1 (No. 5209694)

1

Total weight [kg]:

13.00

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Lower Silesian Voivodeship, Wrocław

27 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

United States, Hawaii, Waimea/kamuela Cdp

2 May 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subsection will be useful when you are planning vacation and you need to transport your bike. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you need to transport it home. Another typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The safest container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle is not brand new, you may transport it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (for example bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you may want to detach all the removable parts – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in separate container or at least wrap them in cardboard and attach them to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding parts (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after placing your bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize any shocks during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you do not have to provide the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Price of bike shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).