city bike (No. 7909168)

city bike
20 kg
Total weight:
20 kg
799 km
Private person

Pick-up address and date

Netherlands, North Holland, Amsterdam

From 27 Jul 2021 to 31 Jul 2021

Delivery address and date

Switzerland, Canton Of Bern, Biel/bienne

From 16 Aug 2021 to 21 Aug 2021

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Bicycle transport subcategory will be useful when you are planning a trip and you are in need of shipping your vehicle. Also it will be useful if you bought a bike online and you have to ship it home. Another frequent reason for creating a listing in Bicycle Transport category is wanting to ship a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Preparing a bicycle for shipping

The best container in which you can ship a bicycle is its original package. Of course, particularly if the bicycle has been used before, you may transport it without the container but you risk damaging more delicate parts of the bike (e.g. bicycle gears). If you are no longer in possession of the original package, try to acquire a box that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after you place the bicycle in the package the better. Before you place the bicycle in the package, you may want to remove all the removable elements – such as lights or handlebars.  After you have removed mentioned parts, it is best to store them in separate container or wrap them in cardboard and secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Furthemore it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble foil (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding elements (for example bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. All of the free space left in the package after placing your bicycle in ought to be filled with paper, bubble wrap or sponges. Filling the free space is going to reduce jolting during shipping as the bike will be unable to move around in the container. The last step is closing the container and securing it with wide tape. 

If you would rather hire a transport provider to ship your bike, you do not need to worry about providing the materials required to safely transport your bike – the transport provider can take care of that for you. Additionally, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be shipped as safely as possible.

Cost of bicycle transportation

Price of bike transportation mostly depends on how long the route is and the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is chosen delivery date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).