Ford C-Max with EcoHitch and bike rack installed

Taking the kids on a bike trip should be as fun and hassle-free as possible. Wherever you like to ride, your bike rack should make the day easier for the whole family.

That’s why a hitch-mounted bike rack is the obvious choice to help you Get Out And Go biking your way.

Here are some useful tips to help you find the perfect hitch-mounted bike rack for your family:

1. The Lower the Better

Thule T2 bike rack

One of the main benefits of hitch-mounted bike racks is ease of loading and unloading. Unlike roof-mounted bike racks that require you to hoist a series of family bikes atop your car like an Olympic power-lifter, hitch-mounted bike racks make the process easy for adults and kids alike.

The Thule T2 and Yakima Holdup available at Torklift Central allow your bikes to mount around knee-level for the easiest loading and unloading possible. This also makes it possible for some of the shortest kids in your family to learn how to help with getting their bikes secured to the family vehicle.

2. Have room for the whole family

EcoHitch for Mini Cooper

There isn’t much sense in opting for a hitch-mounted bike rack that mounts at a convenient height if it doesn’t have the capacity for all the family bikes. Luckily hitch-mounted bike racks from Thule and Yakima are able to handle up to five bikes in a variety of applications. If you have youngsters that aren’t riding yet but will likely be in the near future, it doesn’t hurt to choose a bike rack that has an extra mounting point or two to accommodate their bikes once they are ready for their first set of training wheels.

3. Opt for fun and convenience features

Yakima FullSwing bike rack

A hitch-mounted bike rack is designed to make a family bike trip as convenient and fun as possible. Make sure your bike comes with the capability to swing down and/or away from your vehicle to allow access to your interior cargo space. That way you don’t have to remove all of your bikes and bike rack just to get to the snacks and extra cargo in your car.

Hitch-mounted bike racks from Thule and Yakima are equipped with swing down and swing away features in a variety of applications.

Fun feature: The Yakima FullTilt 4 comes with Yakima’s integrated signature bottle opener for refreshment after a great ride.

4. Make sure your trailer hitch is up to the job

The perfect hitch-mounted bike rack needs to be compatible with your trailer hitch. Torklift Central’s EcoHitch is available in 1 ¼” and 2” receiver sizes. Make sure your bike rack of choice comes in a fitment that works with your trailer hitch of choice.

When choosing your trailer hitch, you’ll find that EcoHitch comes with many upscale features that other trailer hitches do not:

• 100 percent bolt-on installation - no drilling required
• Engineered to meet stringent national SAE J684 towing safety standards
• Available in1 1/4-inch and 2-inch receivers
• Designed to complement the aerodynamic contours and underbody airflow of vehicle
• Manufactured with high impact powder coat with designs available in aerospace grade aluminum, stainless steel or steel
• Eco-friendly, made with recycled materials
• Free shipping to lower 48 states Made in U.S.A
• Lifetime Warranty

As you gear up for a great season of biking with your family, take a look at Torklift Central’s complete EcoHitch line and bicycle racks (link TLC main page) for your vehicle. No matter what you drive, we can help you hit the road with all the family bikes in tow.

Get Out And Go Biking Your Way at Torklift Central!

Contact us today to learn more.

Torklift Central

315 Central Ave N Kent, WA 98032
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