Sending your bike ahead via UPS or FedEx is the way to go! Shipped mine from California to New Mexico and back last year in my Trico Sportcase without a problem :thumbsup:Mr. Versatile said:I don't know what the airlines charge. I have a hard case, so I usually ship mine ahead. I send it UPS to the address of the motel in which I'll be staying. I call the motel & tell them to expect it. Never had a problem doing it that way. I have taken it with me on flights, and it's a real PITA having to wait for it to be unloaded, wheeling it through the airport, looking for a rental car big enough to carry it, etc., etc.
That can work, but I think it costs a bundle for long distances. The OP is going coast to coast, for a weekend only -- not really practical.Retro Grouch said:Sending your bike ahead via UPS or FedEx is the way to go! Shipped mine from California to New Mexico and back last year in my Trico Sportcase without a problem :thumbsup:
Though I'm sure he could find a place in LA. And even in small places, you can call up a bike shop, even if they don't advertise rentals, and somebody might have an extra bike they'll rent out for the day. I've seen it done.John Nelson said:I like the advice to rent if you can--it is simpler and cheaper. However, I have discovered that in many places, you cannot find anywhere that rents road bikes.