Summer and warm weather means it’s time for outdoor activities and one pastime that’s popular for people of all ages is bicycling. According to the National Bike Dealers Association, more than 17 million bikes were sold last year. More than 36 million Americans regularly ride bicycles and it’s a $6 billion a year industry. That’s a lot of bikes on the road. All of them need to be stored somewhere and that can take up a lot of space. Whether you’re a casual rider or training for a triathlon, A.B. Richards has the portable storage containers to store all of your bikes and your equipment this summer.
Make Sure You Store Your Bike and Equipment Inside
There’s a lot that goes into bicycle storage. It’s not a good idea to keep a bike outside, because parts will start to rust and degrade. But storing bicycles inside can also cause issues. Bikes can bring mud and dirt into your home and you just might not have enough space available. Most bikes don’t come equipped with kickstands, which means you’ll need a rack for storage. You might also need extra space to keep a rack to put on top of your personal vehicle in case you need it to travel with your bicycle.
Then there’s the equipment you’re going to need to store to maintain your bike. You’ll want to keep your helmets and bike shoes nearby. It’s also a good idea to hang onto spare bicycle tires and air pumps for maintenance jobs. You’ll also need chains and lubrication for them. For those who plan long rides, you could choose to have a GPS system near your bike to plot out your trip. If you’re serious about your riding and have a training regimen to stick to, you might consider using a bike trainer, which will enable you to ride indoors in the event of inclement weather. If you plan on keeping a bike at your home and need extra space, you’ll want to consider A.B. Richards’ 20-foot storage containers. They’re perfect for residential storage. They’re durable and weatherproof, so they’ll keep your bike away from the elements.
Portable Storage Units Are Right for Large Numbers of Bicycles
It’s not just individuals and families that need to keep bicycles. There are plenty of organizations that could use extra space for bike storage. As summer progresses, many people go on group rides or take part in bicycle races. This may require you to store a large number of bikes and equipment ahead of a competition or a long trip. Many businesses rely on bicycles as well. Restaurants use them for take out deliveries. Messenger services depend on bicycles to get around town. Police departments often put officers on bikes for traffic enforcement or to patrol parks.
A.B. Richards is the Right Choice for Storing Your Bike
If your business or organization needs to store a large number of bicycles, we can help. A.B. Richards has 40-foot storage containers and 40-foot jumbo storage containers available that are ready to meet large-scale storage needs. If you’re running a bike tour or a bike race, we’ll pick up your portable storage unit once your event is over.
Renting storage containers from A.B. Richards is easy. You just choose the container, we deliver it and we’ll pick it up. Contact A.B. Richards today!