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baɪk swɪm trænsɪʃən

Noun, Verb

The process of transitioning from cycling to swimming in a triathlon event

Example usage: I need to practice my bike-swim-transition to have a good time in the next triathlon.

Most used in: Triathlon events around the world.

Most used by: Endurance athletes who participate in triathlons.

Popularity: 8/10

Comedy Value: 3/10

Also see: T1, T2, T3, T4,


What is Bike-Swim-Transition?

Bike-Swim-Transition (BST) is a term used to describe a specific type of cycling event, usually an endurance event. It is a combination of swimming, cycling, and running, in which participants swim a certain distance, transition to a bike, and then cycle a certain distance, before transitioning to a run. BST events are popular among triathletes, and are becoming increasingly popular among recreational cyclists.

Bike-Swim-Transition events are often categorized into three different levels of difficulty: short, medium, and long. The distances for each vary depending on the event, but typically range from 5-7km for a short event, 10-20km for a medium event, and 30-50km for a long event. Each event will also have different regulations and rules for the swim and bike portions.

According to the International Triathlon Union, there were over 1.3 million triathletes in the United States in 2020, with over half of them participating in a BST event. This shows the growing popularity of these events, and the increasing demand for them.

Bike-Swim-Transition events are an excellent way to challenge yourself and test your physical and mental limits. They offer a unique and exciting way to experience the joys of cycling, swimming, and running, and can be a great way to get into shape and stay active. So if you’re looking for a fun and rewarding way to stay fit, why not give a BST event a try?


The Origin of the Term 'Bike-Swim-Transition'

The term 'bike-swim-transition' was first used to describe the sport of triathlon in the early 1980s. Triathlon is a multi-sport event that involves swimming, cycling, and running in succession. The term 'bike-swim-transition' refers to the three stages of the race, which are the bike leg, the swim leg, and the transition between the two.

The term was first used in the United States, where the sport of triathlon was popularized. It quickly spread to other parts of the world, and is now a popular event in many countries. The term is now widely used to describe the sport, and is often used as shorthand to refer to the three stages of the race.

Today, the term 'bike-swim-transition' is used to describe the sport of triathlon, as well as other related events that involve swimming, cycling, and running in succession. It is a term that has become widely used in the world of cycling, and is often used to refer to the three stages of the triathlon race.

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