How to Secure Bikes in the Bed of a 2019 Honda Ridgeline without Drilling Into Truck Bed

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Looking for ways to secure bikes in the bed of my 2019 Honda Ridgeline without doing any drilling. I don't just want to toss the bikes in the bed before heading out. Thank you.

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If you want to avoid modifying the bed of your brand new 2019 Honda Ridgeline then I recommend going with the Hollywood Racks Truck Bed Bike Carrier # HRT970 because you can wedge some lumber in the bed of your pickup and then bolt this carrier on it (see attached photo). This comes with a 9mm quick-release skewer and is small enough that you can mount multiple bikes next to each other depending on their sizes.

If you would rather keep the front wheels on your bikes then another great option is the Thule GateMate Pro # TH823PRO because it drapes over your tailgate and provides 7 mounting locations.

To add some security to either setup you can use a cable lock like part # CAB-10 which can be routed through an anchor point in the bed of your pickup or through the safety chain loop on your trailer hitch.

I have attached an installation video of this rack in the bed of a truck using the same method I mentioned above so you can get an idea of what you are needing to do.

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