2018 Gran Fondo Maryland Shipping Guide

 BikeFlights.com helps travel-savvy cyclists get their bikes conveniently, reliably and affordably to and from events like the 2018 Gran Fondo Maryland in Frederick, MD on Sep 23, 2018.

Our customized door-to-door bicycle shipping service takes the hassle out of traveling with your bike. Breeze through airport check-in and baggage claim, and your bike will be awaiting you upon your arrival at your final destination.

About the Gran Fondo Maryland

Gran Fondo Maryland serves as the US Gran Fondo National Championship race. It starts in historic downtown Frederick, Maryland with routes covering up to 100 miles with 10,561 feet of climbing through several different state parks, municipal forests, protected watersheds and the Catoctin Mountain National Park. The event is open to riders of all levels.

Located within an hour of Washington, DC; Baltimore, Maryland; and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, Frederick is truly near the heart of American history. From mining for gold to a major crossroads of the Civil War, the region has filled many chapters in the story of this country. Chartered by German immigrants in 1748, Frederick sits on the edge of the Appalachian Mountains and has continued a strong agricultural culture while still serving as a home base for many commuters working in other metropolitan areas. The result is a city that has the distinct flavor of country living with a thriving downtown full of exceptional restaurants, small breweries, first class shopping and a bit of nightlife. Carroll Creek runs through the center of town where visitors can sit on its banks and enjoy a summer breeze. Take a couple extra days to explore the town and its surrounding highlights.


You can pack your bicycle yourself or check out our bike shop finder to find a local partner bike shop near you that can help you disassemble and pack your bike ahead of your trip. If you need a box and/or packing supplies, check out our BikeFlights.com store. Read more about how to pack your bike.

Start arranging your bike shipment by using our rate finder tool below. We’ve pre-populated the suggested dates by which your bike should arrive prior to the event and when it should start shipping home.

BikeFlights.com suggests that you ship your bike to and from any of the following locations, or you can manually enter another location of your choosing. Simply click to set the form with your selection.

  • Bike Doctor - Frederick - Assembly services are available for $70, and packing services are available for $70 ($140 total, amounts are estimates). Please call (301) 620-8868 to arrange such services in advance of shipping your bike to the event. Your bike must arrive at this shop by no later than September 16. Even if you do not need help assembling or packing your bike, we suggest you contact this shop to give them a heads-up that your bike is coming.


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