Mar 03 2010
With spring right around the corner, chances are bike lovers are thinking about taking that first long ride on an upcoming pleasant and sunny spring day. Now is the time to get ready. Whether you plan to train for a big ride everyday or you prefer leisurely rides with the family on Sunday afternoons, you’ll be taking your bike out of the garage more frequently that you did throughout the winter months (if you even got it out at all). So why not make the family bikes more accessible and store them safely when not in use?
There are a wide variety of bike storage systems and racks available for garage storage including those that allow bikes to hang upside-down from the garage ceiling and vertical poles to which bikes are mounted saving garage floor space.
Consider how much garage space you can dedicate to bike storage and how many bikes you wish to store. Shop around and find out what bike racks or storage devices are available to suit your needs and will fit in the allotted space within your garage. Are they easy to use? Are the safe for your kids? Can your kids access their bikes easily? Will you need to help them? Will your car and other items in the garage be safe if you add the bike rack? Pay attention you your garage door as not to position the rack where it will prevent you from opening the door.
Think about the functionality of each bike storage system. Some come with hooks for hanging helmets and other gear. Is this something you need or can you do without it?
If you want to add bike storage to your detached garage, you’ll have to do some research to find the one that works best for your needs. Shop online and at local bike shops and home improvement stores for ideas and possibilities that will work for you.