If my bike breaks down on the bike course, can I leave it on the bike course and run back to transition?

No, you may not abandon your bike, run to transition without your bike and then continue to the run course. A participant must complete the bike segment while in possession of their bike. If a bike is unable to be repaired or ridden, and the participant wishes to continue with the event, the bicycle must remain with the participant and may be pushed or carried back to their designated transition area. Finishing the bike course without your bike will result in disqualification.