Bike Racks

Frequently Asked Questions

Certain Area Safe bike racks have been carefully designed to meet the requirements of AS2890.3 for Class 2 or 3 security level of bike parking, which includes not only being able to lock both the wheel and the bike frame but also to support the frame to prevent accidental damage to the bike.
Yes, bike racks are easy to install, as they simply require bolting down to a clean, flat surface or on a wall. Area safe also offer bike racks that are in-ground installed bike racks, that require concrete to be securely installed.
Area Safe range of bike racks are available in galvanised steel, powder coated galvanised steel, and 316 marine grade stainless steel. Also note, that not all bike racks are available in all materials, refer to product descriptions.
Choosing a bike rack is dependent on the area that they are required and the amount of bike parking spots that are required. There are various options available for bike racks needed in compact areas or for maximum parking capabilities. Speak with the Area Safe sales consultants and they will be able to advise you with the best bike parking options available.
The large coat hanger bike rack holds/stores the most bike racks from the Area Safe range, holding up to 10 bikes, placed between hangers and at either end of the rack.
When bikes are being stored using bike racks it is crucial that they are correctly secured to the rack using a bike chain or lock for optimum security. It is important that they are correctly attached to the bike rack to ensure there is no possibility they are stolen or damaged by other users. The more bike chains or locks that are appropriately used, will increase the security of the bike.
It is highly recommended that the bike racks are bolted down to ensure they remain in the positioned they were intended for. When not bolted down, they can easily be dragged around or even stolen. When the bike racks are not bolted down, it doesn’t create a secure environment for users to park/store their bikes.
Bike racks are best installed at the entrance of institutions such as schools, universities, shopping centres or fast food restaurants where users enter and exit from commonly. End of trip parking such as car park basements, public transport areas and parks where other vehicles such as cars would park their cars is another ideal location for bike racks to be installed. Car park basements such as shopping centres, apartments complexes and accommodation facilities can take advantage of wall hung buffalo bike racks that can be positioned on the wall above a car bonnet to make use of dead space.
Compact P4 multi bike racks are the most effective for space conscious areas as they hold the greatest capacity of bikes when multiple are installed next to each other for the area they are installed in compared to others in the Area Safe range.

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The Coat Hanger Bike Rack is a versatile and space efficient bicycle storage system, with bikes able to be placed between the hangers and at either end of the rack.
The Single Ring Bike Rack is an attractive and artistic choice for bike parking available in surface mounted or in-ground style for secure parking holding up to 2 bikes, one on either side of the rail.
The Single Hoop Bike Rack is simple yet aesthetically pleasing, with base plate and in-ground options available. The rack can hold up to 2 bikes, one on either side of the rail.
The Buffalo Bike Rack is a space saving wall mounted rack that supports up to 2 bicycles with the bike suspended parallel to the wall by the top frame.
The Scooter Racks are a popular and unique scooter rack design, that have a hot-dipped galvanised finish and base plates for bolting down.
The Single Wall Mount Bike Rack is a simple and functional bike parking option, with the popular design of a hanging bike rack securing 1 bike per rack.

Bike Racks - The Start and Finish for Cyclists!

Area Safe Products supplies a large and sought-after range of bike racks throughout Australia including Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and all regional and remote areas. Our unique range is carefully designed and manufactured by Area Safe and are very popular in schools, universities, TAFE colleges, shopping centres, industrial warehouses and multi-unit residential basement car parks. Area Safe's bike parking products are a high quality, well-priced range to suit every situation and budget.

Bicycles are becoming increasingly important to society, not only for sport or recreation but also as a low cost, energy efficient alternative to other means of transport, e.g. commuting to work. Area Safe's ‘end-of-trip facilities’ bike storage racks are available for all types of bikes ranging from high cost performance road bikes to general children’s bikes.

The Area Safe range of bike racks includes compact multi-bike parking, wall mounted bike racks, single rail bike racks, vertical bike racks, over-bonnet bike storage, school bike racks and scooter racks.

Select Area Safe bike racks are carefully designed to meet the requirements of AS2890.3 for Class 2 or 3 security level of bike parking, which includes not only being able to lock both the wheel and the bike frame but also to support the frame to prevent accidental damage to the bike.

What level of security do you need for your bike racks?

When selecting bicycle parking products, it is important to understand the features required for commercial applications. Commercial grade bike racks must be vandal resistant, weather resistant and extremely durable. Area Safe Bike Rack products comply with Green Star and AS2890.3 guidelines which provides 2 Classes of acceptable bicycle rack parking facilities:

Class 3 bicycle racks are designed to:

  • Maximise security of a bike by allowing the wheels and frame to be locked to the parking device using the cyclist’s own lock
  • Minimise damage to a bike by supporting the bike frame (not wheel)

Class 2 bicycle rooms and compounds are protected from the weather and accessed via an attendant or key system. Class 3 bike racks and rails are provided within the compound to allow secure locking of bikes.

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