More info on the fatbikes on MACS buses issue.
———- Forwarded message ——— From: Joel Buth <[email protected]> Date: Wed, Mar 4, 2020 at 9:06 AM Subject: RE: [FCC] Fatbikes and MACS buses To: Eric Troyer <[email protected]>
I talked to a rep at youth safety day when they had a bike rack equip bus on display. They have been looking but there are no commercially available solutions. They would have to be custom made. $$$$. Road and 26 Wheel bikes fit. Adult bikes are not made in 26 wheels any longer. It’s an issue for sure. Joel Buth Owner Goldstream Sports (907)455-6520 www.goldstreamsports.com
—–Original Message—– *From:* [email protected] *Sent:* Wed, 4 Mar 2020 06:30:28 -0900 *To:* [email protected] *Subject:* [FCC] Fatbikes and MACS buses
For all you non-FBers. We had this on FB recently and got some more information from Heath Sandall.
Wanted to let everyone know that a Fairbanks cyclist recently discovered that the bike racks on the MACS buses won’t fit the really fat tires on fatbikes. (Well, she was told that a couple of them do, but the rest don’t.) That’s a bummer for winter cyclists with fatbikes. Keep that in mind if you’re planning to combine biking with busing in the winter.
Heath Sandall <www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380217527&comment_id=Y29tbWVudDozMTAzMzA2MjUzMDQ3OTE4XzMxMDQwNzMxNDYzMDQ1NjI%3D> It’s even a very tight fit for 29ers. It takes a little effort. Plus bikes won’t fit.
To give appropriate recognition… the bus website does note that fatbikes won’t fit.
Fairbanks Cycle Club <www.facebook.com/fairbankscycleclub/?comment_id=Y29tbWVudDozMTAzMzA2MjUzMDQ3OTE4XzMxMDU0NTk4NDk0OTkyMjU%3D> Heath Sandall <www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1380217527&hc_location=ufi&comment_id=Y29tbWVudDozMTAzMzA2MjUzMDQ3OTE4XzMxMDU0NTk4NDk0OTkyMjU%3D> Thanks for that additional information. And, yes, the website does note that, though it’s hard to find.