By: Sarah Reiter, Saris Bike Rack Product Manager
While some recommend that the choice of bicycle storage system is a function of the space available, I'm much more of a believer that the product selection should be selected more focused on you -- who you are and how you use your bikes.
There is a great quote from Anne of Green Gables author LM Montgomery that says "I'm glad that I live in a world where there are Octobers". Living in Madison, WI, I feel like she is speaking directly to us. I love October. The leaves change colors, the sun and light becomes vivid in a different way, and cool, crisp air allows us to bundle up in coats and boots, which feel so novel and new. October ushers in the change from the carefree summer time to the more indoor winter season. And, as many do in any period of change, it's a time to clean, organize, and get possessions in order.
One of the areas that inevitably become a focus for me is to figure out what to do with our family's bikes. Over the summer, we want our bikes to be at arm's length so that we can grab them and go. Whether it's a longer ride or a jaunt to the ice cream store, we want to be prepared so we can be spontaneous (I know, kinda a weird paradox). For several of us (who will remain nameless) that means keeping multiple bikes available so we have the right ride for the right ride, if you know what I mean. And, this means that our bikes begin to take up significant space, especially in the garage. Over the summer, this isn't a problem because we can easily park one car outside. During the winter, with the continuous threat of snow and icy windshields every morning, cars trump bikes in terms of convenience, cover and care.
All of this means that I have to spend some time organizing my stable of bikes. While some recommend that the choice of bicycle storage system is a function of the space available, I'm much more of a believer that the product selection should be selected more focused on you -- who you are and how you use your bikes.
Contact us for more info about the Saris product line available or to order!
Watch Global Cycling Network's Project One Factory Experience video in Trek Road in the News
GCN recently visited Trek Headquarters in Waterloo Wisconsin to get an exclusive look at behind the scenes and a tour around Trek World. Hear what Tom and the guys had to say plus what the experts think about our great line of road bikes.
Flare R By incorporating a ground-breaking design relying on focused optics, an interruptive flash pattern, and a range of over 2km during the day, Flare Rchanged the scope of what a bicycle light was capable of. It is the clear leader in daytime visibility and is the benchmark that tail lights are judged against. Choose the Flare R for ultimate visibility.