1 (No. 4984778)

1

Total weight [kg]:

25.00

Distance: 3890.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Mexico, Quintana Roo, Cancún

30 Oct 2019

Delivery address and date

United States, Florida, Panama City Beach

From 30 Aug 2019 to 1 Nov 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport category will be useful when you are going on vacation and you need to ship your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you want to move it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The safest container in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may transport it without the container but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original box, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you should remove all the mobile parts – for example lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate container or enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the container after putting your bicycle in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to reduce jolting during shipping as the bicycle will not be able to move around in the box. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship the bike, you do not need to worry about providing the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

Cost of bike shipping mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).