Toyota Prius Bike Rack with Golf Bag Carrier, Ski
Rack, Snowboard Rack and Luggage Rack Options. Generation
II 2004-2009. The
Solution Beyond a Trailer Hitch.
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Toyota Gen II Prius Bike Rack is shown in the picture on the right.
(If yours is a
2010 or newer,
click here to go to that Page. If
Prius V, click here)
Two small (1 1/4") Pipes are installed under the spare tire well and serve as receivers for all versions of the Rack in a manner
similar to trailer hitch racks seen on SUV's.
They are painted black and are intentionally inconspicuous.
Unlike trailer hitches, the receiver Pipes are recessed a couple
of inches forward of the face of the bumper and do not
present a shin hazard. They also do not compromise the factory
Racks carry up to 3 bikes. Golf
Bag Carrier, Luggage Rack, Ski Rack, and Snow board Rack Options are available.
not in use, the Rack is easily removed in a couple of minutes and
can be stored in the cargo area.
The Rack stores easily in the cargo area.
Bike Rack inserted into
Receiver Pipes of Toyota Prius
Receiver Pipes shown at left installed cleanly under bumper,
recessed about 2" forward of Bumper Face.
requires about an hour, no lift, no cutting of facia.
Federally mandated towing eye not removed, remains usable.
The Rack carries 1-3 bikes, is height adjustable to level bikes.
fold in flat and are easily removable. Carries
up to 75# ( 35 kilos).
Hatch opens without touching the
Two Straps from inside
the cargo area attach to the Rack.
Paint is protected.
Not for Towing. No Warranty Compromise
|The Toyota Prius Owner's
Manual states clearly that the car is "not to be used for towing".
The Bird Automotive Receiver Pipes cannot be used for towing, can't be
mistaken for a trailer hitch, and do not compromise the factory
warranty. Rack does not touch the hatch or glass, so the rear wiper
remains usable with no risk of damage.
one customers told us, "my bike's worth more than my car so this lock
better work!" An exaggeration perhaps, but we understand.
The Security Kit consists of two long-shanked padlocks (same keys) and a
heavy duty vinyl coated straight steel cable. The first lock goes
through a hole in the Pea Shooter (receiver) Pipe and the Leg of the Rack,
locking the Rack to the car. The cable goes through the
bikes' frames and one or both wheels of each bike. The
cable padlocks to both ends of the cable and a hole through the
Leg, locking the bikes to the Rack.
Click to see the Security Kit.
Golf Bag Carrier and Luggage Rack
Golf Bag Carrier - Luggage Rack attaches to the same Legs as the Bike Rack
shown above and uses the Receiver Pipes for support. A 12" x
24" Platform carries two pieces of luggage, two golf bags, or
one of each The Carrier has been tested at speed to safely support
100 pounds. The trunk will continue to open without touching the
Carrier/Rack and it can be stored in the trunk.
for further Carrier details.
Ski Racks and Snowboard Racks - the SnowRack
SnowRack for carrying skis and snowboards is a stainless steel carrier attached to one
or both of the Legs of the Rack to hold the
tails of the skis or boards. A SnowRack Arm, which telescopes into a Leg, holds the upper part of the skis or boards with secure
clamps. One SnowRack will carry 2-3 pairs of skis, 2 snowboards, or 2
skis and one snowboard. Two SnowRacks can be
carried. The trunk
will continue to open without touching the Rack. Click
for SnowRack details.
A Customer Writes to Say Thanks
Bird Automotive, I just had to drop you a note to thank you for my Bicycle
Rack. I really appreciated the rush order. As promised it was easy to
install, and really easy to use. We went on a week long trip and took our
2 mountain bikes, it worked great, didn't use any trunk space and the
bikes were safe & secure ( we didn't even have to remove the front
tires). On top of all that it looks really cool!!! I couldn't be happier
with it. I get envious stares and questions from fellow ..import..owners..
when it's on the car, of course I tell them who to call. Thank you so much
for taking the time to answer my questions , my spouse was so impressed
with my choice. This way we don't have to hoist our bikes onto the roof
after a long ride, and with the bikes attached you don't even know it's
there. It's really great! Thank You!! Sincerely," a San Francisco Bay
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