Check out what modern-day historian, Tom Carroll of Tom Explores Los Angeles, has to say about the Santa Monica Pier or what Ellen Bennett, the Apron Lady of Hedley & Bennett, dubs one of the best tacos on the Westside. These tryathlon guides are meant to inspire you to discover new places and to try getting to them in easy and fun ways. They’re easy to use on the go so invite your friends and family, and get going on your tryathlon adventure!

Want to create your own tryathlon?

Here are 5 easy steps to help you create your own tryathlon. You can also download this worksheet to get started right away!

  1. Determine the theme of your tryathlon.
    Themes can be along the lines of food, history, fitness, nature, art, happy hour, family-friendly, etc.

  2. Put together a list of spots that fit your theme.
    For example, food is the theme for our tryathlon. Some places include Cha Cha Chicken, Philz, and Sidecar Doughnuts. Try to find 5 - 7 different locations.

  3. Map your route by adding these locations on Google Maps.
    Choose the transit option to find the bike, bus, train-friendly routes. TIP: Believe it or not, walking may sometimes be the faster option!

  4. Mark your tryathlon date on your calendar and gather a small group to join you.
    If you’re inviting friends or making this a public event, try creating a Facebook event. It’s always a good idea to send a friendly reminder a day or two before it happens.

  5. On the day of your tryathlon, snap photos along the way and remember to share on social media using #GoSaMo.
    We’ll be giving out GoSaMo swag to all tryathlon participants using the hashtag. If you would like your tryathlon to be featured, please send details of your route and photos to communications@smgov.net.