January 10, 2014
Unless your bike tour begins close to home, transporting your bike can be one of the most difficult tasks in preparing for your journey. Flying with bikes can be outrageously expensive and shipping can cause all sorts of headaches in regards to where you're going to send the bike, and whether or not it will arrive on time. If you're struggling with these issues, you might want to turn your attention to BikeFlights.com.
BikeFlights.com is a full service bicycle packing and shipping service. They have an excellent range of bike boxes available for purchase, and their website has a great online shipping calculator that helps you find the best rates for your selected dates, print shipping labels, and schedule pickup. If you have any questions they have a great staff available for personal one-on-one assistance. Their services are low pressure and they offer free changes to your shipping itinerary and full refunds if your trip is cancelled.
Members of Adventure Cycling Association receive 10% off cases from BikeFlights. If you're not an Adventure Cycling member, you can be entered into a raffle for a Serfas Bike Transport Case if you join by 5:30pm MST on Sunday, January 12th.
Photos by Josh Tack
TOURING GEAR & TIPS is written by Joshua Tack of Adventure Cycling's member services department. It appears weekly, highlighting technical aspects of bicycle touring and advice to help better prepare you for the journey ahead. Look for Josh's "Fine Tuned" column in Adventure Cyclist magazine as well.