I found a few places that rent these when I looked into it. I am going to CA this afternoon to go riding for the weekend and decided to rent. SO much easier, and with the airline fees, not much more money. AND you get to ride the latest cool bike. and no risk of damage to your bike, and no wear and tear... just ended up an easy decision for me. I used to lug windsurfing equipment through airports when I went to remote locations where there were no rentals... huge PITA.