Family members who enjoy spending time outdoors will love Beach Cruisers. Generally, these vehicles provide ample room for the entire family and their luggage, especially when hitch cargo carriers are used, but bicycles may present an issue. It might be time to consider a bike rack for your Beach Cruisers if you like to cycle and want to venture beyond a few blocks from home
There is a wide variety of bike racks for cruiser bikes available in different shapes, sizes, and designs. Even the ones that are available for Beach Cruisers might not be suitable for your vehicle. It is very important to carefully weigh all of your options before you buy Beach Cruisers bike parking. Understand each model’s advantages and disadvantages.
Thule, Allen, Yakima, and Swagman are some of the best Beach Cruiser bike rack manufacturers.
This roof-mounted rack may seem a bit confusing at first glance. There is only a clip, wheel holder, and an adjuster on the long, streamlined bar. Whether your bike is in the rack or not, this rack is designed this way to guarantee efficiency.
You must already have roof bars on your car before installing roof bars. The ones on your vehicle do not run the full length. You can attach the Yakima rack to your existing roof bars using adjustable clips that lock into place. A key is required to remove these clamps so that they cannot be removed. Separately, they can be purchased. The locks come with three keys, so you will always have one available if needed. If you don’t have the key, you won’t be able to remove the lock!
In the bar’s front, a large section moves upwards and forwards, with a slightly smaller segment returning backwards. They are both accessed through the front mount. This locks your front wheel into place by creating a V-shape around it.
On the roof of your car, the front wheel of your bike is held upright with the help of a clamp that goes around the back wheel. If you don’t go under a tall bridge, you will not damage your bike while carrying it!
Depending on the size of your roof, you must space the crossbars between 16 and 48 inches apart. Yakima Frontloader cannot handle just one bike if you can’t do this. Most bikes can be supported by the rack if their wheels are between 20′ and 29′ in diameter. Thus, a bike rack like this is not recommended for children’s bikes. As with most of the racks on this list, the warranty only covers the first owner but covers most things except wear and tear.
It is worth mentioning that you can mount this roof rack with any type of crossbars, as long as they are mounted to the roof. Whether your shelves are round, square, or anywhere in between, this elegant rack will be the talk of the town.
The rack accommodates just one bike, but more may be added to your Beach cruiser by adding more racks. Depending on how big your vehicle is and how big your bikes are, you will need a different number.
Once the rack arrives, you only have to mount it to your car and secure it (if you have purchased the locking mechanisms). With dimensions of 57 x 10 x 9 inches, it weighs just over 2 ounces. Although it may be difficult to lift your bike onto the roof, it is not difficult to place it in place.
With MaxxHaul bicycle rack, transporting a family of bikes is very cost-effective, ideal for family outings and holidays, or even for commuting. Four bikes can be transported at once in this sturdy, durable vehicle. When the trunk is already full with the family but something is forgotten in the back, it features a swing down feature, so access to the back is not restrained.
As your bicycles travel, you can rest assured that this steel 4-bike hitch rack will keep them safe and secure with its adjustable hook and loop straps. You should be aware that this bike rack cannot be used with RVs or with bikes with slanted handlebars, but aside from that, there are very few restrictions concerning purchasing this bike rack.
- Family bike rack – holds four bikes
- Strong and durable steel construction
- Features an easy swing down mechanism
- Easily adjustable and fast
- Straps with hooks and loops
With MaxxHaul’s (70210) 4-Bike Deluxe Hitch Mount Rack, you can travel more stress-free with you family, your car, and bikes.
In addition to looking good, this BV bicycle rack is extremely efficient at saving spaces. If not in use, your rack can be folded completely flat, reducing the length of your vehicle. You can access the back of the bike rack while the rack is in use without the hassle of removing it from the Beach Cruisers. By using multiple safety reflectors, you and your vehicle will be more visible at night and in hazardous driving conditions, such as fog and mist.
Additionally, this makes other drivers and road users safer, as well as your fellow bikers. Designed with anti-wobble technology, this bike rack is designed to prevent any movement between the hitch and the rack when bikes are in place, preventing scratches, dents, and other damage to your bike. The padded arms and tray-style loops offer additional protection, ensuring your bikes are held securely and preventing damage.
These are the pros:
- Design that is aesthetically pleasing and space-saving
- With a tilt-back design, it folds flat
- Increasing visibility with safety reflectors
- Technology to reduce wobble in two directions
- Tray-style loops, padding, securing
We like BV Bike Bicycle Hitch Mount Rack Carrier mainly because it is so safety-conscious, ensuring that you travel with your bicycles in the safest manner possible.
You should choose this Yakima Forklift Rooftop Bike Mount to mount your Beach Cruisers on your roof. The quality of the design and construction combined with the versatility of the design strongly influenced our choice. As we mentioned, the Forklift fits Yakima’s round, square, factory and aerodynamic crossbars as well as most other brands’ round and square bars – all of which come with Beach Cruiser’s. It takes just a few seconds and no tools to mount a bike to your car’s roof rack system.
Wheel positioning is simplified with an easy-to-adjust wheel tray on the rack. As well as mountain bikes with 29-inch wheels, the Forklift can accommodate bikes with a longer wheelbase. This bike is held firmly in place with a secure and lockable skewer that is easily adjustable with one hand. You will need an adapter for your bike’s thru-axle that can be purchased from Yakima or online. It is a simple process to install the Yakima Forklift front mount with most disk brakes and it’s hard to find a configuration that can’t be mounted securely to the Yakima Forklift.
Even when compared to similar racks like the Thule, you’ll easily notice that they’ve minimized the number of parts (for example, there are only one bolt per clamp versus four on the Thule). This makes mounting and dismounting the rack quite effortless.
Additionally, the Yakima Forklift is designed to not damage the painted surfaces of your surface carbon bikes.es and makes for an excellent bike mount even for modern bikes.
We admit that we aren’t the biggest fans of trunk-mount racks but we understand that it’s a matter of personal preference and that there are some well-designed and easy-to-use trunk mount bike racks for Beach Cruisers on the market. The Allen Sports Premier 2-Bike Trunk Rack might be of interest to you.
You can find four bike trunk mounts on the market, however, the design of most trunk mounts dictates they can only transport two bikes or less. In the event you need to carry more bikes, we suggest you look at some hitch mount systems if you have four bikes on one rack.
It comes with Allen’s patented quick snap set-up system which makes it easy to quickly set up and get the rack mounted on your vehicle. The Allen Sports Premier 2-Bike Trunk Rack fits most sedans, hatchbacks, minivans, and beach cruisers. Using this rack, you can fit two bikes with a combined weight of 70 pounds on arms that are 12 inches long.
Once installed on your vehicle, the Allens’ dual compound tie-down cradles will ensure that your bike is secure and safe. When riding on back roads or gravel roads, take the necessary precautions to prevent the two bikes from colliding. There are extra-large car pads on the rack to ensure it doesn’t damage paint wherever it touches the vehicle.
Our recommendation would be to use a strap mount system if you only plan on transporting one bike – they’re easy to install and lightweight.
If you are looking for a Beach Cruiser bike rack, you have several options. This decision will be based on the design of your vehicle, how many bikes you will transport, and how often you will transport them. In the event that you and your partner will only go cycling occasionally, a trunk rack or a spare tire Beach Cruisers bike rack should suffice. Those who always bike to faraway places, often with their families, should consider a hitch bike rack with adapters for bikes with different frames.
A roof rack is the perfect accessory if you enjoy kayaking, surfing, or skiing in addition to biking. Regardless of the product you choose, you should conduct some research and read reviews for it.