Electric Bicycle Shipping

We Ship Class 1 and Class 3 Pedal Assist E-Bikes

BikeFlights.com ships Class 1 and Class 3 pedal-assist e-bikes with batteries installed within the continental U.S.; we do NOT ship e-bikes with batteries installed to or from Alaska or Hawaii or internationally.

We also do NOT ship throttle-equipped e-bikes.

For reference, here are the four classifications of electric bicycles (e-bikes) according to People for Bikes.

  • Class 1 : under 750W, limited to 20mph, pedal assist.
  • Class 2 : under 750W, limited to 20mph, throttle and/or pedal assist.
  • Class 3 : under 750W, limited to 28mph, pedal assist.
  • Class 4 : over 750W, over 28mph, throttle and/or pedal assist.

BikeFlights.com adheres to all rules and guidelines per the U.S. Department of Transportation, the International Air Transit Association and UPS’s Dangerous Goods Department.

How to Ship a Class 1 or Class 3 E-bike with Battery Installed

E-bikes shipped with their batteries installed via BikeFlights.com MUST be packed by someone with a current HazMat certification applicable to safely preparing batteries for shipping.

If you don’t have a current HazMat certification, you can ship your e-bike with battery installed with BikeFlights.com per the following options:

  1. Become a Certified Shipper- You can become a HazMat certified shipper by completing an online HazMat certification program. We recommend the Labelmaster HazMat shipper program, which typically costs ~$200, takes approximately two hours to complete and is good for two years. After you complete the course, please email your HazMat certificate to ebikes@bikeflights.com Once we receive your certification, we will send you our BikeFlights.com E-bike Shipping Agreement to e-sign. Upon receipt of the signed agreement, we will activate your BikeFlights.com account to ship e-bikes within 72 hours.
  2. Use a Certified Shipper - We recommend using one of our HazMat certified shippers listed in our Bike Shop Finder. Look for the lightning bolt icon that indicates whether a listed shop is HazMat certified. You may also want to contact your local bike shop or e-bike retailer to see if they are certified but are not yet listed as such in our Bike Shop Finder. BikeFlights.com reserves the right to refuse to ship e-bikes for anyone who has previously violated best safety practices per our Shipping Policy. If you are unable to find a local bike shop with HazMat certification, contact our Support Team.

How to Ship a Class 1 or Class 3 E-bike with Battery Removed

To ship your e-bike without HazMat certification, you must REMOVE its battery and ship the battery separately though another carrier since BikeFlights.com does not do battery-only shipments.

Without its battery, your e-bike will ship just like a non-motorized bike. We suggest shipping your separate battery directly with UPS, FedEx or the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Learn more About Shipping e-bikes and e-bike Batteries

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