Anatomy of a CB: Pannier Rack

Today's essential city bike feature is the pannier rack (PR). PR's are essential for carrying lots of stuff which you will eventually start doing if you have one. Using one is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4:

Step 1: Approach your PR.

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Step 2: Attach a "pannier" to your PR - this can be a bag made specifically for this purpose or other items adjusted for use.

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Step 3: Put stuff in your panniers and on your PR.

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Step 4: Get you and your stuff to where you're going!


  1. I passed a woman on Route 66 yesterday with a similar blue cooler attached to her PR! I thought she must be on her way to something fun and wondered what kind of beer she was packing. Fun.

  2. That's fabulous! Perhaps she was carrying some bottles from the Flagstaff Brewing Company? :)