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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FUSE at the Vancouver Art Gallery – Friday, June 30th 2017

The Bicycle Valet opens at 7:00pm

The event starts at 8:00pm

Pro tips: In case you bring a jacket or hat that you don’t want to carry around, you can leave them on your bike in the valet, so you’re ready to go when you leave the event. 

How to get to us at the Vancouver Art Gallery:  We’ll be located near the main entrance on Hornby Street!

Check out this map on the best way to find us:

ROUTE #1: Head up Hornby Street and after crossing Robson Street, you will see the Vancouver Art Gallery on your right side. We’ll be on the grassy field right next to the main entrance!

ROUTE #2: Head down Hornby Street and you’ll see the Vancouver Art Gallery on your left. We’ll be on the grassy field right next to the main entrance!

Coming from Downtown: Take ROUTE #1 or ROUTE #2.

Coming from Strathcona: Take ROUTE #2.

Coming from Mount Pleasant: Take ROUTE #1 or ROUTE #2.

Remember you can also pick up a City of Vancouver bike route map at the Valet!

CANADA DAY! – Saturday, July 1st 2017

The Bicycle Valet will be at these 8 locations for Canada Day:

  • Granville Island – Tennis Courts
  • Granville Island – Ocean Concrete
  • Granville Island – Summer Location
  • Canada Day in Whistler
  • Canada Day in Surrey
  • Steveston Salmon Festival
  • YVR Food Fest
  • Canada Day at Canada Place

Please see below for more information on each location:

The Bicycle Valet at Granville Island – Tennis Courts opens at 9:00am

The Bicycle Valet at Granville Island – Ocean Concrete opens at 9:00am

The Bicycle Valet at Granville Island – Summer Location opens at 10:00am

 

Pro tips: It’s going to be a long day celebrating so don’t hesitate to take a bag that you leave with your bike. It’s also going to be pretty crowded so be prepared to walk your bike to the valet. We can register your bike with Project 529, but we will do it only at the tennis court. If you have a trailer bike, you should head to the Ocean Concrete location.

Check out this map below on how to find us at each of the THREE locations at Granville Island:

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ROUTE #1: Follow the Seawall to reach Burrard Street. Cross Burrard Bridge, then turn left on W 1st Ave to reach the seawall again. Head East until you  reach Granville Island. The you can decide to follow old bridge street to go to our summer location or to our Ocean Concrete location or you can turn right on Cartwright Street to reach our location on the Tennis Court.

ROUTE #2: Head East on the seawall until you reach Granville Island then continue on ROUTE 1#. 

ROUTE #3: Head West on 10th until you reach Ontario Street where you should turn right. Keep following the road until the seawall and head West. Follow the Seawall until you get to Granville Island. Then continue on ROUTE #1. 

From Downtown and West End: Take ROUTE #1.

From Kits: Follow ROUTE #2.

From Mount Pleasant: Follow ROUTE #3.

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The Bicycle Valet at Whistler opens at 1:00pm

 

Pro tips: In case you bring a jacket or hat that you don’t want to carry around, you can leave them on your bike in the valet, so you’re ready to go when you leave the event. 

How to get to us at Whistler:  We’ll be located near Dusty’s Bar & BBQ!

Check out this map on where to find us at Canada Day at Whistler: 

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The Bicycle Valet at Surrey opens at 10:00am

 

Pro tips: In case you bring a jacket or hat that you don’t want to carry around, you can leave them on your bike in the valet, so you’re ready to go when you leave the event. 

How to get to us at Canada Day in Surrey:  We’ll be located at the corner of 176th Street and 64th Avenue.

Check out this map on how to find us at Canada Day in Surrey:

ROUTE #1: Head South/East on Fraser Street until you reach highway 15 (176th Street). Follow the road until you reach 64 Avenue. The Bicycle Valet will be just at the corner of the street and the avenue.

ROUTE #2: Head North on George Blvd until you reach 64 Ave. Head East on the Avenue and follow the road until 176th Street. We will be at the corner of the avenue and the street.

From King George Skytrain Station: Take ROUTE #1.

From Newton: Follow ROUTE #2.

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The Bicycle Valet at Steveston Salmon Festival opens at 8:00am

 

Pro tips: In case you bring a jacket or hat that you don’t want to carry around, you can leave them on your bike in the valet, so you’re ready to go when you leave the event. 

How to get to us at the Steveston Salmon Festival:  We’ll be located next to Steveston Community Police right off the corner of Moncton Street and Bayview Street.

Check out this map on how to get to us at the Steveston Salmon Festival:

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Click here for more information on our location for YVR Food Fest

Click here for more information on our location for Canada Day at Canada Place