Racing Budget Reality

Making a budget for your race needs is a great idea (especially if your married). It also has a way for making you realize what it costs to enjoy this sport.The costs can even be tougher to swallow when you do not race for a club that has industry connections (like me).

Example of my race budget :

2010 estimate costs:

  • Race fees $490.00
  • Bike Tune ups and repairs $200.00
  • Bike Fit for cross bike $150.00
  • Cross Bike + peddles $1099.00 est (low ball)

Total for 2010: $2839.00


2011 estimate costs:

  • Race fees $490.00
  • Bike Tune ups and repairs $200.00
  • Misc Costs (tire/tubes/components) $300.00 

Total for 2011: $1090.00


BREAK DOWN LIST OF COSTS

Blue color is future expenses
Black is for 2010 season needs
Purple is recurring costs

 

Entry Fees:

  1. Road races est cost is $20-60 per event. 3 races est cost is $180.00 
  2. Duathalons are $50-60 a piece. 3 races est cost is $150.00

 

 

  • MTB races are 30.00 a piece. 8 races est cost is $240.00
  • Cyclocross races are around $20.00. 8 races est cost is $160.00

 

 

Bikes:

  1. Cyclocross bike est $999.00 – 2000.00 –Middle of next season Aug 2010 (examples: http://www.bikesdirect.com , Full circle has Pinarello CX Alu Cross Bikes, http://www.feltbicycles.com/USA/). Will need to do price check in July. Since I will be competing consistently in this sport, it may be good to get solid bike.
  2. MTB Bike est $1799.99 – By March 2010 (example: http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/motobecane/fly_team_09.htm )
  3. New Road Bike est $1600-4000.00 – will look at this in 2 years to see what level I am racing at.  ( examples: http://www.bikesdirect.com, http://www.feltbicycles.com/USA/ , http://www.pinarello.com/ (full circle sells these bikes )
  4. Convert Jamis bike to Time Trail & duathalon Bike – $400.00 – est 2 years+

Components/tune ups:

  1. Pedals for Cyclocross bike (will also fit mountain bike) “Time Atac XS” est price $50-100.00 (will try to find on ebay for less) – Middle of next season late March 2010
  2. Pedals for road Bike “Speedplay Light Action Chrom-Moly” Pedal est $100.00
  3. Bike Shoes for duathalons est price $150.00
  4. Bike tune up $200.00 per year
  5. Misc Costs (tire/tubes/components) $300.00

Bike fit:

  1. Bike fit for cyclocross bike est price $150.00 – Middle of next season Aug 2010

Race License:

  1. Duathalon License $10 x 3 per event = $30.00 – $10.00 per race fee
  2. Cycling & Cyclocross License $60 – Jan renewal for road racing license 

Triathlon Clothing/Gear:

  1. running Shoes est $50.00
  2. Tri Shorts est $40-80 ea – only need two pairs
  3. Transition Bag $55-83.00 ( example: http://www.trisports.com/desoto-tranistionpackiv.html)
  4. CamelBak (will use for road biking also) est 34.95

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