Shipping your motorcycle to Sturgis

freight shipping to the 77th Annual Sturgis motorcycle rally

August
4ᵗʰ-13ᵗʰ, 2017

Ship your motorcycle to Sturgis from anywhere in the nation. Ready-to-ride round-trip flat rates starting as low as $700.

 844.855.BIKE

We'll ship your ride
nationwide

You’re not going to want to miss it. With almost half a million people attending Sturgis, motorcycle carriers have limited space to ship.

Give us a call today to ensure your motorcycle is ready-to-ride!

Pick Up & Drop Off

After booking with FreightCenter, a confirmed pickup date and time will be provided to you within 5 to 6 weeks prior to the event.

Your motorcycle will be returned to the address where it was originally picked up unless otherwise stated on your shipping paperwork. Return trips generally take between 1 to 2 weeks after the event.

Staging Area

Official staging areas will be designated a month or two prior to the event. Hours of operation and dates for all Sturgis Motorcycle Rally pickups and drop offs will be provided prior to the event.

Round trip shipping

Ready-to-ride prices range from $700 to $995 depending on pick up location.

This motorcycle shipping price includes:

  • NO crating or palletizing your bike
  • NO draining the gas or disconnecting the battery
  • $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible
  • Personalized door-to-door service for only $30 per pickup or delivery occurrence

Bike Prep

Your bike will be loaded onto a custom pallet and protected from shifting, leaning and titling. There is no need to drain fuel or oil, and you may ship your bike with saddlebags and helmets. Any oversized windshields that exceed the height of the truck will be carefully removed, wrapped, and shipped with your motorcycle.

Insurance

We work with Haul Bikes, a reputable motorcycle shipping company, to transport your bike securely and safely. A portion of the bike’s value is covered, and included in the flat rate price. You may purchase additional insurance for a small fee.

Group rates

Traveling with your club or the whole gang? Group rates are available for truckloads of 27 bikes or more. Call for special pricing.

More information

Click below to download FreightCenter's PDF Tips for shipping your motorcycle to Sturgis

    Before your ship your motorcyle:

  1. Rev your engine! Make sure your motorcycle starts, runs properly and the battery is in good condition.
  2. Repair any leaks. Be sure your bike is safe to ship by repairing oil and fuel leaks or reporting them. Some carriers can put a catch under your bike to protect from minor leaks during transport.
  3. Measure your bike. Make sure the overall length of your motorcycle is less than 99 inches, the length of a stock FLH with hard bags and trunk. Extra long pipes may require removal. If your bike cannot be made shorter than 99 inches, give us a call.
  4. Run it low! Before your bike is loaded on the truck, be sure to run your motorcycle low on fuel. You'll want less than one gallon of fuel in the tank.
  5. If you do not have fuel injection, at time of loading it is necessary to shut your fuel petcock off and run the carburetor low or out of fuel to protect from overflow during transport.
  6. Free your forks. Do not lock your forks or steering column or they will have to be cut/opened at your expense.

    Motorcycle shipping packing tips:

  1. Extra keys, please! Pack an extra set of keys for the ignition and security locks, just in case.
  2. Bring a Photo ID. Proof of identity may be required to pick up your motorcycle on the other end.
  3. Lighten your load. Do not load your bike down with luggage, helmets, T-bags, etc. You do not want your bike to be top-heavy or hard to load and tie down.
  4. Keep your claim number. You'll be issued a number at sign up and be sure to bring that number to claim your bike at both the ride destination and back home. The number identifies you, your license number and bags.

When you return, don't forget your ride! You must pick up your motorcycle by the time designated on the trucking schedule. After that date, there will be a substantial storage charge.

Not going to Sturgis?

We can still ship your bike anywhere. Call us for rates (844) 855 BIKE