You’ve registered for a race – whether it be a triathlon or bicycle event – and now you’re trying to figure out how to transport your bike to your next race destination. What do you do?
In this episode of Hilary Topper On Air, Hilary interviews Marc Lauzon, Founder of President of TriBike Transport.
Marc Lauzon grew up in Canada. He obtained his undergrad business degree and MBA from top-ranked school. Prior to forming TriBike Transport Marc previously worked in operations management for a multinational parcel delivery company, management consulting and investment banking.
In the summer of 2004, Marc was preparing to race IRONMAN® Coeur D’Alene. As part of a group of friends heading from the San Francisco bay area to Idaho, Marc decided to drive to the race, thus providing easy transit for the group’s bikes. In planning his road trip, an idea occurred to Marc. Why not rent a truck and transport bikes for other area athletes as well? Curious if anyone was interested in such a service, Marc sent an email to a handful of bay area triathlon clubs. To his surprise, more than 60 athletes signed on, trusting Marc and his rented truck to safely deliver their prized bicycles to their pinnacle event.
Soon after, following some market research and business planning, Marc reached out to IRONMAN® and established an official partnership, with an agreement to transport fully assembled bikes to five IRONMAN® events across North America. The spring of 2005 marked the official launch of TriBike Transport at IRONMAN® Arizona, and the business has continued to grow ever since.
About the Interview
Marc will discuss how to transport a bike to your next race. He’ll also compare the cost and effort of transporting your bike with an airline versus transporting with TriBike Transport. Many athletes think they will save money by taking their bike with them when traveling via airline. However, there are many costs involved, including time costs, when taking your bike with you to a race. He will also discuss the new service launching in 2019: Pack & Ship anytime, anywhere!
About TriBike Transport
TriBike Transport has serviced over 120,000 satisfied athletes since its start in 2004. Their unique company was founded with one goal in mind: To help ease the logistical challenges and exorbitant costs of transporting bikes to and from events via airlines or ground freight. TriBike Transport keeps a vigilant eye on the ever-expanding triathlon market, continually exploring ways in which to enhance our customers’ travel and race experience through our commitment to providing unique and stellar service. They look forward to providing you with their HASSLE-FREE, ECONOMICAL, UNPARALLELED bike transport service to and from your destination race so all you have to do is worry about the finish line. To contact Marc or learn more about TriBike Transport, visit www.tribiketransport.com.