|No bike racks at My Favorite Muffin|
Since there were no bike racks to be seen, I chained my bike to the fence. It is a drill I am all too familiar with--after all, I have biked here more often to grab a bite to eat than I have driven here because I like My Favorite Muffin. Other patrons who rode bikes there (including the other person I was meeting with) locked up wherever they could find a pole or something that was nailed down to chain their rides to (I should have taken a photo of the other bikes in need of a secure place to park). You would think locking bikes up this way would be a potential safety hazard pedestrians or pets on leashes. In Reno, it’s illegal to use trees, sign or light posts to secure your bike (source). I walked inside with my helmet and ordered a sandwich. I even tipped at the counter.
From my photo it looks like there could be room for a bike rack where my bike is or one of the parking spaces in front could be turned into an on-street bike parking corral. If I drove my car there, I certainly wouldn't mind walking a few feet from the side street parking to the building.
Can you think of businesses you have ridden your bike to that does not have a bike rack? Would you go as far as not visiting the establishment because they do not have a bike rack?