1 (No. 6461469)

1

Total weight [kg]:

20

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

United States, Massachusetts, Avon

25 Aug 2020

Delivery address and date

Portugal, Algarve, Portimão

23 Sep 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport section comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to ship your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bicycle online and you ought to transport it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The best container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you may transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (for example bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will find a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you may want to detach all the mobile parts – such as lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate box or at least wrap them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. Any protruding elements (for example gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the package after putting the bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to minimize jostling during shipping as the bicycle will be unable to move around in the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to ship your bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

Price of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).