Although this is a first class event put on by a first class promotor, I'm afriad that's about the best that you are going to do. It's just too hot in July & August to do those kind of races. When are you planning to go? Where are you comming from? How long will you stay? Early September is probably a better time to go there than middle summer. It gets way hot & very crowded. You could hit the beach on that Monday night & stay the week. Surely the room rates would go down after the Labor day Monday.
Gulf shores is a great place to end a season, but I don't think that I couldn't stay there for a week then do a race! It's way to easy to eat too much, drink too much & do too little! If you don't get in a race, bring a road bike. Some of the roads have a bike lane.
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