One of the biggest challenges in getting your garage organized is deciding on how best to store your bikes. Given the size of the average family there are usually at least 4 bikes that we need to find an optional storage solution for.
The first thing we find out is how often the bikes are used. Most families have numerous bikes, however it is usually only the kids bikes which are in use. What this means is that the larger bikes must find a home within the garage that is both out of the way and won’t interfere with how the client would like for their garage to function.
Typically, for the best storage solution we recommend that our clients store their bikes along the back wall, if possible, using a folding bike storage system from SteadyRack. The great thing about the SteadyRack system is that it can connect into our slatwall system thus allowing you to move to your bikes to a preferred location at any point in time while also allowing your bikes to be folded into the wall thus taking up minimal space. Given that this bike storage system connects into the slatwall, should you want to move them at any time its as easy as loosening two screws.
Another bike storage solution is to use an electrical hoisting system called Garage Gator. This is a great system for those that have trouble lifting their bike however it does come with the challenge that your ceiling height must be at least 11′ high and it can make your garage look untidy as generally the bikes will hang towards the middle of the garage.
During the summer months people generally do not store their bikes so this frees up the space that may be used for bikes for other items. However once the biking season has ended storage is usually required. Our bike storage systems allow for many different options and locations for your bike to be stored, by either hanging them from our wall organization slatwall system by some other dedicated means of storage.
If parking two of your vehicles in your garage is a must, then call us at 416.617.7551 to discuss how we can make your garage work for you and your bikes.