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How do I travel with my bike to Canada?
14 years ago, December 29th 2009 No: 1 Msg: #97714  
How do i travel with my bike to Canada? Any suggestions or advice on whats the best way to take a bike with me from Australia to Vancouver. It's a full sized road bike, has anyone done it before? Do i have to pull it all apart? If so, how does one protect it?
Is there usually any costs involved with doing it or is it cheaper to buy one over there? I will be living and working there for half a year at least and enjoy cycling for pleasure. Reply to this

14 years ago, December 29th 2009 No: 2 Msg: #97760  
Hello Aaon 😊

What I would do is just buy a bike in Canada and then sell it when leaving.

Mel Reply to this

14 years ago, December 30th 2009 No: 3 Msg: #97924  
well it seems that you are bike lover and you want to enjoy the adventures trip to Canada if you want to take the bike with you you can book it and carry it with which gona cost you a lot and you have to take special permission from the Canadian embassy because with out the proper documents you cant drive there . Reply to this

14 years ago, December 30th 2009 No: 4 Msg: #97930  
Can you explain the not being able to drive in Canada part??
You mean i need a license to ride my bike in Canada? Or to drive a car? Reply to this

14 years ago, January 1st 2010 No: 5 Msg: #98014  
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You don't need a license to ride a bike in Canada, but you do need a helmet. Driving a car probably requires some kind of documentation, but you can probably look that up online. Hope you enjoy your trip - I think Vancouver is pretty bike friendly. Reply to this

14 years ago, January 4th 2010 No: 6 Msg: #98359  
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First check with the airline what there policy is on bikes. Some airlines won't charge, some will charge a nominal fee of about $25-$50, some will charge $200+.
Next step get a cardboard bike box from a bike shop. Deflate the tyres, take the front wheel off, remove pedals and pack it up really really well. (you could also get the bike shop to do this for you). Then your off.
Enjoy. Reply to this

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