1 (No. 6018395)

1

Total weight [kg]:

23

Distance: 474.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Hesse, Bad Hersfeld

From 25 Jul 2020 to 6 Aug 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Rottach-Egern

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection will be useful when you are planning a trip and you need to transport your bicycle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you need to ship it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for shipping

The safest box in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the container but you risk damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original package, try to acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the container, you should detach all the mobile elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to place them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space remaining in the box after placing the bike in ought to be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce jostling during transportation as the bike will not be able to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to transport the bike, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be moved with maximum care.

Price of bicycle shipping

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).