1 (No. 5269318)

1

Total weight [kg]:

7.00

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United States, New York, York

From 31 Oct 2019 to 19 Dec 2019

Delivery address and date

Colombia, Distrito Capital De Bogotá, Bogotá

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you need to ship your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you need to ship it home. Another typical reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The best box which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bike (like bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to acquire a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the container, you may want to remove all the removable elements – like lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate package or wrap them in cardboard and then secure them to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding parts (for example bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the package after placing your bike in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce jolting during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around in the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not need to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle shipping

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