Moving with kids

Ride on - Tips to help you move your bike

While many people think of bikes as very hardy items, they can easily be damaged if mishandled, particularly if they are stored or impacted in a way that doesn't match their normal orientation. For people who are very passionate about cycling, their bike can be nearly as expensive as a secondhand car so it can be very stressful to work out how to get it safely moved when you move homes.

Ride it

One of the easiest options is to ride it to your new destination, particularly if you are moving across town but not a great distance away. You can ensure that it arrives in great condition while also getting a chance to scope out local bike paths and riding options around your new home. This isn't an option for overseas or interstate moves, of course. 

Take it as carry-on

If you are flying to your new destination but want to keep your bike close by, you can always look at taking it as carry-on luggage. Many bikes can be disassembled to a relatively small amount of parts or else can be taken as oversized luggage on the airplane. This is a good option if you are not sure how long it will be until the rest of your items arrive and want to make sure that you have your bike on hand to explore the new city. 

Use a quality removalist

Many removalists are skilled in moving delicate items. This would of course include higher end sporting equipment. They can work with you to create a plan to pack and move your bike in a careful and professional manner. They can also insure the bike while in transit so if an unexpected event does occur you will be able to claim the funds to get yourself a new bike. 

If you are looking for a removalist that can help you move a bike, it can be a good idea to post some questions in a local bike forum or ask at your local bike store. Many local cyclists will have also had to move at one point and can give you some great advice on a company that may be able to help you. 

As you can see there are many options if you are moving your bike as part of a house move. Why not chat to your removalist and see if they can help to move your bike safely?