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Special Bicycle Transport and Services for Cycling Athletes

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b2ap3_thumbnail_news-cyclingservice.jpgThe World Police & Fire Games are pleased to partner with TriBike Transport and The Bike Lane for all your bicycle transportation and service needs. These partnerships will allow us to offer you services for your biking events at Fairfax 2015. Enjoy the Games’ events without having to worry about your bike!

Here are the services being offered to help make your races hassle-free:


FREE Bike Valet Service

Sign up for this convenient service! Your bike will be transported from the central warehouse each day to your event. No need to worry about getting it in the car. After your event the bike will be taken back to the warehouse. You may also check your bike out from the Fairfax 2015 central warehouse to ride and then check it back in at night. Bike Valet Service is free! SIGN UP NOW for valet.


Pack and Ship Service from your home city to Fairfax 2015

Have your local bike shop pack your bike. We will pick it up at the shop and send it via UPS. It will be reassembled and taken to the Fairfax 2015 central warehouse on site. After the Games are over your bike will be repacked and sent back to the address of your choice. The price for the complete service is $400. CLICK HERE to make your reservation.


Bike Assembly and Repack

Athletes outside of the continental United States can ship their bike to the Fairfax 2015 central warehouse where it will be reassembled on site, then repacked for you to take or ship home. Price for assembly and repack is $250. Shipping is not included. Deadline for making your reservation is June 15, 2015. CLICK HERE to reserve this service.


Bicycle Wheel Rentals

Zipp wheels will be available for rental on the TBT Wheel Rental website. Offerings are limited, so please make your reservation as soon as possible. Zipp 404 and 808 rental wheelsets are available priced from $150.  CLICK HERE for wheel rental information and to rent wheels. Wheels can be picked up at the central warehouse.

The Fairfax 2015 central warehouse is conveniently located 1/8 mile from the Reston Town Center. Bike check out is possible for training rides. You may then return the bike for safe storage until your next training ride or race.

TriBike Transport is a seasoned, licensed bicycle transport company with over ten years of experience and 70,000 bikes transported. Let TBT get your bike to the games – you can concentrate on your race.


Sign up soon! Visit to make your reservation today!

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WPFG Gold Medal Athlete Dies Following Cycling Race Accident

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b2ap3_thumbnail_RPS.jpgPORTSMOUTH, U.K. - PC Richard Phillips-Schofield, 33, was off-duty and taking part in a race at the velodrome at the Stamshaw centre when the crash happened on Sunday. He was taken to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Cosham with severe head and chest injuries where he died earlier today. He was taking part in the Omega Circuits at the Mountbatten close road circuit on Sunday when the accident happened.

He won two gold medals and a silver medal in the World Police and Fire Games in Belfast last year.

Flags at the force’s Winchester headquarters and Netley have been lowered as mark of respect, and will remain lowered tomorrow.

PC Phillips-Schofield was a rider with the Winchester-based Peter Hansford Racing Team and the force said his main passion was cycling.

He started out at the Light Hall School in Solihull, West Midlands and represented the force in cycling at the highest level, winning national and international awards.

Chief Constable Andy Marsh competed at the World Police and Fire Games with PC Phillips-Schofield. Mr Marsh said: ‘I was proud to serve with Richard, and had the privilege of being one of the first of his colleagues to congratulate him on his gold medal when we competed together in Belfast last year.

‘His service in the police was no less impressive, a first class officer, team player and friend to so many. He was a credit to Hampshire Constabulary and policing in many ways.

‘Richard’s loss will have a huge impact on friends and colleagues across the service, not only in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, but across the UK.

He was unmarried and is survived by his parents.

Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this tragic time.


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Capital Bikeshare - The Inexpensive Fun Way To Get Around Washington, D.C. and Surrounding Areas

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b2ap3_thumbnail_blog-bikeshare.jpgSo you're traveling to the Washington, D.C. area and looking for a unique and healthy way to see the hundreds of tourist attractions around town. We've got the inexpensive and fun way to do it! Capital Bikeshare - the first and one of the largest bike sharing systems in the United States is right here in the National Capital Region.

Capital Bikeshare (also abbreviated CaBi) is a bicycle sharing system that serves Washington, D.C.; Arlington County, Virginia; and the city of Alexandria, Virginia. Its 201 stations and 1,800-plus bicycles are owned by these local governments and operated in a public-private partnership with Alta Bicycle Share.

Opened in September 2010, the system was the largest bike sharing service in the United States until New York City's Citi Bike began operations in May 2013. In its first 22 months (September 2010 to June 2012), Capital Bikeshare enrolled more than 24,000 annual members and 2,800 monthly members, sold more than 180,000 24-hour and 3-day passes, and recorded 2.3 million trips. In the system's second year (September 2011 to September 2012), users took 1,851,857 trips. In 2013, Montgomery County, Maryland signed a contract to add 50 stations by the end of the year.

Capital Bikeshare has five payment options. Casual riders may purchase a 24-hour pass ($7) or a 3-day pass ($15) at any bike station. After swiping a credit card at the station's kiosk, a rider gets a code to unlock a bike. Riders may also sign up online for monthly ($25), annual ($75), or annual installment ($84, paid in monthly increments of $7) passes; these riders are mailed an RFID key that can unlock bikes without entering a code.

Any rider may take unlimited trips of up to 30 minutes, as measured from the time the bike is withdrawn from a dock to the time it is returned. Longer trips incur fees for each additional half-hour on a scale that rises from $1.50 to $8.00. This pricing structure is designed to encourage short trips from place to place instead of longer leisure rides. If a destination station is full, riders can use the kiosk to get 15 more free minutes to return the bike to another location.

A replacement fee of $1,000 is charged to the credit card on file if a rented bike is not returned within 24 hours.


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