Road Cycling

30 Bike Racks That Are So Unbelievably Bad They’ll Make You Cry Hot Tears Of Anger

Sometimes you'll come across a bike rack so terrible, it makes you despair for the human race.

Love it or hate it, the human race has accomplished a lot during its time on Earth. Fire starting, the wheel, the internet, and cures for a variety of horrible diseases, to name a few. Yes, it has to be said, people are generally quite good at solving problems and coming up with things to make our lives less shit.

Bike racks though. Bike racks are a big fat brick wall that we, as a species, continue to hit our heads against over and over and over again. On paper, a place to lock up your bikes safely and securely should be a piece of piss.

The reality, however, is very different. Below, for your morbid curiosity, is a collection of bike racks so unbelievably bad they’ll make you sick up your own lungs through furious rage.

1) Rubbish

Picture – via CommuterPage.

2) Crap

Picture – via flickriver.

3) Terrible

Picture – via

4) What the hell is this?

Picture – via Twitter (@michelle_bacon).

5) Accident waiting to happen, right here

Picture – via

6) No. No. No. No. No

Picture – David Baker Architects.

7) *gestures at tree helplessly*

Picture – via She Rides A Bike.

8) So bad

Picture – via occupyourbike.

9) Just a bit tragic really

Picture – via Bikes Can Work.

10) Total fucking disaster

Picture – via Cycle Fun Montreal.

11) What? Why?!

Picture – via Pinterest.

12) Forces cyclists to do this. Not a good sign

Photo: Steve Vance.

13) The Devil’s bike rack

Photo – via

14) Put a camera on this bike rack, and you’ll have yourself a viral video of a car driver losing his shit in no time

Picture – via Flickriver (Luton).

15) Depressing. Sort it out, Red Coat

Picture – via Flickriver (Spelio).

16) Bleurgh

Picture – via Flickriver (Steven Vance).


17) Way to piss off the gardener

Picture – via Flickriver (judy2500).

18) There’s sNOw way I’m parking my bike here

Picture – via Flickriver (Luton).

19) A bike rack that sucks joy and happiness from the world

Picture – via Flickriver (heydanno).

20) Looks secure

Picture – via Flickriver (Steven Vance).

21) Jumanji

Picture – via Flickriver (Beeldrijk).

22) Trollied

Picture – via Flickriver (

23) Chaos

Picture – via Flickriver (Steven Vance).

24) Ingenious

Picture – via Flickriver (fishtoes2000).

25) Great use of public space. Really fucking great

Picture – via Flickriver (judy2500).

26) Mind-blowing lack of forethought

Picture – via Flickriver (Luton).

27) Neat

Picture – via Flickriver (bammermother).

28) Fail

Picture – via Flickriver (Luton).

29) Generally irritating

Picture – via Flickriver


Picture – via Flickriver

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