2 bycicles and 1 bycicle trailor (No. 5809862)

2 bycicles and 1 bycicle trailor

Total weight [kg]:

65

Distance: 830.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, Noord-Holland, Amsterdam

From 16 Apr 2020 to 17 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Switzerland, Zurich, Zürich

From 21 Apr 2020 to 22 Apr 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory will be useful when you are going on vacation and you need to ship your bicycle. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you have to transport it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the box but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bike (for example bicycle gears). If you do not have original packaging, try to acquire a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after placing the bike in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you should detach all the mobile parts – like lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is best to store them in smaller container or at least wrap them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding parts (for example bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the box after placing your bicycle in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to minimize jostling during shipping as the bike will be unable to move around inside the box. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you don’t need to provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider often can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that your bike will be moved with maximum care.

Cost of bike shipping

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