Recent News for The Bicycle Valet

The Free Ride is over for Granville Island bike thieves, according to The Vancouver Sun:

“Thieves have had a free ride on the island for years, taking advantage of bike racks installed in low traffic areas and poor cyclist awareness. More than 150 bikes were nabbed from just two blocks of the island in the last four years, and that’s only looking at thefts that were reported to police. They were among 10,000 stolen citywide in just four-and-a-half years”.

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“The tourist hot spot and beloved haunt for many Vancouver residents has become the riskiest place to park a bike in the city, with higher theft numbers there than any other location citywide”.

Thankfully, the Bicycle Valet is here to help decrease bike theft on Granville Island. Click the link below to watch the video from The Vancouver Sun and read more!

Free ride is over for Granville Island bike thieves

Celebration of Light – July 23rd, 27th & 30th

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The Bicycle Valet opens at 6:00 PM

The show starts at 10:00 PM

We will be at Sunset Beach for one of Vancouver’s favourite summertime celebrations – the 2016 Honda Celebration of Light. The competition begins promptly over English Bay at 10:00pm rain or shine!

Pro Tips: Come extra early for a good spot for you and your bike! English Bay will be extra busy this day as people come early to set up their spots for the show. Make sure to bring lights for you and your bicycle as well so you don’t have to worry about leaving late! Super pro tip: find a spot to watch the show near the music so you get the full experience.

Find UsFind us set up between the Roller Rink and the Vancouver Aquatic Centre. Coming off the Burrard bridge into downtown, exit left onto Pacific Street, then turn almost immediately left down Thurlow towards the beach. You’ll hit Beach Ave and can follow a path that cuts from Thurlow to the beachfront. You’ll see us on your right by the Roller Rink!

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Fusion Fest – July 23rd and 24th

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The Bicycle Valet opens at 11:00 AM

Fusion Fest first show begins at 11:30 AM

The 2016 Surrey Fusion Festival at Surrey’s Holland Park is upon us with an exciting line-up of performances, including storytelling, First Nation’s hoop dancing, a Bhangra Lesson and more! The two days will be jam-packed from the first show at 11:30 AM to the last ending at 10:00 PM.

Pro Tips: Bring layers for all kinds of weather and you can leave anything extra with us at – your panniers will be safe and sound on your bicycle!

Find Us: Holland Park is conveniently located near both Surrey Central Station and King George Station, which gives you an easy holland fusionoption home if you bike and then end up staying later than expected!

Route 1: Two routes from Vancouver offer direct and scenic bike paths. Choose from either the Central Valley Greenway, or BC Parkway, depending on where you are arriving from. Translink offers a map of both routes which can be found here.  

Central Valley Greenway: This path roughly follows the Millennium Line though Burnaby, around Burnaby Lake, and then heads south toward New Westminster where you will follow sings to the Pattullo Bridge. After the bridge you will want to exit right onto 111a Ave, following it as it curves to the right and then continue onto BC Parkway which curves around left and then right where it runs alongside the King George Boulevard headed south. Follow BC Parkway or signs for University Dr and continue south just past Surrey Central. You won’t miss the park!

BC Parkway: Follows the Expo Line to New West Minister where you can either follow the beachfront Quayside path or Columbia St to Pattullo Bridge (cyclists have access to the bridge at all times regardless of the construction).  After Pattullo Bridge you will want to exit right onto 111a Ave, following it as it curves to the right and then continue onto BC Parkway which curves around left and then right where it runs alongside the King George Boulevard headed south. Follow BC Parkway or signs for University Dr and continue south just past Surrey Central. You won’t miss the park!

Route 2: Straight from South Surrey and White Rock, King George Boulevard is both direct and safe with dedicated bike lanes the whole way through. Ride parallel to King George on either 132 Street or 128 Street for less traffic.

Route 3: Coming from Langely, or south-east Surrey, the Fraser Highway is direct and cuts almost directly through to Holland Park – the last few blocks you will turn right on King George Boulevard. Two blocks after turning you will see Holland Park on your left.

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