I took an old futon bed's rails that I found at Mom's Dumpster, and I originally was going to make porch railings from them. But I got the idea to make the bike rack from them. I found they were a tad small heighth wise, so I cut out the tops on every other post, and set them up so they would have a bike on each side. I tried them out with the old bikes I had around and they work! Hopefully the bike group at Sustainable Burien likes them as well!
CAUTION! MOM :MOTHERS' DAY SPOILER ALERT
As for mom for mothers day, I found this neat Garden Hod style basket at a garage sale, and put in some garden tools, seeds, gloves and tomato plants in the hope that she gets approved for the community garden- If she doesn't she can grow a kiddie pool garden at my house!