e Bike (No. 5740158)

Total weight [kg]:

25

Distance: 1268.00 km

Pick-up address and date

Germany, North Rhine-Westphalia, Cologne

29 Apr 2020

Delivery address and date

Spain, Catalonia, Pals

4 May 2020


Bicycles

Bicycle transport category will be useful when you are planning vacation and you need to ship your bike. Also it will be useful if you purchased a bike online and you have to ship it home. Another typical reason for posting a listing in Bicycle Transport subcategory is wanting to transport a bicycle as a gift to someone.

Getting the bike ready for transportation

The best container which you can use to ship a bicycle is its original packaging. Of course, especially if the bike has been used before, you can transport it without the packaging but you risk damaging more fragile parts of the vehicle (e.g. bicycle chain). If you do not have original packaging, try to find a container that will be the most fitting in size and shape – the less empty space left after putting the bicycle in the package the better. Before placing the bike in the box, you should remove all the removable parts – like lights or saddles.  Once you have detached mentioned elements, it is best to store them in separate box or enclose them in cardboard and then secure the elements to the bicycle frame. Additionally it is best to wrap the handlebars and the frame in bubble wrap (the layer of bubble wrap should have at least 2 centimeters. All of the protruding elements (like bolts should be protected with cardboard overlay. Any free space left in the container after putting your bike in should be filled with paper, styrofoam or sponges. Filling the empty space will help to reduce any shocks on the road because the bike will not be able to move around in the packaging. Lastly, close the container and secure it with wide tape. 

If you decide to hire a transport provider to ship the bike, you don’t have to provide the materials needed to secure your bicycle for shipping – the transport provider will be able to help you with that. Furthemore, the transport provider usually has access to professional packing materials which will assure that the bike will be transported as safely as possible.

Cost of bike shipping

Price of bike shipping mostly hinges on the route length as well as the size and weight of the loads. Other price-defining factor is preferred unloading date (the tougher the deadline, the steeper the price).