Part 1 – Internal Minivan Road Bike Mount
Returning from Thailand we needed to find an easy and safe way to move our road bikes around Northern Michigan – without purchasing new gear or messing up the minivan we were using.
At first we just put the road bikes in the back of the van. It was so easy but the bikes moved around getting everything dirty and potentially knocking into passengers.
The Dodge Caravan’s Stow & Go Seating (https://www.dodge.com/grand-caravan/interior.html) is the perfect solution to the minivan seat stowage problem. Leveraging the mounting options seemed to be the best way to go.
Part 1 shows the easiest way to improve our storage system. It is so simple but required a couple creative insights to make it actually work. Strapping the road bike to the side wall of the wan worked very, very well.
We used this simple solution most of the riding season.
Part 2 – Internal Minivan Road Bike Mount
Near the end of the riding season I was inspired to up-the-game on the internal minivan road bike mount. I realized that the Dodge Caravan’s Stow & Go Seating system could be further leveraged to mount a bracket to the floor of the fan.
I figured out how to mount a road bike stand to the van floor!
Please watch both videos. They really are better methods to carry the road bikes in the van.
Now to wait out the winter season by riding the bikes indoors. It’s way to cold to ride outside – at least for me as I’m missing the roadways of Thailand!