Madrax Bike Racks: How To Park Your Bike

Madrax Bike Racks: How To Park Your Bike


If you’re wondering how to best park your
bike so it’s supported and secure, you’re not alone. This video will review four steps
to correctly parking your bike. Step 1: Think visibility. When you need to park your bike
in an unfamiliar area, or even a familiar one, look for bicycle parking racks that are
located in well-lit and highly visible areas with plenty of foot traffic–this will better
ensure your bike’s safety after you park it. Step 2: Consider support. When you park your
bike, you want a bike rack that supports it upright by its frame in two places. This will
prevent the front wheel from turning and the bicycle from tipping over. Locking your bike
to sign poles and trees provides just one point of support, which can damage your bike,
and in many cases is illegal. Step 3: A quality lock. In addition to parking your bike in
a well-lit and high-traffic area, use any type of u-lock instead of a cable lock. They
work best to deter theft of your bicycle. Step 4: Locking your bike. There are two options
you have to securely lock your bike. Option one requires that you rest your bike against
the bike rack and lock your front wheel and frame to it. Option two, which is your most
secure option, is to remove the front wheel of your bike and lock it with your back wheel
and frame to the bike rack. For secure bike parking, remember: visibility, a quality u-lock
to deter theft, and two points of support to prevent damage. You’re ready to ride.