To keep their beloved bicycles safe from theft, many New Yorkers have no choice but to roll them into their apartments. And we know what’s rolling in with them: moisture, street dirt, grime. That’s why the bicycling equivalent of the splat mat for high chairs, well known to moms and dads, seems like such a great idea.
Designer Andre Dettler says he created SketchDecks indoor bicycle storage mats based on his own experience as a New York City cyclist. “Over the years I have seen how messy my floors and rugs can get,” he says. The dye-cut, non-woven polyester mats with rubber grips to help them stay put, also provide a canvas for bold, NYC-inspired graphics. Currently available in three patterns, the 64-in.-long by 10-in.-wide mats, resembling snow boards in shape, accommodate a variety of bicycle sizes. For more how to’s and product tips visit our Pinterest board on indoor bicycle storage.
SketchDecks Graphic-Printed Bike Mat, $14.99 (including shipping and handling)