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Pro Bike Boxing

What it costs

Full Bike Boxing = $65

Shipping Via UPS = Varies

We use the smallest box possible which saves money on shipping

Bike Box = $15

*Only at our warehouse location.

Boxing takes place at our Concord Warehouse location but bikes can be dropped off at any of our locations.

We do this a couple times a week and are very professional at it.

What we do

We recommend always taking a bicycle along on vacations. That way, when your significant other is swapping stories with long-lost high-school chums, you can be riding! Plus, you won’t worry about all those calorie-rich meals if your exercise machine is ready and waiting.

For driving trips, it’s easy to carry the bike on a vehicle rack. When you fly, however, you must box your bike to meet airline requirements and because it’s the best way to safeguard it. Once boxed, you can check the bicycle as luggage and take it with you so it arrives when you do. The airlines usually charge a fee for bicycles, so be prepared by checking with your carrier beforehand.

To avoid this fee and the hassle of checking in with your bike, an alternative is shipping it via United Parcel Service (UPS). We have a UPS account and can ship it for you if desired.

Whether you fly with your bike or ship it to your vacation destination, you’ll need to partially disassemble it and box it. That's where we come in.

Below are the steps we'll take to make sure your bike gets to where it needs to be in one piece:

Ordinary pipe insulation is great for wrapping the frame tubes.Remove the pedals, seat and seatpost. 

Open the brake to create cable slack.Create cable slack. 

For road bikes with sidepull brakes, remove the front brake.Remove the front brake. If you have a road bike with sidepull brakes, we'll remove the front brake from the fork.

A zip tie is an easy way to keep the fork in place.Remove the handlebars.

Place a spacer in the fork to reinforce and protect it.Remove the front wheel. 

Tie the wheel to the frame so it stays put and can't bang into it.Tie the bike/wheel together. 

Experiment to find the best position for the handlebars/stem.Position the handlebars. 

Make sure there are no loose parts that can rattle around and damage your bike.Box it and ship it!

 

 
 

Encina Bicycle Center in Walnut Creek CA 1-877-944-9203

Clayton Bicycle Center in Clayton CA 925-672-2522 

Oak Grove Bicycle Center in Concord, CA 925-687-5970

Locally owned and operated since 1974.

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