We have 4 riders this year on RAGBRAI. In the past, we’ve had 3 and have used a trunk-mounted bike rack. There are only a few trunk-mount bike racks that can carry 4 bikes (Allen Sports makes 2 different models), and looking at the reviews, I’m very wary of trying one out for RAGBRAI (many reports of the rack failing and causing damage to vehicle and bikes.)
Do you have any other trunk-mount racks out there that can carry 4 bikes and how good are they?
None of our vehicles belonging to those in our group has a vehicle with a hitch. If we go with a hitch rack (which seem to be much sturdier), we would have to have a hitch installed on a vehicle.