Bicycles have always been a part of the Airstream lifestyle. Since famed cyclist Alfred LeTourneur towed one with his racing bike for the famous 1948 marketing photo, bicycles have been featured in vintage caravan photos throughout the decades, and a casual stroll at any rally will reveal bicycles of all types and uses — from sleek custom built road bikes, to vintage balloon-tired cruisers. Whether it’s a quick trip to the store, or a 30-mile ride exploring the countryside, bicycles make any Airstream trip even better. What isn’t always noticeable is how these bikes got to the rally.
Serious and casual cyclists alike, your prayers have been answered. Say goodbye to hoisting bikes onto the roof rack of your tow vehicle (taking off another mile or so per gallon of fuel), loading greasy, muddy bicycles inside the rig (risking damage to the upholstery or bike), or Clampetting together a homemade rack. The official Airstream bike rack is here.
The new rack, configured especially for selected trailers, was designed exclusively for Airstream by Fiamma, a noted provider of trailer awnings and accessories. The sleek tray-mount design makes it possible for anyone to quickly access their bicycles, and to secure them whether on the road or away from the campsite. Portions of the rack must be attached (some drilling required), but the rack is easily removable and won’t block the trailer rear compartment. It accommodates two average adult bicycles (with a maximum capacity of 77 pounds).
“Various people have for years been spreading the misinformation that Airstreams cannot carry any weight on the rear bumper, but all modern Airstreams in good condition have a certain loading capacity at the rear,” said Rich Luhr, Editor of Airstream Life magazine, who inspected the rack on display at the recent RVIA national trade show. “Airstream hasn’t had a bike rack since the 1970s, and that version was crude compared to this new one,” he said. “It's been something that I know customers have been asking for.”
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$875.00 out the door! (209397)
The 209397 model fits International & Flying Cloud units and installs outside over the bumper.
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Installed Airstream bicycle rack, bumper mount (209397). Rack fits International & Flying Cloud models, and mounts over standard rear bumper. Material: silver anodized aluminum.
Airstream bicycle rack; Eddie Bauer Edition (209397-01). Rack fits Airstream "Eddie Bauer" Edition trailers, and mounts to the floor rails. Material: silver anodized aluminum.
Enjoy the sturdy construction for all your cycling needs