1 (No. 4507781)

1

Total weight [kg]:

5.00

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Mexico, Quintana Roo, Cancún

10 Feb 2020

Delivery address and date

Ireland, County Dublin, Dublin

15 Feb 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport section comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you are in need of transporting your vehicle. You may also use it if you bought a bike online and you want to transport it home. Other typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best box in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may ship it without the container but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (such as bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you should detach all the mobile elements – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in separate box or enclose them in cardboard and then secure them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding elements (for example bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the container after placing your bike in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb any shocks during transportation because the bike will not be able to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to transport your bike, you do not need to provide the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bike transportation

Cost of bike transportation mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).