No matter where or how you like to cycle, getting to and from the site with all your gear in one piece can be a huge hassle. Here are some tips for getting you in gear with less frustration and downtime.
1 - Invest in a quality bike rack
Tossing your bike into the trunk or the back seat can not only be a real pain, but it can also cause damage to both of your rides at the same time. Dirt and debris from the trail can stain the upholstery not to mention the potential damage from the bike itself tearing up the fabric. Putting your bike in the back can also be a potential safety hazard if you have to stop suddenly or get in an accident.
Quality bike racks safely secure your bike(s) without causing any damage or taking up additional space. Yakima offers different racks designed to suit your car and your individual preferences for hauling. Not only do these racks provide a safer way to carry your bikes, but they are also engineered to be much easier to get your cycle in and out of so you don’t have to worry about straining yourself.
2 - Organise your gear
You’d be amazed how much space you can save by just packing in a more organised manner. Organisation also makes it much easier to find what you’re looking for and helps to make sure you don’t leave anything behind. Showing up at the trailhead after a five-hour drive only to realize you forgot your helmet isn’t the greatest feeling.
Yakima offers all kinds of car accessories like the Skybox rooftop boxes that are a great storage solution for all the additional gear you bring along on your biking and camping trips. Yakima provides hard and soft cases that provide as much or as little space as you need. Roof boxes can help keep you organised while saving space for friends and all those cases of local brews inside your car.
3 - Keep your equipment clean.
Dirt and grime can wreak havoc on your gears and moving parts when allowed to sit and build up. Stinky, sweaty clothes can also wreak havoc on your nostrils when left to fester in the car. Make sure you clean your gear, equipment, and car regularly in order to avoid damage to your belongings and to prevent any passengers you might have from passing out due to the stench.
Proper maintenance is key for increasing the lifespan of your equipment so make sure you stay on top of keeping everything neat and tidy in order to avoid it all turning into a much larger project than it needs to be. Yakima’s storage solutions allow you to literally compartmentalise your gear, which helps you keep everything in order, and makes the whole process easier from start to finish.
Yakima for all your outdoors solutions
Yakima provides quality products that stand the test of time. They engineer packing solutions that help you carry all your gear and equipment while leaving space for friends and family inside the car, so you don’t have to choose between one or the other or drive separate vehicles. Yakima is dedicated to bringing people closer to nature and each other by simplifying the whole process of going on trips.
Organisation and peace of mind are easily accomplished when you have the right equipment for the job. Yakima offers a whole slew of products that keep your bike and gear safe, secure and ready to go so you can hit the trails at a moment’s notice.
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