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How to Build a Mobile Bicycle Rack (For Kids)

Need a place to store your children’s bicycles, without having to put holes or hooks into the wall? Watch this video and read our guide to building an easy DIY kids bike rack.

This creative storage solution for small bikes is perfect for a multipurpose garage and is easy to roll out of the way and clean up once tires go through the mud.

Bike Rack Plans

Scroll and click through to view the plans for this project.

Cut List

Small-Medium Bike Rack

  • 2 x 4 Base Front and Back – 2 @ 57”
  • 2 x 4 Base Dividers – 2 @ 10”
  • 2 x 4 Base Ends – 2 @ 28 ½”
  • 2 x 4 Vertical Sides – 2 @ 48”
  • 2 x 4 Angled Supports – 2 @ 39”
  • 2 x 4 Back Top and Bottom – 2 @ 60”
  • 2 x 4 Back Slots – 8 @ 33”

Medium to Large Bike Rack

  • 2 x 4 Base Front and Back – 2 @ 57”
  • 2 x 4 Base Dividers – 5 @ 10”
  • 2 x 4 Base Ends – 2 @ 32”
  • 2 x 4 Vertical Sides – 2 @ 64”
  • 2 x 4 Angles Supports – 2 @ 44 ½”
  • 2 x 4 Back Top and Bottom– 2 @ 60”
  • 2 x 4 Back Slots– 8 @ 33”

Steps for Building a DIY Kids Bike Rack

Once you choose your preferred size, follow these steps to build the bike rack:

1. Cut the Parts to Size

Using one of our cut lists, cut all the 2 x 4 parts to size—except the angled supports—using a miter saw.

2. Mark the Pieces

  • Mark the location and spacing of the boards on the horizontal base and back pieces.
  • Transfer the lines to the inside face of each board.
  • Predrill two holes at each connection point.

3. Assemble the Base

  • Layout the pieces of the base so that the ends run long beyond the back of the base.
  • Assemble the parts with glue and screws.
  • If using the cut list for larger bikes, but you want the rack to work for small bikes as well, install extra dividers into the base to “pinch” the back tire of the small bikes, and a back rail for front tire to rest on, since the tire won’t reach the taller slots.

4. Assemble the Back

  • Layout the parts of the back wall so that the ends run long beyond the bottom board of the assembly.
  • Connect the pieces with glue and screws.

5. Attach the Base to the Back

Now connect the assembled base to the assembled back.

6. Add the Angled Supports

  • Miter one end of each Angled Side Board to 50-degrees.
  • Position an angled support along one side, with the miter cut against the back wall.
  • Slide the miter along the back until the front edge aligns with the front edge of the base.
  • Mark the front edge and underside of the base onto the board, and then cut both boards with a miter saw.
  • Attach the angled supports to the back wall and base with glue and screws.

7. Mount the Caster Wheels

  • Attach two-inch locking casters to the underside of each corner of the base.
  • Flip the bike rack upright.

8. Insert the Bikes

To insert a bike, set the back tire onto the base, and slide the front tire into one of the slots.


What You’ll Need

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