1 E-Bike (No. 6545357)

1 E-Bike

Total weight [kg]:

27

Distance: 937.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Baden-Württemberg, Baden-Baden

4 Jun 2021

Delivery address and date

Germany, Schleswig-Holstein, Sylt

6 Jun 2021


Bicycles

Bicycle transport subcategory will be useful when you are going on vacation and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you want to transport it home. Another frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for shipping

The safest box in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can transport it without the container but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (for example bicycle gears). If you do not have original package, try to acquire a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you should detach all the mobile parts – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate container or at least enclose them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding parts (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the container after placing your bike in has to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb any shocks during shipping as the bike will not be able to move around in the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to ship your bike, you don’t need to provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Price of bike transportation

Price of bicycle shipping mostly depends on the route length as well as the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).