One of the annual traditions of Cyclocross Magazine is reflecting back on a year filled with reviewing products and award those that struck us as the best of the best in the realms of cyclocross, gravel and cycling gear. Over the course of the next few weeks, we will be releasing all of the awards one day at a time. Be sure to keep checking back to see what products are most worth your hard-earned dollars. Issue 28 also has the Editors’ Awards and the Readers’ Choice awards, so be sure to order your backcopy today, which is also available on Uberflip, in the App Store on iTunes, and on Google Play for Android.

ith racks for multiple bikes on race day or a carrier for the car, Thule offers plenty of products for cyclocross, and is a reader's favorite. Photo by Thule.

With racks for multiple bikes on race day or a carrier for the car, Thule offers plenty of products for cyclocross, and is a reader’s favorite. Photo by Thule.

Continuing with the unveiling of our 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards, today we look at the ignored hero of a long-distance race weekend: The Readers’ Favorite Car Rack.

After spending 40-60 minutes in the mud, sometimes the last thing a rider wants to do is fill their car with dirty wheels and frames, much less clean the interior out after they get home. For keeping the bikes on a roof or behind the car, our readers overwhelmingly opted for the Thule brand.

Although the company began in 1942 (selling fishing supplies in Sweden), they began moving toward the direction of car accessories over a decade later, and in 1962, they began manufacturing their first racks, designed for winter sports. As for bikes? They have been aiding us in bringing our cyclocross bikes to courses for nearly a quarter-century.

More info: thule.com

Be sure to keep checking back to our Readers’ and Editors’ Award Pages for day by day updates.