Modeling and Texture Creation was done using Maya, Blender and Photoshop
The Bicycle and Rider Models was created from scratch, with every component modeled down to the brakes, brake wires and yes, water bottles.
In the end, complicated components like the Chainrings, Cassette and Chain were greatly simplified to keep the tri/vert count low.
Triangle & Vertex Count
The totals below could easily be further optimized without decreasing quality (likely increased quality with a little work). The original goal/budget I set was to try to get the combined cycling and bicycle models in the 10,000 polygon ballpark for this demo.
UV layout & Textures
From there, UVs were laid out and a simple set of textures was applied.