Introduction: Rolling Bike Rack

How to get five bicycles, two scooters and one skateboard to occupy the same space in your garage at once. Bonus!! You can move all 8 at once in one step.

Step 1: The Need...

With five kids, come five bikes (7 with mom and Dads)...the bikes ate up a lot of real estate in my garage workshop. I needed to come up with something to get them off the floor and out of my way. More importantly, a way to move them around as needed without having to roll all of them out on the driveway. Every time I did I get people doing the slow creep past the house thinking I was some kinda black market bike shop.

Step 2: Custom Racks..

Using wood clamps I was able to secure the upper bikes in place. This gave me the option of making some really custom brackets for the bikes. I used some left-over carpet on them to protect the bikes too..

Step 3: Lower Bike Stand

I used some leftover wood to build this entire thing. Honestly, all I really bought were the wheels (harbor freight). I used 2x4's for the lower wheel racks because of the weight. You probably could use 1x4 or something but I wanted this to be pretty bottom heavy. I really don't need to explain why do I?

Step 4: Custom Bike Locks or "stays" for the Lower Two.

I made a couple of "locks" or "stays" for the lower bikes. I didn't want them rolling off when I rolled the whole thing around.

Step 5: Final.

Came out pretty good. Works great...really easy to replicate. I still get creepers when the bikes are out in the driveway though...I'm guessing they're just trying to figure what the heck this bicycle rack thingie is and where I got it. Have fun...

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Dlhornscxm (author)2015-06-23

Great idea! I too have five children (1 daughter and 4 sons). Have this same bike issue. Would you happen to have more pics or PDF plan for this? Would be very much appreciated.

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aisaacs3 (author)Dlhornscxm2015-06-24

I don't have any plans for it. Each bike was so different I basically just built the rack around them.

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Dlhornscxm (author)aisaacs32015-06-25

Thank you for responding to my question.

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Rhino12343 (author)2015-01-19

Awesome idea, I'm definately going to make this when I get my own place

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