1 (No. 5807379)

1

Total weight [kg]:

12

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United States, Florida, Miami

15 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Cardedeu

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bicycle transport section will be useful when you are planning a trip and you are in need of shipping your bike. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you need to transport it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The best box in which you can ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the vehicle (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, make sure that you will acquire a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you should remove all the mobile elements – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding elements (for example bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the container after placing your bicycle in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize jostling on the road because the bicycle will be unable to move around in the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Cost of bike transportation mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the bikes. Other price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).