Wooden portable bike stand

I love such simple, yet genius ideas – an easy to make bicycle stand that is also extremely easy to take with you if you need it:

I have to admit, that kid has skills and is worth watching! If you’ve ever rode in a park where the number of bicycle stands was lacking or you simply couldn;t find one, this simple solution will immensely help you next time you go riding.


An assortment of great, simple bicycle stands

If you are looking for a nice set of bicycle racks to improve the exterior area around you, you might be interested in the projects below.

As you can see, the bicycle stands presented here are multi-purpose and can be used in many situations. Some are also portable – you can easily detach them from the surface and put them somewhere else if such need appears. This means that you have a lot of flexibility in bike placement around the park or any other area you wish to install them in. Always check out the offers of the bicycle stand providers to see which type will suit your specific needs, as the variety on the market is simply huge.

Lack of bike stands means horror!

bicycle racks

As far as city planner is concerned, bike has no place on the sidewalk, on the road, in the park or literally anywhere in the city. Any cyclist who wants to get to work without breaking some rules would have to ride around the whole agglomeration and probably use wings in some spots.

The most appalling thing of all is lack of bike routes and bicycle stands that could accommodate growing number of cyclists. Especially the latter issue is not clear to me – a bike rack does not require rebuilding of a whole block, you don’t even have to paint lines on the pavement or a road to put one in the corner. The same goes for huge office buildings – vast, empty lobbies are a standard design, but there is no place to leave your bike or even chain it to something. We could surely use some change in this matter, although some employers understand the importance of employee’s comfort and provide bicycle sheds or bike racks, but it is not enough!

Hints from a park ranger

I know what you think – park services are there to ruin your good mood and to fine you for leaving trash in the park and they are no good for something else. But with this blog I hope to change the common opinion about park security and tell you about necessary steps you must take to have a good time in a park without endangering the well-being of the plants and animal inhabitants there.

Yes, I know you know what a trash can is for and I’ve put it there for a reason. Most people conform to a simple task of throwing the trash into an appropriate bin to help the recycling process and I believe you also care for the environment as much as I do, so I won’t bother you with the well-known facts and truths. But I’d like to talk some more about less obvious issues, like biking, jogging or any other physical activity you might perform in a park.

Remember – safety first. A speeding bike can be as dangerous as a car so you should always look for bike routes and if you cannot find one in your park, go a bit slower through the park – there are other people (and animals!) here and you don’t want to crash into someone.

Furthermore, do not leave your bike unattended in any spot – bicycle racks and bike sheds are placed here not only for decoration. Bicycle stands are not only for your convenience – they are placed in a given spot because it won’t bother anyone, won’t block any path or won’t disturb any animals living around. Always look at the park map to know where you can go and where you can leave your bicycle if you need to!

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