Getting to the Ride:

Easy Transport for Your Bike and You


Transport for Your Bike

Some folks hesitate to take a cool bike trip because they don’t want to deal with packing and shipping their bike.


So we make it super easy:


No bike disassembly.


No packing your bike into a box.


No shipping fees.


No airline surcharges.


No re-assembling your bike far from home.


(And then have to do it all over again for the trip back).


Just hand us your bike, fully assembled, and we’ll do the rest. Tandems, e-bikes, and recumbents welcome.


AND...we can transport your luggage to Florida too if you wish!  No additional charge.


We've selected a great location in New York City; Paramus, NJ; Philadelphia; Baltimore; Washington D.C.; and Richmond where we'll pick up your bike in our private truck.


Don’t live near one of our bike pick-up cities? Not a problem! We can take care of bike shipping for you. Just drop off your bike at your favorite local bike shop and we’ll do the rest! Rather have someone come to your home to pack your bike?  Just let us know! No need for you to take apart your bike or box it up. Extra expenses DO apply in this case. If you ship a bike box ahead we are happy to transport it during the ride. No charge.


Transport home for your bike and your luggage is free in our private truck.


Transport for You

Each person needs to book their own airfare for this great trip. Not to worry -- it's easy and we are here to help!


Why don't we book airfare for you?


a) You can get a cheaper fare online than we can get by calling up the airline and offering to buy a block of seats.


b) Can you imagine trying to get everyone on the trip to agree to ONE flight schedule? Impossible!


c) A lot of folks decide to head down to Florida early or stay a few days later. When you book your own airfare you get to do things your way!



Here's what to do:


1. Please be sure to register for the ride before you book airfare. (If there are any last-minute changes they are on our ride registration page. We'd feel terrible if you booked a non-refundable airfare first and then...)


2. You are going to book two separate one-way tickets. Back in the day this was complicated and expensive -- now it's super easy and no more expensive than any other flight.




IF YOU ARE DOING THE DECEMBER TRIP

Book a one-way flight on any airline that arrives in Miami no later than 2:00 p.m. on Saturday December 17th.


Book another one-way flight that departs Key West any time on Thursday December 22nd.



IF YOU ARE DOING THE JANUARY TRIP

Book a one-way flight on any airline that arrives in Miami no later than 2:00 p.m. on January 7th.


Book another one-way flight that departs Key West any time on Januray 12th.


NOTE: We think it's nicer to fly home from Key West. If you wish, we will have a free van trip headed from Key West back to Miami on the last day of the trip. It's a five-hour drive (including stops for snacks and bathrooms) so we don't particularly recommend it, but if you'd like to travel that way we are happy to have you along. If you are taking the van you should not book a return flight out of Miami that departs any earlier than 5:30 p.m.



No matter which trip you are doing, we meet for cocktails and snacks from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. at our Miami hotel's rooftop pool on the first day, so schedule acordingly!  Want to arrive at the hotel a day or three earlier? Let us know -- happy to help.


If you show up early at the hotel you may not be able to check in to your room yet. Not to worry!  Leave your bags with the bell staff and hang out with us at the pool!



Back in the day, arriving and departing from different cities was a big deal -- now it's a piece of cake. If you're booking online look for a link called Multi-City or similar. Here's what the Kayak.com page looks like:



VITAL TRIVIA! -- Note in the example above that I asked Kayak to check flights from ANY airport in the NYC area.  That means that it will be checking flights out of JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark. If you are driving to the airport in the NYC area and leaving your car parked there, make sure that your flight home goes to the same airport! Unless you specify, Kayak will recommend flights that, say, leave from LaGuardia but return to Newark!


Still have questions or concerns about getting your bike or you to the ride? Drop us a note -- always glad to hear from you.

... and here's what the page from Expedia.com looks like: