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Cheer on Ironman athletes at Truckee’s street party

Special to the Sun

TRUCKEE, Calif. — Truckee will be part of the Ironman Lake Tahoe course when bike portion of the race spins through historic downtown Truckee — twice.

Downtown Donner Pass Road will be closed from 6:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. from Spring to Bridge streets, similar to Truckee Thursdays.

The first pro athletes are expected to start racing through downtown Truckee around 8 a.m., with the final athlete coming through around 3 p.m.

The Truckee Downtown Merchants Association (TDMA) is planning an all-day Street Festival Viewing Party on Sunday, Sept. 22, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. including:

Beer garden

Live music

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Children's events (bounce house and activities)

Adult activities (mini-races, rowing competitions, acro-yoga demos, sports performance events, and more

Cowbells to cheer on the athletes will be for sale in various locations including the California Welcome Center in the Train Depot

The TDMA is working closely with the Truckee Donner Chamber of Commerce and the town of Truckee on event plans. A metal arch will be built over the street welcoming athletes to Truckee. The arch is being built by CRUX Events of Truckee.

Ironman Lake Tahoe banners can be seen along the street of downtown Truckee and throughout the entire region welcoming this spectacular event to the Tahoe-Truckee area.

The economic impact to the region of Ironman Lake Tahoe is estimated to be $8 to $15 million in spending on restaurants, lodging, retail, and other activities. More than 2,500 athletes are expected to take part, with each bringing three to four guests for an estimated 7,000 to 10,000 visitors staying five to six nights.

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