Does your garage look like a used bicycle store? Do the kids put their bicycles in the garage basically where they got off of them? Or a tangled mess when all their friends come over? Getting bike racks for the garage is a great way to go.
These work well, especially if your bike is an expensive model that you don't want any damage done to. If your garage is also a busy working area, and you are moving your bicycle around or the kids around, then you should consider this style of rack to keep them safe for sheds or basements too.
You have to decide which type of rack to get. If there is a lot of room, you may want to consider floor models for the garage. These are the simplest answer to the problem, especially for kids putting away their bicycles. If you can find the room, you simply set these up at the back of the garage, or somewhere away from other items, such as your car!, and the kids basically ride them into the free standing rack.
The free standing rack, could be transferred to the outdoors, such as a shed or backyard, in the nice weather, then transferred back into the garage for storage over the winter. It is better for the bikes, and they will last longer if you don't leave them outside. Even under tarps it can be hard on them, as water can get in, and freeze and thaw on precision parts.
Amazon carries these racks for garages, sheds or yards that you can easily set up. Racor PBS-2R Two-Bike Floor Bike Stand (pictured)
But what if you just don't have the room to be storing them?. But you don't like the idea of leaving them outside. Then you can store them on wall mounted or wall racks designed for the garage. This will require some installation. You will need to find the studs in the wall to attach the mounting brackets to, but once completed your bicycles will be stored on the wall. This is great for over the winter months, or when you won't need the bikes too often and this keeps them out of the way too.
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But what if you don't want to install anything on the wall, or what if you rent your house and the landlord doesn't want anything attached to the garage walls? Then here is a really cool option, it is basically a bike tree. This is a free standing setup, that can hold 2 - 4 of them on this tree. You can buy these from Amazon online
There are many options for storing bikes. Leaving them on the ground in a pile is not one of them! You also need them out of the way when working on your hobbies in the garage, so you can also put this tree in the basement for over the winter storage, it doesn't have to be just for the garage. Or a tall shed or barn. This at least keeps the weather off of them and you could store 4 bikes in a small square footage area by using one of these trees.
When coming up with storage solutions, it doesn't hurt to check online. Many times there is more variety than you would get in the local store. When there is a place for the bikes, the messy chaos is dealt with, and you can use your garage for what ever you want, with no worries about tripping over bikes. This way they are stored away and ready for the next biking adventure. So take a look at the different products on the market now for bike racks for garages, basements or yards, and solve your storage problems. Also see: