The ease and convenience of bike racks make them a necessity for any outdoor enthusiast. Being able to neatly secure your bikes, feeling at ease while they’re safely transported, and then enjoying them on the rugged trails makes bike racks a unique commodity with great utility.

However, if they’re of poor quality (or incorrectly installed), your bike racks can inadvertently cause damage to your vehicle.

For this reason, we here at Calgary Hitch Shop (one of the premier bike rack shops in Calgary) have compiled a list of the best bike racks for your vehicle. Keep reading to learn more about which ones are most appropriate for you.

The Best Bike Racks for Your Car

The bike rack you choose will be based on a myriad of factors. This can include your particular vehicle, the number of bikes you intend to transport, as well as how often you plan on using your bike rack.

Below is a small list of some of the best racks to choose from. Select which ones are best suited for you and your circumstances.

Thule T2 Pro XT/XTR Hitch Bike Rack

With a composition that’s as versatile as it is durable, the Thule T2 Pro bike rack can fit almost any type of bike. This high-quality rack is easy to install, use, and can fit 20” to 29” wheels as well as 5” tires – even in the absence of adapters.

It can carry four bikes and its AutoAttach system allows for both installation and removal to be done easily and completely tool-free. Sturdy, ease-of-use, and self-explanatory instructions; this is the Thule T2 bike rack

Yakima HighRoad Bike Mount

The Yakima HighRoad Bike Mount is a premium and first-rate bike rack. Its polished appearance and user-friendly design make it an apt choice for any outdoorsman (or woman) who appreciates products that provide simplicity with their application.

A combined TorqueRight knob allows you to secure your bike fast, easily, and with precise accuracy.

Ideal for customized paint jobs as well as carbon fibre bikes, the Yakima HighRoad doesn’t contact or touch the bike frame and doesn’t require wheel removal.

The Brands

The brands that produce the products to best serve outdoor fanatics and travelling savants just like you should be acknowledged. Below are the brands/organizations that manufacture our bike rake products.


Thule Group is a Swedish organization that retains rights to a plethora of brands linked to products for outdoor and transportation applications. And with 4,700 locations in 136 countries, it is a well-established company that continues to flourish to this day.


With a track record of taking bold action, Yakima was acquired in 1979 by athletes Steve Cole and Don Banducci. Today, the organization continues to act as a forward-thinking, progressive leader pushing the boundaries of the niche that they helped create.

The Calgary Hitch Shop Advantage

Locally-owned and family-operated, the Hitch Shop advantage can be found in more than just quality products for your biking, hitch, and vehicle needs. It can also be found in the grass-roots cultivation of superior service. Operating for over 25 years in Calgary, we have established a reputation as Calgary’s specialty shop.

And with the most up-to-the-minute equipment available, in addition to factory-trained technicians, you can feel at ease knowing your needs will be well taken care of at the Hitch Shop.

Final Thoughts

Ensuring you have the proper bike rack – whether it’s on your hitch or your roof – will give way to an easy and enjoyable biking experience. From start to finish, you can take advantage of the security, ease-of-use, and longevity of your first-rate manufactured bike rack.

If you’re interested in learning more or have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in contact with us today.