Finding safe and secure storage for bikes, whether it’s a bicycle and motorbikes, can be a hassle. They are awkward vehicles, which don’t need a large space but take up room in your garage. They are generally always in the wrong place and cause injury or worse, they get damaged!
We also invest a lot of money in our bikes (all types) and it’s a shame when they are damaged.
Most of the time they are damaged because of the awkward storage arrangement they have in your home.
But it doesn’t need to be so hard! I have put together some of the best storage solutions for bikes below.
Just think, no more broken toes, scratched up or ruined bikes, PLUS plenty of room to walk around freely in your garage and home.
There are several storage solutions if you are after some undercover storage which
- Won’t take up much room.
- Will get your bikes out from your garage.
- Removes them from your entertainment area.
Bike storage sheds come in both Steel or Resin options which give you a few choices of style and features.
Manufacturers such as Spanbilt and Absco have some great bike sheds which have versatile openings and don’t take up too much room. These products are made from Steel and sheds are made in Australia.
Keter, on the other hand, provides storage solutions made of Resin which is as durable as steel. The advantages of resin is that it’s lightweight, manoeuvrable and slightly more attractive (to some).
Here are 3 examples from the above-mentioned manufacturers:
All these sheds provide big enough storage for bikes. They can house one or two bikes neatly and safely without overcrowding your yard. They will protect your bikes from the weather and damage from knocks and pets.
The are affordable DIY solutions and in the long run, save your a lot of money ( your bikes and equipment will last longer).
Alternatively, you may only have room in your garage or in more narrow areas in the yard for bike storage like alley ways, so here are some other popular solutions for your bikes:
More details about Bike sheds: http://www.cheapsheds.com.au/bike-shed
What about Motorbikes?
Motorbikes are a whole other story and are not so easy to lift off the ground onto a rack, or easily wheeled into a small storage space.
A lot of people opt for a tarp to cover their motorbike while it’s parked under a carport or in a garage. Just like a bike it too can get in the way or damaged especially since it’s sharing the space with a car and tools. What we suggest is you invest in a new home for your bike. A growing trend amongst bike owners is putting up a smaller shed in your backyard specifically for your bike. It will keep it safe from the elements and away from being damaged in the garage. It can be locked up and also used as a workshop when servicing your bike.
The best sheds for bikes tend to be resin sheds due to their qualities, ease of assembly and relocating them but steel sheds are also popular.
Check out the following article to find out more about the right types of storage sheds that are great for Motorbikes.
Motorbike sheds: http://www.cheapsheds.com.au/motorbike-sheds-and-garages