My local Tri-Shark Triathlon Club hosts a quickly growing spring Multisport Expo. This year we had people vote on a couple potential ideas for an educational seminar to be held during the expo. Since many new(er) athletes come out for the expo the most popular idea was "Biking Faster on a Budget." Unfortunately the sport of triathlon has a fairly high monetary cost just to participate in. The cost of gear for 3 sports plus race entry fees is a big barrier for getting kids (and adults!) into the sport. There are a number of things you can do to reduce the costs associated with cycling while still performing at a high level. The slides below discuss some of my ideas related to: #1 smart bike training and #2 smart equipment upgrades.