Bike Car Racks
Our bike shop specializes in finding just the right car racks to carry your bikes. Whether you need a setup for bikes or a cargo box for your next family vacation, our factory-trained staff can help you find the right bike rack to suit your needs.
Rear Mount Bike Racks
Rear mount bike racks are the ones that attach to the back of cars with straps and hooks. These are meant for shorter distance, infrequent travel. It’s best not to open the trunk/hatch when these racks are installed, so they should come on and off the car between uses. This style of rack requires secure attachment points to attach the hooks to. Typically, there are 2 straps on the top of the trunk lid, 2 on the sides and 2 on the bottom.
Rear bike racks don’t fit every car, but they do fit many of them. To see if your car is an approved fit for this style of rack, you can check the rack manufacturers website or call the shop. If your car does not accept a rear rack, there are always hitch and roof car rack options.
Hitch Car Racks
Hitch racks plug into receiver hitches on any type of car that has a hitch installed. Even if your car did not come with a hitch from the manufacturer, they are easily installed. Once you have a hitch, you’ll be able to choose from a myriad of bike racks for 2, 3, 4, or even 5 bikes! There are hang style racks that hold the bike by the top tube and platform style racks that support the wheels of the bike and don’t touch the frame at all.
There are lighter car racks for 2-3 bikes, heavy duty racks to carry electric bikes and everything in between. One of the long term benefits to buying a hitch mounted rack is that as long as you have a hitch on future cars, you’ll never need to buy another car rack! Just keep moving the hitch rack from car to car.
Roof Bike Racks
Roof racks make the most sense when you want to carry items for different sports (bikes, kayaks, canoes, skis, etc) and/or cargo boxes for storage. Roof bike racks will be priciest option, but also the most versatile. We’ll help you sort through the options to find the correct parts to fit your car, as they are specific to the vehicle.
Seasucker car racks work on cars that are typically hard to fit with rear, hitch or roof options. These racks use industrial strength suction cups to secure the bike to the car. They have been tested and used for years, and they work incredibly well. You can hold 1, 2 or even 3 bikes on most cars.
Expert Car Rack Installation
As a courtesy to all customers purchasing rear bike racks or hitch-mounted car racks, we will build and install the bike carrier on your car and make sure that you are comfortable using it before you leave our bike store! Installation of roof car racks is available by appointment for an additional charge.
If you are unable to transport your bike to the shop, we offer pickup and delivery service for a nominal fee.
When you’re looking for a bike rack near you, stop by our shop. Get top brands with expert installation at our bike store.