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The Ultimate Bike Accessory

Grandstand Single Bike Rack

Looking for a bike stand that is just as convenient for storage as it for a quick tune up? Then the Grandstand Single Bike Rack is just what you have been looking for. This streamlined stand offers an efficient way to store your bike, as it takes up minimal floor space anywhere you use it. With an easy to carry design this multipurpose stand can be used throughout the house in a variety of ways, basically anywhere you like to store your bike.

Tired of finding storage for large and clumsy bike racks? Use this stand throughout your home for compact and portable bike storage. This stand can be added anywhere you like to store bikes, from the garage to the backyard. You can add as many needed to store bikes for the whole family. This stand can even be used indoors to help keep your bike upright and out of the way.

Looking for a stand to hold you bike upright when giving it a quick tune up? This lightweight rack is perfect for keeping it in place while you fill up a tire. Simply place the back wheel in the slot and the stand will do the rest. This rack allows the bike to easily be placed in the stand as well as removed.

Since this stand is easy to travel with it makes a great choice for races or trips. Simply throw it in the car for the next camping trip along with your helmets and you’ll have convenient bike storage wherever you go.

With so many ways it can be used, this bike stand makes a great gift for anyone who likes to bike. At home or on the go this stand comes in handy, no bike is complete without one. This affordable bike accessory is a must have!

Bikes for Tikes

Get the little ones in your family just as excited about riding their bike as you are with these fun bikes designed just for them. Coming in a variety of styles and designs, it’s easy to find the perfect bike for all the kids in your family.

For a classic trike with a fun school bus theme the SilverRider School Bus is the perfect pick. Coming with two seats this bike is twice the fun. Kids will love driving each other around for hours. Any kid that loves to play school will enjoy this playful bike bus.

When it comes to motorcycles you’re sure to have the perfect gift with the Harley Davidson Girls Roaring Rocker. This rocker takes the classic design of Harley Davidson and turns it into a playful rocker that is fun for kids to ride. This rocker has a timeless look that adds a decorative touch to any kids bedroom or playroom.

MyRider Balance Bike by Angeles

Looking to teach little ones how to ride a bike without training wheels? Then the MyRider Balance Bike is just what you’re looking for. This bike doesn’t have pedals so it allows kids to push with their feet while learning how to balance on a bike. Using this bike instead of one with training wheels is a proven way to help make that transition to a big kid bike that much easier.

From trikes to bikes without pedals, you’re sure to find a bike that little ones will love and you can enjoy with them too. Indoors or out kids can take a ride and go on an adventure. By getting them excited about biking when they’re young you can ensure they have a healthy hobby and you always have something fun to do together.

Up, Up and Away!

Finding a place to store larger items, like bikes or scooters, can be a challenge in a packed garage. Sometimes it can be hard enough to fit the car in the garge, nonetheless all the bikes and sporting equipment you also want to store there. By making the most of unused space with a pulley system you can create a clutter free garage that doesn’t give you a headache every time you open the garage door.

When storing a single bike there are a few good options, like the Mounting Bicycle Storage Rack, which is specially designed to make hoisting items up above a breeze. Once the bike is in position it can be locked in place to keep it out of the way when not in use. The Bike Hoist is another good option, coming complete with padded hooks to ensure your bike doesn’t get scuffed while in storage. Holding up to 80 pounds, the Storage Pulley Hoist is a great choice for heavier mountain bikes, it also features a safety release mechanism to ensure that bikes stay in place during storage. Whether you’re looking to store kids bikes or a nice road bike, a pulley system is a great way to keep them safely stored and out of the way.

To add the amount of storage you need you can even align as many of these racks as you need to store all the bikes in your collection. These rack aren’t just for bikes, they can be used to store all sorts of things you’d like to get out of the way. Use them to store everything from boats, to patio furniture to ladders. Utilizing ceiling space as storage space is a great way to get the most out of your garage.

Bike at Home: Exercise Bikes

Sometimes you don’t have the time or the right weather to take the bike ride you would like to, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get the same workout at home. There are all sorts of stationary bikes that make it easy to get a ride in wherever you are. From full on exercise bikes to add to your at home gym, to specially designed compact models ideal for a smaller space, you’re sure to find a biking fix perfect for at home use.

Have a gym at home for those days where you can barely fit in a quick workout? Add a bike like the Crescendo Fitness Magnetic Resistance Exercise Bike to stay in shape for your next big bike ride. Normally ride a recumbent bike? Then you can add the Magnetic Recumbent Exercise Bike to your gym for a similar style workout.

If you don’t have a dedicated workout space at home it’s still easy to recreate your favorite style of exercise at home. The Motorized Mini Bike has a compact design that is easy to store and easy to use at home. Use this bike anywhere, from the living room to the office. For a full body workout try the Total-Body Mini Exercise Bike, with built in pedals for both hands and legs. This bike is also easy to store and easy to use just about anywhere.

To keep any workout area safe and clean consider adding a floor mat designed for providing a stable surface for workout equipment. A mat can be a great way to protect floors while working out, and can be easier to clean than the floor itself. The same mat can even be used for stretching.

Get a ride in wherever, whenever with stationary bike.

Tips for Safe Biking

Whether you’re an old pro or just starting to get into biking, it’s nice to review a few tips and tricks for staying safe while enjoying your favorite hobby. There are different rules to follow depending on the kind of biking you’re doing. Use your bike for your daily commute? Then you’re going to need to be aware of all the ways you can stay safe while riding your bike in traffic. Only take your bike out for the weekends? Then you should know the best ways to prevent an injury when going off road.

When commuting around town it’s always best to think like you would if you’re driving a car. That means riding your bike in the street as opposed to on the sidewalk, always riding with traffic and yielding to pedestrians. Obeying signs and red lights like a car is also key to preventing accidents. It’s also just as important to make sure you aren’t in a driver’s blind spot, this is especially true for trucks and other large vehicles.

When riding a dirt bike you’re dealing with a completely different set of rules. In order to stay safe you should always maintain a speed that allows you to react to unforeseen obstacles. Scoping out particularly hard sections of the trail beforehand can be a smart way to give yourself an edge when riding a trail you’re unfamiliar with.

Before any ride you should always double-check your equipment. This doesn’t just mean your bike, but everything from your car bike rack to your shoelaces. No matter where you’re riding, whether it’s a long trek or a ride down the block it’s always best to wear a helmet, you never know what’s around the corner and a helmet can be the difference between a minor bike accident and a serious one. With a few steps you can have a ride that’s just as safe as it is fun.

Wall Mounted Bike Storage

The garage or shed can end up being the catchall place where anything and everything ends up. Since you’re always running short on storage space, having wall mounted storage for larger items like bikes is a great way to free up floor space and create an organized space. Whether you have a lot of bikes you need to store or are looking for compact storage that only holds one there is a rack to fit your bike collection.

Holding up to six bikes the Mountain Bike Rack offers lots of storage in one place. This rack is perfect for a family or anyone with an extensive bike collection.

Looking for storage for both your bikes and your bike accessories? Then the Wall Mounted Bicycle Rack – Double Vertical is the ideal storage solution. This rack holds two bikes and has built in shelving for storing your bike shoes or helmet.

Working with a right space? Then the Folding Bike Rack will be a perfect fit. This compact bike rack can be folded up flat against the wall so it’s out of the way when not in use.

The One Bike Adjustable Wall Mount is another compact bike rack that provides convenient storage. The adjustable design allows this rack to fit a variety of bike frames.

Want the convenience of a wall mounted bike rack without the installation. Use the Platinum Tension Mount Bike Rack to get the same style of bike storage, but with an easier to remove design.

By adding a wall mounted bike rack you can free up storage space and keep bikes ready for your next ride, whenever that may be.

Mountain Bike Rack

Wall Mounted Bicycle Rack – Double Vertical

Folding Bike Rack

One Bike Adjustable Wall Mount

Platinum Tension Mount Bike Rack

Car Bike Racks for the Holidays

4 Bike Car Rack

While it’s certainly a lot of fun to ride your bike around the neighborhood, taking your bike on a ride in a new place is always an adventure. Whether you want to bring it on a weekend camping trip or take it to a new trail for a day trip, having an easy to use and secure car bike rack is a must. There’s always added stress when packing for a trip, and that stress tends to grow when thinking about strapping anything on the outside of the car. That’s why it’s important to have a bike rack that you’re confident will keep bikes safely stored while on the go.

For a compact yet incredibly durable bike rack you can’t do better than the Advantage V-Rack. This rack is made of sturdy steel tubing, but only weighs eleven pounds. Holding two bikes, this rack is perfect for a smaller outing. A special “V” shaped design helps lock this rack into place so you know it is secure. The design also ensures that the hitch is still free, perfect when traveling with a camper.

Looking for a little more bike storage? The car bike rack holds four bikes, so the whole family can join in on the fun. With a rotating design, this rack holds bikes with the wheels level to the ground for greater clearance, so you don’t have to worry about bikes while driving. It also has a locking knob to keep bikes safe while on the car, so you don’t have to worry about leaving them on the car.

Take the guesswork out of traveling with your bike with a reliable car bicycle rack. No matter how far you go, on a short trip or a long one, know that your bike is safe and secure so you can travel with ease.

Outdoor Bike Storage

When it comes to storing bikes outdoors, there are two factors to take into consideration, the weather and safety. In many rainy places your bike can get damaged by rust, even making it difficult to unlock your bike lock. It’s important to shield you bike from the elements when storing it outside so you don’t end up with an unusable bike. Keeping your bike from getting stolen is also important, which is why having a safe place to lock up a bike outside is a great way to keep them safe.

 
Adding a compact bike rack like the Indoor/Outdoor Poly Lumber Bike Rack to the side of the house or backyard can be a convenient way to store a bike outside.
For an outdoor bike rack with storage for everything from bikes to helmets the Bicycle Stand – Floor Storage System is just the ticket. This bike rack has space for bikes for the whole family.
Further protect bikes when stored outdoors by camouflaging them in style. The Outdoor Screen adds an elegant touch to any outdoor space, while keeping bikes out of view.
For keeping your bike dry while stored outdoors the Esterna Bicycle Cover is just what you need. This cover can be used at home or brought on a trip to help keep your bike high and dry.
Keeping your bikes protected is a must for ensuring that you have it for many rides down the road. Whether you want to keep your bike safe from the weather or robbers, there is a clever way to add outdoor bike storage to your home. This holiday season when everyone is getting a new bike, think about giving a gift that helps protect that bike for years to come.

Bike Transportation Made Easy

A brand new bike can make a great gift this holiday season, but sometimes that gift can turn into a bit of burden when it comes to bringing it home. That’s why it’s important to give that gift with a way to get it home as well. There are all sorts of tools that make transporting your bike a snap. From straps especially designed to carry a boxed up bike to car bike racks, it’s easy to find one that can make getting a bike home this holiday season that much easier.

Sometimes the best way to transport a bike is by packaging it up in a box, but that can be difficult to do. The Bike Box is especially designed to transport your bike with care. Built in tie downs help keep everything in place. Use this box for shipping or for checking your bike when you head back home after the holidays. Trying to transport a new bike still in the packing? A Wheel Caddy is a compact way to transport a new bike. Simply place the bike box on the wheels, wrap it up and it’s ready to travel.

Whether you’re driving home or need a car bike rack for trips around town, a car bike rack is a must. The Advantage V-Rack has a design that allows two bikes to be stored on the back of the car at once. So do yourself a favor this holiday season and don’t give a bike without a car bike rack for transporting it.

No matter how you’re taking your new bike home, whether it’s by plane or by car, there is a bike transportation accessory that makes it easy to get that new toy home. Make someone’s Christmas this year with a brand new bike!