Originally Posted by BossMaverick
Steep ditches will make almost any ramp useable. Even backing up to a curb or steep driveway is better than nothing.
I've also found that small dealers or shops can be pretty good about letting you use their permanent style ramps as long as buy something now and again.
IMHO, trailers are the easiest.
That's been our approach. Make it as straight and level as possible with adequate ramp width (or extra boards) for putting the foot down. The object is to get the bike up as easily and safely as possible, not demonstrate your riding/loading skills (or lack thereof).