I'm sure this has been covered, but I can;t seem to get the search to work on one specific forum.
I am contemplating a x-state 1-week tour. The bus seems the way to get to the starting point - the bus company states
"Packaging only exceptions to the following items: bicycles, skis and ski poles must be packed in wood, canvas or other substantial container, and securely fastened; towing equipment must be enclosed in rigid containers or wrapped in a strong material such as canvas and securely strapped or tied. Towing equipment is limited to 100 lbs. pounds actual weight; these items are not exempt from oversize charges."
How do you deal with a non-carboard shipping container when you need to dispose of it upon getting to your destination? Wish they had bike racks - but these busses do not. Maybe a 2x4 frame, some firring and cardboard is the way to go.
Any thoughts appreciated. I am thinking that if 3 or more of us go on tour, perhaps a rental car is cost effective, but then how to hauling 3 bikes and gear may not be that easy either. (Bus rate with bike will be ~$70).
Appreciate any thoughts / comments.