Whether you use your bike daily or once in a while, a bike can be a bulky and awkward item to store. Save space and clutter in your garage by installing a bike mount and storing your bike up and off the garage floor. Don't forget to include in your plan a spot to keep helmets, locks and other accessories close by.
By the DIY experts of The Family Handyman Magazine
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Bicycle Racks for Garage: Take Advantage of Simple Physics
Use a Pulley
If you own a heavy bike, or lack the strength to lift it over your head, try a ceiling-mounted pulley system and let physics ease the effort. This bike lift by Racor is easy to install and use.
Bicycle Hooks: Let a Hook Grab Your Bike
Action Bicycle Hook
Use spring action to grab your bike by mounting a claw-style bike hook on your garage ceiling or rafters. This bicycle hook, made by Gladiator, is available at Home Depot.
One of the easiest and least expensive ways to store you bike is with good old-fashioned heavy-duty rubberized hooks made to screw into a stud or rafter. Hang bikes with one hook for vertical bicycle storage, and two hooks placed a bike’s width apart for horizontal storage.
A Quick Exit
If you’re always on your bike, try a space saving bike mount that is easy to grab and go – the Bike Butler. A single attachment location on your seat post makes for a quick exit.
No Wall Solution
Floor-to-Ceiling Bicycle Storage
Don’t have wall space to spare? Try this floor-to-ceiling tension bike rack. It’s held in place by the tension of the central rod and can be installed anywhere with a solid ceiling and 7 to 10 feet of ceiling height.
Don’t Forget Accessories
Keep it all Close By
Don’t forget to store your helmet, water bottle, lock and other accessories close by. Secure a hanging mesh organizer from the ceiling near your bike mount to keep all related items in one place.