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How To Store Your Bike This Winter Expand options

New York City residents have a few options for getting around town: public transportation, walking, or biking. If you’re like a lot of us, you spend most of your time on two wheels.

Owning a bike in the city is pretty awesome, until it comes time for it to take up half your apartment all winter. That’s why we created this incredibly comprehensive list of stylish bike storage solutions you can use to store your ride without taking up too much of your already limited space.

One of our favorites is The Bike Shelf from Knife and Saw. Making your bike float? We’re in.

Hanging bicycle stand
The best way to get a bike off the floor? Put it on the wall.

Or if you have high ceilings, you can install a bike lift like this one:

Hide your bike in your ceiling
For the acrobatic bicycles.

But what if you don’t want to store your bike inside your apartment?

Whatever you do, skip storing it outside. You’ve spent a lot of time taking care of your bike. Exposing it to rain, tons and tons of snow, or worse—theft—will only make your TLC futile. Be careful, bike thefts are up this year: 4,134 bikes were stolen in NYC in 2014 as of October 26, a 10.5% increase over 2013 according to a recent report from amNewYork.

Skip the rust. Thwart the thieves. We got you covered.

Book an appointment with MakeSpace and we’ll pick up your bike and store it in our secure warehouse. When you need it back, simply request it online and we’ll deliver it to you in as little as 48 hours. Just in time for next year’s warm-weather work commute, weekend ride, or bike tour.

And while you’re at it, now’s also the perfect time to tell your air conditioner, “A/C ya later!” Instead of leaving that 50-pound gorilla in the window and inviting cold air into your home, uninstall your air conditioner and then store it with us until next summer.

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