Our History

1996

Rack Attack Blinks Into Existence

Just a few blocks away from our current location in Vancouver Canada, Rack attack opened our first store to offer locals solutions for carrying their outdoor gear on cars no longer coming with rain gutters.

1996

Rack Attack Heads East

Our first location in Ontario Canada opened in Toronto just months after hitting the ground out west.

1998

We're Online

Despite many people still thinking "no one will ever buy real things online", Rack Attack got their online e-commerce site live in 1998.

1999

Our First Store in the USA

Just three years after opening our first door, Rack Attack moves into the great United States with our first store in Denver Colorado.

2000

Portland Oregon Joins the Party

If you had to make a guess on which state loves getting outdoors most, many of you would bet on Oregon. We sure did, and have never looked back!

2001

Toronto Gets Greater

Our second location in Ontario Canada opened in Mississauga, a suburb of Toronto, letting us service a larger portion of hte GTA.

2002

Boston Rack Party

Our first venture into America's East Coast, Boston became on of our top stores quickly after opening in 2002.

2004

First on Amazon

In 2004 Rack Attack became the first store selling Thule car racks on Amazon USA.

2010

Minneapolis, We're In You!

Our Minneapolis store opened in 2010, bringing the best in vehicle racks to the mighty Minnesota.

2011

A Store Within a Store

Our second location in the Portland market opened inside Next Adventure Paddlesport Center and has been installing racks there ever since.

2013

More Play in the GTA

Opening in Vaughan, 2013 saw our third location serving the Greater Toronto Area.

2015

Rack Attack Loves Car Shares

Rack Attack partnered up with EVO Car Share in Vancouver in 2015 to outfit their entire fleet with custom electric blue Thule Bike and Ski Rack Systems. The first of their kind.

2017

New Owners

A majority interest in Rack Attack was acquired by Banyan Capital Partners.

2018

Sweet Home, Chicago

While mostly known around the world for their food and wind, Chicago saw its first Rack Attack opened in 2018.

2019

Rack Attack Enters California!

Located in Santa Monica, Rack Attack opens our first store in California! Hello, sunshine!

2019

Pasadena Location Opened

Just a few months after entering the California market, Rack Attack adds a second location located in beautiful Pasadena.

2019

National Cycling Partners

Rack Attack Partners up with both USA Cycling and Cycling Canada as the official Rack Retailer for both organizations.

2019

Colorado Gets a Third

Coloradans love getting outside, and Rack Attack is happy to help get your gear on your car. 2020 saw our third location in Colorado opened in Colorado Springs.

2019

Hello Ottawa!

Canada's capital, Ottawa, gets their very own Rack Attack location!

2020

Latest Website Launched

The most recent version of our webpage (4th major version overall) launches