If you’re in the eleventh hour and still haven’t found a gift for an important triathlete in your life, we have five great suggestions that you won’t have to head out to the store for, that are perfect for triathletes of all ages and abilities.
Velofix $100 gift cards
For the triathlete in your household who never has any time to get their bike fixed — a service session from Velofix. This mobile bike shop can come right to your door whenever you need them. There are a variety of service packages available. With locations across the country there’s a good chance you’ll be able to get anything from a tune-up to a major repair done right at home.
A perfect starter pack for the beginner triathlete who is just trying to figure out what energy products to add to their training regimen, the Beginner Box includes a variety of gels, chews, bars and electrolyte replacement products from brands such as: GU, Kewaza, Honey Stinger, Fruit2, Bounce, Nuun, Nature’s Bakery, Salt Stick, Simply Protein, EFS, Skratch, Louis Garneau, Endurance Tap, Bonk Breaker and Clif.
Bike fit from your local bike shop (prices vary)
Every triathlete or cyclist can use a new bike fit at the start of the season. This is also a gift way to support local, independent bike shops. There are benefits to having a triathlon bike fit specialist if your recipient rides a TT bike, so that’s worth asking the shop when you buy the service.
Race entry (prices vary)
If you know they have their eye on a race but haven’t signed up yet, buying their registration as a gift is a great way to give them an extra push and put something up on the calendar for the 2017 race season. For Canadian athletes, Ironman branded events are at the top end of the price range, but there are tons of great local races in every province that have entry fees around the $100 price point. Check out the Multisport Canada Series, Montreal Esprit Triathlon, and Great White North Triathlon for example.
Triathlon Magazine Canada subscription — 12 months, $21
With all the latest triathlon tips, news and inspiration, our bi-monthly magazine is the voice of Canada’s triathlon community. Also check out our sister titles Canadian Cycling, Canadian Running and Gripped.