Traveling-how Do You Ship Your Bike?

Discussion in 'The Bike Cafe' started by D_Schist, Jun 9, 2015.

  1. D_Schist

    D_Schist New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2015
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    1
    Hello,

    I've signed up for a ride in Washington D.C. area for late August. I'm trying to figure out best and cheapest way to get my bike to D.C.

    I'm flying from Houston BTW.

    Cheers
     
    Tags:
    haleylx4 likes this.


  2. maydog

    maydog Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,333
    Likes Received:
    90
    Renting a bike at you destination may be cheaper and less hassle.

    Otherwise you need a airline approved bike shipping box or carrier. You can probably get a used box from a local bike shop.
     
  3. ZXD22

    ZXD22 Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2015
    Messages:
    462
    Likes Received:
    21
    If the distance is close enough let's say 200 miles or less, I'd probably drive it up there in my car. If its more, renting would be a more liable option. Unless your bike if really attached to you and has a ton of mods, consider arial transportation.
     
  4. BikeBikeBikeBike

    BikeBikeBikeBike Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 19, 2015
    Messages:
    510
    Likes Received:
    51
    Shipping a bike is a process.
    Talk to your LBS, typically they will offer a bike shipment service.
    My friend just used one to ship his bike from Canada to New Zealand.
    The shop did everything, they boxed it up and arranged shipment. Plus they can get a better rate since they deal with the transport companies often.
     
  5. qerymick5

    qerymick5 New Member

    Joined:
    Oct 14, 2020
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    The cheapest way might be use of bike shipping companies. There are various bike transporting service inside US. One of my favorite is citizenshpper [site]. They ship in less price than others with safety.
    Here are some additional tips and suggestion for shipping a bike:-

    If there is other labels on the box especially with any kind of bar code use a black permanent marker and mark out the bar code and numbers if you can not remove or cover them up.

    Make sure you use good padding to protect the product and not so much that it bulges the box to much.

    When you tape the label on it use clear packing tape and cover it up completely so that it will be protected from the weather.
     
  6. xosta

    xosta New Member

    Joined:
    May 31, 2021
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    I invested too much in my bike to rent another bike. Therefore, in such cases, I refuse planes or trains and rent RVs.
     
  7. Billius

    Billius New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 3, 2021
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    I am used to transporting all my belongings and other property with the help of my van, which also has solar panels. Battery chargers that work with solar panels help me stay in comfort even when I'm away from civilization with tents. Such trips are very interesting. I advise you to read more information on the subject on the Internet.
     
  8. JIMMY FLETCHER

    JIMMY FLETCHER New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 7, 2021
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    I'm really worried about my bike accident with a car...:confused:

    Corrlinks
     
  9. Mr. Beanz

    Mr. Beanz Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2015
    Messages:
    1,726
    Likes Received:
    458
    Might just be easier to ride your bike from Houston to DC. :D
     
  10. Deproll

    Deproll New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2021
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    In 2018 I travelled to India from New York. My bike was shipped by DHL international shipping and I received it at my rental apartment in India one day after I arrived. Of course it was not cheap but I don't regret it.
     
  11. Deproll

    Deproll New Member

    Joined:
    Jul 13, 2021
    Messages:
    2
    Likes Received:
    0
    I don't know if they offer this service at the moment right now due to the corona restrictions.
     
Loading...
Loading...