With the weather being so great this time of the year, it makes me think of a time in the winter months that riding my bicycle was pretty much impossible. In the winter, when the roads are wet or icy and the weather is freezing, I tend to prefer commuting by car or public transportation. That is why I appreciate this time of the year so much. Since you are not riding much in the winter, it is a good idea to look into long term bicycle storage so you can cut down on wasted space in your home.
Long term bicycle storage is just that – a bike rack that you can keep your bike on for weeks or months at a time. These racks are unlike most bike racks, which are not incredibly space efficient but make it easy to access your bike at any time. Instead, it is pretty difficult to get your bicycle down from the racks, but store them in a very space-efficient manner. So much so, you may forget you own a bicycle come spring!
There are some who may call me out for not being tough enough to bicycle during the inclement months. However I just value my bones and personal infrastructure too much to risk having it shattered or worse in an icy bicycle collision. I do see folks powering through and getting their commute done on two wheels, and I applaud them. Winter riding is simply not my bag.
You may be asking yourself why I bring this topic up in the middle of summer, the best season for riding. And that is because often during the summer these sorts of bicycle storage accessories go on sale. So instead of purchasing a long term bicycle storage rack during the winter months when demand is at its peak, look ahead and save some dough by getting your rack during the summer.
The Garage Gator Motorized Storage System is the perfect choice for long term bicycle storage. It places your bikes up and away in the garage, where they do not take up valuable storage or floor space. The storage system is easy to use and install, and works great!