How To Store Your Bicycle

Published on 7/30/2021

If you need to store your bicycle, you’ve come to the right place! Here are some great tips for keeping your bicycle in pristine condition so you can hit the road next time you take it out for a spin. 

1. Clean the chains and brakes.
If you don’t clean these components, grime, dust, and dirt can build up on your bike chain. Use a lint-free cloth, backpedal the bike while it’s upside down so you can access the entirety of the chain, and apply a high quality lubricant. 

2. Clean the frame.
Use soap, wipe the frame down with a damp cloth, and clean the seat and handlebars. 

3. Don’t forget the tires.
Invest in a hanging rack to keep your bike off the floor. This will better preserve the tire rubber. But don’t hang your bike by the wheel spokes! Hang it by the frame. 

4. Buy a bike cover.
This will protect against UV-rays and moisture. With a bike cover intact, damage is far less likely to happen.