Bike Box

Bike Box Volunteer:

info@bellinghamtri.org

Bike Box Rules

  • A deposit of $100.00 per case is required, checks only. Your deposit check will be returned upon the safe return of the bike case.
  • Please don't make changes to your dates without getting approval from the Coordinator. Someone else may be dependent upon your return.
  • Two week maximum rental during peak season (April 1 through September 30).
  • $25 a day late fee, with possibility of losing future rental privileges depending on circumstances.
  • Do NOT give the case to someone without coordinator's approval.
  • BTC only owns one bike case! The case is only available to paid BTC members.
  • BTC members can rent bike cases in seven day intervals. Members can make more than one reservation if the case is requested for more than 7 days.
  • PLEASE DO NOT PASS ON A CASE, UNLESS YOU GET AN EMAIL FROM ME INDICATING TO DO SO


Bike Box Info

The bike box is the Velo Safe II Pro-Series from Tri All 3 Sports 

The cases require you to take off your wheels, seat, pedals, and either loosen and roll your handlebars or take them out all together). Tools are NOT included with the cases -- so be prepared to have a headset wrench and a pedal wrench along with your basic Allen wrenches. You will also need the plastic skewer things to put between the front and back forks. Your bike, shoes, helmet, wetsuit, water bottles, and few other items MAY also fit (depending on your bike size), but watch out for airline weight limits. If you get bike box and still have questions, please don't hesitate to contact me. Or, make arrangements in advance with your favorite bike shop. 
Reminder: Be sure that the case isn't too heavy or they will ding you at the airport for being over the weight limit ($$$$$). 


Bikes on Airplanes

All airlines charge a fee to take your bike -- the fee averages about $80, EACH WAY. This is a revenue generator for the airlines. Rental Car note: You may want to rent a slightly larger car to accommodate the bike box. The case should fit into the backseat of a 4-door car. Compact 2-doors generally won't work. 


Shipping the Bike Case

If you do ship your bike in this box, please consider how long it will take and that someone is potentially waiting for the box for the next weekend. During the season, the cases are generally fully booked. If a bike case does not arrive back in time for the next reservation it will cause a lot of stress for the athlete and for the bike case coordinator. 


Reserving the Bike Box

Check the BTC calendar to see if the case is available for the time you want. Then simply email the Bike Box Coordinator. 
Please include the following information in your email:
  • Name
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • Email (if different from the one that you use to send the email)
  • Dates of your reservation request.
The coordinator will then reply letting you know if a case is available (the calendar may not be up to date) and how to make arrangements for the deposit. Once a check for the deposit, and a signed rental form are received, the coordinator will provide you with the information for picking up the bike case. 
RENTALS ARE NOT CONFIRMED UNTIL WE RECEIVE YOUR PAPERWORK AND CHECKS!
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