Crossing Country With Bicycle
Whatever type of bicycle you have, whether it’s a beach cruiser, road bike, mountain bike, or any other type of bike, if you have decided to move it across the country, it’s important to know how do you pack a bike for moving, and ensure that it is well protected.
What is the best way to ship a bicycle?
The best way to ship a bicycle for a cross country move is in a specialty box that is designed for transporting bicycles. They typically come in three different sizes, 45”, 55” and 70”. Each box size allows for the bike to be packed in a different configuration. If you have never packed a bicycle before, having it professionally packed and secured is recommended. Whether you box the bike yourself or hire a professional, knowing how to pack correctly is vital to prevent any potential damage occurring to your bicycle during transit.
Can you ship a bike without taking it apart?
Yes, a bicycle can be shipped and moved without it having to be taken apart. With the 70” box the bike can be placed inside with both of the wheels still connected to the frame. Using this larger size box works if you’re hiring a moving company to transport your belongings, or will be renting a moving truck. If you’re considering to ship your bike using Fed-Ex or USPS, you will need to use one of the smaller boxes. Both the 45” and 55” box require that the bike be taken apart.