Total weight [kg]:19.00
Bike transport category comes in handy when you are planning vacation and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. You may also use it if you bought a bicycle online and you have to ship it home. Other frequent reason for posting a listing in Bike Transport category is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.
Preparing a bicycle for transportation
The best container which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, particularly if the bike is not brand new, you can ship it without the packaging but it poses the risk of damaging more fragile elements of the vehicle (such as bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original packaging, try to find a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the container the better. Before you place the bicycle in the container, you should detach all the removable parts – for example lights or handlebars. Once you have detached mentioned parts, it is safest to store them in separate package or at least wrap them in cardboard and attach the elements to the bike frame. Furthemore it is a good idea to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should be at least 2 cm thick. Any protruding elements (such as bolts should be secured with cardboard overlay. All of the empty space remaining in the box after placing your bicycle in should be filled with cloths, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the free space will help to absorb any shocks during shipping as the bicycle will be unable to move around in the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape.
If you decide to search for a transport provider to ship the bicycle, you don’t have to provide the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will ensure that your bicycle will be moved with maximum care.
Price of bicycle shipping
Price of bicycle transportation mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the cargo. Other price-defining factor is desired delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).
Pick-up address and dateRedwood City, United States
Delivery address and dateMelbourne, 3000, Australia