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    New question here. Bike insurance while travelling

    My son is off on an extended trip (4 months) to the USA and Canada (we're UK based) and is looking to insure his bike while he is away. Can anyone recommend any companies that would do this? So far all he has found is travel insurance that won't cover it or he has to take out a year policy to insure the bike rather than just for the period he is away.

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    In the US, I'd be FAR more worried about travelers health insurance. If he gets hurt in the US, you could easily be looking at tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of medical bills. I'm not exaggerating in the slightest.

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    Completely agree with that - but no issues getting that sort of insurance. Covering the value of a good mountain bike seems rather more difficult!

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    My homeowner's insurance covers my bikes anywhere in the world (I'm US based). I specifically asked our agent last time I traveled as we had $20k in bikes travelling with us. She told me the airlines could lose them, they could get stolen, crushed in an accident, etc etc etc and in all cases they'd be covered. Not sure if that helps at all...

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