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California bike/duffel transport

My California RAGBRAI friends, or soon to be friends, I will be helping again in 2014 to get bicycles to the start for you. Of course picking up at the end as well to return them to you. I think I can save you from the money gurbbing airlines. If I have enough of your bikes to help me out I’ll take a bike AND a duffel. Contact me at rbskiir@aol.com about the details.

9 Replies

bentjay, November 21, 2013 at 7:56 pm

rbskiir, you provided great service for a terrific price when I shipped my bike with you in 2011, even though I had to schlep it over to SLO and back to be picked up and dropped off. Whether I use you again this year is not solid yet as summer plans are still being made. I also now have a long recumbent. Still for all Californians heading to Iowa in July I highly recommend this service, especially with the ability to ship a duffel too.


JoAnn, December 16, 2013 at 2:00 pm

Hi!! i am coming from San Diego – and never have done this ride before – i could use help with the logisitcs – and any shipping info


rbskiir, January 23, 2014 at 5:14 am

Hi JoAnn, sorry I missed your post. I’m in Santa Clara, CA. You’re way too far south for me to help you. I may know someone in Upland who will haul bikes, but there may be a stretch too. I can answer questions though. I can also make a recommendation for a good charter. Let me know, I’ll be watching closer now.


SteveS, January 24, 2014 at 2:26 pm

I’d be interested in sending my bike with you, i’m up in Marin

PM coming


rbskiir, January 26, 2014 at 2:40 am

Hello, Steven,

I’d be glad to help you out. I’ve hauled many bikes from Marin. Please contact me at rbskiir@aol.com



rbskiir, January 27, 2014 at 4:27 am

Hi ya Jay, thank you for the great recommendation! I just discovered your comment in my Spam folder. I’ll watch for that closer. Well, it looks like I’m on for this year. Not sure if my SLO friend is going this year, she’s crossing north across Canada this year. I’ll be checking with her. If she doesn’t go we’ll have to work on a solution to getting your bike. Refresh me on what city you live in.


bentjay, January 27, 2014 at 10:55 pm


Great! I am over in Porterville about 22 miles east of Highway 99 southeast of Visalia/Tulare (between Fresno and Bakersfield). So I can assume that I am a bit out of your way. However, as I am not teaching this summer I could easily come up to Santa Clara and drop the bike off with you at a place and time convenient to you. And we could meet somewhere along interstate 5 or in So Cal or Nor Cal or so on your way back as I am flying back on Monday, the 28th

This time I have a long recumbent (which you can get a sense of from my avatar) and I would like to ship it without breaking it down. Would that be possible? It does sit on a solid double kickstand.


rbskiir, February 11, 2014 at 4:26 am

I’m already at one third of my van resereved. Things will pick up real fast as soon as the lottery results come out. Don’t wait too long to make your plans.


rbskiir, March 19, 2014 at 4:05 am

FYI: March 19, my van is just about half way full with reservations.


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