The kiddos asked and old St. Nick delivered — a shiny new bike, that is. But depending on where you live, it’s not exactly bike riding season. So after dad gives in and lets them do a couple laps around the living room, what do you do with the new ride until the snow thaws?
Well, I’m glad you asked. There are lots of things you can do to make sure your fresh wheels are in still in new condition when the summer sun comes back.
- Garage Bike Storage Systems: Whether you mount it or hoist it, there are lots of options. Most of these ceiling storage designs are great because you can keep bikes inside, safe from the winter elements, but still have access to your garage. Mom’s happy because she doesn’t have to scrap her windshield before work AND because bikes are out of little ones sight, out of mind until summer.
- Bike Stands: Free standing bike stands are a great resource if you have the floor space OR if you’re hesitant about your handiness and would prefer not to hang heavy objects above your not-quite-paid-off car. You can snag one up for less than 100 bucks and easily store bikes during the off season.
- Wall Bike Storage: Your final option is wall-mounted holders. These are my favorite because they’re inexpensive, easy to install on your own and still clear floor space in the garage or basement without hoisting to the ceiling.