders will then turn left onto Riverview Avenue, left onto Green End Avenue, left onto Vanicek Avenue, right onto Peckham Avenue, Right onto Indian Avenue, left onto Third Beach Road, right onto Sachuest Point and end at the Second Beach Parking Lot.  


The competitors will leave their bicycles and switch over to the 3.1-mile run.

The runners will head west on Sachuest Point Road, right onto Hanging Rock Road, left onto Third Beach road and head north.

They will turn around near the intersection of Third Beach Road and Howland Avenue and head south on Third Beach Road.

For the home stretch, the runners will make a right onto Hanging Rock Road, left on Sachuest Point Road and sprint for the finish at the Main Lot.   


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