TBT’s service is simple. Our online reservation system allows you to secure a space for your bike to any destination race on our event calendar. You’ll drop off your fully-assembled* bike at one of our conveniently located partner shops across the country, roughly one week in advance of your race**. You may choose to have your partner shop give your bike a pre-race tune-up before we transport it to your event (contact shop directly to schedule a tune-up). You can even opt to add a gear bag for a small additional fee.
We’ll carefully load your fully-assembled bike on one of our secure, smooth-riding trucks and drive it to your race. Your bike will never leave our possession and will arrive at its destination a few days prior to race day. Once you arrive to the race venue, you’ll find TBT’s tent set up within walking distance of the transition area. We’ll put the pedals back on your bike and get you on your way within minutes, confident that all nuts and bolts are securely tightened and that your custom fit remains unchanged. It’s a much easier process than trying to unpack and rebuild your bike, not to mention make any necessary adjustments, prior to race day.
Following the race - either immediately after your finish or the next day - simply wheel your bike back to the TBT tent. We’ll remove the pedals, pack your bike safely and securely once again and return it to your local shop, where you’ll pick it up at your convenience. Sticky sports drink and road grime don’t bother us - there’s no need to clean your rig until you arrive back home. Just relax, enjoy your hard-earned finish and leave the details to TBT!
The fee for our entire round-trip service starts at $325***, significantly less than what you would be charged for an airline’s oversized baggage fee. For an additional $40, we will also transport a medium-sized gear bag to most races.**** The gear bag is a great way to ship pedals, helmet, bike shoes, water bottles, wetsuit and Co2 cartridges (continental shipments only).
* Pedals, computers, seat post mounted carbon fiber hydration systems, and rear solid disc wheels must be removed. Keep your pedals and carbon fiber hydrations systems with you or pack them in an optional gear bag ($40 fee). Put your rear solid disc wheel in a clearly marked wheel bag and we’ll transport it for a $25 fee.
** Drop-off schedule specific to each event is available here.
***Fees vary depending on location of event. See our rates here.
**** International events and certain other locations are not eligible for gear bag transport. Maximum allowable weight of gear bag is 25 lbs. We cannot transport bags or backpacks with wheels. We don't recommend including nutritional items such as energy bars, gels and powders. No liquids please.