How to install a bike rack in the bed of a pickup truck without drilling holes in the vehicle. There are several advantages to carrying bikes in the bed of a pickup truck. It eliminates the risk of a roof rack colliding with low clearances and carries more bikes than a hitch-mounted rack. But a rack in the bed commonly required drilling holes in the vehicle.
A homemade bike rack system designed by Dick Caley of Long Beach, Calif., uses easy–to-find hardware to secure up to five bicycles in the bed of a pickup truck without drilling holes.
WHAT WE LEARNED:
With a few basic parts any biking enthusiast can build a pickup truck bed bike rack for a fraction of the cost of racks from traditional manufacturers. The rack secures to the pickup bed without screws or holes thanks to an adjustable steel bar that carries up to five bikes at a time. It is durable and secure at any speed.