1 (No. 7317346)

1

Total weight [kg]:

8

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

10 Aug 2021

Delivery address and date

United States, Texas, Dallas

23 Aug 2021


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you are in need of transporting your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you have to transport it home. Another typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The safest container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you may ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original box, try to find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the box the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you should detach all the mobile parts – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in separate box or at least enclose them in cardboard and attach them to the bike frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding parts (like gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the box after placing the bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb any shocks on the road as the bike will be unable to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to transport your bike, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials needed to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Price of bicycle shipping

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