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#raceforpuertorico

Mar 14, 2018 1:14:12 AM

What a difference a year makes. Twelve months ago, the island of Puerto Rico was vibrant and full of life. Known for its mountain range and coastal beaches, it has hosted triathletes for IRONMAN® 70.3® in the middle of March since 2011. TriBike Transport began servicing the race that same year and instantly fell in love with it.

On September 20, 2017, Hurricane Maria hit the island and left severe devastation in its wake. The category four storm quickly cut electricity to 100% of the island and rendered clean food and water virtually impossible to find. Considered to be the worst storm to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years, it is expected to take years to rebuild the island`s infrastructure, and even longer for affected families to heal.

Now six months removed from the initial landfall, and Islanders are still feeling the impact. Nearly 150,000 homes and businesses are without electricity and thousands are without clean drinking water. It is under these conditions that IRONMAN® 70.3® comes to San Juan with over 600 athletes toeing the line this Sunday, March 18.

While things are still not ideal on the island, the race course is ready to go and as beautiful as ever. And following race day, the IRONMAN® Foundation is providing triathletes and their families the opportunity to provide the hands-on help the people of Puerto Rico need.

The team at BN Sports LLC, the owner/operator of IRONMAN® 70.3® Puerto Rico, should be commended for their commitment and perseverance following the storm. The TriBike Transport team is thrilled to support this amazing race, but more importantly the people of Puerto Rico. #raceforpuertorico

For more information on what IRONMAN® Foundation is doing click here, or to register to volunteer, click here.

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Time to Tri

Mar 10, 2018 12:01:50 AM

Triathlon is the greatest sport in the world. No other sport provides an opportunity for equal parts competition and comradery against others that are toeing the same start line as you.

Earlier this year the who’s who of the triathlon industry came together to launch Time to Tri (mytimetotri.com). More than just another tri-focused website, Time to Tri is a commitment from some of the biggest names, and brands in our sport to grow participation from sprint distance races all the way through to Ironman races.

I am proud to say that the team at TriBike Transport has come alongside people like Dan Empfield (aka slowman) the founder of Slowtwitch.com, and organizations like Ironman and USA Triathlon to grow our great sport. We are fully committed to partnering, participating, and investing resources with industry organizations to advance the Time to Tri initiative.

Personally, I committed to work with members of our sponsored team of triathletes, Team TBT, to reach out to their local communities across the country to remove the barriers and get more people involved in triathlon. That can be anything from setting up a group ride, run or swim session, or even things as simple as sharing our experiences to get others excited.

What are you doing to share your passion for triathlon? Share in the comments below and we will give one free continental US fully-assembled transport to our favorite suggestion.

Need some motivation yourself? Check out mytimetotri.com to learn how to improve your swim, bike, or run, or just to become more involved in this great initiative.

Let’s work together to share or our love and passion for this amazing sport!

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Like you, we know there’s nothing better than a long bike ride on a clear sunny day or a late afternoon run in shorts and tank. And sure, we’ve all heard about the importance of protecting ourselves from the sun while out training, but could you pass a pop quiz on just how UV rays actually affect us?

Surprise, Pop Quiz! Get your pencils out and see if you pass!

  1. What time window is the sun’s UV rays strongest?

    1. 8am to 1pm
    2. 10am to 4pm
    3. 3pm to 6pm

  2. What surfaces can UV rays reflect off of?
    1. Water
    2. Sand
    3. Snow
    4. Pavement
    5. Grass
    6. None of the above
    7. All of the above

  3. How much of skin aging is caused by the sun?
    1. 50%
    2. 75%
    3. 90%

  4. How common is skin cancer? It’s ranked in the United States as the:
    1. #1 most common cancer
    2. #2 most common cancer
    3. #3 most common cancer

Ok, how did you do?

  1. B - 10am to 4pm is the time the sun’s UV rays are strongest. That’s 6 hours!
  2. G - Yep, just about all surfaces allow UV rays to reflect and actually increase the UV intensity and exposure! From the ski slopes to the swimming pool, if the sun’s out it’s going to affect you.
  3. C - An estimated 90 percent of skin aging is caused by the sun! But if your daily regimen includes wearing sunscreen SPF 15 or higher studies have shown you may have 24% less skin damage than those that don’t. #worthit
  4. A - Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States! In fact, more skin cancers are diagnosed in the US each year than all other cancers combined. And if that isn’t scary enough, the number of skin cancer cases has continually increased over the past few decades. Okay, numbers speak, American Cancer Society reported, 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime!

Wait, what?! 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime… but this cancer is preventable! We’re super passionate about sun safety at Zealios and we really really enjoy spending a lot of time outdoors. This passion lead to the birth of Sun Barrier SPF 45 sunscreen. We were tired of worrying about our sun protection when training and opting outside. Focusing on our performance is what we’d rather worry about!

Zealios Sun Barrier SPF 45 was designed, tested and proven to last through the hottest days, sweatiest training runs and even while lapping it up in the pool. Our sunscreen has 8% zinc oxide, which provides better protection than avobenzone, the lesser ingredient many other brands use. And our sunscreen filters 98% of the harmful UVA & UVB rays that cause skin damage.

Yeah, yeah, we’re bias, so hear from IRONMAN Champion, Sarah Paimpiano why she uses Zealios.

Sarah Piampiano, Zealios Athlete / IRONMAN Champion

“I spend so much of my day outside in the sun, so having proper sun protection is paramount for me and Zealios Sun Barrier has been AMAZING to use,” says Piampiano. “As a redhead, I have fair skin and my risk of skin cancer is higher, so I’m acutely aware of the quality of the sunscreen I am using. BUT aside from that, all of the Zealios products have wowed me”

PRODUCT REVIEW

Zealios Sun Barrier SPF 45.

  • Zinc Oxide
  • Dries completely clear and won’t leave you looking blue or white
  • Easy on sensitive skin and ideal for athletes
  • No oil in the formula so it’s not greasy…won’t clog pores or run into or sting your eyes
  • Even without oil, it has the FDA’s highest water resistance rating at 80 minutes!

So, to sum up, you train too hard to get sun burnt by cheap and ineffective sunscreen. Athletes trust Zealios to protect and nourish their skin and hair while training outdoors and in the pool.

Check out teamzealios.com to learn more and pick up some Sun Barrier SPF 45 with a special 15% discount just for TBT followers! Use code: TBTMar18 at checkout through the month of March 2018.

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Welcome To 2018

Feb 1, 2018 3:10:02 AM

Welcome to 2018! As the team at TriBike Transport (TBT) enter our 15th season, we have some great things planned for the upcoming year. Before we get into our plans for this year, we wanted to take a look back at what a great year 2017 was.

Last year was another spectacular one for TBT. As a company, we transported over 8,100 bikes to 61 cycling events across North America and around the world. We also said goodbye to Coeur d’Alene, my personal favorite race, helped Kathleen McCartney celebrate the 35th anniversary of her first IRONMAN® World Championship win, and saw Team TBT athlete Keish Doi completed four IRONMAN® races in four weeks, as he raced his way across Europe.

Moving forward into 2018 we are expecting even better things. We continue to be a proud partner of IRONMAN® North America and recently entered into a partnership with USA Triathlon and its 500,000 members. This year, we are also looking to support more cycling events outside of typical triathlon races. We have been a part of Leadville since 2013, and in 2017.

Our 2018 event calendar is beginning to take shape. We have already posted a number of events that you can register for today. To see our full event calendar click here.

Make sure to check back often, because we are adding new events all the time. And stay tuned to our website, as well as our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram pages for all of the latest news.

Here’s to a great year of racing, and a great year of providing hassle-free, economical, unparalleled service...easing your stress and allowing you to focus on your race.

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Each year over 2,000 athletes toe the line with a dream of hearing Mike Reilly announce “You are an Ironman” as they come through the finishing chute on Ali’i drive. On their way to achieving their dream, they have to tackle the waves of the Pacific, the winds of the Queen K Highway and the heat of the Natural Energy Lab.

Like every IRONMAN® Race, Kona is often filled with stories of challenges and triumphs, and this year was no different. Before the race even began came the news that Tim Don would not be able to make the start after being involved in a crash during a training ride on the Queen K. Also missing from the finish line was perennial favorite Matt Russell who was involved in a bike crash during the race. Thankfully, both are now on the mend but the recovery will be lengthy. We are sure both of them are eying a return to Kona in 2018 as the ultimate goal on their recovery journey. Follow Matt’s journey here.

On the more positive side, there many stories of triumph among the finishers including Patrick Lange’s course setting record and Daniela Ryf’s third straight win. There was also a breakout performance by Australia’s Sarah Crowley who managed a third-place finish after a mid-race crash.

From a TriBike Transport perspective, Kona is one of our most challenging and rewarding races every year. It is one of the few races each year that we have to pack bikes for water shipment, which adds a whole new level of complexity.

This year was our 8th trip to the island for the IRONMAN® World Championships and saw us helping 330 athletes experience hassle-free transport getting to their race. Since we began supporting the Kona race in 2009, we have now transported over 3,000 bikes to and from the island.

Congrats to everyone that realized their Kona dream this year. Whether it was for the first time, or the 35th, you don’t get to the World Championships without drive, determination and plenty of hard work.

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