Burning rubber, the sun on your back, gravel being thrown out behind you, there's nothing better than getting to break out the bicycle and hit the trails. Getting your bike out of storage and ready for its first trip of the season is one of the harbingers of summer, looked forward to by every cycling enthusiast. One of the less glamorous facets of this activity, though, is what you choose to do with the bicycle when it isn't in use. The odds are pretty high that you had it stored somewhere out of the way during the winter, and to keep it there all summer wouldn't exactly facilitate frequent use. You want your bicycle to be somewhere safe, accessible and convenient, so check out how Flow Wall can help you make sure your bike is stored safely and always ready for a ride:
Prioritize your space
One of the most important things to remember when storing your bike is to have a dedicated space. Leaving your bike and all of the accessories that go along with it scattered about your home and garage is messy and potentially unsafe. With that in mind, think about the potential benefits of arranging a set space for storing all of the family bikes. Having a place to store your bike and gear benefits the entire family. Putting their bike and biking gear away when finished can add a degree of responsibility to the activity for children, while adults will know they can find the bike right where they left it. If you're looking for a spot where the whole family can store their cycles, try picking up a few of our Vertical Bike Storage sets.
Organize your accessories
If you're serious about biking, then you know that the accessories can stack up pretty quickly. Between the safety gear, the tools for the occasional fix and the little custom pieces that make your bike your own, it's easy to end up with a pile of unorganized gear. Using our Shelf and Jumbo Hard Bin Starter Set you'll always know where to find all your biking accessories, from helmets to wrenches to reflectors. Don't let your garage fall into disarray; organize your accessories so they're easy to find when you need them and out of the way when you don't.
Keep in mind that, even during the warm season, you don't need to keep your bike on the ground to have it accessible. If you end up using the Vertical Bike Storage Set, try to find a spot where your bike(s) can be held at least 4 or 5 feet off of the ground. This way, you can store your bike without having to jeopardize your parking space or additional storage.