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”.
“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!
The Bicycle Valet had a great first month in March, with volunteers enjoying themselves at the Modo Spring Run-Off, Whitecaps games, and the FIFA Men’s Qualifier match between Canada and Mexico! Wondering where we’ll be next?
Wanting to get involved? We have a Volunteer Training Session coming up on April 19th at 6pm at Granville Island. We’ll have a quick fun training set, and then head to the nearby pub for a beer/ beverage of choice! Get in touch with Sinéad Stinson at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The Bicycle Valet announces new logo design
The Bicycle Valet is very excited to announce that we have a new logo! Designed by the wonderful Kailani Sutton, this new logo moves past simply explaining what we do, and emphasizes that we do indeed offer a secure place to keep your cherished bicycle (skateboard/ stroller/ paddle board/ longboard/ push scooter/ kayak … anything active transportation!).
We’ve safely parked 125,345 bikes since 2006, never having lost one – we really are the safest place to park your bike! So, if you see this new logo around town, don’t worry, it’s still the same amazing Bicycle Valet, with a fresh new look.