Ship bike with Cargoboard
Are you looking for a suitable freight forwarder for your commercial bicycle shipment?
Cargoboard is your partner, because through our platform you can book your commercial bike shipping 100% online and in just four steps.
Our network customers include some of the largest bicycle manufacturers in Germany, and so we move more than 1,000 bicycles through our transport network every day.
Due to our established and extensive network, our different modes of transport as well as transport products we are able to realize your bicycle shipment within a few days.
Whether within Germany, within the territory of the European Union or to third countries such as Switzerland, we will find the optimal solution for you.
How does bicycle shipping work with Cargoboard?
Bicycle shipping at Cargoboard is divided into the steps of order booking, packing for shipment, pickup and delivery. As a customer, you are actively involved, particularly in the areas of order booking and packaging for shipping. We do the rest for you!
The order booking through our platform
To place the order, you need to deposit your shipment data on our platform and then select the transport product that suits you. At this point, it is important that you use the bicycle box when choosing the packing material.
Packing the bike for shipping
After you have booked your bicycle shipment and received the shipping documents, it is time to start packing. Here we recommend shipping in the designated bicycle box. Care must be taken to ensure that the bicycle can move as little as possible in the box. You can find out how to do this specifically either here or in our packaging tips at the bottom of the page.
The collection of the bike
For bicycle shipping, our freight forwarders will usually pick up your goods from the curb. For this purpose, it is imperative that shipments weighing 30 kg or more can either be moved under by themselves or placed on a pallet for shipping.
The delivery of the bike
Like the pickup, the delivery for bicycle shipping is free curbside. Our forwarding agents unload the shipment at the roadside delivery address and obtain the signature for acceptance.
Delivery times for bicycle shipping with Cargoboard
The transport times for bicycle shipping are highly dependent on the distance to be covered. For this reason, we have prepared the standard delivery times for shipping within Germany for you in the table.
You can easily view transit times for European transports after entering the destinations via our booking platform .
Please note that delivery times may vary due to seasonal fluctuations and regional restrictions. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact our service team.
General cargo shipping
|1-2 workdays||1 working day|
Partial and complete loads
|1 working day (collection within 3 working days)||1 working day (collection on the selected working day)|
Delivery option desired date
The delivery option of the desired date is available for the transport type of general cargo shipment. This delivery option allows you to send your general cargo shipment at a later date of your choice. What does that mean in concrete terms?
- Collection on the next working day or on the desired day
- Prioritized delivery on the desired date
- Free storage of goods for a maximum of 3 working days (then 5€ per pallet space and per working day)
- Minimum terms as for the Standard delivery option
Type of transport direct loads
If you book a direct load, the transport time depends on the availability of vehicles and the route to be covered.
Express direct is the fastest alternative, because the booked vehicle goes to the receiving point immediately and without transshipment.
As a rule, shipments are delivered in 1-2 business days.
Costs when shipping bicycles with Cargoboard
The costs are also very dependent on the respective pickup and delivery location as well as the transport product when shipping bicycles. After you have entered your shipment data on our platform with just a few clicks, you will receive a daily updated price for your bicycle shipment in real time.
Packing tips for bicycle shipping
In order to optimally prepare the bicycle for transport, we recommend packing it in a designated bicycle box.
You can either purchase this or ask for one at a bike store of your choice. They dispose of several boxes a day from shipments they receive and are happy to accept.
Before you pack the bike in the selected cardboard box, we recommend the following adjustments:
- Slightly tighten the screws on the bicycle handlebars and then set the handlebars crosswise
- Disassemble the pedals and secure them to the bike with a tear-proof bag
- Pad the bike with styrofoam, foam or similar to keep movement in the box to a minimum
- Finally, care should be taken to close and fix the entire package with a suitable adhesive tape
Special features of shipping e-bikes
If you ship your e-bike with Cargoboard, you must ensure that the battery is either firmly mounted on the bike or attached to it by you.
The battery must not come loose or lie loose in the bicycle box during transport under any circumstances, as this is then a transport of dangerous goods. If the battery is firmly mounted or fixed, it is a normal shipment and you do not need to pay attention to anything else.
Insure bike for shipping
It is important to know that there is no standard insurance when shipping, but in case of damage or loss there is only liability according to the German Freight Forwarders' Standard Terms and Conditions (ADSP).
Therefore, we recommend you to cover yourself with transport insurance through Cargoboard for expensive products. You can easily and uncomplicatedly add these during the booking process.
Special conditions for bicycle shipping
Multiple and frequent shippers benefit from individual conditions with Cargoboard from as few as 5 regular shipments per month.
Frequently asked questions about bike shipping
How must the bike be packed for shipment?
For bicycle shipping, we recommend a designated bicycle box as packaging. You can either purchase this or ask for one at a bike store of your choice. Furthermore, we recommend that the handlebars be placed crosswise, the pedals be removed and that the product be adequately padded in the form of styrofoam, foam or similar.
How long does the bike shipping take?
The duration of the shipment is highly dependent on the factors of pickup location, destination and transport product. For your individual details, feel free to go to our platform and enter your shipment details. Then you will receive the transport duration. Please note at this point the selection of the packaging material bicycle box.
How much does the bike shipping cost?
As with duration, the cost of shipping is also highly dependent on the factors of pickup location, destination, and transportation product. For your individual and daily updated price, feel free to go to our platform and enter your shipment details. You will then receive a daily updated price. Please also note here the selection of the packing means bicycle box.
What do I have to consider when shipping an e-bike?
When shipping your e-bike, you just need to make sure that the battery is either firmly mounted on the bike or attached to it by you. The battery must never come loose or lie loose in the bicycle box during transport.
Is my bike insured with bike shipping?
In general, transports are insured up to 10€ per kilogram according to the General German Forwarding Conditions. Of course, this value in total is significantly lower than that of the shipped bike. Because of this, we recommend additional insurance for high-priced bikes. You can easily add these in the booking process after specifying the value of goods.