Sportworks bike parking products are available in a wide variety of finishes and materials. Please contact us for specific details regarding minimum lot size charges on finishes.
Unlike powder coating and galvanizing, this finish removes material during the application process, and is ideal for stainless steel racks. Small glass particles (media) traveling at high velocities impact the metal removing the outer surface, and resulting in a mildly-textured or matted finish. Similar to galvanizing, there are no color options available for this type of finish. Sportworks stainless steel bike racks represent the highest level of corrosion protection available.
Complete installation instructions for all Sportworks bike parking products are available as a PDF on this page or by visiting the downloads section of the website.
Surface mount uses permanent or removable anchors to secure the bicycle rack mounting flange to concrete.
Mounting In Ground Mount
Embedding the bicycle rack into concrete represents the most secure mount for a bicycle rack. An additional 10” of length is included on the bicycle rack post(s) for casting in concrete.
Rail mount secures a series of bicycle racks to metal rails. Rail mounts reduce the installation time when multiple bicycle racks are needed in the same location. Additionally, the user can leave the rails unsecured and manipulate the bicycle racks when necessary to support sidewalk clearing or cleaning.
Sportworks recommends that our surface mounted bicycle racks be installed with tamper resistant anchors. When the substrate is concrete, we recommend stainless steel wedge anchors with stainless steel breakaway nuts, also known as shear nuts. These nuts make it much more difficult for someone to tamper with or remove an installed bicycle rack.
Breakaway Nut Pre Installation
The breakaway nut consists of a hex nut portion at the top and a smooth conical sleeve located just below. Install the wedge anchor using standard tools and then tighten the breakaway nut.
Breakaway Nut Installed
The hex portion of the nut will shear off when the design shear torque is exceeded. Once the hex nut shears off, only the smooth conical sleeve will remain. The tamper resistant anchor is now installed. The cone is shaped so standard tools will not be able to grip and remove the nut.
At Sportworks, we take environmental responsibility very seriously. Our bike racks are made with post-industrial recycled steel. We trace the location of origin and material/chemical composition of all the raw materials and sourced components we use. We also monitor VOC content in our finishing materials, and use recycled content in our packaging materials.
Installation of Sportworks bike racks may assist your project in qualifying for the following green building certification programs:
Sportworks bike racks can help you achieve one or more of the following points under the LEED 2009 Rating System:
SS Credit 4.2—Alternative Transportation—Bicycle Storage and Changing RoomsTo qualify for this credit, commercial, institutional or residential buildings must provide secure bicycle parking within 200 yards of a building entrance.
MR Credit 4.1—Recycled Content—10% | MR Credit 4.2—Recycled Content—20%Our bike racks are constructed of 70-90% post-industrial recycled steel components, which may qualify for points for recycled content.
MR Credit 5.1—Regional Materials—10% Extracted, Processed & Manufactured Regionally | MR Credit 5.2—Regional Materials—20% Extracted, Processed & Manufactured RegionallyOur manufacturing facilities are in the Pacific Northwest. If your project is within 500 miles of our factory in Woodinville, Washington, you may qualify for these credits.
Living Building Challenge
All Sportworks bike racks are fully compliant with the Materials Red List of the Living Building Challenge, which means they don't contain harmful materials including formaldehyde, halogenated flame retardants, PVC, lead, mercury, CFC's, HCFC's, neoprene (chloroprene) and cadmium.
Our bike racks may also help fulfill the Car-Free Living, Appropriate Sourcing, Conservation & Reuse, and the Human Scale & Humane Places imperatives within Version 2.0 of the Living Building Challenge.
Sportworks bike racks can help you qualify for the following Green Globes™ credits:
E.2—Minimal consumption of resourcesOur bike racks are made with recycled content and may be considered locally manufactured depending on the location of your project in relation to our factory in Woodinville, Washington.
C.5—Energy Efficient TransportationOur bike racks allow you to meet the requirement of providing safe storage areas with fixed mountings for bicycles.