25 Awesome and Unusual Bike Racks

by  and shared by Christine Crosby.

We know it’s not officially summer quite yet, but the way we see it, we’re square in the center of prime bike riding season — it’s nice enough to bike around the city, but not so hot that the extra effort plasters all your hair to your face and soaks your t-shirt. But where to put your bike when you’ve reached your destination? If you’re lucky, you can cozy it up to one of these wild and colorful bike racks, which nearly all double as public art in their respective cities. After all, why chain your ride to a boring old metal pole when you can wrap it around the spindly legs of a giant red horse or entangle it in the tentacles of a silver squid? We don’t know either. Scroll through to check out some spectacular and artistic bike racks from around the country (and a few from around the world) and let us know if we’ve missed your neighborhood favorite in the comments.

Louisville, Kentucky

 

Seattle, WA

 

Portland, OR

 

Rock Hill, SC

 

New York, NY

 

Louisville, Kentucky

 

Outside Filter Coffee, Washington DC

 

David Byrne-designed bike rack, NYC

 

Washington DC

 

Rock Hill, SC

 

Toronto, Canada

 

Washington DC

 

Roanoke, Virginia

 

Washington DC

 

Private collection

 

Washington DC

 

David Byrne-designed bike rack, NYC

 

The Bike Hanger, Seoul, Korea

 

Louisville, Kentucky

 

David Byrne-designed bike rack, NYC

 

Portland, OR

 

Spartanburg, SC

 

Baltimore, MD

 

Eugene, OR

 

David Byrne-designed bike rack, NYC

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One Response to 25 Awesome and Unusual Bike Racks

  1. Ross-Barry Finlayson says:

    Steve, another great post. I love street art and these images are awesome. In the city where I spent the last 30-years – Nelson,New-Zealand – these racks wouldn’t last the first night. I hope the same fate doesn’t happen to these.

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