2 bicicletas (No. 5227278)

2 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

20.00

Distance: 248.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Vilassar De Mar

24 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Alcúdia

25 Apr 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you need to ship your vehicle. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you ought to ship it home. Other common reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The safest container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, make sure that you will acquire a container that is the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you may want to detach all the mobile elements – like lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate container or enclose them in cardboard and secure them to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding parts (such as bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free 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 reduce any shocks on the road as the bike will not be able to move around inside the box. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you don’t need to provide the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – 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 bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Price of bike transportation

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