Event Travel Management (a division of Polk CTM) Travel Packages
USA Triathlon and Event Travel Management have finished putting the final touches on the Team USA travel packages for the 2014 ITU World Championships in Edmonton, Canada. We highly encourage our Team USA members to book their travel through Event Travel Management (a division of Polk CTM) as USAT works very closely with them to create these packages. This is how you can best interact with fellow team members and have the best access to the Team USA Support Staff.
Event Travel Management (ETM) has created an all inclusive land travel experience that will make everything easier for you. Please follow this link to read up more on our official Team USA travel package: http://www.cvent.com/d/n4q1q6. If you have questions about travel, please email Suzanne Rivers from Event Travel Management at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 303-386-8541.
Traffic, Parking and Road Closures:
Road closures will occur throughout race week effecting different roads. Details to follow in coming months.
If you are looking for lodging outside of the travel package visit http://edmonton.triathlon.org/travel/accom.
For recommendations visit http://edmonton.triathlon.org/travel/visit_edmonton.
For recommendations visit http://www.travelalberta.us/.
In partnership with the City or Edmonton, we are pleased to announce that all accredited athletes, officials, trainers and coaches will be able to ride Edmonton Transit for free from Aug. 25-Sept. 1. You must show your official event accreditation card before entering a bus or Light Rail Transit (LRT) train in order to ride free of charge.
Please visit the Government of Canada website at http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/visit/visas.asp to see if your team requires a visa to enter Canada.
We highly advise athletes to apply 6 months prior to the race to avoid disappointment. Processing times for visas can be found on this link: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/information/times/temp/visitors.asp
More information on visas and invitation letters can be found here http://edmonton.triathlon.org/visas.
MEDEX International Insurance
As you prepare for your upcoming competition abroad, please consider the added protection that international insurance can provide. Your domestic health insurance may not offer adequate travel protection during an emergency and benefits can be limited. Travelers are often left with the burden of making their own arrangements and paying costly out-of-pocket medical expenses.
MEDEX, a partner of the USOC and USA Triathlon, offers Travmed Abroad to take care of these problems and other travel, medical and security related issues. The cost to our athletes is at a discounted rate of $3/day which gives the traveler $100,000 in coverage, with only a $25 deductible per illness or injury. TravMed will locate nearest providers, hospitals, ER, arrange for medical evacuations, translation services and much more. This insurance covers the cost of services on a secondary basis to any personal insurance already in place (if there is no coverage then they become the primary insurer) after a $25 deductible. Illness and injuries, including sport injuries, are also included in the coverage.
We highly encourage all of our athletes to take advantage of this offer. You may get coverage for yourself as well as family and friends traveling abroad. Please review the link below if you would like additional information.
To purchase this coverage at any time throughout the year, please do so by visiting the link below.
Team USA Store
Raceday Transport International Bike Transport
Raceday Transport is the Official Bike Transport provider for USA Triathlon and Team USA.
Transporting your bike to international events can be a challenging task. Accurate planning requires a balance of cost, convenience, time constraints, and accessibility. Organizing these factors is what we do best. At Raceday Transport, our mission is to provide each customer with the options and services that best fit their individual needs.
Raceday Transport will offer numerous international service options including discounted shipping through FedEx and UPS; Bike Box rentals; negotiated pricing on bike assembly/disassembly through our 150+-bike partner network; Fully-Assembled shipping to select international events; mechanical services, and more.
For more information, please call 916.778.7473, or log-on to racedaytransport.com and send us a “contact us” request.