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 2013 ITU World Championships in Ottawa, 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.
The Ottawa Marriott will be the official Team USA hotel for the August 2013 Duathlon World Championships. This will be the home base for Team USA. The cutoff date for the group rate at the Ottawa Marriott Hotel has passed (July 8th). The hotel only has a handful of rooms left and is sold out on Friday. If anyone is looking for an alternate hotel nearby try the Residence Inn Marriott 613-231-2020 or the Radisson hotel 613-236-1133. Both are fairly close by but the cost is the Hotel’s prevailing rate of the day.
If you have questions about travel, please email Katarina Stastny from Event Travel Management firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at 303-386-8507.Raceday Transport International Bike Transport
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.
Raceday Transport is the Official Bike Transport provider for USA Triathlon and Team USA.
Team USA Bike Checklist
Congratulations on making Team USA. Below are a few things that will help the team mechanics better serve you.
Make sure your bike is in working order - Taking your bike to your local bike shop for a tune-up is recommended. Try to give your shop two weeks before your trip in the event of major repairs that you may not be aware of. Packing your bike - If you are uncomfortable packing your bike, please allow your bike shop to assist you. If you pack your bike, please make sure that your pedals, seat/seat post, wheels, helmet, and any other race day equipment make it in the box. Please secure smaller items such as pedals and stems in a bag or small box so they are not lost in transport. Unpacking your bike - We do encourage you to assemble your bike as much as you can. If you are not comfortable with this task, then we are glad to assist you. It is easier for us to assemble your bike correctly than it is to repair a badly stripped out bolt or replace a broken part.
Mechanics are present at races on a volunteer basis. We will try to be prepared for any bike repair that we encounter. If you have a bike with special needs, such as a wheel-set that requires a different spoke tool, or a bike that has odd sized bolts, please bring proper tools just in case we do not have them. With sometimes hundreds of bikes to work on, it is hard to have every tool and bolt that we may need to get you on the road safely. If we do encounter bikes that need major repairs we will do our best to get these bikes on the road for the event. Thanks for helping us help you.
Bike Rental Companies
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 information below and follow the links to make your purchase by Friday, June 28, 2013.
To purchase this coverage at any time throughout the year, please do so by visiting the link below.
Team USA Store