Zipcar to Provide Bike, Ski, Surf Racks on Vehicles

Zipcar will provide 150 vehicles with Yakima mounts for bikes, skis, or surfboards/paddleboards. Photo via Zipcar website.
Zipcar will provide 150 vehicles with Yakima mounts for bikes, skis, or surfboards/paddleboards. Photo via Zipcar website.

Zipcar has partnered with Yakima Products Inc., a provider of vehicle racks and cargo solutions. Yakima bike, ski and surfboard carriers will be added to Zipcars in North America.

This partnership will bring Yakima's new StreamLine base rack system — paired with FrontLoader bike mounts, FatCat 6 ski/snowboard mounts, and SUPDawg stand up paddle/surf board mounts — to more than 150 Zipcars in 17 North American markets, according to the company.

The Yakima mounts can hold two bikes, six skis or four snowboards, or two surfboards or paddleboards.

"Zipcar gives our members the freedom to get out and do what they love," said Andrew Daley, Zipcar’s vice president of marketing. "From ordinary adventures to extraordinary experiences — out to the mountains for a weekend trip with friends or a day spent surfing at a secluded beach — our partnership with Yakima gives Zipsters more opportunities to engage in the active lifestyles they love, whether that's biking, skiing, surfing, or stand-up paddle boarding."

"We are very excited to partner with Zipcar and create these adventure vehicles,” said Ryan Martin, CEO of Yakima. “Our bike, ski, and board mounts make it extremely easy for city dwellers to have awesome outdoor experiences with friends and family. This is a perfect partnership of two brands committed to sustainability and taking more friends whenever possible, and we look forward to seeing all the places Zipsters go with this added element of freedom."

To reserve Zipcars with Yakima racks, tap "Car Model" when making a reservation and look for the Yakima logo.

For more information, visit www.zipcar.com/yakima.

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