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Old 04-03-12, 07:26 AM   #1
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Getting tandem bike to airport

Hi,
I have a (non coupled) tandem bike that I need to get to the Atlanta airport. Any ideas on how to transport it (taxis/shuttle services with vans)?
Getting the bike on the plane is not a problem but I'm kinda worried on how to get it to the airport.

Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 04-03-12, 07:53 AM   #2
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Option 1: Cycle (might not be feasible)
Option 2: Order a taxicab via phone and ask for a minivan. Taking of the wheel(s), it should not be a problem to fit the tandem in any minivan. This seems the least hassle option.
Option 3: Take train to the airport (sorry I don't know if there is a train connection to the Atlanta airport).
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Old 04-03-12, 11:39 AM   #3
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Check MARTA and if permitted, take the train.
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Thanks!
Yeah, I was thinking MARTA but I'm not sure whether the bike actually fits on the train. Bikes are allowed any time but I'd more or less be blocking the doors. Hm.
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Old 04-03-12, 01:56 PM   #5
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Just how are you planning on flying with the bike? You'll need a bike case. Package it up in the case. Call a cab company with a van, and you're good. Pretty sure you can get the airline case on Marta as well.
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Hey, this post made me think that people should post their vacations. For example, if someone was visiting near Pittsburgh, they'd be welcome to borrow some single bikes of ours.
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