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Installing Bike Bollards with Embedded Mountings

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Reliance Foundry carries a select line of bike bollards that can be set into a concrete surface’s substrate. After positioning the bike bollard in its intended location and pouring the concrete, the bike bollard becomes a fixed device. It offers secure bicycle storage while its contemporary design complements surrounding infrastructure. It is important to note that with this installation method, bike bollards will provide limited impact resistance.






Bike Bollard, Embedded Mount



Plastic Plug



Steel Rebar





Dirt Tamper


Measuring Tape


Diagram of parts list

Before installation

Study the site plans
Site plans are generally created by the architect of the project.

Refer to site plans to locate and mark the precise center point of each bike bollard.

Ensure that the plan coincides with the site and familiarize yourself with the intended arrangement of the bike bollards.

Check for hazards
Always check for hazards such as water pipes, gas lines, and underground wiring before digging.

Prepare the site for concrete
Please consult your local Building Code Department to determine the frost line in your area.

Dig below the frost line; the new concrete footing must reach beyond this frost line.

Note: If the frost line is less than 12″ below surface level, dig to a minimum depth of 12″. This is recommended in order to create stability.

The diameter of the hole should extend to a minimum of 10″.

Center the auger on the installation mark and bore a hole to the required depth and diameter.

Diagram of auger digging hole

Ensure the area is properly formed to create a perimeter that will hold wet concrete.

Use a dirt tamper to compact the soil below the intended surface.

Diagram of dirt tamper compacting soil

Prepare the bike bollard for designated location
Keep the bike bollard in its protective packaging.

Carefully place the bike bollard near the installation position.

Pour the concrete

Mix the concrete
Ensure that the proper ratio of water and concrete mix is used.

The concrete should have a similar texture to moldable clay.

Place the bike bollard in designated location
When ready to install, remove the protective packaging.

Do a visual inspection of the bike bollard and ensure that the plastic plug (A) is intact.

Diagram of plastic plug on bike bollard

Insert the steel rebar (B) into the bottom holes of the bike bollard. This will anchor the bike bollard in the concrete.

Diagram of steel rebar

Measure 36″ from the top of the bike bollard and mark with masking tape. This indicates the height above surface grade.

Lower the bike bollard into the designated location until it reaches the masking tape.

Pour the concrete
Take care to pour the concrete evenly, ensuring the surface is level.

Hold a level against the side of the bike bollard and ensure that it remains plumb.

Note: Be sure to check the orientation of the bike bollard arms and make any necessary adjustments now. Once the concrete has cured, there is no way to rotate the bike bollard.

Diagram of bike bollard in concrete


Inspect the installation
From a distance, examine the plane of view.

Ensure the bike bollard is plumb to the surface, and the surface is flat.

Check the bike bollard for any signs of surface damage
Abrasions should be covered as soon as possible to prevent rust and ensure the proper life of the bike bollard. For damage repair or other servicing needs, please contact Reliance Foundry’s sales department.

Care and maintenance

Reliance Foundry manufactures its products to the highest design standards to ensure their durability. Reliance Foundry’s bike bollards are finished with long-lasting powder coating. In most North American environments, routine inspections and cleaning will ensure that bike bollards retain their aesthetic appeal. Proper care and maintenance are required to maintain the finish and ensure a full service life.

Diagram showing bike bollard installation with embedded mounting
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