After cyclist Guillaume Bedard injured his shoulder in a BMX competition, he found himself unable to load his bike onto his car's bike rack. Bedard subsequently designed and patented the BIKEeRACK, a motorized bicycle rack that allows users to load bicycles that exceed their lifting capabilities.
The anodized aluminum frame is trailer-hitch-mounted, and the motor draws power from the car's own battery. A wireless remote is included. Both signal lights and a license plate holder are integrated into the design.
Although the rack is designed to stay up close to the vehicle while in transit...
...for convenience's sake, it can also be swung backwards far enough for you to access the cargo area of the vehicle:
In this demo video, you'll see Bedard offers different racks depending on whether you want to haul bicycles/e-bikes, heavier dirt bikes or wheelchair-user-friendly adaptive mountain bikes:
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The bicycle variant can be configured to hold as many as five bicycles; the dirt bike variant, up to two bikes and a pit bike; and the adaptive mountain bike variant can hold one to two. Prices vary depending on the configuration, ranging from $2,400 for a single bicycle up to $4,000 for the multi-dirt-bike unit. You can browse the full line-up here.
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