Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Recreational & Family
Reload this Page >

Car/SUV Rental for a Family Trip

Notices
Recreational & Family Ride just to ride? Have a family and want to get them into cycling? Drop in here to discuss recreational and family cycling issues.

Car/SUV Rental for a Family Trip

Old 08-18-20, 08:45 AM
  #1  
Leinster
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: location location
Posts: 2,755

Bikes: MBK Super Mirage 1991, CAAD10, Yuba Mundo Lux, and a Cannondale Criterium Single Speed

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 238 Post(s)
Liked 162 Times in 120 Posts
Car/SUV Rental for a Family Trip

We're planning a get-out-of-the-Covid trip up to a cabin in the woods some time next month, and while we're just about surviving with our Prius and Focus living in town, they're not going to cut the mustard bringing 3 kids and 4 bikes (plus all our food) on a 3 hour drive into the mountainous wilderness. But renting a mini-van will obviously be a lot cheaper than the flights we would have been getting for this holiday, so our transportation budget is actually pretty flexible.

What solutions have people used to carry 2 adult road bikes (one has a Yepp seat, which will be stowed in the vehicle) plus 2 16" wheel kids bikes on long road trips? And are these solutions available from rental companies as add-ons generally?

If the solution works well enough, it'll probably be what we buy down the line as the little ones get bigger and the Yepp seat gets traded in for something with its own wheels, so this is probably exploratory. And we may end up not bringing the bikes on this trip, but I'd like to.
Leinster is offline  
Old 09-01-20, 10:26 AM
  #2  
Ironfish653
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: MC-778, 6250 fsw
Posts: 1,392

Bikes: 1997 Cannondale, 1976 Bridgestone, 1998 Softride

Mentioned: 17 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 491 Post(s)
Liked 222 Times in 154 Posts
Usually, bike racks arenít offered on typical rentals. Hertz says that a 4-bike carrier is available for certain vehicles, but youíd have to call them for the details.
If you have a good trunk-mount rack, like a Saris Bones, itíll fit just about any vehicle, and carry up to three of your bikes. Bonus, that it can also be used on the cars you already have.

If your rental already has roof rails, you could add bike carriers to it, as well. Iíve put cargo carriers on rental SUVs before. Just donít leave any scratches (electrical tape around the clamps works pretty well)
Ironfish653 is online now  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.