I'm doing St. George 70.3 in May (is anyone else going?) and looking into options for shipping my bike directly to the hotel, to avoid lugging it around the airport and any anxiety that it might not make the connection through Denver. Has anyone ever used http://www.bikeflights.com -- would you recommend it, or another option?
I used bikeflights last year to ship back-and-forth to SF. They're essentially a discount rate service for Fedex (at least for me). You give them the package size, rate options, and you get a mailing label. I found, with a soft case, that it was much cheaper than checking as luggage, so long as you don't mind the transit time.