3. Logistics

We shipped almost all of our stuff to Charleston, South Carolina, about two weeks ahead of our flight there.

The bikes were shipped via Bike Flights (bikeflights.com). Bicycle Way of Life in Eugene (www.bicycleway.com) gave us the dimensions and the weights of the two loaded boxes we would be shipping. We then used the Bike Flights website to pay for the shipping and to print the shipping labels. We delivered the shipping labels to Bicycle Way of Life, who packed the bikes for us and arranged for UPS to pick them up and transport them to South Carolina via ground transportation (much, much less expensive than via air). A week later the bikes arrived at their destination, the Trek Bicycle Store of Mount Pleasant (www.trekbikesofmtpleasant.com.) The bike shop in Mt. Pleasant assembled the bikes and put on new chains for us. The bike shops at both ends  were easy to work with, as was the Bike Flights website. The bikes are ready to roll when we arrive in Charleston.

We shipped all of the cargo we will be carrying on our bikes to Charleston via Fed Ex, except for a very small amount of stuff we will carry on our flight to Charleston, and some maps we mailed to family in Denver for us to pick up when we spend a few days there on our way through Colorado. We will also be shipping some of our casual clothes that we will bring to Charleston on ahead to Denver.


This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Rene

    I look forward to living vicariously thru your blog. So excited you your trip. Praying for good health and safety for you both.

    Can I share it with SHS class mates?

  2. Kari

    I’ll be watching and cheering you both on

  3. Larry

    You could use the ad; “If you’re ready to make aMENDS contact Jens”


  4. Christina

    Thanks for the details you’ve shared. I’m very excited to follow you on this adventure! Prayers for strength, great fun, and safety.

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