1 E-Bike (mit 2 Akkus) (No. 5825274)

1 E-Bike (mit 2 Akkus)

Total weight [kg]:

32

Distance: 2466.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Portugal, Algarve, Vila Nova De Cacela

From 3 Jun 2020 to 5 Jun 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Coesfeld

From 8 Jun 2020 to 12 Jun 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport category will be useful when you are going on vacation and you are in need of shipping your bicycle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you have to ship it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The safest container which you can use to ship a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, try to acquire a box that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you should remove all the removable elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in smaller box or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding elements (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space remaining in the package after placing the bicycle in has to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jolting during transportation as the bike will be unable to move around in the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather find a transport provider to transport your bike, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be transported with maximum care.

Price of bicycle transportation

Price of bicycle shipping mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).