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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The Drum Is Calling – July 22nd to July 30th

The Bicycle Valet is open from 9:00AM to 11:00PM.
Events occur across nine days typically from 1:00PM to 10:00PM.

This nine-day festival will provide immersion to a diverse array of Indigenous art and culture. Along with performances, there will be hands-on workshops. This event is under Canada 150+, which responds to the topic of how to honor and acknowledge Indigenous peoples while marking Canada’s 150th anniversary.

Pro Tips:
There will be a pancake breakfast on the 22nd starting at 9AM for the first 500 people attending. Be sure to get there early if you want some pancakes!

How to Find Us:
We will be at the west corner of Larwill Park.

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Powell Street Festival – August 5th and 6th

The Bicycle Valet opens at 11:00 AM and closes at 7:30 PM both days!

The event opens both days at 11:30 AM and ends at 7:00 PM.

The 41st annual Powell St. Festival is coming up so get ready for some of Vancouver’s most amazing food and entertainment. The festival goes from August 5th to 6th and will showcase the work of  50 artists as well as food booths, calligraphy, an origami workshop, and SO MUCH MORE. Find the full schedule here so you can get the most out of this exiting weekend.

Pro Tips: Find us at location 9 on the south side of Oppenheimer Park, along Cordova Street, or at our second location on Alexander Street. Leave everything with us – including your panniers – so you can go enjoy the festivities!

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