Maybe you’ve seen a Bicycle Access Ramp, or ‘runnel’ as they’re sometimes called in your city. The shallow troughs that run alongside urban staircases are meant to provide an easy way for cyclists to roll their bikes up or down. But they’re often built into the concrete structure itself, which makes them more expensive and not easily retrofittable.
That’s where the new Bike Fixation Bicycle Access Ramp comes into play. The latest product to come out of the Saris factory, the Bicycle Access Ramp is a modular, customizeable solution to fitting any stair case – no matter what the rise or run. Whether it’s used by those who simply can’t physically lift their bike to get up the stairs, or cyclists in a hurry, runnels can be a useful addition to a city’s infrastructure.
Made from thick walled aluminum with stainless steel mounting feet, the Bike Fixation model includes anti-roll out sides which will keep the bike in the trough. It also includes grip tape along the bottom with pictures of bicycles to indicate what it’s supposed to be used for – don’t laugh, I’ve seen plenty of experienced cyclists who were oblivious to runnels in our city. The trough will also fit tires up to 5″ making it fat bike friendly.
The design of the Bicycle Access Ramp allows property owners to install the ramps on old or new stair cases, and the made in the U.S. product should stand the test of time. For pricing, potential buyers should request a quote from Bike Fixation.