How should you lock your bike to a car rack?

I signed up for a bike race this weekend, but I don’t have a bike rack on my car. How should you lock your bike to a car rack?

Answer
A bike race sounds fun, and luckily, you have options if you need to lock your bike to a car rack.
To do so, you should pick up a long cable with either a lock or rounded puck at the end from your local department store.
Then, use the cable to secure your bike to your car rack by creating multiple loops around and through the bike and the rack. Once you run out of cable, you can lock the ends and use a padlock to secure it or loop the puck through and pull to secure.
You’ll want to test the security of the bike by pulling and jostling it. Don’t get too rough as you could damage the bike or your car’s paint, but you’ll still want to make sure it’s secure.
Since you’ll be driving to a bike race, make sure you have the proper car insurance coverage with the Jerry app. Jerry offers end-to-end support and gathers affordable, customized quotes from top insurance providers. The average Jerry user saves $879 a year!
Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Nov 29, 2021
Chloe has a BA in Communication and Media Arts from Montclair State University and more than four years of experience in content writing, editing, and research. Before getting behind the keyboard at Jerry, Chloe was an Assistant Coordinator at her university and a film enthusiast working for the Montclair Film Festival. When she's not writing about car insurance, she spends her time with her pets, playing video games, or enjoying long weekend hikes.
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