Family time today is to be cherished. One of the most enjoyable outdoor adventures to take part in together is the family bike ride. The fresh air is great, the exercise wonderful, and the memories made are priceless. Just because you are moving does not mean you have to get rid of those bikes and start fresh in your new city. On the contrary, you can pack all of your bicycles and get them to your final destination safely. Here are three ways to pack your family bicycles for your upcoming move.
Put a Roof Rack on Your Car or SUV
Depending on the size of your family, you might find that the best way to move your family bicycles is with you in your own personal vehicle. There are many different types of bicycle racks available for cars and SUV’s today. The great aspect of this is that you do not even have to disassemble the bicycle in order to take them with you on your move. This will enable you to engage in some family fun along the way as you bicycle at different points along your journey. The average roof rack will accommodate three to four bicycles safely. If you have more than these, consider one of the other two ways to move described below.
Use a Mover
If you are moving a great distance away, you might be hiring a mover. These professionals will be able to pack up your bike for you and get it to your final destination. You will just want to disassemble each bike and keep them together to be boxed up individually. Keep all of the parts together so that will have an easier time of assembling them once you get settled in.
Have a Bike Shop Box Them Up
Most neighborhood bicycle shops will gladly disassemble your bike and box them up for you. In fact, most airlines will accommodate the box as an oversized check-in piece of luggage if you wish to have them fly with you. If you are hiring a big truck to move you and your family, you can can just have the bikes boxed up and then you can load them with all of your other belongings. While the bicycle shop will typically do the disassembly for you, just remember that you will need to put them together on the other end.
Most bikes today are relatively easy to disassemble and assemble. Keep your family time in tact by moving them with you. You have grown to enjoy your own bicycle, and there is no reason why your impending move should change that in the least.