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Bikes are large, clunky items that often pose a tricky storage challenge. We’re well aware of the problems that can arise when you try to find a place for your two-wheeled ride, and we wanted to share some bike storage ideas and best practices that can help you store your bicycles safely and conveniently. Keep reading to learn how bike storage solutions for your space can make a world of difference!
Who Needs Bike Storage?
Whether you own a high-end triathlon bike or a basic cruiser that you take for rides around the neighborhood, your bicycle is an investment you should take good care of. Bike storage for the home makes it easy.
Places that need to store high numbers of bicycles can benefit from specialized storage products as well. As a building owner, university campus, or commercial garage manager, you need to provide residents and visitors with a proper place to secure their bikes. Retail stores like sporting goods shops that sell bikes, police property rooms, and unclaimed bike facilities also need adequate storage.
What Are The Benefits of Bike Storage?
A traditional single-tier, horizontal bike rack is not a very efficient use of floor space, and uncovered outdoor storage leaves your bike exposed to the elements, where it can fall victim to rust and fading paint. Our innovative bike storage products don’t just keep your ride safe and in good condition; they also help you save space, reduce clutter, and keep your storage area organized. Install these products in a garage, shed, or commercial location to protect and store bikes for long- and short-term needs.
A solid bike storage solution will reduce clutter in your home, garage, or facility. If you live in a smaller house or apartment, you likely don’t have room to keep your bike (or multiple bikes) in the living room or kitchen. Similarly, at a police station, condo complex, or school, you don’t want bicycles strewn around the property. A convenient storage option encourages good practices and saves headaches.
Keep Bikes Accessible
If your bike is difficult to access, you might be deterred from using it as often as you’d like. For example, if you live in an apartment building or dorm, you probably don’t want to carry your bike up the stairs to your place every day. Installing nearby apartment bike storage lets you avoid this dilemma and keep your bike in a safe, accessible location.
Vertical bike storage saves space by minimizing the floor area that a bike requires. In a garage, bikes take up valuable real estate that needs to be saved for vehicles, sports gear, lawn care items, and more. Garage bike storage allows you to make better use of your space – no more pulling your bike out from under a pile of other equipment!
What Type of Storage is Right For Your Space?
StoreMoreStore offers a wide selection of bike racks. From vertical bike storage for one or two bikes to multi-tiered bike storage that can hold upwards of ten bikes, we have bike storage solutions that suit your space and meet your demands. Plus, our bike storage products are built to last and easy to install!
Wall-Mounted Bike Racks
Wall-mounted bike racks are a space-saving solution ideal for apartments or condos. Bike wall-mounted hanging brackets allow you to hang bikes vertically along the wall. They are made of heavy-duty 11-gauge steel for durability, and you can add a padlock to the loop for extra security. Bonus tip: try staggering the brackets to maximize your storage space!
High Volume Bike Storage
Our bike storage racks are available in multiple sizes. With two tiers of bike slots, you can make the most out of your storage area and take up less floor space. Bikes easily roll into the wheel trays, and then a tear-shaped tire slot ensures they stay securely in place. If you need to store even larger quantities, our double-decker large metal bike rack stores 14 bikes.
If you need to store many bikes in a small space, check out our commercial bicycle racks. Their slim profiles and vertical storage allow you to store more bikes with a smaller footprint. Since these racks are freestanding, you can place one almost anywhere. Bonus storage shelves can also hold gear like helmets or bike accessories for even more storage possibilities.
Our commercial bike racks are available in a variety of finishes so that universities can use their school colors, or luxury apartment complexes can select a shade that matches their design aesthetics.
Families with bikes for multiple children and parents can benefit from a wall-mounted six bike lift: it stores bikes overhead, saving room in your garage for parked cars and other items. Simply use a crank handle, drill, or motorized winch, and the bikes are up and out of the way. For a completely motorized option, try the motorized bike storage lift that is operated via a button and an electric motor.
How Can You Store Your Bike Properly?
To ensure your bicycles are preserved and protected in storage, it is important to keep a few things in mind. First, you need to make sure that the bikes aren’t being scratched by the storage unit or other items in your storage area. Our hanging bike hooks are coated in vinyl to prevent scratching.
If you’re storing multiple bikes on the same bike rack, you’ll also want to make sure they don’t damage each other. The wheel trays on our bike storage racks are staggered to avoid this, leaving extra clearance between each bike.
Why Buy Bike Storage From StoreMoreStore?
Since 2012, StoreMoreStore’s storage solutions have helped businesses like yours achieve their organizational goals, save time, and protect their investments. If you would like to learn more about bike storage ideas, reach out to our customer service experts today by calling us at (855) 786-7667 or send us an email.
Storing Bikes in Less Space
Since 2000, the use of bicycles for transportation has increased by 62 percent. Biking is great for a healthy lifestyle, but this requires more bike storage areas that can take up a large amount of room. Otherwise, users may store bikes haphazardly, which leaves them prone to damage or theft. Vertical bike racks and hanging shelves for are ideal solutions for storing a large amount of bikes indoors and in less space. Read on to see two different types of vertical bike racks.
Vertical Bike Racks with Gear Storage Shelves
These bike racks come with one or two shelves above for storing additional gear and accessories. Bikes hang vertically, which saves space and allows users to quickly and easily retrieve stored bikes. The bikes are easy for users to reach and prevents bikes from leaning against others, which can cause damage. Simply hang the front wheel on the wall bracket, and the rack keeps it in place. The vertical design makes these bike racks perfect for condos, dorms, apartments, property rooms, unclaimed bike storage areas, and more.
Additional features include:
- Vertical open uprights
- Adjustable hooks on 1.5″ centers
- Heavy-duty steel construction for durability
- Available in heights of 76″ and 88″ with widths of 42″ and 48″
- Three shelf reinforcements provided for all shelves
- Corrosion and scratch-resistance powder coat finish available in a variety of colors
- Simple, do-it-yourself installation with components that snap together
- Made in USA
Double-Tier Bike Racks
The double-tier racks provide two-level storage for bikes to save space in a small footprint. To load bikes, simply place it into one of the rack trays and roll it forward until the front wheel drops into the slot. This allows each bike its own storage area while maximizing your available space. These are great for commercial and retail bike storage, high rise apartments, universities, police stations, and more.
Additional features of the double-tier bike racks include:
- Available in 8, 10, 12, and 14 capacity bike models
- Bike racks only use 5′ to 8′ of space with a high storage density
- 16-gauge galvanized steel construction provides durability
- Staggered horizontal and diagonal wheel trays allow clearance between bikes, which prevents damage
- Accommodates any type or size of bicycle excluding tandem bikes
Buy Vertical Bike Racks Online
Vertical bike racks are available to buy online and are easy to set up and use. For more information or additional assistance, please call us toll free at 1-855-786-766.