Do not ship with Greyhound unless timing is not important. I bought a bumper off the internet. They shipped it via Greyhound, and heres how Greyhound works.......
They fit it in a bus if it fits it ships......and my bumper was continuously bumped (not sent out / lack of space) for days...upon days. Oh yeah this happens at every stop along the way. So I got the bumper in a little over 3 weeks. All Greyhound will tell you is that they will get it on the next bus out with room.
so Im heading out west as well never thought about taking greyhound but looks like Ill be using it to get there now and Ill bring all my shit with me then too itll be cheaper to do that way rather than paying up the ass with airlines for 2 bags over 50lbs a ski bag and a bike yeah greyhound seems a lot better
though it is a 2 day ride BUT you drive across the country and see all its beauty