Getting Around at Ironman

To watch all three legs of the race, park at Squaw Valley and ride the free shuttle or TART to Kings Beach on Sept. 22 from 4:30 to 6 a.m. for the swim. The shuttle from Squaw Valley to Kings Beach will be available on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given to athletes. There will be one return trip on the shuttle from Kings Beach to Squaw Valley following the swim leg of the race. The shuttle will depart between 9:30 and 10 a.m. from Kings Beach off Highway 28 (check with the driver for the exact pick up location during the ride).

As well, free TART buses will be running during the race to allow spectators to follow the race course. The TART bus will depart from Kings Beach after the swim leg go to Fox Street and wait on the north side for the bus to Truckee or take another bus to head to Tahoe City to watch from there. From Truckee, spectators may take the TART bus to Squaw Valley to watch the run portion and the finish in the Village at Squaw Valley.

Travel tips from TART
If you are traveling on TART from somewhere between Tahoe City and HIghway 267 and your destination is Truckee, Squaw Valley or Alpine Meadows, get off the bus at the Crystal Bay Club, walk across the street to the stop near the Tahoe Biltmore and catch the bus heading back through Kings Beach. The buses are scheduled to be at north state line at the top of each hour.

If you are in Kings Beach heading to Truckee, Squaw Valley, Alpine Meadows, Tahoe City or any place on the route east of Tahoe City, be sure to wait at the stops in the westbound direction on the north side of the highway. The last westbound stop will be Fox Street. There will be no westbound stop at Coon Street, the Chevron Station, Rite Aid or Secline.

The first eastbound run on TART at 6 a.m. from the Biltmore through Kings Beach to Tahoe City and to Squaw and Truckee will be on the normal daily 6 a.m. schedule.

The Depot will be closed to traffic on race day. The Truckee stop will be temporarily relocated to the Beacon Parking Lot on Donner Pass Road and Bridge Street. Connections to Truckee Transit may be made at that location

Plan on allowing extra time to get around on Sept. 22 due to traffic delays, as well, if you are driving; although the bus is the best way to see the race. For an up-to-date bus schedule, visit or download the Next Bus app at and select Tahoe Area Regional Transit.




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