25 Awesome and Unusual Bike Racks

Bike racks are functional things. They need to be secure, easy to use, and allow bikes to lean up against them without falling over. Ideally they cannot be 'cut' and they should require at minimum a blowtorch to get through.

To date, at least in Australian capital cities, the objective seems to be to make them as unobtrusive as possible. Like any good utilitarian design they should perform their function and be otherwise invisible in the public realm.

But hey, that's boring as hell. Why not use them to do something mad with, and enliven what may otherwise be a dull street. Cyclists are happy just to have any kind of rack that works.

So, in that spirit, here is 25 photos of the most insane bike racks that Flavorwire could pull together.

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