1 E-Bike (No. 5273850)

1  E-Bike

Total weight [kg]:

26.00

Distance: 1562.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Kempten

From 31 Oct 2019 to 10 Nov 2019

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Palma

25 Nov 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport section comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to transport your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you need to transport it home. Another frequent reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The safest container in which you can transport a bike is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you may transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you do not have original package, try to acquire a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you should detach all the removable elements – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is best to place them in smaller container or wrap them in cardboard and then attach them to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding elements (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the package after placing your bike in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to absorb jostling during transportation as the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship your bike, you do not have to provide the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

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