Pedaling Moab, Utah's Slickrock Trail. Following Lance's tracks up the 21 switchbacks of l'Alpe d'Huez in the French Alps. Getting up close and personal with Vermont's fantastic fall foliage. It's all possible when you fly with your bike, something that's easier than many people realize. To help, we've put together this guide:
General packing tips:
Fees To Fly
Fees To Fly
League of American Bicyclists and USA Cycling offer fly-for-free programs to members. The former requires that reservations be made through Adventure Travel, and as long as you identify yourself as a League member and are okay with flying America West or Frontier Airlines, you’re in.
USA Cycling has teamed up with United Airlines to offer airline travel benefits to its license holders. Two one-way bike travel vouchers are available per calendar year to each member in addition to a 10% discount on published fare reservations made thirty days in advance.
Another thing to consider in planning your trips is that you'll need a place to store your bike case or box when you arrive at your destination. And, you'll need to take it with you if you're traveling around and staying in different places on vacation. If you're relying on a rental car, for example, it has to be large enough to accept your bike case along with any people and gear.
Traveling with your bike adds joy and variety to trips. There's the opportunity to cycle storied trails and roads, make new friends and even burn off some of those vacation calories. We hope these tips help you take your bike along. Give us a call or stop by if you have any questions.