2 rowery (No. 4835690)

2 rowery

Total weight [kg]:

30.00

Distance: 2353.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Masovian Voivodeship, Warsaw

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

From 28 Sep 2019 to 29 Sep 2019


Bicycles

Bike transport subsection comes in handy when you are planning a trip and you are in need of transporting your bicycle. You may also use it if you purchased a bicycle online and you ought to move it home. Another common reason for creating a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for transportation

The safest container which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the bike (such as bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, make sure that you will find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after placing the bicycle in the container the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you may want to remove all the mobile elements – for example lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to store them in separate package or at least enclose them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding elements (like bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space remaining in the package after placing the bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb jostling during shipping because the bicycle will not be able to move around inside the packaging. The last step is closing the box and securing it with wide tape. 

If you want to hire a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you don’t need to provide the materials needed to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can help you with that. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Price of bicycle transportation

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