How to fold a tire with out damaging the bead. (This can also be done to Gates Belts)

Step 1 : Hold the tire like a steering wheel.

Step 2 : Pull the sides together.

Step 3 : Pull the bottom loop up to the center

Step 4 : Let the sides cross.

Step 5 : Reach under and pull the top around.

Step 6 : Be gentle!

Step 7 : Work it into a circle.

Step 8 : Finished!

Use tape or string to tie the tire.
Do it in three places.
The tire can stay like this for years and not be damaged