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Sheriff's office warns of Sunday traffic delays near Lake Geneva

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Gazette staff
June 20, 2012
— Police are asking motorists to steer clear of the Big Foot Triathlon on Sunday.

The race will begin at 7 a.m. with swimmers entering Geneva Lake in front of the entrance to Big Foot Beach State Park, according to a news release from the Walworth County Sheriff's Office.


The bike and run portions will follow.


Motorists not involved in the race are urged to use alternate routes.


Traffic will also be affected in Lake Geneva and in Linn and Walworth townships. Drivers could be asked to wait while runners or bikers cross roads.


Athletes will be riding along the roads in Walworth County southwest of Big Foot Beach State Park.


The route includes South Street, South Lakeshore Drive, County H, the Highway 120 bypass, County B, and Willow, Linton, Hillside, Swamp Angel, Stateline, Alden, Lakeville, Linn-Walworth and Cobblestone roads.


Officers will be at the intersections to help with traffic control. In some places, the bikers will be riding on the side of the road with traffic, and motorists are asked to exercise caution and slow down when passing bicycles, the news release said.


For more information, visit the event's website at ramtri.com/bigfoot.



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