How does it work?
When you drop off your bike with one of our volunteers, they will tag your bike and give you a claim ticket. When you are ready to go, simply give this ticket to our volunteers in exchange for your bike. Keep this ticket with you and take a photo just in case you lose it. If you can’t produce the ticket, we can’t give your bike back to you. By using our service, you agree that you will leave your bike under the constant supervision of our volunteers. In exchange, we agree that we will not give your bike away to anyone else other than you (or whoever has the matching ticket). It is the owner’s responsibility to reclaim his/her bike. All bikes that are not picked up after the aforementioned end time of our bike valet service are left on-site unattended.
Why should I use Bike Valet? I can lock my bike to a signpost or bike rack nearby, can’t I?
You are always more than welcome to lock your bike up to any structure of your choosing. The benefit of leaving your bike with us is added safety and security. Our bike valet areas are fenced off and under constant supervision by multiple volunteers. By leaving your bike with us you won’t have to worry about any unwanted attention your bike may get if you locked it up in a risky location.
Also, leaving your bike with us creates more visibility for cyclists and cycling in Regina. Using our service is a vote for active and sustainable transportation. There is strength in numbers, and the more bikes we valet, the more we can show that cycling is viable as a mode of transportation and a chosen method of travel by many Reginans.
Why are you doing this?
Sometimes, bike racks and other sturdy structures simply aren’t available where your destination is. We believe that by providing bike parking that is secure and convenient, makes cycling more attractive, and more people will choose to ride their bikes instead of driving their cars.
Where are we?
Bike Regina provides bike valet service for a variety of community events in Regina throughout the spring and summer festival season. We have valeted hundreds of bikes and helped just as many people enjoy more active and healthier ways to get to attractions around the city. In 2019, we provided our bike valet service at Bazaart, GMS Living Well, Summer Bash, Regina Folk Festival and Queen City Marathon. We are looking to expand our bike valet to many other events in the years ahead.
Bike Valet for hire!
Are you interested in having a bike valet for an event you are hosting? We can help! Our volunteers are always happy to help you make your event — big or small — more bike-friendly and sustainable. Send us an email outlining the details of your event and we will get back to you with more information and a quote.