ACCORDING TO THE FBI, over 1.5 million bikes are stolen in the U.S. every year.
So how do you stop from becoming another statistic?
By investing in securing your bike. And one of the best ways to do that is with a secure bike shed.
By leaving your bike in the shed instead of parking it on the porch or out in the backyard, you won't become just another statistic for the FBI.
For our own curiosity, and to help you find the best solution for your circumstance we put together this list. Use it to shop, or get ideas for your own DIY project.
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The Bosmere bicycle storage shed is built from PVC-coated galvanized steel. The doors are spring loaded to make them easy to lift up and out of the way.
It is designed to be bolted in place so no one can steal the entire shed and has two places for padlocks for added security. Holds up to three bikes of all styles safely locked up, out of harm's way. Take a closer look here
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The Roll Up bicycle storage unit is made from hot-dipped galvanized steel and aluminum for maximum lifespan and added security. Can be ordered in a variety of colors and features a cylinder lock for added security.
The roll up lid slides smoothly out of the way, making room for up to three bikes. The perfect secure bike shed for out in your garden.
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Not only is there room for up to three bikes in the Asgard Metal bike shed, there is even a shelf for your helmet and gloves. The Euro-style cylinder lock is virtually impossible to pick, keeping your bikes safe at all times.
The Asgard has a built in rain guard to ensure your bikes and gear stay dry no matter how hard it's raining. Steel floor can be bolted down for added security. Large double doors make for easy access.
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If you want the ultimate in security for your bikes, this shed is made from heavy-gauge galvanized steel with reinforced front doors. It features one internal and two external locking points and comes with two discus style padlocks.
There is room inside for up to four mountain or road bikes and shelves for accessories like helmets, chain lube, gloves, whatever goes with your bikes.
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So many secure bike sheds seem to be made for those with lots of room. With doors that open on both ends instead of the front, the Safestore unit was made narrow for small spaces.
You can access your bikes from either end. Each unit is designed to hold one bike, but you can bolt multiple units together to create all the secure bike storage you need. Features a 3-point locking system, including a rail inside you can lock your bike to for even more security.
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The Vestil shelter is more than just a secure bike shed, it is a family sized bike storage shelter complete with a bike rack designed to hold several bikes. The frame is powder-coated steel, the sides and roof are galvanized steel.
You can easily lock your bikes to the bike rack to ensure they stay put. The entire shed can be bolted in place using the included lag plates.
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This shed is great for securely storing bikes, outdoor toys, garden equipment and more. Features honey brown dipped finish and double locking doors for security.
Sides are 1/2-inch shiplap siding, inside is a tongue and groove floor, and the roof is solid wood covered in roofing felt for optimum weatherproofing. Offers space for at least two bikes and all of your gear.
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These wedge shaped bike lockers are made of molded fiberglass and plastic to provide you with years of secure bike storage. Each unit is designed to hold a single bike, but you can park more units next to each other minimizing the footprint. This makes them ideal for small areas where you need to secure several bikes.
Come fully assembled with built-in cylinder lock for maximum security.
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These bike lockers are designed for use in a range of locations such as home, school campuses, workplace, and more. Each unit is designed to hold a single bike along with any riding gear.
Bikes are secured using a padlock making it possible for anyone to store their bike safely out of sight.
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The Lambeth Bike Hanger is an award-winning storage solution that can be parked on the street and takes up about half a parking space. It offers secure storage for six bikes.
Gas sprung door stays up while bikes are inserted or removed. Bikes can be locked to the bike rack where they are kept safely out of the elements.
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Not everyone has room for a long bike shed. These lockers are made from 12 mm galvanized steel and are designed to let you hang your bikes vertically from the built-in hook.
The heavy gauge steel and three point locking system will keep your bike safe and secure from would-be thieves. Perfect for use at home, school, or in the workplace.
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This secure bike storage unit is perfect for those who need low profile storage. This shed comes in two sizes, one that accommodates up to three bikes, and one that can hold up to five bikes.
For ease of use the shed features a hinged roof and double doors. The Pedalbase is construction from wood that has been fully sealed for extra weather protection.
Both of the doors have bolt style locks on the inside and then a padlock hasp on the outside to provide your bikes with complete security.
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Made from low-density recycled polyethylene, this super tough bike storage unit is just big enough for one bike. Inside is a place to install a D Lock or chain for extra security, the door offers stainless steel hasps for a padlock.
The Bike Vault is completely weatherproof, and there is just enough room for your helmet and safety gear. The Bike Vault comes completely assembled and ready to use.
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The iniko bike unit is constructed from powder coated aluminum for maximum corrosion resistance. The roll up door makes accessing your bikes simple and fast.
Inside are adjustable hyperglides that help support your bike in an upright position. Each unit is designed to hold two bikes, but the XL version offers just that little bit of extra space.
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The Wiggle is a modular storage system made from wood with a galvanized steel frame. The unique shape is ideal for areas where rain and snow are common. It is designed to last for 30 years and offers storage for a number of bikes.
Total interior space is 47.25 sq. meters. Access is through a standard man door that can be locked. Bikes can also be locked to bike racks on the inside.
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The BikeBox is designed to be securely bolted in place to give you added peace of mind. The lid can be easily folded all the way up for maximum access. All steel construction with a powder-coated finish is made to take on the elements.
Offers room for up to four bikes and plenty of gear. Three-point locking system keeps everything secure.
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Nothing beats a simple steel shed for secure bike storage. These sheds are made to handle the weather and anybody interested in stealing your bike. The solid steel construction can handle a fair amount of snow load while at the same time resist all but the most dedicated thieves.
Single lockable door entry with a drip shield overhead to help keep ice and snow at bay. Sizes vary making it possible to choose the right size based on the number of bikes you need to store.
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The Treesaurus bike shed offers secure storage for 2 or more adult bikes and is made from solid wood with an aluminum frame. It even offers built-in hangers for your helmet and safety gear.
The unique thing about this bike shed is that it comes complete with a plantable roof. You can order yours with wild grass, wildflowers, or a mix of wildflowers and sedum.
The inside section of this shed slides out on runners from the end instead of the front, minimizing footprint while maximizing secure storage.
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Not everyone has room for a full-size bike storage shed in their driveway. This unit is built from several sections designed to be collapsed into a very small unit when not in use.
You can bolt the first section of the shed to a wall for added security. Each subsequent section slides over the others allowing you to expand the shed to meet your needs.
The fold-up front door makes access easy. You can literally open the door, park your bikes and then pull the shed out around them before using the Euro-style cylinder lock to secure everything.
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When space is not an issue these galvanized steel horizontal bike lockers are the answer to secure bike sheds. Each unit can hold a single bike without the need to hang it up.
There is room for your riding gear inside along with one bike. Each unit is fully weatherproof and secured with a built-in three-point locking mechanism.
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These bike lockers are made from a composite of e-fiberglass and plastic that will never corrode and is highly stain resistant. Each unit is big enough to hold a single bike, but you can place multiple units next to each other for added storage.
Shipped pre-assembled and ready to go. The door is made to accept a padlock for added security.
Your bike represents a pretty hefty investment, the last thing you want is for someone else to be riding around on it. Even if you chain it to a fence post or patio rail, someone can easily cut the chain and make off with it.
These secure bike sheds show you just how easy it is to keep your bikes locked safely out of sight and out of the weather. Give your bikes the storage they deserve by adding one of these to your home or place of work.
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A custom made cupboard is one bicycle storage solution available
THERE IS NOTHING WORSE THAN HAVING A GREAT BIKE and living somewhere that just doesn't seem to have enough space to properly store your bike. The last thing you want to do is leave your bike parked outside.
Not only will it be exposed to damage caused by the weather, but it will also be exposed to others who think they have more right to your bike than you do.
Whether you live in a tiny house, an apartment, or your house or garage seems to be too crowded for your bike, there are a number of bike storage options for you to consider.
NOTE: Also see our post exclusively on storing bikes on bike hangers
No matter where you live, your home or garage most likely has some form of ceiling. For the most part,this space just goes to waste.
All it is used for is a place to hang a few lights from and to cover the joists. However, the savvy bike owner who has nowhere else to store his bike should turn his eyes upwards and take a good look at his ceiling and all the different ceiling storage options available to hang your bike up and out of the way.
There are a number of ceiling storage options ranging from simple hooks screwed into the joists to exotic hoist systems. The latter uses a combination of pulleys and cables to hoist your bike up and in some cases fold it flat against the ceiling out of the way.
These are great for apartments or houses with high ceilings.
The BA1 is made to mount on your ceiling and then can be used to hoist your bike up until it is flat against the ceiling out of the way. The most space effective hoist we have seen. Perfect for small homes, apartments, garages. See more info here.
Next up is all that empty wall space in your home or garage. You know those empty spots between old concert posters, your big screen TV, and family photos.
Well, maybe not there, but if you look around,you are sure to find a couple of extra feet of empty wall space that could be a great place to hang your bike.
There are a number of choices when it comes to handy ways to hang your bike on the wall. Here again you could simply start out with hooks screwed into the studs to hang one or more bikes on.
There are also a number of easy to use bike wall racks that offer better security. These can keep your bike from falling on you at the worst moment.
Wall hangers come in horizontal and vertical styles to suit the amount of available space and your personal tastes.
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This simple circular indoor wall bike storage unit looks a lot like a waste bin. However, the opposing notches let you hang your bike securely on the wall in seconds. All you have to do is lift it up into place. See it in more detail here
When you find yourself with no wall space to spare and either can't or don't want to hang your bike from the ceiling, there is another spot to consider. This is the back of virtually any door in your home.
The hanger simply mounts to the back of a door either by bolting it directly to the door on hanging it over the top.
These are among the easiest to install and use, especially if you buy the kind that hangs over the top of the door. However, you should be aware that you may have to take your bike down in order to fully open the door.
Because of this, you may not want to hang your bike on the back of any door that opens to the outside world for your own personal safety.
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Simply hang the Gear Up bike hanger on the back of any door in your house. No installation hardware needed, it is designed to fit over the top of your door. Then you simply lift one wheel of your bike intothe hanger and voila! More info here
Apartment living has many advantages and a few disadvantages, including having nowhere to store your bike. However, most apartment complexes do have stairs leading to the apartments on upper levels.
You can also use the stairs leading from your basement into your home or in the garage those that lead to the loft.
These bike storage devices are attached to the underside of the risers and are spaced far enough apart for your front and rear tire to fit into them and be locked in place. Depending on how much space you have under your stairs and the size of your bikes, you may be able to store more than one bike in this way.
Be sure to check with your apartment managers before installing these bike holders.
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This bike storage system lets you hang a pair of bikes up under the stairs out of the way. They are ideal for apartment use, but can also be used in any area where the underside of the stairs is visible.
Just like your house or apartment, your garage probably has a fair amount of unused wall space that is the perfect location for storing one or more bikes. Even if you use your garage for what it was intended,storing your cars when you are not using them, there are probably several areas where there is room to hang a few bikes.
Garage wall bike storage units tend to be a bit heavier duty than those made for in the house. They typically offer storage for several bikes, some even have built in shelves for your gear as well.
One of the most unique forms of garage bike storage is an electric hoist and platform that is strong enough to lift a full dress motorcycle far enough off the ground you can park your car under it.
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This little beauty is made to hold up to 800 pounds of bikes, riding gear and miscellaneous items. It is designed to be bolted directly to the wall. Features room for up to six bikes plus has a built in shelf above the bikes. See more info here.
If you want something versatile, that's easy to use and you have some storage space free then this is a great solution
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The 4 x 8-foot platform offers tons of storage for a motorcycle or several bikes. Uses an electric motor drive unit to lift up to 1200 pounds high enough that you can park your car under it.
While your patio or balcony may not be the most ideal place to store your bike, if you live in an apartment complex, you may have no choice.
The good news is that at least your bike should be relatively safe on your balcony as most thieves are not going to climb the outside walls to get to it. The bad news is that it will be exposed to the elements which can quickly turn that expensive bike into a rusted wreck.
Here you should be looking for an easily portable form of bike storage, more like a cover, to stash your bike in where it is out of the weather.
Today, you can buy storage devices that are a lot like a tent in that they are easy to put up and take down while providing complete protection from the weather for one or two bikes and a little gear.
Be sure to buy one that is built from tough materials.
Here is a great bike storage solution for apartments and other small spaces
The Yardstash is like a tent for your bikes. It offers room for two adult bikes and your gear. Access is via zippered openings. It is waterproof, easy to set up, and very lightweight. Find out more here
When you don't have enough room in your shed or garage for your bikes, there are a number of fantastic storage options for your bike.
These range from buying or building your own shed to custom built bike storage units. Bike storage units come in a range of sizes ranging from those made for securely storing a single bike to those big enough for several bikes and all of your riding gear.
Many are made from steel and feature built in locks, others are made from recycled plastic and require a padlock to secure your bikes.
Be sure to choose one that is big enough to hold everything and that is designed to keep everything protected from the elements.
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Made of powder coated galvanized steel to fully protect your bike. Can hold up to several bikes depending on the size you buy.
Can be fully locked to protect your bikes and can be bolted to a wall for added security. More info and images here
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Your garage ceiling is probably just as bare as the one in your home. Maybe it has a couple of work lights hanging from it and the garage door tracks and opener mechanism. But other than this, it is a virtual blank canvas for you to work with.
What better place to hang a few bikes from? Up on the garage ceiling, they will be out of the way and safe from would be thieves.
You can use the same hoist and pulley bike hangers we were talking about for inside your house. There are also a number of designs just for the garage that pull your bike up flat against the ceiling to keep it out of the way of your vehicles when you are pulling in or out.
The most important thing is to use a system that will keep everyone's bike up and out of the way.
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1. This system lets you store your bike flat against the ceiling of your garage. Simply place the bike into the rack, secure it and then hoist them up and out of the way. Find more info here
When you are storing your bikes in an inside walkway, all you really need is a way to hold your bikes upright instead of leaning on the wall.
A simple wheel chock style stand will suffice in most cases. Of course if you can use a wall mounted bike rack, this might be even better as it keeps the floor space clear.
Your choice here will depend more on whether you are storing your bikes in a house that you own or in an apartment complex walkway. Just remember to ask your landlord or property management company if its ok to store your bike there first to avoid trouble later.
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Simple and easy to use single bike stand. Offers adjustable height to fit most bikes. Can be folded up for easy storage.
Nothing is worse than feeling like you have nowhere to store your bikes out of the weather and away from thieving hands. Each one of these small space bike storage options has a lot to offer.
They can keep your bikes up and out of the way, leaving you with plenty of room to get on with your life. From those that mount on the ceiling to electric powered hoists, each has been chosen for their ability to store your bikes safely out of the way.
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