Join Date: Aug 2006
Bikes: Trek FX 7.5, Electra Townie 7D
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Thanks for the suggestions so far. I'd put my wife's bike in first with the front fork angled almost against the right rear door, almost up to the front passenger seat. Then, with mine, I'd place it in with the front fork and handlebars near the back window. At some point the plastic panel of the rear door got a deep gouge--and it may have been from something we moved (three kids in college one year) rather than the bikes.
Don't laugh but I thought about getting a kid's sand bucket and placing the front fork in that so it would slide easier toward the front of the CR-V. And if I could wrap the bike in something as I slid it in to protect the car surfaces, that would be ideal. That would be trying to again keep the bikes upright rather than laying them on or across each other flat on the floor of the car.
To be honest, I'd go with a hitch rack but cops around here are picky about license plate and brake light visibility. I'm 5'10" and in okay shape but I'm not sure I can hoist bikes up on a CR-V roof rack.