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Varsity® Bike Dock

 

 The ASLA 2011 award winning new patent pending Varsity® Bike Dock is quickly becoming the rack of choice on campuses across the nation. An organized, secure, alternative to the racks of the past. Currently in over 40 campuses and growing daily. Built around the APBP guidelines and is one of the only ADA approved racks. Unique wheel capturing system prevents bike's front tires from slipping out and causing tripping hazards and difficulty getting to your bike. Watch our video below and click here for information on earning LEED credits for bike parking.

Series Details

Varsity® Bike Dock Series

Varsity Bike Dock DV210 Series
  • High security - 3 points of contact
  • High density option - min 18" of separation
  • Custom branded gel cushioned Smart Guards
  • Wheel troughs contain the wheel

Specs & Drawings

DV211 SurfaceDV212 In Ground

VARSITY® BIKE DOCK - DV211
2 Piece Surface Mounted Unit - Specs

 

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ASTM A36 Steel for all structural steel plate (standard)
ASTM A53 Steel for all Pipe (standard)

 

FINISH

Galvanized
A zinc oxide coating protects from elements that can lead to oxidation, corrosion and rust that can cause the eventual weakening of the steel


Black Powder Coat
Final Coat– Polyester based Powder Coating – this offers a hard shell finish to the product to protect the metal substrate from oxidizing. Our finishes withstand harsh conditions with a strong polyester UV-stable coating with superior salt spray protection.

 

MOUNTING

Each Varsity Bike Dock head assembly is mounted to the base with two 1/2” carriage bolts and can be reversed for either a left facing or right facing dock.


Each DV211 Varsity Bike Dock is a surface mounted unit and mounts to concrete with two 3/8” x 4 1/2” wedge sleeve anchors.


Other Options
Rail or free standing mounting options are available for special requests, call us for details or questions about mounting options.

 

SPACE USE

Wall Setbacks
For racks parallel to a wall
Minimum: 16”

Distance Between Racks
Minimum: 24”

Street Setbacks
Minimum: 68”

*These are our suggested minimal clearances.

 

 

 

 


 

 

VARSITY® BIKE DOCK - DV212
2 Piece In-Ground Mounted Unit - Specs

 

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MATERIALS

ASTM A36 Steel for all structural steel plate (standard)
ASTM A53 Steel for all Pipe (standard)

  

FINISH

Galvanized
A zinc oxide coating protects from elements that can lead to oxidation, corrosion and rust that can cause the eventual weakening of the steel.
Black Powder Coat


Final Coat– Polyester based Powder Coating – this offers a hard shell finish to the product to protect the metal substrate from oxidizing. Our finishes withstand harsh conditions with a strong polyester UV-stable coating with superior salt spray protection.

 

MOUNTING

Each Varsity Bike Dock head assembly is mounted to the base with two 1/2” carriage bolts and can be reversed for either a left facing or right facing dock.
Each DV212 Varsity Bike Dock is an in-gound mount and is secured to the below ground mounting base using two 1/2” carriage bolts.

 

SPACE USE

Wall Setbacks
For racks parallel to a wall
Minimum: 16”
Distance Between Racks
Minimum: 24”
Street Setbacks
Minimum: 68”

 

 

Our Varsity® Bike Dock is designed to work as a perpendicular rack, or angled to better accommodate smaller bike parking areas. It's angled wheel troughs are made to offset handlebars and pedals by always having one bike parked forward. The docks are modular and can also be installed on a curve, parallel along city streets, in bike corrals and many other areas for bike parking. For more info on planning and layouts for your project, see our consultation section.

 

Download all sample layouts for the Varsity Bike Dock here

 

Perpendicular Parking - High Density 18" Separation Between Bikes

Perpendicular Parking - High Density 18in Separation Between Bikes
  • 18" of separation between bikes for high density bike parking
  • Docks are oriented perpendicular and can be right or left facing
  • Handlebars are offset by the angled wheel trough which allow for closer spacing

download sample layouts

Perpendicular Parking - APBP Recommended 24" Separation Between Bikes

Perpendicular Parking - APBP Recommended 24in Separation Between Bikes
  • 24" of separation between bikes - standard APBP recommended spacing
  • Docks are oriented perpendicular and can be right or left facing
  • Handlebars are offset by the angled wheel trough which allow for closer spacing

download sample layouts

Angled Parking - High Density 18" Separation Between Bikes

Perpendicular Parking - APBP Recommended 24in Separation Between Bikes
  • 18" of separation between bikes for high density bike parking
  • Bikes are angled to fit in a smaller footprint and maximize your available space
  • Handle bar and chain conflicts are reduced by set angled spacing from wheel troughs

download sample layouts

Angled Parking - APBP Recommended 24" Separation Between Bikes

Perpendicular Parking - APBP Recommended 24in Separation Between Bikes
  • 24: of separation between bikes - standard APBP recommended spacing
  • Bikes are angled to fit in a smaller footprint and maximize your available space
  • Handle bar and chain conflicts are reduced by set angled spacing from wheel troughs

download sample layouts

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Varsity Bike Dock™ Model DV211
2 bike capacity, surface or in-ground unit 
 

Download the assembly instructions here

 

 

 

 

 

 

Our bike racks, skateboard racks and shelters can be surface mounted using any of the anchors below in the proper base material. We offer anchor kits for concrete and asphalt, and can offer suggestions for anchoring into other materials such as masonry. For more info on planning and layouts for your project, see our consultation section.

 

Surface Mounting Options 


 

 

Theft-resistant Concrete Anchor - Strike Anchor

Perpendicular Parking - High Density 18in Separation Between Bikes
  • Used in solid concrete only - cannot be used in brick or block
  • Meets or exceeds G.S.A. Standards G.S.A. FF-S-325, Group V, Type 2 Class 2.
  • Can be used for medium to heavy-duty anchoring into solid concrete

pdf specs

Installation instructions

Theft-resistant Concrete Anchor - Drive Anchor 

Perpendicular Parking - APBP Recommended 24in Separation Between Bikes
  • Compensates for poor grade or old concrete
  • Meets G.S.A. Specification FF-S-325, Group IV
  • Used for light duty anchoring

pdf specs

Installation instructions

Standard Concrete Anchor - Wedge Anchor

Perpendicular Parking - APBP Recommended 24in Separation Between Bikes
  • Used in solid concrete only - cannot be used in brick or block
  • Meets or exceeds G.S.A. Specifications FF-S-325 Group 11, Type 4, Class 1
  • Can be used for light to heavy-duty anchoring into solid concrete

pdf specs

Installation instructions

Drop In Anchor 

Perpendicular Parking - APBP Recommended 24in Separation Between Bikes
  • Used in solid concrete only - cannot be used in brick or block
  • Specification GSA FF-325 Group lll, Type 1
  • Can be used for light to heavy-duty anchoring into solid concrete

pdf specs

Installation Instructions

Asphalt Mounting Anchor  

Perpendicular Parking - APBP Recommended 24in Separation Between Bikes
  • Used on asphalt with minimal damage to surface
  • Simple installation
  • More cost effective than adding free-standing options to bike racks

pdf specs

Installation instructions

Want to be a more bicycle friendly? Check out some recent projects that offer an insight to a number of problems and solutions customers have been facing and see how Park a Bike has helped!

Featured Case Studies

Objective: High Capacity Bike Parking

USC
  • Older style racks presented issues with safety and organization
  • Pedestrian walkways were impeded by bicycles
  • Not enough racks were present to accommodate all the bike parking needs in that area of student housing

see the full case study

Objective: New Campus Standard

CSU Chico
  • Current style of bike racks that were on campus created safety and organization issues
  • Space designated for bike parking was not being maximized
  • Not enough bike parking was being offered to student cyclists

see the full case study

Objective: Bike Friendly Campus

Loyola Marymount University
  • Lack of bike racks meant students weren’t able to secure their bikes properly
  • Racks that were currently installed were older and not close to student housing
  • Campus housing was overall unfriendly to student cyclists

see the full case study

All Case Studies
ASLA

It was exciting how this happened. Not an hour after Donn had showed the product to me, you won (the award for Most Interesting Products)! And you won with good reason; I see a lot of bike parking stations but certainly nothing as unique and clever as yours.

Daryl Brach - Senior Sales Manager
American Society of Landscape Architects

 


Broadreach Planning and design

I’m glad to hear you won this (Most Interesting Products award)!  I was one of the ones that voted for you.  I found your product really good and I hope to be able to recommend it in the future.

Thanks for being at the ASLA meeting.

Jim Donovan, FASLA
Broadreach Planning & Design


MRP Realty

Thanks for following up with us. All the units have been installed and they fit perfectly... We are very happy with the bike racks and our docks as there is more space now to fit in more bikes, and the room looks more organized and fancier.

I’ll definitely will recommend Park A Bike to other property managers in the future.

Erika Alfaro
MRP REALTY


CSUMB

Working with Park A Bike has allowed me to feel supported as if I have additional staff on my team.  With their responsive, customer and user-focused service I am able to more efficiently and creatively address bicycle parking issues at CSUMB.  So far I have not found a challenge their staff couldn't help me with, nor have I found any other bike racks that surpass the Varsity Rack Park A Bike product in quality, weather-resistance, function, aesthetics and security.  I look forward to having them on my team for decades to come as we develop bike culture on our campus. 

Megan Tolbert, Transportation Planner, Campus Planning & Development, CSU Monterey Bay


UC Davis Medical Center

 

We just opened the racks up for employee use and the feedback is very positive. The staff love the storage area and the bike racks. 

Duane Hicks, Manager - Planning, Transportation, & Fleet Services, UC Davis Medical Center

 


KTUA

We have gotten a lot of positive and exciting feedback. The students love them! 

Paula Morreale, MBA - Office of Sustainability, University of San Diego

 

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With many of the locally fabricated racks, the quote "beauty is only skin deep" is very accurate. At Park A Bike it starts months before the coating was even a thought. A great coating starts with the design and fabrication to ensure longevity against the elements. Park A Bike's engineering team produced products for BMW and Land Rover and understands the importance of finish. From the very beginning of design, Park A Bike makes sure there are no locked-in chambers, and no overlapping surfaces of metal that can negate a great coating.

 
Finish Options

Power Coat Finish Powder Coat Finish

Park A Bike has a regimented 5-stage process. Our first three stages are a pre-treatment process, which is a critical step that ensures a clean application of our zinc-rich rust inhibitor primer pre-coat. The timing between the primer coat and the powder coat is calculated to ensure our best adhesion. Our polyester powder coating, triglycidyl isocyanurate (TGIC) powder, is then baked into the prepared product to total thickness of 10-12 mils. This makes our coating process tough enough to withstand the extreme weather and heavy usage conditions as well as chipping, rusting and fading up to 10 years. We closely monitor each step of the powder coating process to ensure that Park A Bike's high standard of quality is evident in every product we make.

Hot Dipped Galvanized Finish Hot Dipped Galvanized Finish

This Park A Bike coating is suitable for more utilitarian applications. In the galvanizing process, we have a regimented 4-stage process. Our first three stages are a pre-treatment process, which is a critical step that ensures a clean application of our products before they are immersed in 98% pure molten zinc and allowed to dry in ambient air. The product is then hand-filed to remove any galvanizing flash. Galvanizing works best with embedment type of installations (in ground). The result is a 20-year product that isvirtually abrasion-resistant.

Thermoplastic Coating Thermoplastic Finish

This 8-15 mil thick Park A Bike coating prevents the typical metal to metal contact that happens with other coatings. It is the most 'bike friendly' finish on the market. It is a multi-purpose thermoplastic powder coating that utilizes polyethylene copolymer chemistry to meet and exceed a wide range of performance attributes including ultra high adhesion, impact and corrosion resistance, ultra violet (UV) protection, and graffiti resistance. It is environmentally safe, containing no PVCs, phthalates or chlorine components that can emit VOCs. Our application process is either Fluidized bath through an emersion/dipping process or electrostatic spray.

Contact a Park A Bike representative for additional information, minimum order quantities, and pricing.

*Not all products are available in thermoplastic finish. Please contact us with inquiries about applying a thermoplastic finish to your order.

Finishes Chart

Not all products are available in every finish option, but if you’re unsure about which finish option to choose, use our chart below to help you choose the right option for your area.

 PriceBike FriendlyUV StabilityAbrasion
Resistant
AestheticsColor
Options
Environment
Powder Coat ** Medium 10 Years Low *** ***** Inland
Galvanized ** Medium 20 Years High ** * Marine or coastal
Thermoplastic *** High 20 Years Low **** ***** Inland

Comparing products since 1991

 

Park a Bike has identified the most important aspects of choosing the right bike parking racks. APBP guidelines and overall landed costs are new additions and can’t go overlooked. Though racks are sometimes an afterthought, it is a 10-15 year investment into a campus or community. The facts are important and we hope you find this helpful.

 

 

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Comparison Chart Glossary

 

Meets APBP Guidelines: Racks fully adhere to the guidelines for bike parking as written by the Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals.

 

Bike Friendly Containment: The rack captures the bikes tires in a well or cradle in such a way so that there is no wheel bending, yet the bike is secured enough to not slide or slip from its upright position.

 

Simple & Intuitive: Simple and intuitive racks exhibit few options for a cyclist to lock their bike. They offer minimal parking methods (front and back only) and minimize the possibility of securing a bike in an incorrect way that will cause unorganized or non-secure bike parking.

 

Security: The rack should be equipped with a feature (such as an arm or wing) to allow the bicycle to be locked to the rack with an external lock and a closed part of the bicycle frame, as well as offer the ability to lock the wheel, frame, and rack in unison.

 

Density: How well the rack contains and organizes large numbers of bikes in different configurations and locations while still keeping parking organized to allow cyclists sufficient access to their bikes.

 

Cost Per Bike: The approximate dollar amount an individual rack will cost in respect to how many bikes it will hold.

 

Cost Per Bike+Shipping: The approximate dollar amount an individual rack will cost in respect to how many bikes it will hold plus the cost of freight. Because different racks weigh more or less, and ship to and from different locations, the cost of freight varies and therefore can make a total purchase price more or less expensive than just averaging the cost per bike.

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The Jr. Varsity® Bike Rack

  • High security - 3 points of contact
  • Modular | multiple configurations
  • Custom branded gel cushioned Smart Guards
  • Economical alternative to the Varsity Bike Dock

Details

Offset™ Vertical Bike Rack - VR2

  • 2 bike capacity
  • Wall mounted vertical bike rack
  • Ultra high density with 18" between racks
  • 3 points of locking contact with solid steel bar

Details

Video

The award winning Varsity® Bike Dock

Watch a quick video that shows what a bike dock is and why our bikes love them!

Smart tags and the Varsity® Bike Dock. See how we’re implementing smart tag technology to increase bike safety awareness and help cities and schools become more bicycle friendly.