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Boxing & Shipping

Box and Ship your bike or trike at Perennial Cycle in Minneapolis.

Our service team will box and ship almost any bike or trike — be it a standard-sized bicycle, a tiny folding bike, or a larger cargo bike, recumbent, or ebike.

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Whether you’re moving or heading for a blow-out bike vacation, we work with Bike Flights to get your bike just where it’s needed, on time.

Our Box and Ship service includes a fixed labor charge for boxing that varies by bike type, paid in advance:

Boxing Rates (shipping not included)

These prices include labor, boxes, and packing materials. If you have a box you would like us to use to ship your bike, you are welcome to bring it in with you.

Brompton Folding Bike, $30

Folding Bike (16" or 20" wheels), $40

Standard Upright or Large Folding Bike, $50

Recumbent or Folding Trike, $70

Standard Trike, $90

EBike or Cargo Bike, $90

Unusual Bike or Trike, TBD

Ship your bike with Bike Flights

Once we have boxed your bike for shipping, we’ll provide you with dimensions and the package’s weight so that you can enter your shipping destination and pay for all freight charges through You’ll have the piece of mind that your bike has been professionally packed and shipped at the guaranteed best price available and have access to all tracking information directly through the Bike Flights site or app. After you receive your completed shipping labels via PDF from Bike Flights, you’ll forward the file to us for printing and we’ll finalize your shipment for pickup as soon as we have the label in hand. Easy! There’s no need to make a second trip to pick up the bike for shipping elsewhere as the carrier you work out with Bike Flights — USPS, UPS, or FedEx — will pick up your bike right at our door. Whatever type of bike you need boxed and shipped, there’s no need for an appointment. Please plan ahead during the busiest summer months. We’re always happy to provide an approximation of current turn-around time by phone, 612-827-8000.

While we handle the boxing and shipping of a large assortment of bikes and trikes we are not 100%. We occasionally have to turn away bikes that we do not have appropriate box sizes to accommodate.

Photo by John Vachon, 1940. Courtesy the Library of Congress, LC-USF34-060526-D