How to Pack your Bicycle

It seems like every day we are receiving and shipping bikes in and out of our facility, so when we see well done, unique, or eye catching packaging jobs, we like showing them. Hopefully it will give you ideas on how to SAFELY package your bike when you are shipping to us or anywhere across the United States. Always remember to insure your bike.
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Wrapped in bubble wrap while the cardboard acts as a cushion and barrier from side impacts. Very secure!

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Red bubble wrap!

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Wrapped in bubble wrap, zip tied to the box, and a few pieces of cardboard. It’s sandwiched between two layers.

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No, the bike was not murdered!

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Home made bike box

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Packaged nicely with a detailed note of information.
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The frame has no wiggle room

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Home made wooden rear drop spacers
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Other Tips for Packing

  • Do not use peanuts. They are messy and don’t work.
  • Bubble wrap and secure with tape.
  • Put spacers between the fork blades and rear drop outs.
  • Insure your bike for the replacement value.
  • Measure your bike box and then measure again. The carrier may try to over charge you if they think it’s bigger.
  • Take photos of your packing job to prove you packaged it well.
  • Find a UPS/FedEx approved box from a local bike shop.