Bikes, just like any other vehicle, require proper storage. Proper storage will help in keeping bikes in top condition and at the same time, keeping things clean and organized. If you want these, we can help.
Below, we listed 17 bike storage ideas that you can try. All of our ideas are easy to replicate, so no need to worry about not being able to do it. Alright, let’s start.
Lock the Bikes on the Wall
Let’s start our bike storage ideas list with wall-mounted bike locks. This kind of bike storage is a great choice if you are short on available space. It doesn’t take much space and you can access your bike easily. Depending on the locks, you can keep your bikes above or on the floor.
If you choose wall-mounted bike locks, be sure that they are attached to the wall properly and are able to support the full weight of a bike, in case you hang it above the floor.
Hanging the Bike (for Heavier Bikes)
Hanging your bike on the wall is another space saving option. Unlike the first example, however, this storage takes even less space. The thing is, you need a strong and durable bike hanger for this, especially if your bike is on the heavier side.
Usually, the hanger for heavier bikes is long and wide as it has to bear the total weight of the bicycle. If you want this kind of bike storage, be sure to not attach the hanger too high so that you don’t have any difficulty in bringing the bike down.
Simple Bike Hanger (for Lighter Bikes)
There are also wall-mounted bike hangers for lighter bikes. Unlike the hanger for heavier bikes, the hanger for lighter bikes is not as thick or long. Although the hanger still needs to support the total weight of the bike, the burden is significantly lighter. So if you have a light bike, this one is a good choice.
Also, unlike heavier bikes, you can hang lighter bikes higher on the wall. Since the bike is far above the ground, you can easily inspect it while having easy access to it.
Bikes across the Wall
If you have multiple bikes and want to save space, hanging them across the wall like in the example above is a good idea. If you place them properly, it can be the focal point in the garage, too. In case you want to showcase your bikes, consider adding lighting above.
When you build this kind of storage, be sure that there is some sort of steps underneath the bikes. This is to ensure that the bikes can be accessed by every family member.
Foldable Bike Storage Ideas
Next in our bike storage ideas is foldable storage. It is a bit different from the previous examples. While the previous examples ‘store’ the bike on the wall, this one ‘store’ the bike on the ceiling.
Before you install foldable storage, you need to ensure that the ceiling is strong enough to support the weight of a bike. Also, make sure that the bike lock is installed firmly so the bike won’t drop down.
Placing the bike overhead sure is a great way to save space. After all, the ceiling is often left unused. Are you interested in this kind of storage? If you are, you should check our overhead garage storage.
Storing on the Bike Rack Furniture
Next in our bike storage ideas list is bike rack furniture. It is certainly a good idea if you live in an apartment. But before we continue, let us ask you something first.
- Do you want to store your bike in a space-efficient way?
- Do you want to showcase your bike and pieces of furniture in a single place?
If the answers to both questions are ‘Yes, I do’ then consider adding bike rack furniture in your house. With bike rack furniture, you can store your bike in any room you want. Of course, you don’t just showcase the bike. You can showcase other items that you put in the furniture, too. Nice, isn’t it?
Simple Wood Hooks Bike Hanger
We said that our bike storage ideas are easy to replicate. Among the other examples, this one is the simplest one. You just use no more than two wood hooks that are attached on the wall for it.
It is very simplistic, sure. But it is very effective, too. Especially if what you are looking for is a simple bike hanger.
Lift Pulley Bike Storage
The only space left in your garage is the ceiling. What can you do? Well, why not create lift pulley bike storage? Although it also utilizes the ceiling just like folding storage, lift pulley bike storage is much accessible. Also, since the bike is being held on the handlebar and the saddle, it is safe.
‘Hidden’ Bike Storage
Some people want to store their bikes in a closed room. If you are one of these people, you can build hidden bike storage like in the above.
To maximize space, you can store the bikes vertically, one on top of the other. The bike storage has a door, which hides the room if it is closed.
Vertical Bike Storage
For those who really eager to save space, stacking bikes vertically is always a good idea. If you don’t have any room to spare to store your bikes, you can try to store them similar to the example. Just be sure that you have steps to access the higher bike.
Minimalist Bike Hanger
‘Less is more and no space should be left unused’ is what a minimalist design is all about. If you are a minimalist, you’d love a minimalist bike hanger. As you can see, it is not just a bike hanger. It can also serve as storage for other items, which is really useful if you want to be as space-efficient as possible.
As nice as it is, a minimalist bike hanger has its limits. For example, it is more suited for bikes on the lighter side. For heavier bikes, you will need stronger and sturdier bike hangers.
Bike Hanger from Clothes Hangers
Want an easy to create but effective storage? Why not create one on your own? Unlike most examples in our bike storage ideas list here, the above example is not readily available on any store. Yes, it has to be created.
What unique is that the bike hanger is made of many clothes hangers that are glued together. These glued clothes hangers become a large hanger strong enough to support a bike. It is a cheap, easy to create and effective. If you decide to create it, be sure that the hangers are glued together properly.
Speaking of easy to create but effective storage, we also have awesome garden tools storage that you should try. Just like ideas on this list, they can be replicated easily. So check them out.
This one is among bike storage ideas that utilize the ceiling. It requires just a hook to hang your bike. No more is needed. Yes, it is that simple.
The prerequisite is that the ceiling must be strong enough to hold the entire weight of a bike. Even more so if there are multiple bikes to be hanged. This is the reason why this idea is not suitable for everyone.
You want to store your bike along with other bike-related stuff. Your best option is to add a bike cabinet on your garage. An indoor bike storage cabinet allows you to store not just a bike, but also other stuff such as helmet, spray paint, gloves, bags, and so on. This surely will help you be more organized.
Mounting the Bike on the Wall
If you use your bicycle often, you want it to be accessible any time you want. For that, the bike has to be reachable at all time. What you need is a wall-mount which locks your back to the wall. Depending on your needs, you can let the bike hang over the floor or stand on it.
DIY Bike Storage
If you do love DIY stuff, you may want to create a bike hanger on your own. Ready-made bike hangers make things easier. You just have to attach it and it is done. But for people who love DIY stuff, ready-made bike hangers do not present any challenge.
The best thing about DIY bike hanger is that you can customize it the way you want. For instance, you can create a lockable bike hanger like one in the picture. The downside is that it takes time to skill to create it. Is it worth it? Without a doubt, yes.
Unique Bike Hanger
Well, no one says that a bike hanger should only be functional. Some bike hangers do look aesthetical, too. The last in our bike storage ideas list is unique bike hanger like in the picture. With such hanger, you can write out your favorite quote on the hanger. You can also hang other bike-related items on it, too.