Mounting Rails

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Mounting Rails Parallel 6 Bikes Mounting Rails Parallel 10 Bikes

Sportworks mounting rails allow 3-5 inverted U racks to be joined into a single unit that parks 6-10 bikes. These rail mounted units are ideal for temporary and modular applications, and also for surfaces that do not accept ground anchors. Common applications include on-street bike corrals, campuses, events, seasonal placements, and surfaces such as pavers, tile, and gravel.

Mounting rails are compatible with all Sportworks inverted U racks, except the Oahu and Circular racks. Unlike traditional steel designs, Sportworks mounting rails utilize a low-profile aluminum extrusion with clear anodized finish that is strong, lightweight, reduces slip and trip hazards, and excludes dirt with integrated end caps.

Finishes return to top

Clear Anodize

Anodizing is an electrochemical process that converts the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant, anodic oxide finish. Aluminum is ideally suited to anodizing, although other nonferrous metals, such as magnesium and titanium, also can be anodized. The anodic oxide structure originates from the aluminum substrate and is composed entirely of aluminum oxide. This aluminum oxide is not applied to the surface like paint or plating, but is fully integrated with the underlying aluminum substrate, so it cannot chip or peel.

Extruded Aluminum

Aluminum extrusion is a technique used to transform aluminum alloy into objects with a definitive cross-sectional profile for a wide range of uses. The extrusion process makes the most of aluminum's unique combination of physical characteristics. Its malleability allows it to be easily machined and cast, and yet aluminum is one third the density and stiffness of steel so the resulting products offer strength and stability, particularly when alloyed with other metals.



Clear Anodized Aluminum

Clear Anodized Aluminum

Clear Anodize return to top

Anodizing is an electrochemical process that converts the metal surface into a decorative, durable, corrosion-resistant, anodic oxide finish. Aluminum is ideally suited to anodizing, although other nonferrous metals, such as magnesium and titanium, also can be anodized. The anodic oxide structure originates from the aluminum substrate and is composed entirely of aluminum oxide. This aluminum oxide is not applied to the surface like paint or plating, but is fully integrated with the underlying aluminum substrate, so it cannot chip or peel.

Clear Anodized Aluminum

Mounting Options return to top

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.


Mounting In Ground Mount

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

Rail Mount

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.

Surface Mount

Surface Mount

Surface mount uses permanent or removable anchors to secure the bicycle rack mounting flange to concrete.

Space Use return to top

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Green Certifications return to top

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:

LEED®

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 Rooms
    To 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 Regionally
    Our 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.

Green Globes™

Sportworks bike racks can help you qualify for the following Green Globes™ credits:

  • E.2—Minimal consumption of resources
    Our 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 Transportation
    Our bike racks allow you to meet the requirement of providing safe storage areas with fixed mountings for bicycles.