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We post new blog entries regularly with information about new products coming to our website and store locations, photos of recent rack installations, advice on purchasing a rack for your vehicle and more.

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Thule Chariot Sport coming to Canada

Thule Chariot Sport coming to Canada Thule recently announced that due to high demand they will be bringing the Thule Chariot Sport to Canada in January of 2018. Prior to this launch we will be receiving a limited number of Thule Chariot Sports models in November of 2017. The Sport model was previously only...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2017-09-13 at 16:20 pm

Join us at the Edmonton Bike and Outdoor Show

Join us at the Edmonton Bike Show The Edmonton Bike Show on February 25th and 26th, 2017 is your early-season opportunity to see everything that's new in cycling! The show will feature talks and presentations from top industry leaders, and exhibitors showcasing industry-related products and services, including new bikes, local (and not so local) events, sp...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2017-02-08 at 16:20 pm

VW Vanagon Westfalia with Thule 300 roof rack crossbars

We are excited to share a recent custom install on an iconic camping vehicle! This customer came in with their Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia looking for a set of rooftop crossbars to carry a canoe or cargo box. Hauling gear to a campsite while preserving the ability to pop up the top of the camper was a priority for the customer. With this particular vehic...
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By Sloane Dalmer
  2017-01-27 at 16:20 pm

Introducing Thule Chariot Cross, Lite, and Cheetah XT

Thule Chariot Child Carriers Edmonton Thule Chariot Child Carriers originated in Calgary, Alberta, Canada over 20 years ago and has become a market leader in child strollers, bike trailers, jogging strollers, child bike seats, and child carrier backpacks. Thule is commited to the safety of your child and strives to inspire active living while promoting fa...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2017-01-09 at 16:20 pm

Bike Racks for Fat Bikes for Winter 2016-2017

Good news fat bike fans! More and more carriers are coming out all the time to haul fat bikes on your vehicle. At Racks For Cars, we carry the most extensive selection of hitch bike racks and roof bike racks to carry your fat bike. We have roof mount fat bike racks from Kuat and Rockymounts and hitch mount fat bike racks from Thule, Kuat, Yakima, Hollywood, Swagman, and...
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By Tyler Krys
  2016-11-18 at 16:20 pm

Yakima SkyRise roof top tents coming Spring 2017

Introducing the Yakima SkyRise Roof Top Tent Yakima is moving into the campground with their new line of SkyRise roof top tents. The SkyRise will be available in two sizes: the Yakima SkyRise Small will sleep up to 2 adults and the ...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2016-08-12 at 16:20 pm

Rhino-Rack BackBone and Pioneer Platforms for Jeep Wrangler JK

If you are looking to mount a rooftop tent to your Jeep Wrangler JK, Rhino-Rack has your back. Their custom BackBone mounting system is now available in North America and it has been a hit with our customers who need a heavy duty platform to hold their gea...
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By Tyler Krys
  2016-07-05 at 16:20 pm

Thule Chariot Child Carriers Edmonton

Thule Chariot Child Carriers in stock at Racks For Cars We've updated our Thule Chariot Child Carriers Buyer's Guide for 2017! ...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2016-05-07 at 16:20 pm

Yakima RACKandROLL Trailers carry heaps of gear

We’ve all been there. Packing for vacation, every seat is taken, the trunk seems to have an entire year’s worth of clothing for the family in it, the roof top cargo box is beyond full, and Junior is complaining because the sprockets on your mountain bike are digging into his skull. It can be difficult to admit, but it might be time for you to consider a trai...
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By Tyler Krys
  2016-03-28 at 16:20 pm

2016 Subaru Impreza WRX - Thule Aeroblade Black Roof Rack System

Welcome to the install of the week feature on the Racks For Cars Blog! Each week we will feature a vehicle which we have racked up here at our store! Each post will include pictures of the inst...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2016-02-05 at 04:20 am

Edmonton Bike Show - Join us February 27th and 28th, 2016

Join us at the 2016 Edmonton Bike Show Racks For Cars is proud to be a part of the first ever Edmonton Bike Show on February 27th and 28th, 2016 at the University of Alberta Butterdome. ...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2016-02-01 at 04:00 am

Bike Racks for Fat Bikes for Winter 2015-2016

Roof and Hitch Mount Bike Racks for Fat Bikes We have updated our Fat Bike Rack Buying Guide for winter 2016-17! Have a Fat Bike? Need a way to carry it to your favourite biking destination? Racks For Cars has you covered. We...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2015-11-18 at 04:20 am

Thule's 9034 T2 Pro is a strong contender for best hitch bike rack

A new standard in hitch bike racks Thule is overhauling their best-selling T2 hitch bike rack for 2016 with a complete redesign from the ground up. The Thule 9034 T2 Pro will be released in early 2016, but we were ...
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By Tyler Krys
  2015-09-30 at 16:20 pm

Jeep Wrangler JK Roof Racks and Spare Tire Bike Racks

Update July 5, 2016: There is now a heavy duty option available for the Jeep Wrangler JK that is perfect for roof top tents. Check out the Rhino-Rack BackBone for Jeep Wrangl...
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By Tyler Krys
  2015-06-16 at 16:20 pm

Thule Covert DSLR Rolltop Camera Backpack wins awards

The Thule Covert DSLR Rolltop Camera Backpack TCDK101 has been making big waves in the photography world. Thule designed the Covert to be a full mobile studio carrying solution, with room for a DSLR camera body, ...
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By Tyler Krys
  2014-11-17 at 14:20 pm

New Thule products coming soon to RacksForCars.com

New Thule products coming soon to RacksForCars.com Now that sports industry shows such as Outdoor Retailer and Interbike have come and gone, the new products that had been kept secret can now be shared. There are lots of new and exciting products coming soon to RacksForCars.com from Thule’s new line of Technical Hiking Packs, new Thule Roof Ba...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2014-11-05 at 09:34 am

Our Visit to Madison with the Saris Cycling Group

Our weekend in Madison with the Saris Cycling Group This past weekend Mike and I had the opportunity to visit Madison, Wisconsin with the Saris Cycling Group. Throughout the weekend we had he chance to explore Madison’s awesome bike culture, take in a Green Bay Packers game, tour the Saris headquarters and manufacturing plant, and of course ch...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2014-09-16 at 12:55 pm

Own a piece of the 2014 Tour of Alberta

Own a piece of the 2014 Tour of Alberta Pre-order a Thule Roof Rack System or Thule Bike Rack System used on the support vehicles during the tour. Racks For Cars is proud to sponsor the 2014 Tour of Alberta by providing the roof rack and bike rack systems used on the rider support vehicles throughout the tour. This year we will be rack...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2014-08-26 at 14:39 pm

Join our newsletter and enter to win a Thule bag

If you'd like to keep up to date on the latest sales announcements, new product news, and contest information, we have a newsletter that will let you do just that. Simply fill in your information below and you'll be added to our mailing list. Please note that you can opt out at any time, and your information will only ever be used by us in accordance with our ...
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By Tyler Krys
  2014-07-01 at 16:20 pm

Proud sponsor of the Tour de l'Alberta

Racks For Cars is a proud sponsor of the Tour de l’Alberta For the third year in a row Racks For Cars is proud to sponsor the Tour de l’Alberta. The Tour de l’Alberta is now in its 20th year and hosts over 1500 riders in a recreational bike ride which tours through the French communities just north of Edmonton. The Tour de l’Alberta is p...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2014-06-09 at 23:10 pm

Yakima's new SkyBox Carbonite is a dimpled beauty

Yakima's SkyBox family of ski and cargo boxes is expanding! The spiffy Carbonite finish is all-new for 2014, exploding on to the scene with a promise of great looks and solid scratch resistance at wallet-friendly prices. The SkyBox series has been ultra popular since its debut for its awesome combination of quick attachment, aero...
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By Tyler Krys
  2014-04-18 at 16:20 pm

RacksForCars.com is not affected by Heartbleed bug

In response to recent news that a security flaw in the OpenSSL library (Heartbleed) has left some ecommerce websites vulnerable to hacking attacks, we would like to reassure our customers that RacksForCars.com does not use the OpenSSL protocol and is not affected. Our site and your data remain secure for use in accordance with our ...
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By Tyler Krys
  2014-04-10 at 13:30 pm

RacksForCars.com is now Mobile

RacksForCars.com is now Mobile! On August 1st 2012 we launched the new version of our website, RacksForCars.com, complete with online shopping which has provided an easy, fast way for our customers to make purchases on our website for in-store pickup or delivery to their front door throughout Canada and the USA. ...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2014-04-01 at 16:20 pm

Rhino Rack Roof Racks Now Available

Rhino Rack is Australia's leading brand of automotive roof racks and cargo boxes. Rhino's removable roof racks ar...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2014-03-26 at 16:20 pm

Roof Rack Mishaps

Roof Rack Mishaps Have you ever had the unfortunate experience of driving into your garage with your roof rack on and not quite making it inside? It can be a devastating experience. I know from the faces and voices of those who call or come into the store hoping it can be fixed before their significant other finds out. Mistakes happen. We are al...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2014-03-18 at 16:20 pm

The New Thule 528 Sprint Bike Rack

New Product Feature: The Thule 528 Sprint Fork Mount Roof Bike Rack The Thule 528 Sprint Roof Mounted Bike Rack is now available at both of our Edmonton, Alberta store locations and online at RacksForCars.com....
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2014-02-15 at 16:20 pm

Ford Flex Roof Rack and Ski Box

Ford Flex Thule 480R Aeroblade Rack and a Thule 635B Sonic Ski Box The Ford Flex was introduced as a 2009 model, in the summer of 2008, as a replacement for the Ford FreeStar minivan. However, it is not a minivan. The Ford Flex is a cross between a minivan and an SUV with 3 rows of seating, unique styling, and an excellent driving feel. The Ford ...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2014-02-01 at 10:21 am

New Rockymounts Brass Knuckles has dropped

The brand new Rockymounts BrassKnuckles has dropped! On January 10th, Rockymounts finally launched their new bike rack, the ...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2014-01-13 at 16:20 pm

New Thule 9032 Easy Fold E-Bike Hitch Bike Rack

New Thule 9032 EasyFold - Perfect for carrying Electric Bikes This spring the new Thule 9032 EasyFold bike rack will be arriving at our two Edmonton store locations and on...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2014-01-04 at 16:20 pm

New Thule Bike Travel Cases

Thule Bike Travel Cases As destination cycling holidays become more and more popular for road, mountain, and cyclocross bike enthusiasts the demand for higher quality, easier to use, bike travel cases has increased. Thule, the world's l...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2013-12-22 at 16:20 pm

New Yakima FullTilt Hitch Mount Bike Racks

New Yakima FullTilt Hitch Bike Racks The Yakima FullTilt is going to be landing in our stores and on our website, RacksForCars.com, in a couple of weeks. The FullTilt is an all new line of premium hitch bike racks available in 4 bike and 5 bike models. These dual-arm hanging style bike racks are full of features that make both assembling and mou...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2013-12-16 at 16:20 pm

Gift Ideas for Outdoor Lovers

Last Minute Gift Ideas Still have a few more gifts to buy for the outdoorsy folks on your list? Check out these great gift ideas as recommended by our staff! Brad’s Pick for Road Cyclists  Have a road biker on your list? Check out the ...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2013-12-11 at 10:33 am

Yakima Ski Box for a Mazda CX-7

Yakima Ski and Cargo Box for Mazda CX-7 Are you looking for a ski or cargo box for the roof of your Mazda CX-7? Check out this installation of a Yakima Skybox Pro 16 Onyx ski and cargo box and ...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2013-12-06 at 16:20 pm

Subaru Impreza Roof Rack

Subaru Impreza Yakima Roof Rack with Rockymounts Bike Racks Todays blog post is about a vehicle we racked up in the late summer! We mounted a Yakima Control Rack System with Rockymounts Tie Rods onto a Subaru Impreza STI 5 door. The great part about the Impreza is that it comes with an integrated fixed point attachment system which comes standard...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2013-12-02 at 16:20 pm

Gift Ideas for the Cyclist on your List

Gift Ideas for the Cyclist on your List The Holiday season is around the corner and if you haven’t started knocking names off your list now’s about the time to do so! We have some great gifts for the cyclist on your list, whether they are in to riding a casual century on a Saturday morning, throwin’ themselves down a mountain side, or comm...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2013-11-16 at 16:40 pm

Thule snow chains give you traction

Need a little more friction to tear through the snow this winter? Thule makes a full range of award-winning snow chains for cars, SUVs, vans, and motorhomes, designed for easy attachment to get you on the road quickly and ...
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By Tyler Krys
  2013-09-14 at 16:20 pm

The Tour of Alberta starts today, see you there!

Today's the big day! Some of the best cyclists in the world have descended on Edmonton to kick off the inaugural Tour of Alberta. The Racks For Cars team ...
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By Tyler Krys
  2013-09-03 at 00:00 am

Racking up the Tour of Alberta team vehicles

The Tour of Alberta starts this Tuesday, September 3 after the Labour Day long weekend. Our guys racked up the Nissan Rogues that will be carrying all the high-end pro bikes with ...
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By Tyler Krys
  2013-08-31 at 16:20 pm

New Thule Chasm Duffel Bags Now In Stock

Now available at both Racks For Cars locations and RacksForCars.com are the new line of duffel bags from ...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2013-08-28 at 16:20 pm

Check out Thule's Connecticut production facility

Thule is the worldwide market leader in vehicle transportation accessories, and it’s a little-known fact that the majority of Thule products we sell at Racks For Cars are actually...
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By Tyler Krys
  2013-08-22 at 16:20 pm

Thule 594XT Sidearm used in Tour of Alberta

The Tour of Alberta is a six day, 850km race through the prairies, foothills, and Rockies of Alberta under UCI 2.1 Pro Stage Race rules. Racers from around the world will be participating, and they are only trusting Thule brand racks to carry their top-of-the-line road...
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By Tyler Krys
  2013-08-10 at 16:20 pm

Swagman bike racks and bike stands on sale

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By Tyler Krys
  2013-07-23 at 16:20 pm

Kuat NV 2 bike tray hitch mounted bike rack

Have you ever lusted over a neighbor’s rack? The boys at Kuat have. Kuat is an American manufacturer of some of the most exceptional hitch bike carriers on the market, and there’s...
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By Tyler Krys
  2013-07-13 at 16:20 pm

Arvika Bike Racks carry bikes on RVs & 5th wheels

Arvika is a Canadian manufacturer of high quality travel...
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By Tyler Krys
  2013-07-05 at 16:20 pm

ProRac Tent Trailer Racks carry 2, 4, or 6 bikes

Tent trailer bike racks like the ProRac Proformance 4 Bike Tent Trailer Rack are used to carry two, four, or six bikes on top of a tent trailer, without permanent modification to the roof or A-frame of the tent trailer. Using a removable clamp system with t...
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By Tyler Krys
  2013-06-15 at 15:18 pm

Yakima Take More Friends Rebate

Take more friends with the Yakima Spring Rebate! From April 27th, 2013 to May 27th, 2013 you can get up to $50 back with the purchase of Yakima Products. This rebate offer is valid on Yakima products excluding Whispbar and Prorack. When you spend $500 or more you get $50 back, when you spend $400 or more you get $40 back, and ...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2013-04-27 at 16:23 pm

West End Weekly Wriders

This spring the West End Wriders is hosting a learn-to-bike program open to all Edmonton Bike and Touring Club Members. The program will help prepare you for the 2013 cycling season and includes sessions on bike repair and maintenance, map and GPS reading, transporti...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2013-04-15 at 14:22 pm

Q-Tower and Fat Cat 6 on a Subaru Impreza

This week we had the chance to rack up not just one but two Subaru Imprezas. The first was a 2006 Subaru Impreza WRX Wagon and the other was a 2007 Subaru Impreza WRX Sedan. In this case both of our customers wanted to carry skis and snowboards on the roof of their car and actually ended up purchasing the exact same rack system making them rack twins! Just imagine these...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2013-03-09 at 13:57 pm

New Whispbar Kayak and Bike Carriers Spring 2013

Spring is just around the corner and with the dwindling snowbanks and warmer weather we are all getting excited for the spring and summer seasons. Whether you're into biking, kayaking, fishing, or just sitting around the campfire with friends and family there is nothing better than hitting the open road on a summer trip! This spring is also an exciting time for ...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2013-02-27 at 15:23 pm

Thule 635B Sonic XL Black on a Toyota Sienna

With the release of the new Thule roof boxes a couple weeks ago we have been doing quite a few installs as everyone starts gearing up for Teachers Convention, Spring Break, and of cours...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2013-02-20 at 12:43 pm

Thule 625 Force XL and 460 Podium Roof Rack

Recently Thule released 3 new series of ski and cargo boxes called the Sonic, Force, and Pulse with multiple sizes within each series. Over the weekend we had a customer looking to mount a ski and cargo box to the roof of their 2008 Jeep Compass. The Jeep Compass has a factory flush side rail with 4 hooks located along the rail for different mounting points. The...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2013-02-16 at 16:20 pm

Mazda 5 Inno IN-XR Roof Rack Installation

Inno is a Japanese rack manufacturer that produces roof racks, cargo and ski boxes, bike racks and more. Recently we mounted a Inno Rack system onto a 2007 Mazda 5 using Inno’s IN-XR Towers, TR 120 Fit Kit, and ...
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By Dustin Chipchura
  2013-02-15 at 16:20 pm

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