2 rowery (No. 5872001)

2 rowery

Total weight [kg]:

25

Distance: 2993.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Poland, Podkarpackie Voivodeship, Rzeszow

6 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Comunitat Valenciana, Torrevieja

9 Apr 2020


Bicycles

Bike transport subcategory comes in handy when you are going on vacation and you need to ship your bicycle. You may also use it if you purchased a bike online and you want to move it home. Other common reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport section is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bike for shipping

The safest container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the box but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate elements of the vehicle (like bicycle chain). If you do not have original package, try to acquire a box that will be the most similar in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the box the better. Before placing the bicycle in the box, you may want to remove all the removable elements – such as lights or handlebars.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in separate box or at least enclose them in cardboard and then attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore 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 cm thick. All of the protruding elements (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any empty space left in the box after placing the bicycle in should be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space will help to minimize any shocks during transportation as the bicycle will be unable to move around in 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 your bicycle, you don’t need to provide the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider will be able to do that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually can acquire professional packing materials which will ensure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Price of bike transportation

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