The transition is the period of time between each sport segment/leg. The time between the swim and the bike is called T1, and the time between the bike and the run is called T2. The time you spend in transition is counted towards your overall time for the race. All races will have a transition zone, with row after row of bike racks. Each athlete will place his or her bike on a bike rack. You will place a towel right next to your bike, and all of the gear you will need during the race must fit on your towel. Examples of items you'll place on your towel will include: Running shoes, helmet (a MUST), cycling shoes if you use them, your race number (must be worn during the run), sunglasses, socks, any clothes you'd like to put on over your swimsuit, etc.