Driving has proven to be an interesting experience around the East Coast. When we planned this trip, we selected hotels close to the race starts and our hotel in Stamford was 3 miles from the race start according to Google maps. We left the hotel about 45 minutes before race start because..."It couldn't take more than 15 minutes to get there." Well, we thankfully made it to this race, but it took us almost 45 minutes to travel the 3 miles to get there. You could tell that Stamford was a very old town that had grown into a very LARGE city and unfortunately, downtown Stamford was not designed to accommodate large amounts of traffic. Most of the city is 1 lane traffic, but the view at the Cove was well worth it.