Improving your Bike Training with a Hitch

Aug 1, 2019

Biking takes a lot of dedication and commitment, especially when you are training for an upcoming race. Often times, just getting to your training session is the biggest hassle. Don’t let your training stop before you even get to the trail. Learn how the right hitch and bike rack combination improves your bike training by getting you to the trails faster and with a hassle-free and secure loading process.

Transporting Struggles

When the trails you are bike training on aren’t close by, transporting your bicycle in your vehicle is a challenging task. Packing your bike into your car takes up space, effort, and time. With smaller vehicles, your bike will likely take up the whole back row of your car. Therefore, this is an inconvenience when your friends are tagging along for a group ride or when you need to fit more biking gear into your vehicle.

When you are having trouble fitting your bike into your car, extra work is required. You’ll likely need to disassemble a portion of your bike by removing the front wheel and/or lowering your saddle. This will possibly cause potential damage to your vehicle by denting it, staining the interior with chain lube, or tearing the fabric on your seats.

After you’re finished with your bike ride, you’ll have to repeat the loading process. This can be hard when you’ve been on your bike for a long time and all you can think about is getting home to cool off! Not having the convenience of a hitch and bike rack will undoubtedly delay you.

Hitch Installation

Installing a hitch onto your vehicle is the first step to improving your bike training. Getting this installation allows you to attach a bike rack to your car and have other towing capabilities. With over 1,500 U-Haul hitch install locations, you’re guaranteed to find one near you! Our professionals provide the best service, prices, and scheduling flexibility when it comes to your installation. If you’re not convinced, click here to learn more about why you should choose U-Haul as your hitch installer.

Choosing Your Bike Rack

Choosing a bike rack is an important decision because you have to make sure it matches your hitch receiver as well as accommodates all of your cycling needs. Here are a few factors to consider when it comes to choosing your rack:

  • The type of bike you have
  • How frequently you will be using the rack
  • How many bikes you will be carrying
  • The style of rack you want

U-Haul offers a variety of bike rack brands which include Yakima, Thule, Swagman, and many more. The model of your bike can determine which rack will be best suited for your vehicle. By taking all of these factors into consideration, you’re bound to find the perfect rack for your training needs! For more insight on how to choose the best bike rack for your hitch, click here.

Watch the video below to learn how a hitch and bike rack combination improved Monique’s bike training!

While bike training, it is vital to have a smooth transition when it comes to transporting your bike. Getting a hitch and bike rack is the first step towards making your training easier! You won’t have to deal with the stress and hassle of transporting your bike, and starting your cycling session on the trails will be a quicker process. Your bike training will improve tremendously and transporting your bike to and from the trails will be a breeze.

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