IRONMAN 70.3 athlete biking

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SPOTS TO WATCH

Cheer on IRONMAN athletes, and enjoy food and drinks, at one of the spots below. We appreciate your patience as you're out and about in the Madison area. Some businesses may be understaffed and training new employees. 

We recommend you check business hours and take extra time in case of road closures. Some businesses may be a short walk or drive away. 

Businesses marked with a * have self-identified as being wheelchair accessible.

 

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SWIM:

Monona Terrace: The waterfront is the place to be for the start of the swim

FOOD/DRINK:
Ancora Cafe + Bakery
Marigold Kitchen
Barriques
Colectivo Coffee
Wonderstate Coffee
Bradbury's Coffee

GETTING THERE & PARKING:
• Park at the Alliant Energy Center and take the shuttle that will drop you off right by Monona Terrace. More shuttle information.
• Park in a public ramp.

These places are also great for watching the 70.3 swim!

 

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BIKE:

When visiting the following bike route locations, please watch for bikers and be prepared for slow traffic in some areas.

Verona Loop Festival: Festival fun right in the middle of the bike course. Takes place on the grounds of St. Andrew’s Church (301 N. Main Street).

FOOD/DRINK:
• Food and non-alcoholic drinks available at Verona Loop Festival
Sugar River Pizza Company 
North and South Seafood & Smokehouse 
Hop Haus Brewing Company 
Wisconsin Brewing Company *
( n+1 ) cafe 

GETTING THERE:
• Take the free shuttle that picks up at the corner of S. Carroll Street. & E. Wilson Street (near Monona Terrace). More shuttle information.


Intersection of Old Sauk Road and Timber Lane: Hills!

FOOD/DRINK:
Craftsman Table & Tap 
Hubbard Avenue Diner & Bakery 
Longtable Beer Café 
The Roman Candle – Middleton 

GETTING THERE:
•Take US 12/18 W.
•Take Exit 253 for Old Sauk Road
•Left on Old Sauk Road until you reach the intersection with Timber Lane


Intersection of Mid Town Road and Timber Lane: More hills!

FOOD/DRINK:
Yola's Cafe 
Nitty Gritty 
West Towne Mall Food Court *

GETTING THERE:
• Take US 12/18 W.
• Take Exit 254 for Mineral Point Road
• Left on Mineral Point Road
• Left on S. Pleasant View Road
• Right on Mid Town Road until you reach the intersection with Timber Lane


Intersection of W. Mineral Point Road and Garfoot Road: Scenic back road

FOOD/DRINK:
Grumpy Troll Brewery, Restaurant & Pizzeria 
Brix Cider 
Skal Public House 

GETTING THERE:
• Take US 12/18 W.
• Take Exit 254 for Mineral Point Road
• Left on Mineral Point Road until you reach the intersection with Garfoot Road

 

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RUN:

Tip: Rent a Madison BCycle for easy access to all of these locations. View the station map.

State Street: An electric place to watch the run, and the perfect spot to grab a bite to eat

FOOD/DRINK:
Ian's Pizza on State *
Parthenon Gyros *
Chocolate Shoppe Ice Cream Co. 
Fair Trade Coffee House *
Short Stack Eatery *
Bassett Street Brunch Club

GETTING THERE:
• Park at the Alliant Energy Center and take shuttle that will drop you off right by Monona Terrace. State Street is an easy 10-minute walk from the Monona Terrace. More shuttle information.
• Park in a public ramp.


Camp Randall Stadium (Exterior): The Wisconsin Badgers aren’t the only ones to cheer on here

FOOD/DRINK:
Miko Poke *
Everly *
Gates & Brovi *
Barriques 

PARKING:
• View the campus parking map or park on the street.


Lakeshore Path: A peaceful and scenic spot on the UW-Madison campus

FOOD/DRINK:
• See State Street options

GETTING THERE:
• View the campus parking map or park on the street


Finish Line –Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.: The best place of all!

FOOD/DRINK:
BelAir Cantina Capitol Square *
Canteen 
DLUX *
Milio's Sandwiches

PARKING:
• Park at the Alliant Energy Center and take shuttle that will drop you off right by Monona Terrace. State Street is an easy 10-minute walk from the Monona Terrace. More shuttle information.
• Park in a public ramp.

Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. is also a great spot to watch the 70.3 finish!


70.3 ONLY: Olbrich Park: A relaxing park on the lake

FOOD/DRINK:
The Biergarten at Olbrich Park
Michael's Frozen Custard
Daisy Cafe & Cupcakery *

PARKING:
• Park in the lot. 


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