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Camping is one of the best ways to spend some quality with our loved ones. I don’t own an RV myself, but I have a couple of friends who love their RV’s, they go camping at least once a month, especially during the summer. Being a blogger for a bike related website, I asked myself, what is a good travel trailer, or RV, a bike rack that I can recommend to them if they ever ask me:). Funny thing is there aren’t a lot of bike racks specifically for those who tow an RV or a boat.
Tow’N GO by Hollywood racks is pretty much the only one that I can find that has a good amount of history and good reviews. So I decided to share what I have found, hopefully, you will find it helpful.
I have been on a minimalist kick lately. I have recently written an article about bike travel bags while researching how to store your bike in a tiny home. Then I asked myself, ‘if you don’t have a lot of space, or a garage to store your bike, or you live in a small apartment, and don’t want to buy a travel bag, how do you store your bike?” That’s when I remembered THE tiny bike rack.
Funny thing is, I already sort of have a blog about this but, I just wanted to concentrate on the smallest one with the smallest footprint. Not to mention a very cool simple design.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, I give you THE CLUG.
A while back I wrote a blog post about surfboard bike racks. I hadn’t heard about surfboard racks before, I am not a surfer, but the idea of having a rack that you can install on your bike to carry a surfboard was, and still is, interesting.
I have been reading and researching about biking and hiking activities that you can do at the beach (I guess I don’t want to admit that summer is almost over :)), and the surfboard rack popped up on my google page again. I have decided to write a more detailed blog about one of the most popular ones (according to Amazon customers) hoping that I can provide some quick but good information people that are interested in a longboard surfboard bike rack.
Here is what I have found.
I have been meaning to write another review for another bike rack for a while now, and a little bit of research has made me realize that there is a good amount of people out there that wants to know more about Allen’s Premier 4 bike trunk rack, S104. So I decided to read all the feedbacks on Amazon and compile them into a review so I can save you save time if you are one of those people looking for more info on this model.
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I hadn’t heard of surfboard bike racks until I started doing some research for bike racks for this blog. I am not a surfer myself, although I have always loved watching them. I spent a good amount of time watching the surfers when I visited Manhattan Beach in California a few years back. They are a talented bunch, to say the least.
I assumed they either carried their surfboards to the beach or just used their cars. If the beach is a walking distance away, looks like there is a cheaper way to bring your surfboard to the beach with you and save some gas along the way. Ride your bike, warm up the legs and bring your surfboard with you. Sounds like a win-win situation to me.
When you look at the picture below, does it look familiar? Well hopefully your situation is not that bad, however as your family grows or your hobby of biking becomes a lifestyle, you naturally find yourself in need of more storage space for your stuff.
With so many different brands and models, it can be quite time-consuming to research and decide which bike rack may be the best for your needs. Additionally, “best” is one of those words that is very subjective. “Best” can mean inexpensive bike rack or a bike carrier that fits perfectly on a car that has a spoiler, or great for a minivan.
In this article, we are going to review another major brand name you may have come across in your search for a quality bike rack for your vehicle. Allen sports was founded in 1967 by Dick Allen, a Harvard-educated physicist. Like so many others, he started in his garage, however, unlike many others, he transformed his hobby and need for a bike carrying device for him and his family into a successful multi-million dollar business.
image by Steve Walser
Ever since the 1920’s, travel trailers have been a popular choice for travelers. Today they are considered to be a part of the RV family, providing a variety of living space, from simple and small to large and luxurious for a weekend getaway or maybe even a cross country trip with friends and family.
If you have done any kind of research on bike racks, like we have, you are very familiar with the brand Hollywood by now. They have been around since 1973, started out as a small business in the back of a bike shop in Hollywood, California. Since then, they have grown into one of the biggest names in the bike rack industry, manufacturing a variety of bike rack products with very competitive price points. They currently operate in all 50 states and 25 different countries worldwide. Continue reading