3 (No. 5876640)

3

Total weight [kg]:

45

Distance: 108.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Barcelona

Flexible dates

Delivery address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Berga

2 Aug 2020


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bicycle for transportation

The safest container which you can use to transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike is not brand new, you can transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile elements of the bicycle (e.g. bicycle gears). If you do not have original package, make sure that you will find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bike in the container the better. Before placing the bicycle in the container, you should remove all the removable parts – such as lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to place them in smaller box or at least enclose them in cardboard and then secure them to the bicycle frame. Furthemore you should wrap the handlebars as well as the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 centimeters thick. All of the protruding parts (like gears should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the package after putting your bicycle in has to be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jolting during shipping as the bicycle will be unable to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to find a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you do not need to provide the materials required to secure your bike for the transport – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that the bicycle will be shipped with maximum care.

Cost of bicycle shipping

Cost of bicycle transportation mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the cargo. Another price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).