Visiting Whitefish? BRING YOUR BIKE.

Whitefish is a bike touring mecca! You can call it bikepacking, you can call it touring, but whatever terminology you use, this a great place to begin and finish your cycling adventure. Whether you are touring with Adventure Cycling, Backroads, or other group, or self-supported, we are here to help. 

Key to a cycling adventure is a bike that works well and doesn’t need repair during your trip.

To this end, you may want to ship your bike to Glacier Cyclery rather than traveling with it on the airlines. We can assemble your bike, tune it and have it ready to ride when you arrive. We also offer bike travel case storage while you are on your trip.

If you’re shipping your bike to Glacier Cyclery, whether it be you or your local bike shop, you need to specify the things listed below on the outside of the bike box.

  • Your ARRIVAL DATE at Glacier Cyclery
  • Name of your TOUR ORGANIZATION (if applicable)
  • One of these options: HOLD or ASSEMBLE

IMPORTANT: If you would like us to assemble your bike in time for your arrival or tour departure, you must call Glacier Cyclery well ahead of your arrival date so we can schedule an “appointment” for your bike. That way we will be able to fit it into our busy summer mechanic’s schedule, but you will not have to send it too many days in advance of your arrival. Thank you for your help on this!

Shipping & Receiving Guide


Glacier Cyclery will hold your bike until your arrival date. For a mere $10 fee you have the satisfaction of knowing your bike is stored in a dry, safe place after having been inspected for shipping damage and tagged for easy retrieval. Feel free to call us to confirm your bike’s arrival at Glacier Cyclery.


We will unpack, unwrap, assemble and tune your bike for you, then hold it until you arrive. Assembly includes installation of the accessories included with your bike such as racks, mirrors, fenders, bags, etc. During the assembly of your bike the Glacier Cyclery techs tune, secure, lubricate, and make adjustments where necessary so that your bike is in top mechanical condition for your trip. This service usually costs $100 depending on the state of disassembly, number of accessories and condition of your bike; a reasonable amount for peace of mind on the road or trail.


Glacier Cyclery will box your bike to be shipped FedEx Ground or UPS for $100. This includes the box, packing material and labor to disassemble your bike, wrap the frame in protective material, secure all loose parts and tape it up well for its journey home.


We will also ship your bike for you after we box it up. Or if you have boxed it yourself, but have no time to get it to a UPS pick-up center, we will be happy to do that for you. There is a $10.00 handling fee, plus the cost of shipping which depends on weight, destination and the amount of insurance you desire. We ship bikes through Please be aware that shipping costs are based on ‘dimensional weight’ and most bikes incur the oversized shipping fee.