2022-06-15 12:16:32 By : Mr. Shane Shen

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Store your ride safely without sacrificing space in your basement or garage.

A bike shed is a practical storage solution for people who don’t have room in their garage or home to store their bikes. A bike storage shed is a secure, convenient way to keep your wheels protected against the elements—and anyone who might want to hop on for a ride. While some bike sheds can cost thousands of dollars, there are plenty of affordable options on the market, and models to suit every space and aesthetic.

How many bikes will you be storing, and where will this bike shed sit? Make sure the shed will fit in the space you have, and that the dimensions are practical given the amount of space you’ll need. Consider whether or not you'll be storing extras, like pumps, repair kits, spare tubes, and tires, in the shed as well, and factor those into your calculations when determining an appropriate size. A good rule of thumb for sizing is that one bike will need at least a 5- by 2-foot space, two bikes will need a 5-by 3-foot space, and four bikes will need approximately a 5- by 6-foot space.

Material will impact price, weight, and durability. Wooden sheds are classic and attractive, but not as durable long-term thanks to mildew and wood rot. Metal sheds are more secure, but aren’t as aesthetically pleasing and can be harder to assemble. Plastic or resin sheds are easy to assemble and maintain, and they're often the most affordable models, too.

You'll want to be able to remove specific bikes without moving others out of the way, so take a close look at how the bikes will be arranged and organized in the shed. Additionally, make sure you understand how the shed is accessed. Does it have a barn door design with two opening doors? A partial slider? Does it lift from the top? All of these factors will impact how easy the shed is to keep secure, as well as how easy it is to open to access the bikes.

We looked at a range of bike sheds at different price points, made with different materials, and in different sizes. Through chatting with local bike owners, bike shop employees, and evaluating popular types of sheds, we found the 10 best and have detailed their benefits below.

This larger bike shed can hold up to four adult-sized bikes—and gear—with plenty of room to spare, letting you pull the bikes out without moving everything else in the shed. We love the four adjustable bike tracks that not only keep your bike upright and secure, but also leave space in between bikes so they don't get caught on each other. The hinged double doors make getting in and out a breeze, and the whole unit can be secured with a twist lock and key.

This shed is a mid-range pick in terms of size, cost, and materials, making it a perfect option for people with just a few bikes and other smaller tools. This resin bike shed can be hosed off and wiped down, and won’t degrade after years outdoors. The walls and roof are blow-molded to prevent splitting seams, and the interior is 70 cubic feet, but still has a low-profile design for smaller yards and gardens.

This beefy galvanized steel storage shed has four vents, lockable doors, and a peaked, gabled roof for more standing room. This shed is durable for the price, though it takes more effort to assemble than others on this list. The door is 63 inches tall and the full height of the shed is 77 inches, allowing for plenty of walking around space and organizing options.

This easy-to-maintain resin outdoor storage shed has a vented roof to prevent mildew and keep air circulating while still keeping bikes protected. The door is lockable with a padlock, and the shelf brackets make organizing easy with sheeting or plywood. This shed gets natural light through the skylight, and can fit three bikes fairly easily.

This larger bike storage shed can fit up to five bikes, and features 65-inch walls for more headroom and storage shelf options. The gables are vented and waterproof, keeping out rain and snow while allowing airflow and light, and the steel is sun-resistant to avoid deterioration after prolonged exposure to the elements. This shed has a protective film, reinforced beams to support the roof, and is scratch-resistant.

The wide double doors on this wooden bike shed make entry and exit a breeze, and the pressure-treated timber and treated felt roof ensure full weatherproofing. This shed comes as a kit, with a tongue-and-groove floor, shiplap siding, and lockable doors.

Assembly is more complicated than standard resin sheds, but you get a great-looking storage shed that easily fits four full-size bikes plus accessories.

For people with limited storage space and items, this compact bike shed is a great option. Make sure to measure your bike to ensure it’ll fit, as this shed’s dimensions wouldn’t be suitable for larger sets of wheels. The shed is highly weatherproof, with a steeply sloped roof, integrated vents, and rust-resistant construction.

This compact, richly toned garden shed is an attractive addition to any outdoor storage setup. The pine frame is durable and treated for longevity, and the boards are fitted to provide maximum protection from the elements. The wide doors provide easy access for removing and storing bikes, and they lock securely with a padlock or slide-bolt latches.

This shed comes with options for shelving and additional storage, and the waterproof roof provides peace of mind in even the rainiest or snowiest environments.

This galvanized steel shed comes with rust-resistant paint, a beefy foundation, and reinforced walls for extra stability. This shed comes in multiple sizes and has sliding doors (instead of hinged ones) for wide open access. We love its four air vents and the fact that you can snag this model in 9 by 6–foot dimensions for holding up to seven bikes plus other tools or outdoor items.

Looking for something portable for weather protection? This bike tent collapses down for storage and travel, then opens up to easily store two full-size bikes. This is also a flexible, versatile alternative to permanent sheds in your yard if you’re looking more for protection against the elements than security. This polyester bike tent has eyelets to secure it to the ground with stakes, and is easy to assemble without tools. It has a durable vinyl roof, waterproof tent body, and is seam-sealed.