So you want to bring your bikes on the great American family road trip. There’s just one problem— how do you fit that many bikes on your car, without making it a hassle to get in and out? Traditional hitch bicycle carriers are great for stowing multiple bikes, but haven’t been so great at keeping the trunk clear when you need to get something. We’ve figured out a way around that pesky problem: you need a hitch bicycle carrier that can handle multiple bikes, without blocking access to your cargo space.
More Americans than ever are heading outdoors when they want to spend time together, and that means that the classic summer family road trip looks a little different than it used to. You might find yourself wanting to pack not just for a long drive in the car out west and splashing around in the hotel swimming pool, but also for camping, hiking, and mountain biking as a family.
Hitch Bicycle Carriers Hold Multiple Bikes
The trick can be finding a way to tote that many bicycles, especially if you have more than one child. Roof racks are great for a couple bikes, but when you get into taking the front wheels on and off for multiple bikes over multiple stops, it kind of can cut down on the spontaneity of the whole thing.
Not to mention those front wheels can take up valuable cargo space inside the vehicle when it’s already packed with kids, suitcases, snacks, and gear.
It used to be that hitch bicycle carriers could cut down on the convenience of being able to get into your trunk when you needed to— which can be a big deal in families with small children who might need frequent access to luggage for changes of clothes, toys, and cleaning supplies. But with a little ingenuity, INNO has figured out how you can carry up to four bikes on one car without blocking the trunk.
We Designed This Hitch Bicycle Carrier With Families In Mind
The INH640 Aero Light is a hitch bicycle carrier that features a lever to fold down the arms that hold each bike, as well as a pedal that will tilt down the main post, making room for your trunk to swing open. The whole carrier only weighs 42 pounds, and includes a locking key and bike cable for security.
All those features are designed to cut down on the main frustrations people often have with bike racks. The INH640 makes it as easy as possible to attach the bike carrier to your hitch, mount your bikes to the folding arms, and still be able to get in and out of your car without hassle.
That means fewer parking lot struggles, more pulling over for impromptu rides, and peace of mind when you stop at the inevitable visitor centers, roadside diners, and overnight at campgrounds or hotels. So go ahead and bring your bikes! There’s no reason not to turn your next family road trip into a bit of a bike tour as well.