Gun racks for bicycles

In response to my rednecks on bikes post last August, Russ in Cleveland sent me this photo of his dad’s bike with his old .22 rifle.

Russ's dad's gun bike

Russ writes of his dad and his dad’s bike:

It’s a pretty simple rack using two wood mounts and some elastic to hold it in place. He is not a hard core gun nut or anything crazy like that, just a practical person trying to protect his garden, farm, and beehives from critters.

The bike is a new addition. My brothers and sisters bought my parents two second hand bikes in December for Christmas presents. After not having bicycles on hand for twenty years my parents have embraced cycling again usually going for 5 to 10 mile outings once a week. Both are in their sixties, and my dad newly retired now uses the bike for lots of neighborhood commuting (ex. cycling to church, to the neighbors, to creek). Its pretty cool to see.

I looked around the web and found another DIY rifle carry for a bike. This guy just attached a backpack scabbard to his front basket. Guns on bikes
There’s even a commercial gun rack that mounts on the handlebar. Do you point the rifle toward or away from traffic? Guns on bikes

Finally, here are some historical guns on bikes photos.

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I’m still looking for an NRA bike jersey, BTW. Has anybody ever seen one?

55 Comments

  • Elias
    March 20, 2009 - 3:27 am | Permalink

    Seems there's an untapped market here. I do know lots of conservative cyclists on Twitter who said they'd love to be able to buy a GOP jersey… Hmmm….

  • Mike Schwab
    August 19, 2009 - 7:07 pm | Permalink

    http://champ-sys.com/ full color, low cost, low count per order, same size as Voler. I have about 5 jerseys of various designs by them. Matches all the others.

  • Mike Schwab
    August 19, 2009 - 12:07 pm | Permalink

    http://champ-sys.com/ full color, low cost, low count per order, same size as Voler. I have about 5 jerseys of various designs by them. Matches all the others.

  • Dave
    August 25, 2009 - 11:02 pm | Permalink

    Like GeoJoe, I came across this thread looking for an NRA jersey.

  • Dave
    August 25, 2009 - 4:02 pm | Permalink

    Like GeoJoe, I came across this thread looking for an NRA jersey.

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