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    How do you get your bike to long distance/out of state events?

    I am looking to do the Vermont 50, will have to fly there. Bringing my bike. I assume I'll just put it in a travel case and take on the plane with me. Ouch! ($$) What do folks do to travel with the bike? Any secrets?

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    How do you get your bike to long distance/out of state events?

    Evoc case and Frequent Flyer status (80 nights a year on the road or work) has helped me avoid extra luggage fees on two trips so far, but flying a bike can be expensive. Renting a demo is a real option unless you are chasing a podium. Happy trails.

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    If its vacation, spend the money, check the bike in case at the gate and have fun.

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    FedEx it to a shop and it will be put together when you get there. Get a FedEx account and it will save you money. Depending on shop costs it can often be done cheaper than carrying it on, and it saves the hassle of dragging the bike through airports

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    How do you get your bike to long distance/out of state events?

    More on Evoc case; hope this helps... Mine packed with my carbon hard tail is well under the 50 pound limit, even with helmet, tools, shoes, etc. These photos are from a roadie trip ....







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    Scott...no link, etc in your reply...

    thanks everybody

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scott In MD View Post
    More on Evoc case; hope this helps...
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    How do you get your bike to long distance/out of state events?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1378578312.011093.jpg

    Review: Evoc Bike Travel Bag | Mountain Bike Review

    I have one- its great- really no substitute for your own bike especially on big rides. Cost varies- im 1k on united and got dingedd $100 to georgia friday- this morning return was free...

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    How do you get your bike to long distance/out of state events?

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmy View Post
    Scott...no link, etc in your reply...

    thanks everybody
    Reloaded pics above... Beat thing about an EVOC bag is that it is actually designed for mountain bikes, so 29er wheels fit inside the case.

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    wow, you all have been super helpful. I really appreciate it! I need to get myself one of those bags!

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    If I need to fly, fly with Southwest as their charges are the only ones which are still just about bearable ($75 each way). Using my hard Thule case. A good soft case is tempting though as it's far more manageable to store at your destination and at home.

    Otherwise I just had an 853 mile drive home after the Fools Gold.
    Rolling on 29", 650b, 8.3" and 23mm

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    just fyi the Vermont 50 was sold out in 20 minutes when registration opened back in may. i just don't want you to think you can show up and sign up the day of.

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    I did Leadville last month and used tri bike transport. There service was about the same cost as flying and it was shipped fully assembled. They had a tent 50 feet from the finish line. I finished the race and literally handed off my bike and they took care of it from there. 3 days later it was back at my house. I think they have also started a box ship method also. Tribiketransport.com

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    thanks , I am all set!

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