Remember to book your bike slot online together with your ferry ticket (all bikes require a bike slot whether they are wheeled on to the ferry or packed in a bike box):
You are NOT required to pack your bike in a box for the ferry. Your bike will be handled with care, however, we do advise you to protect your bike against scratches by wrapping your frame and remove the following items from your bike to prevent loss or damage:
– All accessories and loose parts that can fall or be taken off e.g. bike computers, pouches, drink bottles, bike pumps, etc.
– Pedals (this will reduce the risk of damage to other bikes and of luggage handlers riding your bike – even though they have been instructed not to).
For extra precaution, you are of course welcome to pack your bike in a bike box.
If you are traveling to reach Bintan or Singapore, you are required to pack your bike in a bike bag / box. Here are some useful.
Advise the travel agent where you are staying or where you want your bike to go in Bintan, so you receive the appropriate bike luggage tag for your bicycle.
Please arrive 2 hours before departure at the ferry terminal in Singapore to prevent stressful situations.
For the return ferry, please hand your bike back to your hotel 3 hours before departure to ensure your bike makes it on the ferry on time. At the Bintan Ferry Terminal you only need to check in your regular luggage.
If you are staying with one of the event’s, for your convenience bikes will be transferred directly to and from your hotel and the Bintan Ferry Terminal. You are not required to collect it at the ferry terminal, but should do so at your hotel. Those staying elsewhere must contact your hotel in advance. Most hotels will arrange for the transfers of you and your bike to and from the ferry terminal but remember to tell them your itinerary in advance.
The build up and preparation for competing in an IRONMAN® 70.3® can be an apprehensive one so ensure your bike is in good order well in advance to avoid any unnecessary disappointments.
If you have a problem don’t panic as there will be bike mechanics available for last minute fixes and tuning.
Major repairs and assembling or packing of bikes are chargeable.