Shipping a Bike to Sturgis
Every summer, the city of Sturgis, South Dakota holds an annual, week-long motorcycle rally. Bikers from around the world show up to this highly anticipated event to meet other motorcycle enthusiasts, show off their bikes, and most importantly, have fun.
If you’re going to Sturgis this year, you may want to consider shipping your bike there or nearby. Of course, you can ride your bike there, but if you’re wanting to avoid wear and tear of the road, and keep your bike safe from weather elements, shipping your bike to Sturgis may be your best bet. Fortunately, motorcycle shipping is relatively cheap and with uShip, it’s easy to ship your bike.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO SHIP A BIKE TO STURGIS?
The cost to ship a bike to Sturgis varies based on the distance of travel and the need to ensure the safest transport. The average motorcycle shipment costs $350 to $700 and travels over 1000 miles. For shorter shipments, the range is $180 to $300.
There are a few things to keep in mind that affect the cost to ship a motorcycle to Sturgis:
- The distance between the pickup and drop off locations
- The make, model and weight of the bike
- What type of service you’d prefer for the bike to be shipped to Sturgis
- The cost of fuel at the time of the transport
No matter how far you are, you can anticipate spending several hundred dollars to ship your bike to Sturgis, which isn’t much when you consider the money you’ll save not paying for fuel or road maintenance. If you fly in, you can also avoid paying for hotels and food along the way.
For more information on the cost to ship a motorcycle to Sturgis, check out our cost to transport a motorcycle index.
USING USHIP TO GET YOUR BIKE TO STURGIS
uShip saves you time and money. We bring the carriers to you, so you don’t have to deal with a full inbox or annoying calls from brokers. Simply create your shipment listing, detailing your needs and the dimensions of your bike. Carriers will then start sending you their best quotes as they compete for your business. Read reviews, talk to the carriers, and see their shipment history all in one place. When you have found a carrier that you like at a price you like, accept the quote and you’re on your way to meeting your bike at Sturgis.
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When shipping a motorcycle, it will not be covered by your personal policy. In order to protect against damage or loss, your motorcycle shipping company should offer a minimum amount of insurance.
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