100+ Amazing DIY Bike Rack Ideas You Just Have To See

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On-wall vertical bike storage allows you to store the most bikes while taking up the least amount of wall space. Bikes are hung vertically (obviously!), so you need to have enough floor-to-ceiling space for the length of the bikes. But you also need to have enough space for those bikes to stick off of the wall and into whatever room you’re storing them in. 

If you have a tight 2-car garage and are trying to park both your cars inside, this is not for you. It’s probably also not your best bet for in-the-house storage either, unless you don’t mind bumping into those bikes sticking off of the wall! While kids can’t usually remove their own bikes from vertical storage, this style of storage is a great fit for balance bikes as well as any size kid’s pedal bike. 

Steadyrack is an exception to the traditional vertical rack. It pivots to the side, doesn’t come into contact with the bike’s rim, and kids with 24″ bikes can load and unload their bikes by themselves! Best For: The tightest spaces – bikes don’t take up any wall or floor space! If you have a tight garage, no wall space, and no floor space, you better look up! 

Ceiling bike racks store bikes up and out of the way so that they only use that pesky extra air space above your head. Most of these systems are for single bikes, but the Saris system holds up to six bikes! 

Through all of our testing on every style rack, the Saris Cycle Glide impressed us the most. Cleverly designed and incredibly easy to use, we especially love it for families because it can easily accommodate an entire family of bikes – from a toddler’s balance bike to mom and dad’s mountain or road bikes.

While most home bike storage systems aim to save floor space, floor stands use it right up! Floor stands are commonly used for the bikes that get the most use and need the easiest access.  They’re often part of a larger system of home bike storage where some bikes are stored up and away to save space, leaving just enough room for a few bikes on the ground.

On-wall horizontal bike storage secures a bike flat against a wall, taking up significant wall space, but very little space in the actual room. Because it takes up so much wall space, it’s not common for more than two bikes to be stored this way in the same room.

There are two different styles of horizontal bike storage – (1) a free-standing horizontal wall stand that leans against the wall, and (2) a wall-mounting version that’s installed on the wall itself.

Best For: Rooms with walls you don’t want to damage, or are difficult to attach hardware to
If you have two or more bikes to store and you don’t want to attach any hardware to the wall, a bike storage column or telescoping rack is an interesting option. 

Pressure set between floor and ceiling, bike storage columns take up the same amount of space as horizontal wall storage but are constrained to areas of the home where the ceiling is low enough to accommodate the column.

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