I actually had to ride it home about 4 miles from the shop. I don't have my rack setup on my car, and it was so long it wouldn't fit in my Saturn SW or Mazda5. So, I rode home. The only wrinkle in this plan was that I was only able to get to the bike shop 5 min before they closed. So, the normal time where they would have set the bike up for me was not there. I rode it home as is. Of course, this was the one time I had no tools in my car since I had taken my tool bag out to put struts on the Saturn a few days before--so couldn't remove the non-quick release front wheel to fit it in the car/van, nor could I raise the seat up properly. I had to ride home with the bike adjusted for someone about 6 inches shorter than me. Not the greatest setup. I had my 18 mo old with me, my wife met me at the shop to take her, and I rode the bike home. lol. It was a circus.