BikeFlights.com, a bicycle shipping service for cyclists, turns 10 years old this month. Throughout July, BikeFlights.com is celebrating a decade of shipping bikes, wheels and gear.
“I started BikeFlights.com to make it easier to adventure with your bike,” said William Alcorn, BikeFlights.com’s President. “People loved our shipping service, and over time, the word spread. Now we ship bikes not only for cyclists who are traveling or selling their bikes online, but also for bike shops, bike manufacturers and many other bike industry companies.
“Thank you to all of our customers, partners and supporters who have helped us get to this point – we couldn’t have done it without you.”
- July 2009 – BikeFlights.com is born out of desire to make it easier to adventure by bike.
- April 2010 – releases version 2.0 of its online shipping tool.
- December 2011 – relocates to Portland, Oregon.
- April 2013 – attends its first Sea Otter Classic.
- June 2014 – launches its growth plan.
- September 2014 – exhibits at its first Interbike.
- September 2014 – a mobile-friendly site that lets frequent customers book in 11 clicks.
- April 2015 – begins its Brand Ambassador Program.
- January 2016 – launches its Buck Up For Bikes Program. To date, the program has raised US$56,000 for organizations like Trips for Kids, the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA), the Amy D. Foundation and Little Bellas.
- June 2016 – begins partnership with USA Cycling.
- July 2016 – designs and sells first (cardboard) bike shipping box.
- July 2017 – launches second (corrugated plastic) bike shipping box.
- October 2017 – enables e-bike shipping.
- September 2018 – conducts its first staff retreat.
- January 2019 – becomes the Official Bicycle Shipping Service of the Tour de France.
- February 2019 – reaches the 500,000 shipments milestone.
- March 2019 – expands its service with new partner carrier UPS.
- April 2019 – launches its Sustainability Initiative.
“It’s been an amazing 10 years, and I’m excited for what the next decade will bring,” added William Alcorn.