Do You Keep Your Hitch Rack Mounted on Your Vehicle?

Hitch racks are super convenient, except when they're not.

Hitch racks are super convenient for hauling bikes to the trailhead. Just throw the bikes on, crank down the rack arms and/or straps, and roll! But what about when the ride is over?

On the one hand, it’s a pain to remove the rack and then replace it every time we ride. On the other hand, it’s equally annoying to shimmy around it when picking up giant bags of dog food at the store. Sure, today’s racks tilt and swivel out of the way, but then there’s weatherization to consider too.

Share any tips you have for dealing with your hitch rack in the comments below!