The SF Bicycle Coalition has become justifiably famous for our free, friendly, innovative, and convenient Valet Bike Parking service offered at public and private events.
How does it work?
Just like a coat check, people sign a claim check and give us their bike. We give them the stub. After the event, they give us the stub and we give them their bike back.
Why provide valet bicycle parking?
All major outdoor public events in San Francisco are required to provide secure bicycle parking* so you don't need to worry about your bike's safety.
Keep your event tidy
Why turn your staff into bad guys when crowd issues require you to exclude bicycles? Adding bike parking allows them to be positive and friendly when directing cyclists to the parking corral. As a bonus, most people who would have locked to poles and fences will seek out the corral instead.
More people at your event
Bike valet encourages more people to get to your event by bike -- bike valet is the secret to easy and guaranteed parking! Seven in 10 San Franciscans rode a bike last year, when you offer bike valet you help attract more people to your event by giving them a secure place to park their bike.
Complete service saves you time and money
You could run your own bike parking corral, but why bother? Our complete service means no hassles for organizers. All you need to do is mention the service in your advertising, notify your security personnel, supply us with a secure perimeter, a few police barricades and a table. We'll do the rest- including set up and take down and the running of the corral. Many event organizers have found that our service reduces cost for car lots and staff to direct traffic.
We carry $2 million in liability insurance. Our base rate is about the same as what you'd have to pay just to hire staff. Discounts are available for low-budget noncommercial events.
Hire us for your bike valet needs
Let our reputation work for you and your event
Bike valet service ensures that bicycles and their accessories will not be stolen. People appreciate the extra security of valet and our reputation is well known. Hire us and you hire an organization trusted by tens of thousands of San Franciscans.
The SF Bicycle Coalition provides valet bike parking at:AT+T Park for all SF Giants home games
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*Bike Parking is REQUIRED at certain events
To promote bicycling and reduce bicycle theft, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors adopted the Bicycle Transit Enhancement Plan in November 1998 (ord. 980564), enacting numerous reforms and benefits for bicycle transportation. Among other things, Section 2.76 was added to SF Administrative Code to authorize monitored bicycle parking at large public events, with the requirement that for all events incurring a street closure, "Monitored bicycle parking is required for events with an anticipated number of participants greater than 2000". A brief overview of the regulations are as follows:
Secured Valet Bike Parking should.... Be provided for a minimum of 1% of all expected participants; be located within a one block radius of a regular entrance to the event. All event publicity should include information on the availability and location of the Secured Valet Bike Parking in the same format, with equal amount of space, as other transportation information. All event personnel should be aware of the Secure Valet Bike Parking location AND event maps must indicate the location as well.
The "monitored bicycle parking" regulation is enforced by the SF Municipal Transportation Agency's ISCOTT committee, as a standard part of temporary street closure and event permit review; see the SFMTA's website for more information.