Ride Out of the Box™
YOUR BIKE PROFESSIONALLY DELIVERED, TUNED AND READY TO RIDE
We launched Ride Out Of The Box™ because we know how difficult it can be to find a good city, cargo or folding bike at your local bike shop. Most bike shops seem to prioritize performance and adrenaline over style, practicality and joyful fun. If you're looking for a comfortable and fashionable city bike, a handy folding bike, or a cargo bike for your family (or business) we've made it our mission to get you the highest quality bike, delivered to your door. Your bike is professionally tuned by an experienced mechanic and packed into a custom box. Your bike arrives damage-free, tool-free and 100% ready-to-ride. Just cut open the cardboard and ride out of the box!
Who could want more?
Boxing up a Butchers & Bicycles MK1E to Vancouver, BC
Unlike many online retailers, we're a brick-and-mortar store that imports, sells and repairs bikes. This on-the-ground experience means we select our products carefully. Unlike many of the stores you see online, it is this professionalism and experience that makes us stand out. Most online bike retailers are savvy start-ups with very little mechanical, retail or shipping experience. A badly designed product that arrives damaged in a badly designed box is the kind of thing that keeps us up at night!
At Curbside, we pride ourselves on our experience, our eye for quality, and our ability to deliver. That's why we launched Ride Out Of The Box™, all you need to do is open the box and it's ready to ride!
Sorry UPS, but freight is great.
This is one ride your bike shouldn't take
Ride Out Of The Box™ is about delivering a fully assembled and tuned bike right to your front door, ready to ride.
We take packaging seriously. Bikes can't stand up by themselves so if the box is holding the bike up, then the bike is impacted if the box is impacted. That's not good. We stand the bike up and let the box form a protective shield around the bike, which is what the box is supposed to do. Should the box be damaged the bike will be perfectly OK.
Unlike all of our competitors, we don't use the courier system. Courier companies use large automated conveyers, some of which have steep 45 degree angles that are fine for small packages but catastrophic for bikes. We use freight trucks, the same companies IKEA use to deliver your couch. This minimizes the number of times the bike is handled and ensures perfect, damage-free delivery.
Cargo trucks delivering cargo bikes
Our custom designed boxes deliver your bike damage-free
For cargo bikes we build a wooden pallet and attach a custom-made, telescoping box. We professionally tune your cargo bike and then roll it into the box, strapping it down by the wheels to the pallet, ensuring there is no movement within the box. The driver then picks up the bike and gives you a call, arranging an appointment so that you're there when the bike arrives. The driver will then put the bike onto the trucks tailgate, lower it to the ground, and all you have to do is open up the box and ride away!
Strapped down to take a stand
The bike stands up on its own instead of against the box. If the box gets hit, your bike is fine.
For regular bikes we use a custom-made box using a simple wooden frame that we strap the bike onto using cargo-straps, so the bike is freestanding and not leaning against the box. When the bike is fastened we pop the box around the bike and secure a cardboard lid - all of which we then tie down with cargo straps. The driver then picks up the bike and gives you a call, arranging an appointment so that you're there when the bike arrives. The driver will then put the bike onto the trucks tailgate, lower it to the ground, and all you have to do is open up the box and ride away!
Just unfold and off you go!
With folding bikes we simply tune the bike and put it back in the box it arrived in. Folding bikes are the only bike we will send through the courier network since the boxes are smaller and fit on the UPS conveyer belts (don't worry, there's lots of bubble wrap in the box to ensure zero damage!). However, if you are buying a folding bike and need a carrying case for future airline travel we strongly recommend buying your B&W case in advance as we will pack the bike in this case and ship everything together.
EXPERIENCE ACROSS THE CONTINENT
Thirty years delivering great service
We've shipped hundreds of cargo bikes, folding bikes, and city bikes all over North America without damage to very happy customers. Do you have any questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Or, just give us a shout at 1-866-920-4933 (toll free)
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My experience with Curbside Cycle was great! The Bromptons arrived ahead of schedule and they were truly ready to ride upon opening the box—not even so much as a single scratch to either bike! -Merv, Saskatoon SK
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I bought an Achielle Craighton from Curbside and it was a great experience. They shipped to me in their “Ride Out of the Box” and it arrived in perfect shape and was ready to ride without any effort on my part--saving a trip to the local bike shop and the added expense of having someone prepare it for riding. Crazy beautiful. From Belgium to Canada to me--no assembly necessary. - Derek, Detroit MI
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We just received our big box. It's almost as big as the car we sold! - Stephen, Edmonton AB (bought a Butchers & Bicycles)