Byk-Rak is now supplying a two-position, three-inch, wide-tire rack for the front of public transit buses so riders can easily stow their bikes while riding the bus to the next destination where thy 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 Ron Coon, Byk-Rak VP. Each rack carries 250 pounds of static weight and supports bicycles up to 55 pounds in each rail while the bus is in motion.
“Safety is important for both riders and drivers. Clear lines of sight and being able to load and unload without being close to traffic are paramount,” says Coon. “That’s why our racks do not block windshield wipers or access panels in the stowed position.”