Bremerton, Wash.’s Kitsap County Transit is retrofitting 16 of its 76 public transit buses with Byk-Rak’s wide-tire racks, with a commitment to buy more. The move means cyclists with wide-tire bicycles will now have an easier time of using public transit buses in the area.
Byk-Rak, based in Owosso, Mich., is supplying its new, two-position, three-inch, wide-tire rack for the front of Kitsap’s buses so riders can easily stow their bikes while riding the bus to the next destination where they might continue their multimodal journey on two wheels instead of four. The rack still also accommodates standard-tire bicycles, from adult-sized bikes down to smaller bikes, such as a children’s size with 16-inch wheels.
As with all of Byk-Rak’s products, the new rack securely holds its bikes in place, is lightweight, and easily raises and lowers with one hand. Riders can load their bicycles with ease from either curbside or the front of the rack, according to the company. Each rack carries 250 lbs. of static weight and supports bicycles up to 55 lbs. in each rail while the bus is in motion.