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. Available during the event for shipping of materials.
- Cannondale / Incycle – builds boxed bikes at Orientation Day; will box and ship bikes from the Finish Line in LA. NEW FOR 2022: Only bikes stored in hard-case bike boxes will be boxed at the Finish Line. All others will be taken off-site for packing and shipping. See details below.
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, 2022. 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 at Orientation Day.
Bikes shipped post-event to San Francisco are available on Monday, June 13th from 1:00 PM** – 8:00 PM and Tuesday, June 14th 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 blk west of Bryant.
** bikes may be delayed due to off loading
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, 2022. 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, 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.
Please bring your boxed bike to a staffed FedEx location and ship your bike between May 16th – May 28th, and select FedEx Ground Service. Please check that your registered name appears on the shipping label and your bike box. Anything shipped after May 28th is not guaranteed to arrive at the Cow Palace by Orientation Day.
Please use this address to ship to Cow Palace:
(PARTICIPANT NAME and Cell Phone Number)
2600 Geneva Ave
Daly City, CA 94014
You must include the best phone number to reach you on Orientation Day.
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.
Tip: Tune-up your bike BEFORE shipping to avoid potentially long lines at the Cow Palace.
Cannondale / Incycle Post-Event Shipping
Cannondale and Incycle 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 Cannondale bike techs. Cost for assembly – $30 and cost for disassembly – $30 credit card only.
NEW FOR 2022! All other bikes – including all bikes being shipped in cardboard bike boxes – will be taken off-site after the event ends for disassembly, packing, and shipping.
Check out Incycle’s website for more information on post-event packing and shipping and to book your post-event bike shipping.