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Thule Parkway Hitch Bike Carrier - 4 Bike

$219.95

Item # THU0175

4 5

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Description

Don't fumble with inferior racks—the Parkway Hitch Bike Carrier gives you a rock-solid Thule rack without breaking the bank.

The Thule Parkway Hitch is a simple bike carrier that safely and conveniently transports up to four bikes. This bike rack hooks right into your vehicle's hitch to make getting your bicycles to the trailhead simple and worry-free. This bike rack features Thule's classic cradles, which secure and protect your bikes' frames. Thanks to the dual arm design, there is no need for top-tube adapters on certain bikes—this carrier holds 'em all. Thule included tie-down straps but encourages you to upgrade with the Zip Stick [part 950] for added bike stability and anti-sway. The four-bike Parkway Hitch Bike Carrier can transport up to 140lb (63.5kg).

Tech Specs

Bike Capacity:
4
Manufacturer Warranty:
lifetime

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Unanswered Question

hi i have a volkswagen tourage. will this...

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hi i have a volkswagen tourage. will this rack work with it. or can you suggest others

Will the Thule Parkway 4Bike Rack carry...

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Will the Thule Parkway 4Bike Rack carry cruiser type bikes without an adapter? Need to carry at least two ladies' coaster bikes and one youth bike.

does this come with adapter for a 2"...

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does this come with adapter for a 2" hitch

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This is designed specifically for a 2"hitch, so if that is what your vehicle has, you won't need any special adapter.

5 5

Thule Vertex Bike Rack - 4 Bike

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is well made and easy to use.
It fit my 2006 Honda CRV with enough room to get past the spare tire hanging off the back. I did not need a hitch extension.
I had to replace the top 5/8 bolt with a 5/8 pin to allow the arms to fold when not loaded with bikes.

4 5

Good basic bike rack

Good sturdy rack, a little challenging to get 4 bikes on especially kids bike with smaller frames but doable. Wish the rack came with a pin instead of bolt at top so it was possible to fold down rack part that holds bikes when not in use.

Unanswered Question

Will the Thule 957 Parkway bike rack fit...

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Will the Thule 957 Parkway bike rack fit on a 2000 Jeep Cherokee Sport?

3 5

Sturdy, gets 'er done

Very nice construction, seems sturdy enough for 4 bikes, just be careful going over rough bumps...

My main gripe is that it doesn't rotate down when you're not using it - not a huge deal I guess, but it seems like all other racks (including Thule's) rotate down and out of the way when you don't feel like driving with 5' poles behind you...

Unanswered Question

can i get double hitch to get more height...

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can i get double hitch to get more height on my thule bike rack, g35 auto, need to take off front wheels on bike for road clearance

I need a rack for my 2008 F350, I'm tired...

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I need a rack for my 2008 F350, I'm tired of throwing the bikes in the bed and watching them get beat up. Will this rack fold down out of the way for the tailgate?

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It folds down, but may not fold down enough for a tailgate to drop.

3 5

Decent Rack, Good Price

This is the first and only hitch rack I've had on my 4Runner, and there are definitely plenty of reasons to like it. It was a cinch to setup, it's always been stable, it leans away from the vehicle with ease, and it was relatively cheap for a 4-bike rack. That said, I'm not totally happy with the carrying style. The cradles are fine, and can rotate as needed, but it can be difficult finagling certain frames, especially full suspensions, onto the rack. Also, I know the carrier arm can't extend 12 feet off the back of the vehicle, but it'd be quite the feat to get 4 bikes on this rack. I've only carried three at once on this rack, and it wasn't easy getting them on and off. Overall, not a bad buy for the price, but it works best only carrying two bikes at a time.

Unanswered Question

I want to use the this Thule 956 to carry...

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I want to use the this Thule 956 to carry my recumbent tadpole trike vertically on the rack.

Can you please tell me the height of the carrier, from the hitch to the carrier bars?

5 5

Fit Solution

Due to my massive spare tire this is what I needed so the Thule would fit. (32'' BFG MT's)

Fit Solution
Fold down (need to buy extra pin)

Fold down (need to buy extra pin)

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If you want your arms to fold down you will need to replace the provided bolt with a pin. Easy solution. The arms will even lock in place up or down with the pin.

Allows locking

Allows locking

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This is my Parkway with a 12'' hitch extender. The Thule Parkway has a place to secure a cable around and then the other end around your hitch plate.

3 5

Great for the Price

Despite problems, it's great for the price and free shipping!

My vehicle is a 09 Jeep Wrangler JK Unlimited X with the Rubicon Wheel and Tire package and hard top. This rack did not have a long enough receiver tube to clear my 32'' BFG MT spare tire. I will need an extender tube but then my departure angle will suffer and I worry that my rack may hit the ground on uneven terrain.

Other issues include not being able to open my gate or glass even when you pull the pin to lower the rack. It's still not enough to let the glass flip up past my tail gate. When the hardtop is off this may not be an issue.

Also, the rack does not secure to your hitch with a pin. The hole is small and threaded. Very poor design, you will need to get a longer bolt. Also, the "arms" of the rack do not fold down. This is another modification you will have to do. Additionally, the rubber straps to hold the bike seem to fall off often.

I have a jeep JK Wrangler with the Rubicon...

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I have a jeep JK Wrangler with the Rubicon BFG/MT 32'' spare tire. WIll this rack clear my spare tire?

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The rack 'should' work just fine. This rack will give you 9.5" of clearance from the pin on the receiver to the rack. Follow this link for more details:
http://www.thule.com/~/media/Products/Classification_1_root/Image_Hierarchy/ImageFolder_175958/ImageFolder_177588/Thule_Hitch_Dimensions.ashx

or if you can't find on that will fit, the Thule Spare Me would be another option:

http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorgear/Thule-Spare-Me/THU0109M.html

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It turned out to not work with the 32'' BFG MT's. An extender will be required but then I will lose more departure angle.

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I had a problem with a Jeep Liberty with an oversized tire and also had to get a hitch extender.

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It will work with an extender, but even with my 14" i still can't fully open the tailgate and I had to shave off some of the plastic/rubber around the glass to allow that to open past the tire.

4 5

It does the job.

If you have a standard shaped road or mt. bike you will be good to go. I would recommend replacing the top pin so that it folds down. It holds the bikes on well and does not scratch them up.

3 5

Thule 956 bike rack

It is a good rack, easy to install. But it's not designed for some odd shape bikes, you gonna need a adapter for them which is another $20 or $30. Though the rack could swing down to load bikes, the top part could not be fold as some advanced model. If you happen to have a small garage, it will block the door. I bought a 3/8" ($5) pin from LOWES, replace one bolt to make the topper part able to fold.

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