Bike Case Use

The BBC has five bike boxes available as follows:

·       3 Crateworks Brand boxes which are constructed of rigid corrugated plastic, and come with a separate dolly that straps to the box so you can roll it through the airport, etc. 

·       1 Trico Iron Case

·       1 Serfas Bike Transport Case   

All BBC members may use these cases for their travel free of charge. However, adeposit of $100 cash or check is required at the time of pickup.  The deposit is 100% refundable if the bike case is returned within 10 days (or other time period at the discretion of the Quartermaster due to a subsequent reservation) of the designated return date.  If the bike case is not returned within the 10 day window, the entire deposit will be forfeited.

Any loss or significant damage to the box and/or dolly is your responsibility, and it is your responsibility to bring the cases back clean and in good condition.  If lost or damaged, you will be responsible for replacing or repairing them.

Bike packing instructions are provided with the box.  Please keep the instructions in the box and return them with the box.  You are responsible for the disassembly of your bike, and for packing it in the box.  You need to remove the seat and seat post (as a unit), the handlebars (which may require disconnecting the front brake cable), the pedals and the wheels. Also, note that the skewers must be removed from both wheels prior to packing the bike in the box.  Plastic spacers are recommended for the forks.

You should contact your airline in advance to determine: 1) what they charge to transport a bike box; and, 2) to make sure that the aircraft you will be flying on can actually accept a bike box.  Not all airplanes have cargo holds large enough to accept a bike box. 

The Crateworks box is: 11 x 32 x 45 inches.  It weighs 22 lbs.

http://www.crateworks.com/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=crateworks&Product_Code=Pro_XLC

The Trico box is: 30.5 x 47 x 10.5 inches and may incur an extra charge for the dimensions from some airlines.   It weighs 31 lbs and can accommodate up to a 63 cm frame.

http://www.tricosports.com/iron_case.html

The Serfas box is 28 x 45 x 10 and weighs 30 lbs.

https://www.serfas.com/products/view/74/referer:products|index|bike-accessories|bike-travel-cases

ALSO, please clean your bike before you pack it, both before you go AND before you return.  The return of a clean bike box is your responsibility.

To reserve a bike case contact Mary Ryan at bikecases@baltobikeclub.org