Motorcycle rallies are the perfect places to meet other motorcyclists, to check out all the colorful custom and vintage rides out there, and to enjoy great food, music, and people watching. In 2013, riders can attend the world famous Sturgis Rally, the Harley Davidson 110th Anniversary in Milwaukee, Thunder in the Rockies in Colorado or one of the many other rallies in beautiful places across the country. Check the HaulBikes 2013 Rally Calendar for some of the highlights.
Shipping a Motorcycle to a Rally
Riders who want to take their own bike to a motorcycle rally but don’t have time to ride can make their rally dreams come true by shipping their bike directly to the destination of their choice. With a shipper like HaulBikes, bikes are shipped “ready to roll” – no need to package them up or drain fluids. Motorcycle transport can be arranged one-way or round trip.
Don’t Get Caught Off-Guard
There’s no room for errors or misunderstandings when it comes to transporting something as important as a motorcycle. Here are some questions to ask your motorcycle shipping company before you book.
Will the bike be delivered directly to the rally or does it have to be picked up at a dealer location or terminal?
Are there any additional fees, such as extra costs for fuel, insurance or special delivery location?
Is the company insured and licensed?
How much experience do they have hauling motorcycles?
Will anything need to be done to prepare the bike before shipping? Some companies will have you crate your vehicles, drain fluids and disconnect the battery.
Will the motorcycle be shipped with other cargo, such as livestock or furniture?
Does the company ship with open or enclosed trailers? Open trailers may increase risk of damage.
How will the bike be secured in the truck?
Will the driver help unload the bike from the truck?
Will the bike be ready to drive upon delivery?
When choosing a motorcycle transport company, look for a company that stands behind their name, on and off paper. And one that provides a solid price estimate. Get a quote online or call 1-888-HAULBIKES.