Here are the two proposed routes for the next La Quinta Ironman Triathlon traffic nightmare


The City of La Quinta will vote on March 19 if they will once again host the traffic and business nightmare that is the Ironman (spoiler: they will). Monday, they released the two proposed routes for the event with each having plenty of negatives but also a lot of posi… actually wait, nevermind.

Here’s Option A:

And here’s option B:

And you’re probably saying at this point, “is this the same map?”  No, it’s mostly the same but Route A starts at Miles and heads to Jefferson, while Route B also starts at Miles, but then foes to Dune Palms and 48th before going back to Jefferson.

And while the routes will once again fuck up traffic and resident’s lives during the busy Holiday Season so a few hundred people can bike, swim, and run through town, the city does have a plan to get the word out this time which includes publishing details in the “The Gem,” putting flyers on countertops and social media posts which probably won’t include the city’s official hashtag: #DoYouEvenLaQuintaBro.


  1. The problem is having to get to the tennis Garden. Just eliminate that and have the finish line at Lake Cahuilla or PGA Clubhouse.

  2. Ok so we got caught with the bikes last year and now there are signs on Madison saying something about October ??
    Why don’t they just ride in the bike lanes that we just got in LQ At great expense on our property taxes?
    There’s lots of streets to the right of Monroe that’s available too
    If we could just get something in the mail that tells us definitively where and when we could plan
    Last year spent 3 hours going around in a circle and the rents cops didn’t know where they were so could not get out to get away it was really stupid and that’s not what should happen please!

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