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Cairns 2017 IM & 70.3 Bike Transport

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Cairns Bicycle Transport

TriBikeTransfer had a rush of orders for Cairns this year and had a full trip planned.  Recently we had a group pull out so have a few spots that have become available from Sydney.  For those who have been to Cairns before, as with most Destination Events, the airlines and hire car company's get busy and not having the bike to worry about can make all the difference.

If you are interested please contact us direct at dave@tribiketransfer.com.au as the website currently shows only a waitlist and we would like to offer the spots that have come up to existing TriBikers first.


A Timely Reminder
TriBikeTransfer staff are making an effort to qualify for World standard distance this year so know all about the hassles of taking bicycles on planes and interstate travels for Triathlons.  How we wished there was a bike transfer to the interstate qualifiers.  Suffice to say it was a timely reminder about why we started the service in the first place.
 

Good luck with the autumn training.  Enjoy.

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July 16 News – Busso Ready

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TriBikeTransfer to Busso now open for booking

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Busso Bike Transfer now open.


Busso Long & Half in December
With Ironman announcing the Busselton Ironman event will be accompanied by the 70.3  on 04Dec16 we expect a lot extra bike transfer bookings and due to the distances there are limited spots.  So get in early.

Bookings are now open online at Busselton Long and Half .  As with the previous Busso events, transport is from Sydney and Nowra at this stage.  Sorry about that, but happy to hear from those in other cities if your interested. 


Congratulations to us
TriBikeTransfer has just reached the significant milestone of having transported bikes over more than 1,000,000 kms.  Hard to believe after 4 years but looking forward to the next million.  Thanks for all the support.

World Champs in Sunny Coast
For all those doing 2016 Ironman 70.3 World Championships in Sunny Coast there are still a few spots left.  It will be a busy airport with lots of athletes from around the world so you might want to think about getting the bike transported.

Upcoming Events
Don't forget Noosa.  It always sells out so get in early.  Check out the events page at www.tribiketransfer.com.au for more information.

Good luck with the winter training.  Keep warm.

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Cairns Jun 2016

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Cairns put it on yet again.  Sun and heat that would burn on the Sat before the race and then rain again on race day.  3 years in a row and a heap of wind so well done everyone.

We loved being there cheering friends across the line and really enjoy being a part of this event.  Although it is a long trip for the drivers, it is all in all a pretty special trip and Cairns is always a nice relaxed destination (if you don’t have an IM or 70.3 that is).

New pickup destinations in Newcastle this year as well as Fortitude Valley in Brisbane.  Thanks Cheeky Bikes and Reid Cycles.

Looking forward to doing it again next year.  Any new playlists welcome.

Busso 70.3 & Port Mac, May 2016

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Congratulations to all the TriBikers who did Busso 70.3.  With a truck load of bikes from Sydney, TriBikeTransfer was happy to help out with Gordo and the Performance Plus squad who took on the iconic course.  Great to see we could help making the event easier, by taking the hassle out of the bike transfer.  With Busselton being a 3 hour drive south of Perth it is difficult to get there without a hire car and by having the bikes delivered the guys could share cars for the drive.  Thanks again Gordo and crew and hope the training for the New York marathon is going well.

The same weekend TriBikeTransfer did the Port Macquarie IM and 70.3 from Sydney and Melbourne.  A great turnout at the event and we are always in awe of those doing any of these events.  Well done everyone especially in trying conditions with rain and wind.  We enjoyed watching from the sidelines although will bring some more rain gear next time.

July News – Next Seasons Events Confirmed

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TriBikeTransfer Winters Here

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Winter is certainly here, but planning for the upcoming season is well underway.


The Next Tri Season
Lots of planning going on at TriBikeTransfer over the winter months to make the 2015/16 season even better.  We are putting on a lot more services to new events as well as new bike shop partnerships in all the major cities.  Next year we will be doing:

Sunshine Coast 70.3 13Sep15
Adelaide Duathlon Worlds 18Oct15
Noosa Tri Festival 01Nov15
Forster Challenge 08Nov15
Western Sydney 70.3 29Nov15
Busso Ironman 06Dec15
Husky Big Tri 21Feb16
Melbourne Ironman 20Mar16
Batemans Bay Challenge Apr16
Port Macquarie Ironman 01May16
Cairns IM & 70.3 12Jun16


World Duathlon Champs in Adelaide

For all those doing 2015 ITU World Duathlon Championships in Adelaide, remember Tri Australia members receive up to 20% off standard pricing depending on your pickup city.  With more than 600 athletes from Australia alone, taking bikes on planes is going to be even harder than normal.

Upcoming Events
The next events on the TriBikeTransfer Calendar are Sunshine Coast 70.3 in Sep, Adelaide ITU Worlds in Oct and Noosa in Nov.  Check out the events page at www.tribiketransfer.com.au for more information.

Sunny Coast 70.3, 13Sep15
A magic setting with a fantastically fast bike course.  A great event if you can put up with training through winter.
Adelaide ITU Duathlon Worlds, 18Oct15
The city of churches, ....... & bicycles.  Sure to be an amazing event with Australia hosting the world.
Noosa Tri Festival 01Nov15
The largest Triathlon event in Australia.  What more to say.  An incredible weekend.

Good luck with the winter training.  Keep warm.

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June News – End of Season and Winters Here

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Winters here, time to plan for the next year

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Winter is here and the season is over for those of us not heading overseas.
Good luck to those who are, enjoy.


The Wrap
Although the tri season is over here in Oz it is time to plan next years fun.  Sunny Coast and Noosa are both filling fast so make sure you get your booking in.

For all those doing the
 2015 ITU World Duathlon Championships in Adelaide, remember Tri Australia members receive up to 20% off standard pricing depending on your pickup city.  With more than 600 athletes from Australia alone, taking bikes on planes is going to be even harder than normal.

Interesting Stuff
Finally got time to do the cost comparison that many have been asking for.  See below:
 

  Airline Transport TriBikeTransfer
Disassembly/Reassembly $160 to $240 $0
Bike case $80 rental or
$300 to $700 for purchase
$0
Airline Fee (return) $60 to $120 $0
Upgrade Car Rental $20/day $0
Stress Heaps None
Total $320 + $200
 
Note fees vary depending on the location and airline.
  • Disassembly/Reassembly of bike – either have the time and know how yourself, or pay a mechanic to do it for you (approximately $40-60 each of four times)
  • Purchase ($300-$700) or rental ($80) of the bike case, plus the hassle of lugging it through the airport along with all the other gear. With your own bike case you will still need to consider the cost of the wear and tear and having to buy a new one at some stage. Yes you can get a used cardboard box from the bike shop but while it might work you can’t be serious.
  • Standard airline extra baggage and weight fees can vary greatly in Australia depending on your choice of airline. The cheapest is approximately $30 each way but can easily exceed $60 or $100.Plus the stress of wondering if your bike will arrive with you as airlines only have limited space for non-standard luggage.
  • Upgrade the rental to take the bike, get a rental by yourself as you can’t share with friends anymore or have the hassle of waiting for the bigger taxis.
  • Make time to re-assemble before the race.
  • All the stress and expense, when you really need to focus on the race which you have trained hard for more than 3 months.
  • Repeat the disassembly/reassembly process again after the race when you actually deserve to relax and enjoy the achievement.
  • The tribiketransfer cost used for comparison is for member of partner clubs to do Sunny Coast, Noosa and Melbourne from Sydney, etc.

 

Upcoming Events
The next events on the TriBikeTransfer Calendar are Sunshine Coast 70.3 in Sep, Adelaide ITU Worlds in Oct and Noosa in Nov.  Check out the events page at www.tribiketransfer.com.au for more information.

Sunny Coast 70.3, 13Sep15
A magic setting with a fantastically fast bike course.  A great event if you can put up with training through winter.
Adelaide ITU Duathlon Worlds, 18Oct15
The city of churches, ....... & bicycles.  Sure to be an amazing event with Australia hosting the world.
Noosa Multisport, 01Nov15
The biggest Triathlon event in Australia.  A fantastic location and not to be missed.

Congratulations to those TriBikers who were at Cairns Ironman & 70.3.  Nice to get up north from Melbourne, Sydney & Brisbane. While the weather was similar to last year, unbelievably rain and a head wind again, it was a great race as always.

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May News – Welcome Cheeky Velosport

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TriBikeTransfer Heads North to the Warmth

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The end of the season is close with Cairns in a few weeks before some well earned time off.


New Partners

TriBikeTransfer is excited to announce the newest Partner Bike Shop, Cheeky Velosport b
ased very close to Centennial Park they are the perfect location for those training in the area.  The guys at Cheeky have offered a special deal on pre-race servicing for the Cairns event, very competitive, so check it out.  No time left with Cairns less than 2 weeks away.

New Events
TriBikeTransfer  has just included the 2015 ITU World Duathlon Championships in Adelaide into its 2015 calendar.  Pickups from Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne areas.  Tri Australia members receive up to 20% off standard pricing depending on your pickup city.  The event is on 18Oct15 but with more than 600 athletes from Australia competing, this event is sure to sell out so get in early

Upcoming Events
The next events on the TriBikeTransfer Calendar are Cairns IM & 70.3 in June, Sunshine Coast 70.3 in Sep and Adelaide ITU Worlds in Oct.  Check out the events page at www.tribiketransfer.com.au for more information.

Cairns Ironman & 70.3,
14Jul15

A nice event to end off the season off after all the hard training.  Fingers crossed that Cairns turns on the weather.
Sunny Coast 70.3, 13Sep15
A magic setting with a fantastically fast bike course.  A great event if you can put up with training through winter.
Adelaide ITU Duathlon Worlds, 18Oct15
The city of churches, ....... & bicycles.  Sure to be an amazing event with Australia hosting the world.

Well done for all those who got to the NSW club champs.  Great to see so many TriBikeTransferers there and congratulations to Cronulla for a great win on their 30th anniversary year.

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April News – Heading North for the Warmth

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TriBikeTransport, New and upcoming events

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With winter closing in a lot of athletes are looking north for their next event.

Upcoming Events
TriBikeTransfer is continuing to support events in Cairns, Sunny Coast and Noosa this year and looking forward to getting up to the sun.  It can't rain 2 years in a row for Cairns, can it.  Good luck with the training and no doubt the indoor trainer has had a big work out lately.  See below for more details on each of the events.

New Events for 2015
We now include Busso Ironman on our list of supported events.  A iconic Ironman event.  Check out the events page at www.tribiketransfer.com.au for more information.

It also looks like we will be going to the 2015 ITU World Duathlon Championships in Adelaide in Oct this year . It will be confirmed either way in the next 3 weeks so keep an eye out.  Again on the events page at www.tribiketransfer.com.au.


 
Cairns Ironman & 70.3,
14Jul15

A nice event to end off the season off after all the hard training.  Fingers crossed that Cairns turns on the weather.
Sunny Coast 70.3, 13Sep15
A magic setting with a fantastically fast bike course.  A great event if you can put up with training through winter.
Noosa Multi-Sport, 01Nov15
A great event that always sells out. What more to say, it is the Noosa Tri and it is always a good weekend away.

All the best with the training and racing as the tri calender comes to a close for the year.  Hopefully we will see many of you at the NSW club champs in Forster for an end of year bash before the training continues for those events up North.

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Melbourne IM – The Highs and the Lows

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TriBikeTransfer did Melbourne Ironman transfers again this year.  What an amazing event.  Great weather and IM tried out the new continuous wave start which worked well.  The Pro’s all went together but the age groupers went in lots of 6 with each person’s time starting when they went over the timing mat at the swim start gate.  It meant the bike was much fairer as there was less drafting than the year before.  Still some but much better.  The challenge is that you don’t know who your racing against as the start is pretty much self seeded so it is more like a time trial.  Also makes the swim easier as you don’t have to battle 2000 other people but makes it difficult if you are wanting to race for a spot in Kona or just a high position in your age group.  I wish.

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From a bike transfer perspective it went really well. Pickups in Sydney and Canberra.  All the bikes were picked up on Thursday and in Melbourne and dropped off by Friday.

Since most of the people having transfers done were in the St Kilda area we threw in free hotel delivery and also free transfer to T1 if people required.  To get a bus down and have your bike taken by the IM arranged transport is really a bit of a zoo.  Bus schedules changed without notice and some people had to go for a taxi and train to get there in time.  So it was good we could offer to take the bikes down if people wanted.  It worked out well.

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Pickup from St Kilda also went well.  The truck was positioned right at the bike pickup and all the bikes were loaded by midday.  Uneventful trip back to Canberra and Sydney and all the bikes made it home safe.  As expected.

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Special mention to the 4 TriBikeTransferers who qualified for Kona.  We’d like to think it was a little bit to do with being more relaxed before the race because people didn’t have to worry about their bikes but it more likely had to do with incredible ability.  Congrats.

Also thoughts go out to Martin who crashed the bike at km 30 and then completed 150km’s on the bike and 42km’s on the run before being told he had a broken collar bone and needed hospitalisation, 8 screws and a good dose of morphine. True Ironman spirit.

 

 

Noosa, What an event

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Finally we get to write about Noosa.  Even though it was a month ago.

Pretty amazing really.  7000 competitors in the Tri and something like 10-11000 over the weekend.  Not only is Noosa a great location for a triathlon but the event is really well organised.  Although there are some stories of people having to pull out and not being able to get refund’s overall the feedback from people competing was very positive and most of them would do it again.

For those who don’t know what 7000 bikes all in a row look like here are a few thousand.  Imagine 4 times this.

Noosa bikes in trans 2014

 

TriBikeTransfer did its first transfer from Melbourne to Noosa this year and it went really well.  A big thank you to Bike FO and CBD cycles as drop off places and we are looking forward to future events around Australia.

In total 65 bikes from Melbourne, Canberra and Sydney, 2 trucks and a great time.  Not much spare time for the swimming we were looking forward to, and when we did get there it was late Sun arvo and the wind had come up so not all that good for doing laps in front of the beach but still nice to get into the water.

While we love transporting bikes, it was nice to see the last one dropped off and good to have an empty truck.

Looking forward to next years event though.  Make sure you get in early if you want to compete.  Here is the webpage if you want to enter and remember it gets very busy at the airport and we are more than happy to take the pain of the bike transfer away for you.

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