What Is the Best Way to Store a Bike in a Garage?

A bike is a great way to exercise, explore, or just get around. But once you’re done with your cycling adventures, then comes the next undertaking—storing your bike. Bikes will last longer if they’re kept out of the elements, so you want to find a storage solution that works for both the bike and for you. A natural place for that is the garage.

How to Store a Bike in the Garage

The primary ways people use the garage for bike storage are storing them on the floor, on the walls, or from the ceiling.

Floor Storage

Some people simply shove the bike in the garage somewhere to the side, leaned up against the wall or with a kickstand. This assumes you have room with your cars, tools, lawn equipment, and all the other stuff that tends to collect in the typical garage. While this method is the simplest, it does take up valuable floor space.

Things get trickier when you have more than one bike. There are various floor racks to organize multiple bikes. But again, they require floor space and may make it hard to actually get around inside the garage.

Wall Storage

Another option is using some sort of mount or hooks on the wall. This uses less floor space but may require lifting or awkward contortions to get them on and off. Depending on the hardware you use, you could also run the risk of your bike sliding off or falling. 

Ceiling Storage

If your garage ceiling is high enough, a third option is storing bikes from the ceiling. This is a great solution for putting dead space to good use. However, those who need frequent access to their bikes can find ceiling storage a little cumbersome. People often use hooks, which can be good for storing the bikes, but not so good for getting them up and down to actually ride them. 

Garage Smart’s Multi-Bike Lifter is the answer to converting your garage’s ceiling into safe and convenient overhead bike storage.  

Multi-Bike Lifter lifting 3 bikes

All of the Benefits, None of the Hassle

Garage Smart gives you the bike storage solution that takes advantage of unused ceiling space, without the hassles that come with other overhead storage solutions. The Multi-Bike Lifter keeps your bikes safe and secure, with easy access whenever you’re ready to ride. It can lift up to 100 pounds and hold up to three bikes. 

100% Safe

The motor that powers the Multi-Bike Lifter is designed with safety as a top priority. Rigorous testing for tension, life cycle, environmental factors (extreme heat and cold), durability, and quality control ensures that the MyLifter motor is completely safe. We’ve even programmed it not to lift if you load it over the 100-pound limit. The motor’s internal lock will not let your bikes slip or fall, even during a power outage. 

Smartphone/Tablet Optimization

Unlike other systems that have dangling remotes or manual controls, you can use your smartphone or tablet to control the Multi-Bike Lifter. Set stopping points for the top and bottom stopping locations, so even if you get distracted or kids are using it, the lifter will never go too high or too low. You can vary the speed, and even see how much weight is on the lifter.

Easy to Use

Getting your bikes on and off the lifter is easy. Simply roll the bikes underneath, wrap straps around the bikes, and attach them to the bracket. Reverse the process to take the bikes for a ride. No juggling required. Raising and lowering your bikes is a piece of cake with our app.

Simple Installation

The Garage Smart Multi-Bike Lifter has been designed to be as user-friendly as possible, including installation. With written and video instructions, most people find DIY installation easy. And for those who don’t want to do it themselves, Garage Smart can get you in touch with a third party company to take care of the installation for you. 

Transform Your Garage

We believe garage storage shouldn’t be complicated or hard. Let Garage Smart free up valuable floor and wall space in your garage with our safe and convenient overhead bike storage solution. Clear out clutter, then sit back and relax because you won’t have to lift or juggle your bikes at all. 

See how the Multi-Bike Lifter can make your life easier today.