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Unique Bike Storage Solutions

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If you are like a lot of people including me,  you don’t have much extra space in your garage for your bikes. When you get a large family or even one person who rides a couple of different bikes they can start to take up a lot of space. So if you add up two kids bikes, mom and dads mtn bikes and maybe a road bike or two it can really start to take up a lot of space. A bike rack in your garage is a good place to start in cleaning up the clutter that is your families bikes. This will give your more garage space and it really makes your bikes easily accessible so you can ride them. Especially kids bikes. They should be accessible so a kid can go get on their bike and go for a ride without needing mom and dad’s assistance. I just think if they have to ask you to help them get their bike down they will ride less than if they can just go get it themselves. There are really several options of how and where you can store your bikes in the garage.

  • Bike Rack
  • Bike Lift Hoist
  • Wall Mounted Bike Rack

Bike Racks

To me the best method for Garage Bike Rackstoring your bikes in the garage especially if you have little ones who need access to their bikes is a bike rack. It’s simple to use cheap to buy and you can store a lot of bikes with it. Depending on the model you can get bike racks for one bike all the way up to 5 or more bikes at a relatively cheap price. The one downside of a typical bike rack for your garage is that it keeps the bikes on the floor of the garage. That is prime real estate in any garage so most people are trying to get their bikes up off the floor.

Bike Lift Hoist

If you are looking to get your bikes up off the ground then the Bike Lift Hoist is for you. You simply mount a pulley syBike LIft bike Hoiststem to the roof or ceiling of your garage and connect the ropes to your bike and pull it up to the ceiling. This system is not for kids. I don’t think you would want your children trying to pull their bike up to the ceiling because if it fell it could hurt them. Not to mention would they really pull it back up or would they ride it and just lay it down in the garage. This is the best system for getting your bikes up off the ground and out-of-the-way. I have even seen them connected over the car that parks in the garage this clears up lots of space. But then in order to get your bike down to ride you have to move the car. That’s a problem.

Wall Mounted Bike Racks

Wall Mounted Bike Racks like the Delta Leonardo are probably my favorite type of garage bike rack solutionDelta Leonardo Bike Rackn. You simply lift up the front of the bike and hook the front tire onto the wall mount bike rack and your good to go. They get your bikes out-of-the-way without having to actually pull them up to the ceiling like a bike lift hoist and if you mount them low on the wall even your children can manage putting a bike onto and taking it off of a wall mounted bike rack. The best way to mount these types of bike racks to be used by kids is to mount them so the back wheel is hanging just a couple of inches off the ground. That way the bike can’t really fall that far and it’s easy to get up and down off the rack.

 

The Perfect Bike Rack For Your Dorm Room

If you are looking for aRacor Pro PLB-2R Two-Bike Gravity Freestanding Bike Stand dorm room bike rack or even a bike rack for your apartment, there are several models to choose from. The key to a dorm or apartment bike rack is that you simply can’t drill holes in the walls right because everyone wants to get their deposit back. For your money I feel like the RACOR gravity freestanding two bike rack is the best deal. It has a wide base that sits on the floor and it leans against the wall and it holds two bikes up out-of-the-way. This is a great rack for people who can’t drill holes in the walls and just need a little more space in their dorm or apartment.

Any of these bike racks should suit you and your family just fine. Once you get your bikes up off the floor and onto racks or hanging from the wall or the ceiling you will be surprised how much garage space you have now. Just try not to fill it up with more bikes.

Gift Cards Make The Perfect Gift

Gift Cards Make The Perfect Gift

Sometimes a Gift Card maAmazon Gift Cards41Ky35dKskL._SL500_AA300_kes the perfect gift. It can be either for someone who is simply hard to shop for and you know that they like a certain store say Starbucks or Target. Or you don’t know what they like so a gift card from Amazon might be just the thing because they can simply buy anything on Amazon. Gift cards are also really great as your nieces and nephews or grandchildren get a little older. Often times they become harder to buy for then. When they were young it was simply anything fun, plastic, and in a box that they could unwrap on Christmas morning. Now that they’ve grown up a little they are into so many different things its hard to shop for them. Whether it’s clothes or Electronics or games. Who, knows what they want? At this age it’s a lot easier to just get them a gift card and let them choose a gift for themselves.

Gift Cards For Gamers

If you have a gamer on your list, then a gift card is the perfect gift. Typically to game companies such as XBOX or Playstation have monthly or annual membership cards. So if you have a gamer on your list trust me they would love to have an annual membership on whatever game system they like to use so find out before you buy. So for instance the XBOX live 12 month gold membership pictured above. But there is also a 1 year  Playstation Plus membership card. Trust me your gamer will love getting these cards. My 13-year-old nephew I think this was his favorite gift or about 3 years when he was in his teens. Or if you have someone on your list that has an Apple product an Apple card would make a great gift so they can buy apps and music or if they have a Kindle Fire then the Amazon card will work great for that as well. So as you can see I really love giving gift cards they are easy and cheap to ship and people really love getting them.

Gift Cards Are Great For People Who Are Hard To Shop For

So if you are like me and you simply have some people on your list that are difficult to shop for as in you just don’t know what they want or their hobbies are so specialized that you would have no idea what to buy them a gift card might just be the perfect thing for you and them. It’s easy for you and great for them. I know I love getting them.