1 rower (No. 6459436)

Total weight [kg]:

5

Distance: 492.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, Bavaria, Kochel

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Germany, Hesse, Friedrichsdorf

Flexible dates


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best container in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you may ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you may want to detach all the removable elements – like lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate box or wrap them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the container after placing the bicycle in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce any shocks during transportation as the bicycle will not be able to move around in the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you would rather search for a transport provider to transport your bicycle, you do not have to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle shipping

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