Keep Your Garage Perfectly Organized with the Help of a Bike Rack

Store your bikes and keep them safe with the best garage bike racks.

Family biking on a country lane.

Family biking on a country lane.

Enjoy taking your bike out by yourself or as a family? Whether you have a single bike or several for everyone in the house, you need somewhere to store them. It should be a safe space that keeps your bicycles protected. While leaning your bike outside the garage might have been okay as a child, times have changed since then.

Having a good place to store your bikes is a must. And one of the best options is adding a bike rack to your garage.

This article will delve into how you can get things ready for a new bike rack in the garage. We'll also share tips on how to ensure you properly store the bikes.

Of course, all garages are unique. That means the bike storage option that is right for you may be different from the one that works for your neighbor.

The bike rack will keep your bicycle safe and you have many options to choose from. But before we look at your choices for storing the bikes, you need a plan first.

#1: Create a Plan for Your Needs

Coming up with a plan you can follow is step one. But there are several things to keep in mind as you put together the plan. Consider the following:

● How much space you have available

● How many bikes will be stored in the space

● The best way to use the area to meet your needs

Once you have answers to all these questions, then you can move forward with choosing the best bike racks for your garage. This will also give you an idea of other tasks you may need to do moving ahead.

#2: Get the Garage Clean and Organized

After creating a plan, you can start cleaning up the space and getting items organized. If you have items that you don't need or use, those should be removed. Give them away, donate them, take them to the recycling center, or toss them in the bin. Once things are clean, you'll have additional space for the bikes.

#3: Choose a Storage Solution

You'll probably have items on the garage floor that don't need to be there. Find other places for these items, such as on shelves. Make as much space as possible on the floor for the bikes. If you keep a car in the garage, extra space will be needed for it to be housed.

#4: Consider Different Garage Bike Racks

Now that the space is clean and organizes, you can begin to consider different bike storage options. You should know how much space you have, which will help. The good news is that there are options for every situation. We'll go over a few of them below:

● Ceiling racks, but be sure they don't prevent the garage door from opening

● Floor bike racks

● Hanging racks

● Horizontal or vertical bike wall storage racks

● Bike lifts that keep bikes away from the ground


The Bike Lift

A bike lift is made to keep bikes from touching the ground. These come in various styles and can be used with one or multiple bikes. One option that many people find works well is a freestanding horizontal rack. It has multiple tiers to hold bikes, just like the one you see in the image below 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


Bicycle Wall Storage

Wall storage for bikes comes in many varieties, too. Hooks and clips can be installed on the wall to hold the bikes. Horizontal and vertical options are available. Keep in mind that the clips and hooks come in several sizes so that you can use them for bikes of all types. This includes children's bikes, mountain bikes, road bikes, and others. This is a minimalistic option that isn't very noticeable and won't take up a lot of space.

The image below shows CLUG, a simplistic wall clip that can be used to store bikes. These come in many styles.

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

Another solution that some prefer is hanging bicycle racks. Many options are provided since a variety of companies make these types of racks. A hoist system can be used or you could choose a floor-to-ceiling tension rack. These can pull the bike from the ground so that it suspends from the ceiling. There's even a hanging rack from Rubbermaid that can work in the garage. Take a look at it in the picture below.

Rubbermaid hanging bike rack for the garage.

Rubbermaid hanging bike rack for the garage.


Floor Bicycle Racks

If you aren't interested in or able to drill into the ceilings or walls of the garage, a freestanding rack can keep your bikes safe. This rack can be repositioned and moved as often as you need. These bike racks have several styles, including some that hold a single bike and others that can hold several. Take a look at some of the options by visiting

Floor bike rack that will fit easily in the garage.

Floor bike rack will fit easily in the garage. This one 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 ( )

If you go with a ceiling rack, consider where you can place it and how much space remains so the garage door can still open.

The main benefit of the ceiling rack is that it lets you keep a lot of floor space. However, younger riders may need help to get their bikes down. The installation process is also more challenging.

With all of these options, you have plenty to consider for your own garage. Be aware of how you can best use the space in your garage so that you make the perfect decision.

Also, remember how many bikes you need to store. Bike racks will be required for each one you own.

One option is selecting a model that holds several bikes. This lets you store extras if needed. This can be a good choice if you have friends visit with bikes. It can also work well if you expect to buy more bikes in the future. There won't be a need to purchase a new system at that time.

You should also be sure your garage door is always locked. For extra security, consider locking the bikes within the garage. This can make it less likely that someone who gets inside will steal the bikes.

When you have the proper bike storage in your garage, organizing your bikes is a cinch.

What About Updating the Rest of the Garage?

Having the best garage bike storage methods is a great start, but you also want to be sure the door is looking good. This can keep out thieves, keep the bikes safe from the weather, and prevent other issues. Have you ever considered installing a pedestrian door? If you do, you don't need to close or open the garage door to bring the bike in and out.

Another consideration is the garage door opener. With a new one, you'll have photo-cell safety beams, which have been a required safety feature on garage doors since the 1990s. The feature isn't standard for older doors and you want to be sure you have it. The safety beams are located on each side of the door a few inches from the floor. One of the units shoots an infrared beam to the other, which reflects it. If an item is in between the two units, the door will go back up to prevent damage or injury.

Do you keep your bikes and gear in a shed or small garage? You should think about what kind of door you have installed on it. A sectional garage door is often a superior choice. It's practical and makes it much simpler to move bikes in and out of the building.

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New garage doors also look fantastic. If your door is a bit run down, it might be time to replace it.

Remember to take your time to choose the right garage door. You want an aesthetic you enjoy that looks great to anyone who passes by. Take a look at the image below for an option that may fit your needs.

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