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BikeFlights offers new box that's more durable and more blue

Published July 31, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (BRAIN) — The bike shipping service BikeFlights has adopted a new bike shipping box made of Coroplast instead of cardboard. The company said the new box has the same internal suspension design of the box it introduced last summer, but is more water resistant, stronger and more durable. 

BikeFlights is working with Garten Services, Inc., to handle box storage and fulfillment. Garten is a non-profit organization that supports people with disabilities through employment, career, and retirement opportunities. 

"Our new blue bike shipping box is great because it lasts for more shipments than a cardboard box," said William Alcorn,'s owner. "We're also proud to be working with Garten Services to distribute our new blue box."

At 43 x 11 x 32 inches (110 x 28 x 82 cm), the box meets shipping and airline size restrictions. Its self-locking flap design eliminates the need for external straps and fasteners; it's designed to be simply sealed closed with standard packing tape. When not in use, the box collapses flat to save space and store easily.

Like the cardboard box, the new blue box meets meets drop and shake standards of the International Safe Transit Association Vibration and Shock (Test type 1A). It comes with protective fork and frame dropout spacers.

Effective immediately, blue bike boxes are available for customers within the U.S. to purchase in's online store. They sell for $199.95 plus $20 flat rate ground shipping.


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