2 bicicletas (No. 5833870)

Total weight [kg]:

30

Distance: 426.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Reus

8 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Ibiza

13 Apr 2020


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The safest container in which you can transport a bike is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile parts 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 free space left after you place the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you should detach all the removable parts – e.g. lights or saddles.  After you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller box or wrap them in cardboard and attach them to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding parts (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the container after placing your bike in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb jolting during transportation because the bicycle will be unable to move around inside the container. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to search for a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t need to worry about providing the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bicycle will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bike shipping

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