Category Archives: Bike Rack Adventure

Special Cargo : Car Racks

Going on a car trip is always difficult to pack for. Whether it’s a weekend getaway or camping trip, there never seems to be enough storage space in your car. Adding storage to the exterior of your car can be an easy way to gain the room you need. From rooftop cargo carriers to bike racks, there’s bound to be storage for all your favorite toys.

HitchMate Cargo Carrier

HitchMate Cargo Carrier

 

For easy to reach storage make the most of your hitch with the HitchMate Cargo Carrier. Adding cargo space to the back of your car by attaching to your hitch, this platform has a guardrail surround to help keep things in place. Fill it up with camping gear, a cooler or whatever else you might need, secure it in place with straps and you’re ready to go!

 

 

 

Advantage tiltAWAY 4-Bike Carrier by Heininger

Advantage tiltAWAY 4-Bike Carrier by Heininger

 

For any avid biker a bike car rack is a must. The Advantage tiltAWAY 4-Bike Carrier holds up to four bikes, enough room for the whole family. This design works with a variety of cars, including hatchbacks as it provides plenty of clearance.

 

 

 

 

 

Advantage SofTop Roof Cargo Bag by Heininger

Advantage SofTop Roof Cargo Bag by Heininger

 

 

Looking for even more storage? Then just look up! By adding a rooftop carrier like the Advantage SofTop Roof Cargo Bag you can gain lots of storage when you need it most. With a weather resistant design, this bag keeps your luggage safe from the elements, while freeing up storage room inside your car.

 

 

 

 

 Rack Sack - Cargo Carrier Bag

Rack Sack – Cargo Carrier Bag

 

 

The Rack Sack is another great choice for rooftop storage. Holding up t0 13 cubic feet, this carrier is the perfect place to stash sleeping bags or duffel bags.

 

 

 

 

HitchMate TireStep by Heininger

HitchMate TireStep by Heininger

 

Don’t think you can reach storage up on top of your car? Give yourself a lift with the HitchMate TireStep. When you don’t have running boards or they don’t give you enough reach the HitchMate TireStep gives you the added height you need.

 

It’s Not Just Your Bike That Needs A Rack, Add Overhead Storage

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors! From camping to canoeing it’s easy to find yourself with a garage full of oversized equipment and no good place to put it. Make the next camping trip a breeze to pack for by keeping the garage organized and orderly. This means creative and heavy duty storage systems that stow away easily but can be accessed when needed. Overhead storage pulley systems are one option for making the most of unused garage storage space.

Heavy Duty Storage Pulley Hoist

Heavy Duty Storage Pulley Hoist

For anyone with a small boat to store the Heavy Duty Storage Pulley Hoist provides a compact overhead storage system that can adapt to your vessel. Hooks can be positioned to properly fit your boat. Hoisting up to 150 pounds this is a great way to make the most of garage storage by using the ceiling for storage space. Another option is the Deluxe Hoist Systemthat can be adapted to be used for everything from a kayak to a car top carrier. Simply place the item you want to store on the floor below, lower the hooks to attached to the item and lift it out of the way!

Deluxe Hoist System

Deluxe Hoist System

When storing bins of sporting or camping supplies a pulley like the Garage Storage System with Heavy Lift – 250 lbs has a built in shelf perfect for holding boxes. Simply install this system in a part of the garage where it can lowered far enough that items can be accessed.

Garage Storage System with Heavy Lift - 250 lbs

Garage Storage System with Heavy Lift – 250 lbs

These heavy duty lifting systems provide a safe way to store items that can be difficult to simply place on the shelf. When summer is over an overhead storage pulley system storage keeps items out of the way when not being used. Make the most of this summer with easy access to all your favorite toys!

Summer Time Is Bike Time!

We are creeping up fast on summer folks! Finally the spring chill is giving way to warmer evenings and the weekends are starting to get booked up with activities. The kids are either out of school or school’s about to end and the pools heaters are ready to be turned on for daily use. One of my family’s favorite activities is bike riding. We ride to the park, around the park, to farmer’s markets, and we always take our bikes on camping trips. With a family of four, it is absolutely necessary to have great bike storage!

tension bike rack

tension bike rack

Since summer is our favorite season and we are a fairly active bunch, you can imagine the inevitable storage challenges in our garage. Our secondary car had to give up its rights to parking in the garage a while ago. That isn’t to say we have a cluttered garage, but we have a lot of sports equipment, including bikes, kayaks, golf bags, and just about every kind of ball you can kick, bounce or throw around! I researched a lot of bike racks before deciding on the bicycle hanger that stores up to four bikes. I like that it is wall mounted for space efficiency and the bikes are easy to pull down and hang up. If I hadn’t chosen this particular bike hanging rack, I would have gone with a gravity bike stand. The 2-bike gravity bike rack is pretty cool because it does not require installation and has a leaning design. Because it lies snug against the wall, you don’t lose walking space. There is also a tension mounted aluminum bicycle rack I was considering. It’s kind of like a vertical shower rod that hold’s bikes. OK, not really but the tension design reminded me of that. You can get accessories for it like a basket to hold your gloves and helmet. If you’re looking for something super sturdy and robust, I would go with the gravity bike rack that holds 2 bikes and 2 helmets. It’s got a really well designed base and looks perfect for the serious cyclist or mountain biker. And it’s just the right size for a married couple single person with two types of bikes. Gravity bike racks and wall mounted bike racks are a great way to save space, and with no permanent installation required, they’re ideal for renters and folks who are not too handy with tools!

Get Everything Under Control With A Bin Organizer

When you have a large and growing family of six, storing all of their possessions can get to be quite a difficult issue. Just some of the things I need to find space to store includes sporting equipment, camping gear, old clothing, trophies, books, old artwork, holiday decorations and so much more! Finding a place to put all of this stuff can become quite a burden on our attic and basement, with cardboard boxes upon cardboard boxes piling up everywhere! Another huge issue with storing things in cardboard boxes stacked on top of each other is that they always seem to fall apart – and it always feels like the boxes wait until you are carrying them to suddenly give out! That’s why bin organizers are a must.

Box Organizer PVC Storage Unit for Bins

Box Organizer PVC Storage Unit for Bins

So, while I was doing my yearly spring cleaning task, I decided that something had to be done about all of the clutter that was filling the basement and attic. I wanted something that would organize all of my family’s stored possessions in one easy-to locate place. What I was able to find that works perfectly is the Box Organizer PVC Storage Unit for Bins. This unit is made from durable PVC material, providing storing for up to 12 boxes! There are two types of storage bins that fit into this PVC unit – the 32-Gallon Folding Nylon Bins w/Lids – Set of 4 and the Plastic Storage Box (set of 4) 30 gallons.

The bins fit perfectly into the PVC unit, and can be slid out and opened. Now that I have this bin unit, I am sure where everything is at all times. I can even label the bins so it is easy and quick for me to find exactly what I am looking for. With up to 1200 pounds of storage capacity, I am still looking for items to store in this incredible storage unit!

Challenge the Laws of Gravity with this Gravity Challenging Bike Rack!

Jeez, how about this guy? He’s headin’ for a brusin’ — or crusin’ for a hurtin’. If only we could save him from his fate, with like a really neat futuristic device that could change the way gravity works, like really just make sure he didn’t clobber his face and more importantly wreck that sweet bike, simply by using a device that could stop gravity in it’s tracks and by extension stop this guy and his bike in their tracks so he didn’t wreck that cool bike and break face, which he’s about to do. Man, too bad it’s only 2010 (almost 2011, ha-ha) and no one has invented that futuristic thing yet, and when they do, they should invent a futuristic time machine so they can go back in time and stop this guy from eating it. But hey, maybe he didn’t crash his bike into that rock, sending him over the edge of that cliff, maybe gravity DID stop, maybe gravity stopped, and everyone was so freaked out that some forward-thinking guy actually had time to go run and get his camera and take a photo of this biker floating in midair. Maybe. I doubt it. You don’t mess with gravity. But what I don’t doubt, is the coolness of this similarly titled bike-rack, the Gravity Bike Rack. Cool!! Right? It’s from Stacks.

A bicycle stand built for two! The space-saving Gravity Bike Rack holds 2 bicycles and helmets securely and needs no installation. Just choose a location and place the bike-rack against any wall. That’s all! No drilling into walls, and no mounting hardware. For added convenience, this unique bike storage stand has two hooks to hang riding helmets. Rubber pads on the back of the rack protect your wall. Perfect for apartments, condos, garages, homes and anywhere space is limited or permanent markings are prohibited. Arms can be partially rotated. Bike rack extends 12.5″ from the wall. Made of sturdy steel tubing. Weight limit is 100 pounds. Good luck!

Alfonse Catraz invents strange Bicycle: I find a Rack for it.

I am not exactly sure what to make of this bike. How do you ride it? What do you do when you’re riding it except pray that you don’t fall? And maybe die? Why is this invention please? Making no sense and then! Still, better than nothing or bicyckle then of course not at all of course. I’m all for innovative innovation, but sometimes you have to know when to quit when you’re ahead. And judging from the odd shape and fprm of this bizarre bike, the inventor, a Mr. Nickosla Tezla, should have not invented it. Why, it would take something impressive, like a Small Mountain Bike Rack from Stacks and Stacks just to keep this thing from falling over!

Well, it looks like this fellow didn’t have one of these at his disposal. Maybe then he would provides the ultimate in flexibility to accommodate today’s wide variety of bike frame designs while still maintaining all the advantages of having a hitch mounted bike rack. This rack holds four bikes and rotates to allow your bikes to be carried with the wheels level to the ground and provide greater clearance. Other features include a locking knob for added security and soft vinyl cushioning, which is grooved for cables and provides a secure, scratch free ride for your bike. Can accommodate up to a 2 inch frame tube. Assembly required. Good luck!

A Big Foot needs not a Bike Rack.

AHHGH! BIGFOOT! Like there isn’t enough danger out there for the modern bike enthusiast, we’re faced with a pwefora of reports from the northwestern seaboard about Yeti Strikes on unsuspecting bicyclists. Horrible. The AP is filing story after story about lone bike riders, out on lonely forest paths, who unexpected run into this loner, this cryptozoological behemoth, and are scared senseless. While common sense thinking would have us bike-fans sticking to the tried-and-true streets and bike paths of our towns and cities, I refuse to accept that we can no longer journey into nature. I will not relinquish my right to load my car with 4 of my favorite bikes, using the aforementioned 4 Bike Car Bike Rack from Stacks and Stacks, and head into the great wilderness.

If you’re with me, and want to head out to the northwest territories and ride bikes, you’d better believe the 4 Bike Car Bike Rackis your best bet. This awesome car bike rack provides the ultimate in flexibility to accommodate today’s wide variety of bike frame designs while still maintaining all the advantages of having a hitch mounted bike rack. This rack holds four bikes and rotates to allow your bikes to be carried with the wheels level to the ground and provide greater clearance. Other features include a locking knob for added security and soft vinyl cushioning, which is grooved for cables and provides a secure, scratch free ride for your bike. Can accommodate up to a 2 inch frame tube. Assembly required. Good luck!

Cold, Chilling Holiday Nights demand you chill out with some stone-cold Holiday Deals!

Brrrr. Winter is here today, friends! The Holidays and Santa are on the way! Woo-hoo! That means peak bike-related gift buying days ahead! I can’t wait for the undoubtedly great gifts I’ll receive this year from all my friends and fans of this blog! The Holidays are great because not only do you find values but you can get so many things for free if you just ask for them and the people you ask shop at the right places and like you enough to get you great things and not weak gifts or “gag” gifts because those are the worst! And you now what is the best part of the holidays? Christmas trees!! You know what other kinds of trees are cool? Bike rack trees! Check out this crazy cool Bike Tree. Cool!! Right?

Now, isn’t this the PERFECT GIFT FOR A WRITER OF A BIKE BLOG (me)? Hint, hint. Ha-ha. This Heavy Duty Bike Tree is a new bike storage system. This bicycle rack holds two bikes on its patented arm assembly that can move up and down as well as side to side for perfect positioning. And what makes this bike tree so cool, so really special, is that it holds any style of bike! Think about that for one second, then TRY not to order one! It features a powder coated steel tube construction that is both durable and stylish! And get ready, because this unique bike rack stands 84″ tall and the vinyl coated arms will not scratch or mar the paint! Dude, really. AND it holds up to 120 pounds and requires some assembly, no tools needed!
Pretty sweet. Pretty wild. Pretty bike rack! Good luck!

Don’t Suffer Public Humiliation! Keep your Bike Hoisted!

Is there any hell worse than the hell of a flat tire? You’re out on a great ride, enjoying the path and the trees and the air and the freedom, and suddenly WHAM, WHOOSH, FLAT! Not good. It’s a true feeling of not good. Which is EXACTLY the feeling I get when I ride over to a friends house and see that their garage has no bike rack. I feel embarrassed for my friend, I feel sad, and to be honest, I feel a little angry. In this day and age, there’s really no reason to go without a bike rack, even in these troubling economic times. And the good news is, just like the ease of changing a flat tire, you can add a bike rack to your home or garage or front yard! Here’s a handy suggestion:

You’ll have NO NEED to lift up or hoist your bike with the easy-access 4 Bike Fold-Up. It features a patented locking A-Frame that folds flat for easy storage when not in use. Constructed of high carbon steel tubing with soft, rounded, euro-style corners, the rack is as attractive as it is rugged. The smooth powder coated finish resists scratches and rust. No assembly required. Rack opens from 3″ up to 24″. Man, that’s just perfect for the home or garage, especially a home or garage that doesn’t have a bike rack yet! And it sure beats a flat tire, know what mean? Good luck!

Hanging Out with Bike Racks Dot Com!

No, hanging bikes up on the walls isn’t a dream. The dream is real! Ha-ha. It’s not totally possible to hang a bike, and enjoy it later. How do you do it? Let me explain to you how. Feast you eyes on the serious awesomeness of this bike rack. This amazing Aluminum Overhead Garage Rack and Hoist takes your bike, and HANGS IT!

Pretty neat, huh? The first time I installed mine, I almost couldn’t believe I wasn’t dreaming. Like a criminal in a weird foreign country that doesn’t give criminals any human rights, your bike will hang, and the Aluminum Overhead Garage Rack’s tough cam lock and frame is just as tough as that weird foreign country’s laws. You know what? It also holds ladders or canoes if your bike is out in the shop. Or you’re out riding it. It’ll actually safely hoist up anything you want, up to 75 pounds! That’s great for my cramped garage. There is just so much stuff around in there, the Aluminum Overhead Garage Rack really helps. It helps your bike “rise above”! (Ha-ha, sorry, bad pun.)

I’d nab one of these Aluminum Overhead Garage Racks quick, and hang your goods up, if I were you. You’ll be envied by your neighbors, and like I said, your kids will love watching things float up there. Mine do. Sometimes I still think I’m dreaming when I look at it. But then I think about how much value it gives me for the price, well, I know I must be dreaming! I love it!!

You can never have enough storage space in the garage, and overhead storage is a great way to free up floor space and get rid of clutter in the garage. Use this overhead bike rack for a variety of awkward or oddly shaped items that are sitting around your garage.