12 (No. 4746564)

12

Total weight [kg]:

200.00

Distance: 424.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Pomeranian Voivodeship, Jastarnia

30 Aug 2019

Delivery address and date

Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Warsaw

2 Sep 2019


Bicycles

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

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The safest container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you may ship it without the packaging but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (for example bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, try to acquire a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the package, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – like lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate box or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space left in the container after placing the bike in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to reduce jolting during shipping as the bike will be unable to move around in the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials required to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

Cost of bike transportation mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).