1 bicicleta (No. 5304254)

Total weight [kg]:

20.00

Distance: 0.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Basque Country, Bilbao

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Canada, Ontario, Toronto

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport category comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you need to transport your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you want to move it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport section is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The best container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the bike (like bicycle chain). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you should remove all the removable parts – such as lights or saddles.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate package or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the box after placing the bike in should be filled with cloths, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce jolting on the road as the bike will be unable to move around in the box. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you don’t need to provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle shipping

Cost of bike shipping mostly hinges on how long the route is and the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).