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Can I get a roof rack installed during REI's store closures?


 Are your bike and roof rack install folks still working? we could stay 6’ apart while they install a rack. If not, is there a way to contact furloughed workers for a side gig installing?

 Thanks for your time

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@Gidgette this is a great question, a great idea, and one of the many in-store services we are working to reimagine in these unprecedented times. Unfortunately, at this moment, because our stores are still closed, our car rack install employees are not able to perform installations. And, while we absolutely see the upside of your "side gig" idea, for many reasons we are not able to facilitate this type of interaction.

With that said, if you are at all interested in installing your own rack system, there are excellent YouTube videos from our main car rack manufacturers that can be very helpful during an at-home installation. You can also find lots of help from Yakima and Thule.

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Hi!  Any updates to the availability to install roof racks at REI?



@kgawley59 Thanks for reaching out!

At this time rack installations vary store to store, so your best bet is to reach out to your local REI store to see if they offer this service. If they do they should be able to get you scheduled for the install.

Hopefully this helps, thanks!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.