Velosurance is a national insurance agency founded by two cyclists in response to the insurance needs of bicycle riders nationwide. We partnered with an A.M.Best “A” rated, US insurance company to provide a multi-risk policy offering protection to all types of cyclists.
Protect your bike from damage and yourself from injuries and liability while competing in your favorite sport
Racing accidents are part of the sport and Velosurance works hard to get you back racing as soon as possible
Your bike is covered at all times for all types off accidental damage including crash damage that happens while racing.
If you are injured while racing the policy will cover your unpaid medical bills, up to the policy limit
Bikes often get damaged while in transit. Velosurance covers the insured bike whether it is transit by car, air, or bike delivery service.
Engaging in racing demands unwavering commitment, outstanding physical condition, and a strong mindset, but it is not without mishaps
The most risk you take on with your bike, or maybe even in your life, is when you race. If racing is your passion, racing coverage from a specialty bicycle insurer is an absolute no-brainer, because there’s literally no other insurance policy that would cover the bike in a race. In the heat of a race, when operating at the limit, the focus is rarely on safety, and that’s exactly when accidents happen. It doesn’t even have to be your fault, someone’s momentarily lack of awareness can cause the crash that involves you.
Crash and accidental damage coverage is included with a bicycle insurance policy from Velosurance. To extend this coverage to racing, please select "competitive" usage when requesting a quote. Additionally, the policy also provides up to $500 coverage for the riding apparel which includes the kit, helmet, shoes, gloves, and sunglasses. Finally, your spare parts, such as a race wheelset, are covered. (up to $500 per loss, $1,000 limit for the policy term)
Limit or eliminate out-of-pocket medical expenses by filling the gap in your primary medical coverage
A bike insurance policy from Velosurance offers optional medical payments coverage. This is also known as medical gap insurance, and it is a type of coverage that helps fill the "gap" between what you have to pay before your health insurance starts covering 100%. It is often used to complement existing health insurance policies and can be particularly beneficial for those with high-deductible health plans or limited coverage options. If you have no medical insurance at all, this coverage would act as your primary health insurance up to the amount you selected when purchasing the bike insurance policy. But since it’s bicycle insurance, it would cover only the medical expenses that result from a bicycle-related injury. Unless your other hobbies include base jumping or cave diving, racing your bike is probably the time where you take on the most risk, so this coverage is not to be overlooked.
A policy from Velosurance covers your insured bike for loss or damage while it is transit
The airlines have finally recognized the value of making flying with a bike easier; it is also more affordable than ever. If you are flying to your next event and taking your bike on the plane as checked baggage, your bike will pass thorough many hands, including those of the airport staff, baggage handlers and TSA officials, none of who know or care about high value bicycles.
If the bike is returned to you damaged or doesn’t show up at all, you will have to file a claim with the airline. Unfortunately, when it comes to claims, airlines are notoriously difficult, if not outright impossible, to deal with. Most airlines limit their responsibility for checked baggage damage to $500 and allow a very small window for filing a claim. A policy from Velosurance covers your bike for loss or damage while it is transit, including when it’s in the hands of an airline.
If bike racing is your passion, racing coverage from Velosurance is an absolute no-brainer.
Use your USAT/USAC/IMBA membership to get a discount
If you’re participating in sanctioned events, you’re likely already a member of your sport’s governing body, be that USA Cycling (USAC), International Mountain Biking Association (IMBA), or USA Triathlon (USAT).
At Velosurance we recognize the work these organizations do to promote and develop the sport of cycling in the USA and offer a discount to their members. When purchasing a policy please be sure to select your membership and we’ll apply a 10% discount to every insured bike’s premium.
"I've been using Velosurance for about ten years now. I am very happy with the coverage and the claim process. I have made a few claims and each time they have been very helpful and easy to work with. On top of that, they have the easiest website to use. It is the easiest insurance company I've worked with when it comes to making changes and updates. "
Matt FMiami, FL
"I bought my policy to protect against the wave of crime in DC. Little did I know I would be collecting for a full bike replacement, plus my helmet and jersey after a head-on collision. Keep all your receipts and the claims team will make it easy. Buy the medical insurance even if you have good personal insurance. My out-of-pocket has been high. Great company. Strongly recommend. "
Chris RLos Angeles, CA
"I have had my policy with Velosurance for several years now and can highly recommend them. I insure two road bikes with them and finding the best coverage was straightforward. If one has to file a claim, their customer service is exceptional. They are clear on what documentation is needed and extremely responsive. I also like that they offer global coverage, which is great when traveling abroad. "
Thomas BNew York, NY
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Not all types of insurance are created equal. Velosurance levels the playing field by offering a stand-alone bike insurance policy, where claims will not affect your homeowner or renters policy premiums.
|Policy Coverage||Homeowner/Renters Policy|
|Insured at Full Value||Yes||Possibly|
|Theft by Force||Yes||No|
|Theft of Accessories||Yes||Limited|
|Theft Away From Home||Yes||Possibly|
|Permissive Use Policy||Yes||No|
|Replacement Bike Rental||Yes||No|
|Event Fee Return||Yes||No|
|Cycling Apparel Coverage||Yes||No|
|USAC, USAT and IMBA Member Discount||Yes||No|
|FREE INSTANT QUOTE|
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