BikeRack.com, which was formerly known as Function First Design, was founded by Bob O’Donnell in 1989. Bob began designing commercial bike racks at a time when bike parking was not as common as it is now. It was especially rare to find a bike rack that was compatible with the newer bikes, which had changed over time. Bikes became lighter and did not always have kickstands. Quick release wheel levers replaced bolts.
It was clear that bike racks, in addition to securing the bikes, had to hold the bike up and allow the user to lock the front wheel and bike frame with a U-lock, as well.
Starting with the Bike Rib, an inverted-U rack design and the Rib Rack, a multi-bike design, Function First Design has produced a number of original and functional designs.
Bob had always strived to be an innovator, not an imitator in his “Cycle-Logical” approach to designing commercial bike racks. Bob’s primary focus is to encourage the use of bicycles as a viable source of local transportation.
Now known simply as BikeRack.com, a division of Glow International, our business model is to manufacture efficient, secure and cost-effective commercial bike racks.
All of our racks are designed and manufactured in the USA.
Our standard lead time is 4 weeks, but we can typically manage expedited requests without surcharge. Please contact us.
In addition to our regular designs, we often work with designers and installers to customize, both design and color, to customer specifications.
We look forward to working with you.