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Buying & Installing Bike Racks

There’s good bike parking and there’s bad bike parking.  Installing desirable bike parking isn’t t rocket silence, but there are a few qualities that go into useful facilities. See our list below.

Neat, orderly bike parking, like at Whole Foods Market in East Liberty, can enhance a business’ image and bottom line; as opposed to the alternative.

Purchasing Bike Racks

Dero Dealer BadgeBikePGH is the first and only Advocate Dealer for Dero bike racks in the country, meaning a portion of your purchase goes towards supporting our work and creating safer streets for biking and walking in Allegheny County’s urban core.

Fortunately for us, Dero makes some of the industry’s most trusted products that are used throughout the world (they’re the company that the City of Pittsburgh and all the Universities purchase most of their bike racks from). They’re one of the largest bike rack manufacturers in the country, and they’re generous supporters of BikePGH. Check out their catalogue to find something that works for you.

If you have any questions, give BikePGH a call at (412) 325-4334 or email racks@bikepgh.org. We can even come out to your site for consultation. Below are some ballpark prices to get you started. Prices do not include shipping and handling and are subject to change. Click on the images to enlarge. Bulk discounts may be available.

Some things to keep in mind:

  • Will the rack(s) be on public or private property? If you are placing the rack in the public right-of-way the process you must submit a bike rack permit.

City of Pittsburgh Bicycle Rack Application Letter

City of Pittsburgh Bicycle Rack Permit Application

  • Pick the right rack. Even though providing bike parking is the law, not all bike racks are created equal. Different spacial layouts and different facility uses will require different types of bike racks.  To make useful, efficient, desirable places to park bikes your facility should provide the following:
  1. Bike racks should be in secure locations that are well lighted at night.
  2. Be sure that the bike frame and wheel can both be locked to the rack. Avoid racks that only allow a wheel to be locked, aka “wheel benders”. See examples below.
  3. Provide ample space between bike parking spaces, at least 24″, preferably more, when installing multiple racks.
  4. Bike racks should be sheltered from the elements whenever possible.

Here is a link to the City of Pittsburgh’s Bike Rack Installation Tip Sheet and an Overview of City Bicycle Parking Guidelines

Not located in the City of Pittsburgh and want to install a bike rack in the public right-of-way? You must contact your local municipality.


Approximate pricing

See Dero’s website for all available products.  Here are a few approximate prices to help with estimates.   Shipping and tax will be added to all orders through Dero. Standard galvanized hoop racks are available for pickup at the BikePGH office.

3 Rivers Bike Rack - Parks 2 Bikes – BikePGH’s iconic bike rack. These racks are seen throughout town and are a representation of the Point (where the 3 Rivers converge).

These public art bike racks are a premium, hand-made rack and must be special ordered.  Expect 5-7 weeks for delivery. Made of solid galvanized steel. Price: $550 each


Hoop Rack - Parks 2 Bikes – The tried and true classic.  The Hoop Rack is a proven design that provides high security and easy bike parking.

The Hoop Rack uses thick pipe construction and the full radius of the bend makes the Hoop an attractive and functional bike rack.  Simply add as many as you need to serve your bicycle parking needs.

  • In-Ground Mount (Powder coat or Galvanized) – $98 each
  • Surface Mount (Powder coat or Galvanized) – $102 each
  • Available for pickup at the BikePGH office  (Galvanized) – $120

Click here to download the brochure which includes photos, specs, and installation instructions


Heavy Duty Hoop Rack - Parks 2 Bikes – Just like the original design, the Heavy Duty Hoop rack provides great security and simple, straight-forward bike parking.

The Heavy Duty Hoop adds security and peace of mind, the Heavy Duty Hoop Rack uses a larger, thicker pipe than our standard Hoop Rack.

  • In-Ground Mount (Powder coat or Galvanized) – $128 each
  • Surface Mount (Powder coat or Galvanized) – $135 each

Click here to download the brochure which includes photos, specs, and installation instructions


Swerve Rack - Parks 2 Bikes – The Swerve Rack is a proven design that provides high security and easy bike parking. The Swerve Rack uses thick pipe construction to make it an attractive and functional bike rack.

The Swerve Rack supports the bicycle at two points and allows for the wheel and frame to be secured using a u-style bike lock. Each Swerve Rack parks two bikes.

  • In-Ground Mount (Powder coat or Galvanized) – $98 each
  • Surface Mount (Powder coat or Galvanized) – $102 each

Click here to download the brochure which includes photos, specs, and installation instructions


Bike Hitch - Parks 2 Bikes – The Bike Hitch is an attractive and space efficient bike rack. The Bike Hitch was specifically designed for sidewalks and other narrow space applications. The design of this bicycle rack restricts bikes to parking parallel with the rack, so bikes won’t intrude into the sidewalk or street.

 

  • In-Ground Mount (Powder coat or Galvanized) – $109
  • Surface Mount (Powder coat or Galvanized) – $129

Click here to download the brochure which includes photos, specs, and installation instructions


Bike Bike Rack- Parks 2-4 Bikes –  The Bike Bike Rack uses thick tube construction, and the full radius bend of the “wheels” makes it almost impossible to cut with a pipe cutter. The rack allows the wheels and frame to be secured using a u-style bike lock.  The Bike Bike Rack was designed so that it could NOT be misused. Two to four bikes are easily locked to it by placing the bikes parallel to the rack.

  • Surface or in-ground mount (Powder coat or Galvanized) – $407

Click here to download the brochure which includes photos, specs, and installation instructions.


Campus Rack- Parks 3-11 Bikes depending on length – The Campus Rack provide you with good bike support, orderly bicycle parking and high security. The design of this bike rack supports the frame of the bike while keeping the fork from twisting. The result is convenient, orderly bike parking. The Campus Rack is available in single or double sided models in various lengths. The single sided model is ideal for sidewalk placement, while the double sided model staggers bikes opposite from each other for greater space efficiency. The Campus Rack will also accommodate scooters.

Single sided (powder coated or galvanized) – For use with one side against wall

  • 3 Hoops In-ground or Surface Mount (parks 3-5 bikes) – $436
  • 4 Hoops In-ground or Surface Mount (parks 4-6 bikes) – $473
  • 5 Hoops In-ground or Surface Mount (parks 5-7 bikes) – $595
  • 6 Hoops In-ground or Surface Mount (parks 6-8 bikes) – $682

Double sided (powder coated or galvanized) – Bikes can be locked to either side

  • 5 Hoops In-ground or Surface Mount (parks 5-7 bikes) – $489
  • 7 Hoops In-ground or Surface Mount (parks 7-9 bikes) – $656
  • 9 Hoops In-ground or Surface Mount (parks 9-11 bikes) – $728
  • 11 Hoops In-ground or Surface Mount (parks 11-13 bikes) – $811

Click here to download the brochure which includes photos, specs, and installation instructions


Hi Roller - Parks 4-7 Bikes depending on length – The Hi Roller puts a unique twist on a familiar design. By adding an extra bend to a rolling-style rack, the Hi Roller provides a much greater degree of bicycle support than its purely vertical counterpart. The Hi Roller can be ordered for in-ground or foot mounted installation.

Powder coat or Galvanized –

  • 2 hoops In-Ground/Surface Mount (parks 4 bikes) – $326/$389
  • 3 hoops In-Ground/Surface Mount (parks 5 bikes) – $365/$436
  • 4 hoops In-Ground/Surface Mount (parks 6 bikes) – $461/$549
  • 5 hoops In-Ground/Surface Mount (parks 7 bikes) – $652/$688

Click here to download the brochure which includes photos, specs, and installation instructions

More Resources

Click here to download the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycling Professional’s bike rack design guidelines.

Click Here to see a handy resource guide on bicycle parking for both indoor and outdoor parking. This is geared toward building owners, managers, and employers

Click here for Dero’s guide to designing your bike parking facility.