Tuesday Tips from Coach Jimmy Riccitello – Stick to your Training plan, Rent a Bike

With the huge growth over the years of triathletes and cyclists, so comes the growth of many other aspects like coaching, training, participating in events, and attending camps.  All those aspects can also include having to travel with your bike.  As coaches like expert Jimmy Riccitello points out in his weekly Tuesday Tips, renting a bike can be a great option and one less hassle or stumbling block in your training plan.

If you haven’t looked in a while, bike shops throughout the country are now adding top of the line bikes for rental like Cervelo, Trek, Specialized, Giant, Ridley, Scott, Raleigh and Cannondale and can be many times, far less expensive than shipping your bike and taking the chance it gets damaged in flight.

Just take a look at Trisports who has been doing bike rentals in Tucson They are renting out bikes like the 2011 Cervelo P2 for a little over $200 per week and that’s with top of the line Shimano Dura Ace.

As more and more shops continue to rent bikes and use services like Velolet that make it easy to make your reservations, you’ll begin to see that the bike rentals in Tucson, bike rentals in San Diego, bike rentals in Portland, etc. will increase in quality and quantity.

What can you do?  Tell your local bike shop to start listing on Velolet.com.  It’s free and it helps keep you on your training plan.  You stay on your training plan and you will make Coach Jimmy proud.

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