TriBike Transport has relationships with bike shops all around the U.S., and many triathletes who race outside of their hometown use their service to transport their bike to/from the race.
For Ironman Arizona I rented a Chrysler 500 to transport the bike. Primarily because three family members were coming along and because it had the largest truck space I could find. What a hassle. After stacking gear, four pieces of luggage, food, pillows, and a bike I literally had to sit on the trunk to get it to close.
For Ironman Austin I used TriBike Transport, and my God … their service brought peace of mind. So easy. So stress-free.
Originally I didn’t want to use their service. With a cost of $400+, transporting the bike cost more than the airline ticket. Still, here’s why I made the choice.
Each airline charges for checked-in bags and they charge extra for over-sized items like a bike. After hours of research I discovered each carrier’s cost and size requirements are different. Just like there are different bike crate sizes.
Many taxi services don’t have a trunk large enough for a bike case. That means shuttling to/from the course and hotel with a van, which could cost more.
Trust me, the last thing you need pre/post race is bike problems, and having TriBike Transport as a support resource might cost a few pennies more, but the peace of mind they bring is priceless.