Back at Granville Island – Monday, June 26th 2017

Starting June 26th, we’re back at Granville Island!!

Very exciting news for The Bicycle Valet – we are back at our location on Granville Island seven days/week until September!! The wood carving shed at 1537 Johnston Street is where you can find us (same location as last year!), 10am to 7:30pm daily for the rest of the summer. We’ll be working with the Vancouver Police Department and Project 529 to register your bikes too!

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Your bike is always safe with The Bicycle Valet, but we aren’t everywhere you want to go (wouldn’t that be nice though?), so Project 529 will be there to help protect you the rest of the time. The VPD has purchased shields with Project 529 to put on your bike for FREE, then you download the FREE app to your phone, and you’re set! At Granville Island we’ll be helping them register your bikes (for FREE!) as you park them (for FREE!) and check out the local shops and markets.

Want to know more? Well last year, more than 10,000 bikes were parked with BEST’s The Bicycle Valet, which operated seven-days-a-week, June 11 through Labour Day. On top of that, 1,400 bikes were registered with Project 529’s modern, easy, free bicycle registration service,Project 29/Garage, operating in conjunction with The Bicycle Valet. Also, the VPD’s Bait Bike program on the Island resulted in six arrests and more than 60 new bicycle spaces were created in higher visibility spots outside the Public Market for safer bike parking. So that’s why we’re collaborating with Project 529 this summer to help end bike theft. We’ll be able to register your bike at many of our other events as well… so if you see us around town, just ask!

If you would like to be a regular volunteer at Granville Island (with perks!), contact sinead.stinson@best.bc.ca.

For directions check out the map below:

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BC Lions vs Calgary Stampeders – Friday, August 18th

The Bicycle Valet opens at 6:00pm

Kickoff is at 7:30pm

Pro tips: The weather has been relentlessly hot lately! Be sure to bring your reusable water bottle and your sunglasses.

Beat the line and arrive early!  Did you know we open an hour before the match starts?  Most people arrive right as the game starts, so if you want to roll straight in, try to arrive a little before.  

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YVR Community Day Chill Out – Saturday, August 19th

The Bicycle Valet is open at 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM

Event starts at 11:00 AM and ends at 3:00 PM.

We will be at YVR on the 19th for a day of community, fun family activities, and food: the second ever Community Day Chill Out! Enjoy the Passport Challenge and look forward to the chance of winning an exciting prize. Find the festivities at the Larry Berg Flight Path Park.

The Bicycle Valet will be on site all day so make sure to enjoy the month of summer by biking there! Your bike will be safe with us, as always, as you enjoy the event.

Pro Tips: Don’t worry about coming with a trailer bike to bring all your family to the festival – we’ll take care of it. And you can also leave your skateboard, roller blades, or anything you need with you but that you don’t want to carry around.

How to Find us: Check out the map below for directions on how to get there.

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