Installing Bike Racks May Help to Improve Students’ Health Outcomes

One easy and cost-effective way to improve your students’ health is to encourage bicycling.

School or City Bike Rack

Research has shown that almost half of all adolescents that actually use bicycles on a regular basis are less apt to be overweight throughout their adulthood. Of course in order to encourage bicycling among your student population, you’ll need to make your campus bike friendly first. A good way to start doing that is to install bike racks.

Understandably, there are a variety of bike racks available on the market today. One of them is UltraPlay’s Contemporary Loop Bike Rack. It has a serpentine like appearance and is made with O.D. steel tubing. They tend to be nice bike racks to use at elementary schools because they stand a modest 36 inches high. Thus, the kids should be able to reach them without difficulty. When it comes time to select the bike racks, administrators may choose from multiple finishes, mounts and loops. Administers of large campuses may want to select 11 loop bike racks with in-ground mounts and powder-coated finishes. They tend to be very secure, durable and attractive bike racks. Smaller campuses may want to opt for a 5 loop bike rack instead.

Horizon’s Horseshoe Bike Rack is another one that school administrators may want to consider purchasing. They look like 37 inch tall, 42 inch wide, galvanized steel horseshoes. Each one can accommodate up to four bicycles and may be powder-coated for aesthetic purposes. There is also the option of selecting a surface or in-ground mount. Surface mounts are suitable for school thoroughfares that are covered in concrete or similar hard materials. It should also be mentioned that surface mounted bike racks are capable of being easily relocated by the school’s maintenance staff when needed. That feature may come in handy, especially if the school district is planning to expand in the future.

Administrators of small campuses seeking a sleek, uniform look may prefer UltraPlay’s Classic Bike Bollards instead. The bike bollards feature a post and upper ring design that allows them to be installed on top of narrow sidewalks. The bollards range in height from 3 to 4 feet and may be mounted in-ground as well. They are also made with pre-galvanized steel and zinc tubing, which makes them corrosion resistant. Thus, they are ideal for use in unsheltered areas prone to experience a variety of weather conditions.

Those are just a few of the bike racks available through Worthington Direct. For more options that may be right for your campus,contact us via our website’s live chat option.

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