AIDS/LifeCycle provides three options for bike shipping:
- Ace Ride – ships fully-assembled bikes to and from the Ride, from within California as well as across the United States
- FedEx – ships boxed bikes to the Cow Palace in advance of the Ride.
- Trek Bikes - builds boxed bikes at Orientation Day; will box and ship bikes from the Finish Line in LA. Used cardboard boxes will not be transported forward from the Cow Palace but cardboard boxes will be available for purchase at the Finish Line Festival.
***IMPORTANT: If you ship your bike independently with any shipping service other than through our partners listed below, DO NOT SHIP DIRECTLY TO THE COW PALACE. Only event partners listed are authorized to consolidate bike shipments for delivery to the Cow Palace. If you ship your bike independently to a business, residence or hotel you assume full responsibility for the timely arrival and condition.
***Please note, should you choose to use a third-party shipper such as Bike Flights please select the appropriate amount of insurance for your bicycle.
ACE Ride offers bike shipping for all in-California and out-of-California participants in the United States.
Pre-event, ACE Ride offers shipping from Los Angeles, Orange County, Palm Springs, and San Diego; post-event, ACE Ride offers shipping to San Francisco and San Diego.
Pre-event bike transportation reservations must be made by May 15, 2023. After May 15, ACE Ride will continue to accept registrations in California as long as there is space (subject to availability).
Bikes shipped pre-event will be available for pickup on Orientation Day.
Bikes shipped post-event to San Francisco are available on Monday, June 12th from 1:00 PM** – 8:00 PM and Tuesday, June 13th from 9:00 AM – 8:00 PM. Bikes can be picked up from:
1590 Bryant Street
San Francisco, 94103
Access Bike Retrieval from Florida Street garage entrance, 1 block west of Bryant.
** bikes may be delayed due to offloading
For more information and to book pre- and post-event transportation for your bike with ACE Ride, Click here.
ACE Ride offers round-trip bike transportation for all out-of-California participants within the United States. Pre-event bike transportation reservations must be made by May 15, 2023. After May 15, we will continue to accept registrations out-of-California as long as there is space (subject to availability).
Bikes are transported fully assembled and unboxed, and pedals do not need to be removed.
For more information and to book pre- and post-event transportation for your bike with ACE Ride, Click here. Contact ACE Ride directly if you do not see your city included in the shipping list.
FedEx is able to provide shipping service to all of our participants via FedEx Ground. Bikes must be disassembled at your local bike shop before boxing your bike to ship to the Cow Palace.
Check back soon for details on how and when to ship your boxed bike to the Cow Palace.
Shipping from Finish Line
FedEx is also able to ship your bikes from the Finish Line Festival to your home.
Check back here soon for details.
Please note: You will not be able to ship back your bikes in used cardboard boxes.
Bike Tech will be on-site at the Finish Line Festival to help you ship your bike home. Bikes traveling in hard-case bike boxes may be disassembled at the Finish Line by bike techs. Check back here soon for additional details.