Do you have a bike or two (or three, or four…) that you need to find a home for? If you’re like most people, your garage is probably the first place that comes to mind. But what are the best ways to store bicycles in a garage? And how can you do it in an organized and efficient way? In this blog post, we will explore some of the best garage bicycle storage solutions and give you tips on how to organize your space!
Wall Mount Bike Rack
One of the simplest and most effective garage bicycle storage solutions is to install a wall-mounted bike rack. This will get your bikes up off the ground and out of the way, and it will free up valuable floor space in your garage. If you are short on lateral wall space, consider mounting your bike vertically. At Top Gun Garage, we like using the Steady Rack system that allows you to mount your bike vertically without lifting. Just roll the front tire into the receiver and you are good to go. Another benefit of the steady rack system is the ability to swing the rack similar to opening and shutting a door to save even more space. For those of you that have more than 2 bikes, imagine being able to file through which bike you want access to like going through your closet to pick an outfit. The pitfall to mounting your bicycle vertically is the bike will take up space away from the wall equal to the height of your bike.
Another wall mount option is a horizontal bike rack. This is best for narrow garages that leave you fighting for interior space. A horizontal bike rack allows the bike to stay much closer to the wall and away from the central area of your garage. Horizontal mounts also allow the ability to mount additional bikes over top of a lower mount. Of course, that will require some additional lifting on your part.
Ceiling Mount Bike Rack
A third great option for storing bicycles in a garage is to use a ceiling-mounted pulley system. This system allows you to lift your bikes up to the ceiling, where they will be out of the way and out of sight. You can use a pulley system or just a good old fashion hook. There is also an option to mount a hook directly to an overhead storage rack. Once again, this will require some additional lifting on the part of the bicyclist.
Free Standing Bike Rack
Finally, If you want the ability to move your bike storage area, you may want to consider investing in a freestanding bike rack. These racks come in a variety of sizes and styles, so you should be able to find one that will fit your needs. Freestanding bike racks are a great option because they are relatively inexpensive and they can be moved around if needed.
We hope this blog post has given you some good ideas for storing bicycles in your garage. Remember, the best solution is the one that works for you and your specific situation. While Top Gun Garage installs many of these systems, most options are available at your local bike shop, hardware store, or online retailer. Feel free to contact us with any questions or for an instant estimate using the link below.