WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- It’s a busy weekend in the Port City, and traffic will prove it. The 5th best triathlon in the world kicks off Saturday morning, and athletes will be traveling all over New Hanover County on bikes and by foot. Registration was Friday afternoon, and folks from all over the country converged on the old Convention Center. Beach2Battleship Race Director Jeremey Davis says traffic is to be expected, but the good outweighs the bad.
“We understand completely. I hate sitting in traffic; I know everybody does. The only thing I can say is these athletes are out there working out for 8, seventeen hours, some of them. They’ve been training for a year. It’s one day out of their lives, and hopefully they can understand this is a big, major economic impact to the city,” said Davis.
To make traveling a little easier Saturday, Davis suggests sticking to the Cape Fear Memorial Bridge instead of the Isabella Holmes Bridge.