Reshape Your Bike for Your Space

If a bike just won't fit inside, try changing the bike. Folding bikes are designed to conveniently fit on trains and buses -- or in a small apartment. They range from a classic $250 commuter bike to a touring bike that packs into a suitcase. A folding bike may also solve the problem of carrying a heavy, awkward bike up several flights of stairs. But if weight is the only issue, check local classified ads for a light used bike that can be carried up the stairs.

With a perfect spot at home for the perfect bike, there is no excuse to not get on the bike, get some energy-efficient exercise and reduce your carbon footprint.