40 (No. 5728974)

40

Total weight [kg]:

2000

Distance: 539.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Spain, Comunidad De Madrid, Madrid

From 14 Aug 2020 to 15 Aug 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Balearic Islands, Ibiza

From 28 Aug 2020 to 30 Aug 2020


Bicycles

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

Preparing a bike for shipping

The best container in which you can transport a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you may ship it without the container but it poses the risk of damaging more delicate parts of the bicycle (such as bicycle gears). If you do not have original box, try to find a container that is the most fitting in size and shape – the less free space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the box, you should remove all the removable elements – like lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned elements, it is safest to place them in smaller box or at least wrap them in cardboard and then secure them to the bicycle frame. Additionally you should wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble foil should have at least 2 centimeters. Any protruding elements (for example gears should be secured with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the box after placing your bike in ought to be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space is going to absorb jostling during transportation because the bike will not be able to move around inside the container. Lastly, close the box and secure it with wide tape. 

If you want to search for a transport provider to transport your bike, you don’t need to provide the materials required to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider can do that for you. Furthemore, the transport provider often has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be moved as safely as possible.

Cost of bike transportation

Price of bicycle shipping mostly hinges on the route length and the size and weight of the bikes. Another price-defining factor is desired unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).