The Bike Valet is operated on a fee for service basis. For more information regarding available dates and fee, please contact Sharon Elder, Bike Valet Coordinator, 306-978-1636 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Bike Valet adds great value to any event!
Event Organizer Benefits
- Increased attendance when the Bike Valet is promoted in the event advertising. The Bike Valet is anticipated and appreciated by non-motorized transportation users who often plan their attendance around the valet availability.
- Bike Valet graphics to use in your promotions.
- The Bike Valet is a turnkey operation. Just book the Bike Valet and all the work (setup, operation and take down) is done by Saskatoon Cycles.
- Reduces event costs for vehicle parking and staff to direct traffic. Reduced traffic congestion.
- Free promotion of your event to over 2100 Saskatoon Cycle members.
- Convenient & free parking at the gate of your event. Attendees will not have to walk from a far off parking.
- Organizers receive an After Event Report with relevant information such as number of cycles parked, comments, input etc.
- Reduce bottlenecks & congestion on paths in the event area by giving security workers a location to direct cyclists, long boarders etc. to
- Further reduce parking pressure by encouraging staff/volunteers to cycle. Unclaimed bikes can be delivered to the worker/volunteer if they are not able to pick it up before the Bike Valet closing time.
Benefits to attendees:
- Offers a safe, secure and tidy place for bikes and accessories to be left.
- Accepts all electric assisted or human powered transportation as well as bicycles. Trailers, skates, jogging strollers, etc. are all welcome.
- Encourages immense health benefits from cycling.
- Active.com actually recommends biking to a marathon as a warm up and cool down.
- Provides cycle repair supplies for minor repairs.
Benefits to Saskatoon:
- Builds Saskatoon as a bike friendly city.
- Creates a “greener” city and reduces our carbon foot print.
- Increases health and reduces stress.
- Greater sociability, greater communication
- Less wear and tear on our streets
- Reduced vehicle pollution and traffic congestion
- Increased volunteerism (You can volunteer to work the Bike Valet)
in 2012, the Bike Valet was at 18 events with over 5000 non-motorized items parked. This is a major fund raiser for Saskatoon Cycles and is operated by volunteers. The Bike Valet is part of Saskatoon Cycles effort to promote active transportation safety, awareness and road sharing courtesy. The stake holder, in all ways, is the community.
We are deeply appreciative of our major sponsors!