The Perfect Bike Rack to Help You Better Organize Your Garage

Keep Your Bike Stored Properly with a Bike Rack in the Garage.

Family biking on a country lane.

Family biking on a country lane.

Are you a biker that’s always looking to pick up a new ride, or perhaps just trying to store a few bikes for the family? When you have bikes, you need to make sure that there’s a safe place to keep them. It’s not like when you were young and could just park it outside—of course, that was probably never the best idea.

Instead, it’s going to be important to find a way to store the bikes. One of the best options is to put a bike rack or other storage in the garage.

We’ll cover everything that you need to know about getting your garage ready and choosing the right storage, and even how to store the bikes most effectively.

You’re not going to have the same needs or space as someone else. Therefore, you’ll have to take the time to consider your situation. The best thing that you can do is to come up with a plan.

#1: Start with a Plan

The best renovations and upgrades begin with a good plan. Consider things like:

● The space available

● The bikes you have

● What fits the space best

When you can answer these questions, you will start to see a plan come into place. You will also be able to start thinking about the bike storage and other garage tasks that are on your list.

#2: Clean and Organize the Garage

Nothing can get done in a cluttered space. Once there’s a rough plan, you’ll need to organize and clean out the garage, get rid of items you no longer need or use, and rearrange to figure out the perfect place for a bike rack. Of course, you’ll want to finish reading first so that you know what all of your options are.

#3: Store Items Out of the Way

Think practically when setting up your garage. You can store items that aren’t used frequently on a higher shelf or somewhere out of the way. Free up as much floor space as you can for bikes, vehicles, and various projects or tasks. Then, when you are looking at storage options for bikes, you’ll have a lot more to choose from than you expected.

#4: Look at Different Racks and Storage

Now that the garage is ready to go, you will want to start shopping for storage options. You know what space you have and what kind of storage you need. Now it’s time to find it. Fortunately, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from, including the options listed below.

● Lift racks to keep bikes off the ground

● Hanging racks

● Floor or freestanding bike racks

● Ceiling racks that don’t interfere with the garage door

● Wall storage (horizontal and vertical)


Bicycle Lifts

Lifts are designed to keep bikes from cluttering up the garage floor. They are easy to use and there are several different types of lifts available. One popular option right now that’s functional for saving space and more is this horizontal rack from

Delta Cycle freestanding bike rack in a home office, holding two bikes

Delta Cycle freestanding bike rack in a home office, holding two bikes


Bike Wall Storage

Wall storage is another popular option for the garage. There are several clips and hooks available that can attach to the wall and hold bikes in various positions. Vertical and horizontal clips and hooks exist and there should be something for just about every type of bike, including kids’bikes, road bikes, and other unique styles. These minimalist clips are a great choice for people who want something that doesn’t draw a lot of attention.

The CLUG shown here is a simple wall clip that makes it easy for you to store bikes. There are even several different models available.

CLUG is a type of simple wall clip that you could consider for bike storage. They offer a range of models.

CLUG, the World’s Smallest Bike Rack.


Hanging Racks

If you want things up and off the floor, hanging racks might be the better choice. There are several different options here, too, and companies of all kinds are expanding their selection regularly. Consider a tension rack or even a hoist system that lets you suspend the bikes from the ceiling. If you want something simpler, check out the rack from Rubbermaid, pictured below.

Rubbermaid hanging bike rack for the garage.

Rubbermaid hanging bike rack for the garage.


Floor Bike Racks

If you don’t want to (or can’t) install a bike rack in your garage, you might consider using a floor bike rack instead. Again, there are several styles of these available and they’re preferred by many because you can move them around and adjust as needed. You will find plenty of options available for single or multiple bike storage. Check out some of the best on

Floor bike rack that will fit easily in the garage.

When you want something easy and portable, check out floor racks. This is the Racor PBS-2R Tow-Bike Floor Bike Stand


Ceiling Racks

Woman loading bike onto saris cycle glide ceiling bike rack

Woman loading bike onto saris cycle glide ceiling bike rack ( )

Ceiling racks are a great choice, but you have to think about where they’re being placed in relation to your garage door. If the bikes get in the way of the overhead door or they cannot be accessed easily, you’ll want to rethink the space.

The biggest benefit here is that you will have all kinds of floor space to work with. Imagine what you could do with it all—that will guarantee that you make the right decision here and moving forward.

Think about all of the options that you have seen so far—imagine what ways would work best for you. That way, you always get the best storage for your bikes, no matter what you have in mind. Make sure that you remember to buy storage big enough for all the bikes, too.

If you want to add an extra touch, you could upgrade to a rack that has room for a few extra bikes. This will make it easy for friends to store bikes when they visit or if you decide to invest in more bikes in the future. The last thing you want is to have to completely redo the garage for bigger bike storage.

It’s important to keep your garage door locked, including the man door if there is one. Consider locking your bikes up inside the garage, too, for extra security.

Most importantly, keep your garage organized and your bikes safe with the right bike storage solution.

Does Your Garage Need Some Work?

You will want to make sure that you take care of everything at once so that you don’t end up creating another project for yourself. You will want to make sure that your garage door is in good condition to provide additional protection. Some even choose to add a pedestrian door. That will allow you to get your bike out without having to open and close the overhead door.

A new garage door will also come with photo-cell safety beams that were originally used starting in the early 1990s. Older doors don’t have this feature and that’s not a good thing. It’s a big part of safety—this unit contains two sensors that share a laser connection. When that laser connection is interrupted (by something being in the way of the door), it stops the door from closing and opens it back up immediately.

In the event you’re dealing with a shed or small garage that allows you to store bikes and other gear, you should consider the door that it has. A sectional garage door or mini door might be a better option for getting bikes in and out, even if it’s only a manual door. It’s practical and it can be a great upgrade to the space.

When you do your research, you’ll find a stunning garage door just like the one pictured below. Check out the handy pedestrian door along with the modern styling.

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Any good garage door will be insulated against all kinds of weather and potential damages. The R-Value is what determines the quality of insulation, measuring the resistance of the heat flow. If an R-Value is higher, the insulation is better. If you are dealing with condensation, you may also find that insulation and weatherstripping can help.

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with just getting a new garage door because it looks good and seems like a good idea. If your door is getting up there in years, this might be the way to go. Just remember to take your time and find a door that offers both the function and the style that you want.

Check out the garage door in the image below.

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Is It Time for a New Garage Door?

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