Trailer hitch bike racks are a great solution for carrying your bikes. Strap on style carriers can be a hassle and roof top require you to lift your bike above your shoulders. Not what you really want to do after a long days ride.
You may be saying “I have a car, I can’t use a hitch mount bike rack”, which in many cases is simply not true. All trucks and most SUV s and cars can accommodate these handy carriers. Just because you have a hitch installed does not mean you have to tow a trailer (nor should you). A bike and hitch carrier weigh far less than any utility trailer. Only in the smaller sized vehicles such as a Smart Car should you need to consider the amount of weight on the back end. Even then some of these vehicles can accommodate one or two bikes on the rear.
Additionally the hitch receiver, which is hidden under your bumper, can be used for other items. Need extra space? Use a hitch mounted cargo basket or any of many different accessories.
Let us here at Trailer Hitch Bike Racks help you to find what you need. Not sure if your auto can be fitted with a receiver? Check out our vehicle guide (coming soon). Take a look at our reviews of some of the most popular hitch mounted bike racks. Our goal is to help you carry your bikes comfortably and securely.