Bike Fixation Announces Bicycle Access Ramp For Accommodating Stairs

Bike Fixation, a Minneapolis-based manufacturer of cycling infrastructure endorsed by Saris, today unveiled their latest product, the Bicycle Access Ramp. This American made stairway for bikes does exactly what the name implies: it provides a rolling surface for bikes going up or down stairs.

Bike Fixation, a Minneapolis-based manufacturer of cycling infrastructure endorsed by Saris, today unveiled their latest product, the Bicycle Access Ramp. This American made stairway for bikes does exactly what the name implies: it provides a rolling surface for bikes going up or down stairs. Given the recent boom of popularity with e-bikes and more people riding in general, this product solves a real-world problem by opening the doors of bicycle accessibility in more places than before.

This type of ramp, or “runnel”, for bicycles on stairways can often been seen at transit stations and other public stairways adjacent to bicycle infrastructure in bike-friendly cities around the world. Most are custom, built-on-site at facilities which can drive up price, and in some cases, can be cost prohibitive. The Bicycle Access Ramp is the first American made, off-the-shelf product of its kind that is easily customizable on-site, and accommodates any rise and run that the stairway requires.

Bike Fixation fitted Pulaski Park in Northampton, MA, with a Bicycle Access Ramp as part of a pilot program, and was well received. “As soon as the park was opened, we saw people using it,” said Garrett Stone of Stephen Stimson Associates, the landscape architect on the project. “The design looks nice and we like the functionality. I’ve seen similar designs installed while traveling in Germany and Amsterdam and it makes a lot of sense.”

Engineered to work with any stair system, the Bicycle Access Ramp features a modular design made of thick wall aluminum and rustproof, stainless steel mounting feet. The ramp is compatible with all types of bike tires, up to 5 inches wide, and features an anti-rollout ramp shape so cyclists can easily maneuver their bike with just one hand. Finally, the bike ramp is decked out with grip tape to prevent tires from slipping once on the ramp.

“Incorporating a stair ramp like this in a public space shows a certain level of awareness and attention to detail for the needs of the users moving through a public space,” Mr. Stone added. “From an aesthetics perspective, it’s an object – but it’s not ugly. The Bicycle Access Ramp has a cool, sleek, utilitarian element.”

“We’re excited to add the Bicycle Access Ramp to our line of bicycle infrastructure products,” said Andy Lambert, Bike Fixation Global Sales Manager. “Our product development strategy is driven by our fixation with creating products that create safe, comfortable and equitable places for all ages and abilities to ride bicycles. We feel that the Bicycle Access Ramp checks all three of these boxes.”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like
Stromer ST3 'Launch Edition'
Read More

Work Commute 90 Miles? The Stromer ST3 Electric Commuter Handles The Ride Safely and Securely

The secret behind ST3’s power is its newly engineered SYNO Drive II rear hub drive, which packs a punch of 600 W and transfers 44 Nm of torque directly to the road surface. The motor is not only highly efficient, it also captures the energy released during braking in its powerful BQ814 battery with a range up to 93 miles.
Read More
SDMBA Black Widow Trail Building
Read More

‘Recommended Directional’ Trail Building in San Diego, The Black Widow Trail Project Courtesy San Diego Mountain Bike Association

SDMBA continues its strong alliance with the proud team of City of San Diego rangers at Black Mountain.  Shovels finally hit the ground on the Black Widow Trail on December 1, 2018.  This first work day attracted almost 80 volunteers, many of them first timers! There will be many more work days before this project is complete so check SDMBA channels for updates.
Read More
Read More

The 2019 North American Handmade Bicycle Show Award Winners

This year marked the NAHBS’s 15 year anniversary and it was the third time in the show’s history that its was held in Sacramento. The three-day event featured close to 210 exhibitors – from framebuilders to wheels to components and accessories– including a large contingent of international exhibitors hailing from Australia, Canada, England, Germany, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Russia, and Taiwan.
Read More
(Christoph Bayer) SRAM AXS – 13 good reasons why electronic components on bikes are the future
Read More

(Christoph Bayer) SRAM AXS – 13 Good Reasons Why Electronic Components on Bikes Are the Future | The Slow Death of ‘Buy It For Life’

We see the bike media et. al. falling over themselves to encourage a public dependence on component electronics. And both ebikes and component electronics have an intrinsic designed obsolescence, by virtue of these systems having a limited number of battery cycles. There won’t be ‘vintage’ drivetrains in 20 years as none of the batteries will be usable. I have a birthday coming up, maybe I’m being overly nostalgic to consider this.
Read More
Zoic Carbon Bibs
Read More

Zoic Introduces Men’s Carbon Bib Liner | ‘The Most Technical Liners I’ve Yet Come Across’

New for 2019, the ZOIC Men’s Carbon Bib Liner provides ultimate support for long days in the saddle, ideal for enduro racers and bikepackers, The Carbon Bib Liner is engineered to maximize comfort and minimize irritation, from seamless straps up top to the Italian-made 3D stretch foam chamois inside
Read More
() Project One ICON | Trek Bikes
Read More

[VIDEO] Trek Bikes Releases Six New Colorways Under Project One ICON Moniker | ‘Black Gold, But Without The Oil’

Project One ICON is a collection of premium paint schemes that represent the highest level of artistry in custom bicycles. These bespoke designs are about more than colors that stand out: they’re filled with texture, depth, and mood. Each ICON showcases a mastery of brush and paint and reflects the passion the most experienced Project One artists bring to their craft.
Read More
Read More

(Indiegogo) Di-Pro: A Bike Computer with 96 Hours GPS Tracking

Di-Pro is a 96-hour high-precision GPS bike computer that tracks your heart rate, GPS, ride time and distance, speed, power and more. Di-Pro has a 2.7-inch intuitive screen with 28 data display, speed, heart rate, calories, altitude distance, slope, trip time, power, current cadence etc. Di-Pro are currently accepting backers on the Indiegogo platform.
Read More
Read More

(Richard Cunningham) Review: Niner RIP 9 RDO | One Model, Two Dedicated Frame Designs Supporting 29 and 27.5 Wheel Sizes

Niner is releasing one RIP 9 RDO model dedicated to 29-inch wheels, and a separate design for 27.5-inch wheels, but also under the same model moniker. This is a divergence from previous strategies seen in the industry, but may set the standard going forward. [email protected]
Read More
() :: NEW VIDEO: AT THE 3 PEAKS :::
Read More

[VIDEO] Bombtrack At The “3 Peaks Cyclocross” | The Toughest Cyclocross Race in the World

The toughest cyclocross race in the world. Staged in the Yorkshire Dales National Park since 1961 the Three Peaks is a grandparent to every adventure race that’s come after. The first off-road event of its kind, it follows in the muddy footsteps and tyre tracks of a 14-year-old Yorkshire schoolboy who first completed the arduous route by bicycle in 1959. Since then the course and event have expanded to become the largest and most feared cyclocross in the UK.
Read More
lance armstrong joe rogan
Read More

Lance Armstrong on the Joe Rogan Podcast

The Joe Rogan Experience features guests such as scientists, writers, professors, world class athletes, comedians, and now Rogan has added Professional Cyclist, Lance Armstrong, to the roster. Released today, Rogan and Armstrong discuss his cycling history and the doping scandal that has defined his career.
Read More

The Maserati of Bicycles (Literally)

Maserati, the Italian luxury car manufactures, have had brief encounters with the cycling industry in the past, but are now increasing their involvement with the sport beginning this year. In the 1970’s they created a few Maserati model bicycles, though traces of those are difficult to find now, and in 2009 they released two different models designed by legendary Italian bike-makers Milani Cycles.
Read More