Bike Valet is a monitored bike parking service and works like a coat check for bicycles.
You drop off your bike and accessories and we give them a numbered tag. On your way out, just return the stub and we give your bike back. The best part is that checking your bike is completey free!
Bike Valet is valued by both patrons and event holders because it satisfies a real need for safe, hassle-free parking that helps get people quickly into and out of their destination. It also comes with a friendly and knowlegdable staff who are happy to answer your questions about cycling in the city and watch your bike too!
- Interested in volunteering at Bike Valet? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about our fun orientation sessions.
Is Bike Valet right for my event?
Let's face it, there is not enough bike parking in Toronto. If you're expecting a large number of guests for an event, they will need bike parking and we can keep it organized, tidy and attractive for your guests. Cycle Toronto delivers the complete parking service – everything from equipment and site consultation to branded bike tags, wayfinding, operations, insurance and event holder support prior to and during your event. Bike Valet can be set up in parks, on-street, or on the event’s property. Bike Valet is sited in a highly visible location near the venue’s main entrance, and makes bike parking easier and more secure.
How many bikes can Bike Valet hold?
Depending on the location, you may want to assume that between 5-10% of your patrons will arrive by bike if you provide a secure place to park. A typical Bike Valet varies between 40 and 200 bikes, with room for more with additional rack rental. The size of the Bike Valet may depend on the amount of space you have available.
How much space is required for Bike Valet?
Part of our service is designing and siting a Bike Valet that will attract the most visitors. We should always be located near the main entrance(s) for high visibility. We can fit into a compact space, but ideally the Bike Valet area would be at least 20+ feet wide. The footprint for 200 bikes would be ~60'x45' or 50'x55'.
What do I get with Bike Valet?
Bike Valet is a complete turn-key service. We provide everything you need to ensure secure bike parking for your event which includes service for 30-60 minutes before and after formal programming. Bike Valet services include bike rack rental and transportation, insurance, site consultation and visits, site map, staffing, and promotion. A 50% deposit will be charged if the event holder cancels Bike Valet within 10 days of the event.