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Taming of the Slough Triathlon

September 21, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 1:30 pm

Join River Action for our annual Taming of the Slough Adventure Triathlon this fall to paddle, mountain bike and run your way to the top.

This year’s Taming of the Slough will take place in downtown Moline.

The route takes you through the Sylvan Slough by kayak or canoe, then through one of the Quad Cities excellent singletrack mountain bike trails on Sylvan Island, and finishes with a two mile run through downtown Moline.

Compete individually or form a team to Tame the Slough!


All transitions take place at the foot of 17th Street outside of the Bass Street YMCA in downtown Moline.

The Boat (Kayak or Canoe) is a 2.5-mile paddle in the Sylvan Slough.
The Bike is a short ride to Sylvan Island for a challenging mountain bike course returning to the Bass Street YMCA (2 miles paved, 4 miles off-road).
The Run is a 2-mile paved and off-road run through downtown Moline.

NOTE: You must provide your own equipment (bike, helmets, paddles, life jackets, canoe). Bike tires must be wider than 1.4 inches.
The race begins at 8:00 am. Please arrive prior to 7:30 to register or check in.

In the event of rain and trail closure the race will continue using the riverfront bike trail for the biking course. Competitors must still use tires wider than 1.4 inches wide.


September 21, 2019
8:00 am - 1:30 pm
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Downtown Moline
1201 River Dr., Moline, IL + Google Map