2 rowery (No. 5045322)

Total weight [kg]:

40.00

Distance: 1132.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Heinsberg

13 Oct 2019

Delivery address and date

Poland, Silesian Voivodeship, Bielsko-Biala

Flexible dates


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory will be useful when you are going on vacation and you are in need of shipping your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bicycle online and you need to move it home. Other frequent reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport subsection is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bicycle ready for transportation

The safest container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bicycle is not brand new, you can ship it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the bike (like bicycle gears). If you do not have original package, make sure that you will find a container that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less free space left after you place the bike in the box the better. Before placing the bike in the package, you should detach all the removable elements – e.g. lights or handlebars.  Once you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to place them in separate container or wrap them in cardboard and secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should be at least 2 cm thick. All of the protruding parts (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the container after placing the bike in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to absorb jostling on the road as the bike will not be able to move around inside the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to transport the bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials needed to safely ship your bicycle – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bike shipping

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends on the route length and the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).