Just checking to see if anyone has developed a home built system for transporting and securing their bikes in hatch?? I picked up a Mazda3 GT hatch last week, for the sole reason of being able to get bikes in the back. My wife and I had a Mazda3 sedan and transporting the bikes inside the vehicles was a pain. We can fit both our bikes in the back, without the front wheel on, standing up. That was our goal and it works. I want to devise a system that secures the bike so we don't need to bungy them to the inside of the vehicle. I went out and bought some truck bed fork mounting brackets and plan on mounting them to a piece of 1x3x4' long and secured the wood to the back of the rear seat headrests. This should keep the front ends where I want them, now what to do with the rear end. I thought about getting another piece of wood, with some slots for the wheels and then securing those to the trunk carpet with velcro. I can't be drilling holes and such, because the car is a lease.
Does anyone have photos of their set-ups, or do most people just throw'm in and go.
I want to make sure the bikes are safe and sound for the longs drives and even the short drives if it's an easy system.