Even if you’ve got a decent garage space, bikes are amongst the everyday “stuff” that causes clutter. In a flash, they can limit your available floor space to the point where you can’t even use a room anymore!
And whilst models like our folding bike are great for space-saving - what about the rest?
Luckily for you, we’ve come up with bike storage ideas and hacks to help you solve this problem. Browse through to get some inspiration on how to get your family’s bikes organised and out of the way!
1. Vertical storage on walls
On-the-wall vertical bike storage takes up the least amount of floor space. In this method, bikes are hung vertically. So make sure to measure first to check you have enough floor-to-ceiling space!
2. Invest in a shed
A bike shed is the perfect storage bike solution for families with a yard or patio but no garage. Choose a heavy-duty unit for high-quality weather protection suitable for year-round use.
You’ll love this BillyOh Mini Expert as it can be built with either a pent or lean-to roof. Perfect for fitting down the side of your house. We have more bike storage units to offer, so keep scrolling!
3. Bike shelf made from pipe fittings
An industrial-style DIY wall bike shelf equals savvy storage with peace of mind. The design is practical, allowing you to show off your riding gear while keeping it organised.
4. Horizontal wall storage
Horizontal bike racks let you store your bike parallel to the floor by hanging them along a wall. Just wheel your bike in and lift it slightly off the floor to get it on the rack.
But take note that they take up a lot of wall space!
5. Ceiling bike rack
If possible, hang your bikes from the ceiling. This storage idea helps clear out the floor space to park a car while the bikes dangle above.
You can use a pulley system or opt for hooks.
6. Simple as dowels
This quick solution involves attaching two large dowels to your garage wall. When attached properly, the dowels make a perfect holding station for your bike frame.
7. Made from PVC
A PVC bike rack is yet another cheap and easy-to-build storage solution. Simply take a large PVC pipe and cut it down at an angle using a cutting tool like a handsaw.
Smooth down the edges with sandpaper, so they don't scratch your bike, then attach to the wall - and voila!
8. Shelf and hooks combination
For a family with a big fleet of bikes, a shelf with hooks might be your best option for storing them. A DIY shelf can extend across the full length of your garage.
Like with ceiling racks, if you have hydraulic disc brakes, don’t hang your bikes upside down.
9. Install steadyracks
A steadyrack is one of our favourite vertical bike storage systems. Its unique vertical, pivoting design lets you access your bicycle easily. Plus, the pivot feature is even handier for multiple bikes.
10. Floor parking rack
This bike storage system deserves to have a permanent spot in your garage. It's simple, and you can store a family of bikes for a very affordable price - or DIY it using pallets!
No more bikes in a heap on the garage floor. And kids can take responsibility for getting their own bikes out of the garage!
11. Multi-functional shelf stand
This bike display stand is great as it functions as a shelf. It’s also pretty customisable, depending on your experience, skill, or personal taste.
What you need is a wooden shelf with a cutout to allow your bike to sit. It can also be made of one initial shelf and another placed underneath for your bike.
12. Animal head style
This is probably one of the most quirky bike storage ideas out there! An animal head-style bike stand serves a double purpose. One, for aesthetics and another for keeping your bike out of the way!
You’ll need a wooden plaque and a handle to mimic a deer's horns.
A freestanding bike rack has several advantages. It can store up to two bikes horizontally without causing any damage to the walls. Plus, it can be easily moved at any time. Ideal use for both indoors and garage use.
14. DIY plywood rack
You only need one piece of plywood for this DIY bike rack! Cut the wood into three parts that will become the top, bottom, and the dividers. Check out the link we've provided for a complete guide.
15. Exercise bike stand
If you can't use your bike all year round, not outdoors at least, consider this exercise bike stand. This creative rack allows you to pedal even when it’s too cold or wet outside from the comfort of your home!
The frame is made of wood with a set of pegs attached to the back axles.
16. Indoor mounted rack
If you have enough wall space in your living room, we find this DIY bike rack idea perfect for indoor spaces. A small, wall-mounted rack with two hooks or any material that can keep the bike suspended.
17. Space-saving hanging copper pipe
A cool and space-efficient hanging bike storage idea! To make a ceiling-mounted bike rack like this, you need copper T fittings, a copper pipe, felt, steel wool and epoxy.
You’ll also need a drill, an angle grinder, a rigid tube cutter and a blow torch. Follow this tutorial for a complete guide.
18. 10-minute DIY stand
Do your kids drop their bikes in the driveway or leave them on the lawn? This easy DIY bike rack could help, which you can do in less than 10 minutes!
All you need is a few pieces of wood, a few screws and a drill or a screwdriver. It’s a good bike rack for covered outdoor areas.
19. Just heavy-duty hooks
If you don't need anything fancy, heavy-duty hooks can get your bikes off the garage floor. You can find these hooks at most hardware stores. Install them on the ceiling, and you're good to go!
20. Bike cover alternative
Not as permanent as a bike shed, a bike cover can still protect from the elements. The only problem is how to lock up your bikes to keep them safe. If you’re going to use a fabric cover in your driveway, install a ground anchor to lock the bikes.
21. Get the BillyOh Mini Master
Keep all bikes and bike accessories in one accessible location with the Mini Master. The taller apex roof also gives you a little headroom, which is great for helmets. This bike store is excellent for any type of bike, including toddler balance bikes and city bikes. What’s more, it also works excellent for tool storage!
The Mini Master comes in four sizes, all of which are thin and discrete, giving you a simple storage solution. The three sizes all come with a floor, roof and roofing felt included.
22. Go for a metal bike store
Metal bike stores make an excellent choice for safely storing bicycles. They provide exceptional durability and strength, ensuring long-term protection. Plus, they are resistant to weather elements, such as rain, snow, and UV rays. Even better, they most often feature reinforced doors and secure locking mechanisms.
Take the BillyOh 6’x6’ Metal Bike Store, for instance. It features adjustable bike tracks and a three-point locking mechanism. The bike rail lets you store your bike standing up, leaving more floor space for other equipment.
23. Alternatively, opt for a log cabin unit
The premium log cabin construction provides excellent insulation. Thanks to the 28mm log wall, protecting bikes from temperature fluctuations and moisture. Such a feature helps minimise the risk of rust and damage. And did we mention that the log cabin’s natural aesthetics add charm to any outdoor space?
The BillyOh 28mm Premium Motorbike Store makes an excellent example. Its wide-opening double door gives you easy access in and out of your building, ideal for storage. The pent roof can be placed left or right, perfect for placing against an existing wall.
24. The bigger, the better
The heavy-duty BillyOh log cabin pent bike store is designed to be a durable storage solution. This windowless bike shed is stylish and secure with a modern pent roof and log timber cladding. The no-window design made it more secure, with less entrance points for water ingress. Plus, it keeps prying eyes away from your possessions.
It offers increased headroom at the front of the building and excellent roof runoff. It also comes in a range of sizes from the 8x6 shed all the way up to a 14x8 model.
25. Lock it up
Adding shed door locks to this list is a valuable addition. For one, locks provide an additional layer of security. This effectively prevents unauthorised access and deters theft.
Next, locks allow for easy bike access while maintaining security when not in use. So, if you’re looking for one, consider investing in the BillyOh Deluxe 50mm Padlock Protector. It’s a cheap but surefire way to keep your shed and its belongings safe and secure!
Clutter, no matter where it is, is inevitable in life. But this is where storage solutions come into the picture.
There are plenty of storage ideas and DIY options, catering to most, if not all, of your needs. And our list of bike storage ideas brings you the best (and coolest) of them! Among the popular options are the ever-reliable storage sheds. Feel free to head over to our online store to shop for a bike today!