I got in too....I type a lot faster than I swim-bike-run, and for once that came in handy.
anybody have any insights on accomodation?
When I was there in 2015 we stayed at the Hilton in Nuremberg and rented a car. It was convenient to the train line to get into town for touristing, and the train could take you all the way to Roth if you didn't want to drive. For bike dropoff and for race morning, however, driving was the best bet. Waze was great for navigation.