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    Bike racks at McDonalds?

    Not an eater of Clown Food myself. I noticed that there are no bike racks at the two in my town.
    I was thinking, since McDonalds seems to be under constant fire for unhealthy food, they would have bike racks to promote a better image.
    But, then again, it may be that those that rides bikes generally dont eat there and bikes racks would be a poor investment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDFACTORYCERTIF View Post
    Not an eater of Clown Food myself. I noticed that there are no bike racks at the two in my town.
    I was thinking, since McDonalds seems to be under constant fire for unhealthy food, they would have bike racks to promote a better image.
    But, then again, it may be that those that rides bikes generally dont eat there and bikes racks would be a poor investment.

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    I think you answered your own question. But I remember as a kid riding there with my friends and piling up our bikes on the outside tables and benches within sight.
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    Exactly. Many who go to eat at McDonald's go through the drive through anyways. I worked at McDonald's for over a year and absolutely hated it and many who go there to eat are, without much surprise, overweight.

    I'm sort of curious though what they've done to compensate for the raise in minimum wage. Have they moved items off of their dollar menu?

    And, this is a true story. I've come across not one, but two sex offenders at McDonald's (of all places), as they are listed with a picture online. One of them actually touched me on the back. Pretty creepy after the fact, although he seemed like a friendly guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDFACTORYCERTIF View Post
    Not an eater of Clown Food myself. I noticed that there are no bike racks at the two in my town.
    I was thinking, since McDonalds seems to be under constant fire for unhealthy food, they would have bike racks to promote a better image.
    But, then again, it may be that those that rides bikes generally dont eat there and bikes racks would be a poor investment.

    Don
    They've got bike racks at the Museum McDonalds. It's the first franchise that they sold, and has been restored to look like it did when it opened; that may be why the bike racks are there. They aren't used much though, the gates around the building are usually locked.

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    The one here has a bike rack. One of the few places in town that do. The new (1 yr. old) Wal-Mart is another.

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    thats why i carry a krypto chain when needed. i don't recall seeing a bike rack in my city except for the schools (and those are easily disassembled with a crescent wrench). with a chain, - light poles, telephone poles, flag poles, trees are all fair game.

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    I noticed a few days ago that the McD near my church has a rack, positioned on the sidewalk against the front wall near the door. When I noticed it, it was because three bikes were parked there completely blocking the sidewalk so that patrons had to walk in the turn-around lane to get around them.
    I guess that's better than a Chinese restaurant I visit once in a while where, on a Wednesday night, about 8 neighborhood kids decided they were going out to eat together and dropped their BMX bikes all over the sidewalk by the front door. I had to make a huge circle around them to get to the narrow path they left to get into the restaurant. Management did nothing, probably because of revenue.
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    Securing your bike at McD is easy, just put a sign on it saying "WARNING: this device requires physical exertion to operate"
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    There's a rack at at least one of the McD's in my town. Behind the dumpster area near the employee entrance/drive thru entrance. My guess is it's up to the franchisee, so just like the prices and special offers, the presence of bike racks varies by location.

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    You mean you don't lock your cable-lock to the golden arches?
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    Quote Originally Posted by oilfreeandhappy View Post
    You mean you don't lock your cable-lock to the golden arches?





    We have a bike rack at my local Aussie suburban country town McDs, it's as useful as a one legged man at a bum kicking contest though, cos it looks like it was designed like a demented ferret.

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    They probably don't have them due to liability issues. It is the US after all.........

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    The only bike rack I ever remember seeing at a McDs was the one on the Duck Creek Bike Trail in Davenport, IA.

    The Friday's resto has a bike rack on the Great Mississippi Trail in Moline, IL.
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    There's one at the McD closest to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjmillig View Post
    I noticed a few days ago that the McD near my church has a rack, positioned on the sidewalk against the front wall near the door. When I noticed it, it was because three bikes were parked there completely blocking the sidewalk so that patrons had to walk in the turn-around lane to get around them.
    I guess that's better than a Chinese restaurant I visit once in a while where, on a Wednesday night, about 8 neighborhood kids decided they were going out to eat together and dropped their BMX bikes all over the sidewalk by the front door. I had to make a huge circle around them to get to the narrow path they left to get into the restaurant. Management did nothing, probably because of revenue.
    I recall around home all the kids used to leave their bikes all over the steps to the drug store until some old curmudgeon discovered that walking on the spokes was the most direct path to the door.
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    So how did his adventure end? All that discussion in a short time and then no end to the story, I bet I'm not the only one who wants to find out.

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    So last night my friends and myself decide to ride to mcdonalds on our bikes. We had no problems going through the drive-thru and ordering/being served. I asked the employee if this is the first time he had ever seen bikes go through this drive-thru, and he said yes. I felt kind special, asked for some free drink but didn't get it .

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    Yet McDonald's is an official sponsor of the Olympics. So if the food is eaten by athletics, it must be good for you!

    (tongue in cheek)
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    Many businesses refuse to put bike racks at their business out of liability concerns. If a bike is stolen from a rack in front of a business on private property, the owner(s) may be held liable. I've had this discussion with a few local business owners, all have the same lame excuse. (Piggly Wiggly, Walgreen's, Huddle House.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DieselDan View Post
    Many businesses refuse to put bike racks at their business out of liability concerns. If a bike is stolen from a rack in front of a business on private property, the owner(s) may be held liable. I've had this discussion with a few local business owners, all have the same lame excuse. (Piggly Wiggly, Walgreen's, Huddle House.
    Then what about cars that are stolen while parked at some business? I usually see signs such as "Please remove all valuables from your vehicle. Not liable for cars stolen or broken into."

    That is a lame excuse. It's because of all the sue happy Americans. Sue for this, sue for that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by no motor? View Post
    So how did his adventure end? All that discussion in a short time and then no end to the story, I bet I'm not the only one who wants to find out.
    He is now allowed to lock his bike to a tree in the back of the lot. Some days when I know he's working, I take a detour to my commute route and stop by to see him, locking my bike to the flag pole - so far nobody has told me to move it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kjmillig View Post
    I guess that's better than a Chinese restaurant I visit once in a while where, on a Wednesday night, about 8 neighborhood kids decided they were going out to eat together and dropped their BMX bikes all over the sidewalk by the front door. I had to make a huge circle around them to get to the narrow path they left to get into the restaurant. Management did nothing, probably because of revenue.
    Oh cry me a ****ing river.
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    The Mcdonalds where I ate breakfast this morning has a bike rack.

    The funny part is that somebody actually rode a Specialized hybred to the store. They parked it on it's kick stand right next to the bike rack blocking the sidewalk.

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