2 bicicletas (No. 5360222)

2 bicicletas

Total weight [kg]:

20

Distance: 342.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Vilassar De Mar

From 20 Apr 2020 to 25 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Alcúdia

25 Apr 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you are in need of shipping your bike. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you want to ship it home. Another typical reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bike as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest box which you can use to transport a bike is its original package. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you may ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, make sure that you will acquire a box that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bicycle in the box the better. Before you place the bike in the package, you should detach all the mobile parts – such as lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate package or wrap them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bike frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. Any protruding parts (such as gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the package after putting your bike in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb any shocks on the road as the bicycle will be unable to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to find a transport provider to transport the bike, you do not have to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Cost of bike shipping mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the loads. Another price-defining factor is chosen unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).