Author Topic: Best way to ship bike to hawaii  (Read 2939 times)

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Offline adridas

Best way to ship bike to hawaii
« on: April 06, 2017, 09:01:09 pm »
Hey everyone,

I'm currently living in Maine and wondering if anyone has experience shipping bikes to Hawaii. I was originally looking at ship bikes.com then decided not to, long story short seems like fedex is pretty expensive, as well as the airline cost to bring it on.

Welcoming any ideas/thoughts on best way to ship from those who have shipped to Hawaii! (specifically i'll be going to Hilo)

Offline Bclayden

Re: Best way to ship bike to hawaii
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2017, 06:01:10 pm »
Have you checked out Bikeflights.com?  They have contracted rates with FedEx that should be cheaper than doing it yourself. They usually ship FedEx Ground so I'm not sure how they would handle your request. I have used Bikeflights on the mainland and can recommend them.

You can always rent a bike in Hilo. Many visitors do this. Hilo is a college town and therefore has a few bike shops. 2 that I am familiar with are Mid Pacific Wheels and Hilo Bike Hub.  I would suggest talking to Mid Pacific first. Also, if you ship your bike they might be able to accept the shipment...and for a fee will reassemble so it's good to go when you arrive.

Hawai'i Island is a good 250-300 miles around...depends which route you take.  There is no way to avoid ALL the Tradewinds but if you circle the entire island ounterclockwise it USUALLY works best.

Over the years I've spent more time touring Hawai'i Island than just about any other place and quite familiar with the place from a cyclists perspective..except I use hotels and know nothing of camping there.  if you have questions send me a message.

Have fun and Aloha.