1 rower (No. 6652092)

Total weight [kg]:

14

Distance: 278.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Gelderland, Ede

From 6 Oct 2020 to 7 Oct 2020

Delivery address and date

Germany, Rhineland-Palatinate, Ötzingen

31 Dec 2020


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 purchased a bike online and you want to move it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The best box in which you can ship a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can ship it without the container but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (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 free space left after you place the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you should remove all the removable elements – like lights or saddles.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to place them in separate container 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 as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 cm. All of the protruding elements (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the container after putting the bicycle in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the empty space is going to minimize jostling during shipping as the bike will be unable to move around in the container. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you don’t have to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that your bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle shipping

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