Cycle Rack / July 21, 2018 / Eglantine Laboissonniere
Bicycle Parking What to look for - What to avoid With todays bicycles costing a small fortune cyclists now look for bike racks that will not damage their bikes and allow locking of the wheel and frame with a U lock. Unfortunately many parking facilities provided for cyclists are poorly designed and remain unused. Cyclists are forced to lock their bikes to trees and posts or lean them against building fronts and windows. This not only creates an eyesore but causes damage to property and becomes a hazard to pedestrians. The key to providing a safe and effective bicycle parking program is to specify high quality attractive bike racks.
There are many value-conscious manufacturers of bicycle carriers on the market these days which gives cyclists options for transporting their bikes. You may think that finding a quality bike carrier rack for under $100 is difficult. But Rhode Gear offers many quality products for much less than that. Many cyclists have trusted their bikes to the Super Shuttle and Highway series of racks by Rhode Gear. With many of the same features as more expensive brands many would rather save money for other bike accessories or to buy replacement parts in the future. People just getting into cycling often dont think of the car or SUV bicycle carrier when figuring out their budget so being able to rely on a cheaper rack for the first one before upgrading is important.
Also this type of a set up will definitely make it difficult to access a rear hatch or trunk. Truck Bed Bike Rack If you drive a truck why not consider using the bed of the truck for storage and transporting of your bicycles? This type of a rack firmly attaches to the bed of the truck and can carry one or more bikes. This works great as compared to just throwing bikes in the back of the truck. Using this type of a rack protects the bikes from getting damaged or bent. The only real downside to this type of bike storage is that bikes will take up part of the truck bed so you will have less room for the storage of other items if you are taking a trip.