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Question on Best bike shipping.(5 posts)

Question on Best bike shipping.Len J
Aug 6, 2001 8:45 AM
I am getting ready to ship my Bike from Easton, Maryland to Fairbanks Alaska. Here's the Details:

1.) Bike is packed in a (Bike Crate) box which is sized so as to be less than the 160" Maximum (L + W + H)

2.) I can take advantage of company rates on shipping.

3.) Bike needs to be in Fairbanks by the 17th of August.

What carrier should I use and why?

re: Question on Best bike shipping.Jay H
Aug 6, 2001 9:00 AM
Hey Len, maybe we'll meet in Alaska, I'm shipping my bike in a Trico Ironcase via FedEx... UPS has no Ground shipping and hence, the 2nd day air is expensive. FedEx does offer a ground option so that is a bit cheaper... But I think even FedEx 2nd day air is slightly cheaper than UPS, but I'm not positive on that..

As far as time, according to FedEx, ground should take 5-6 business days. I'm shipping my bike out Wednesday and will either have to drive in to work or ride my mountain bike in. But then I am leaving on the 13th to spend some time in Denali running from grizzles and avoid the flies.

Have an awesome trip, maybe we'll meet up in Alaska.. Look for a short Chinese guy on a red/white Lemond with a n'aero pack in the back.. that's me.

ThanksLen J
Aug 6, 2001 9:58 AM
I'll be the tall thin guy on the black & yellow Lemond Buenos Aires with the "Fred Like" camelback, and the desire for more heat (I hate cold). I'll look for ya. I'm really getting excited, hope the weather cooperates. The current 10 day forecast has rain on 8 of the 10 days.

See ya there.
Ground Shipping To Alaska - not so sureJohnnyA
Aug 6, 2001 10:07 AM
Are you guys sure you can get ground rates to Alaska? May want to do some double checking on that. I know I couldn't get ground rates when I was living there (1997).

Kick Simon at all weather sports in Fairbanks an e-mail. He ships enough bikes up there to give you the scoop. His email:

Pack the bugspray and have fun!
Ground Shipping To Alaska - not so sureJay H
Aug 6, 2001 10:12 AM
I think FedEx bought RPS which allowed them to offer ground service to Alaska... Alaska is on the Rate Finder for Ground service and also on the Ground Service maps. 5 days from NJ to Alaska.