Pack Your Bike Safely for Travel

Bike touring is almost always more fun when you take your own bike with you, but transporting a heavy, bulky bicycle can seem like more trouble than it’s worth, especially when you have to navigate an airport or three. In order to keep your bike safe and make sure that it’s rideable when you reach your destination, it must be packed correctly and securely.

The Easiest Option

Take it to your local bike shop. Pay some money. Get a professional to pack the bike for you. Your local bike shop is probably the most efficient and safest option. They have experience packing bikes for travel, they very likely will have boxes on hand, and most importantly they have all the tools, even the expensive ones with one obscure purpose that nobody ever uses except when disassembling a bike. But, if you’re the DIY type, love tinkering, or are just …