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Bike Valet

OurSquamish's Bike Valet

OurSquamish is offering reliable and secure bike parking in Squamish, valet-style! 

To encourage the use of active and sustainable transportation, our bike valet program will offer easy and secure bike parking at your event. Read how it works below, request a quote, or contact us if you have any questions.

Why hire a bike valet?

Bike valets are a great addition to your event! The presence of a bike valet at your event shows that you are well-organized, care for the environment, and contribute to making cycling safer and more accessible for your attendees.

Free and secure for attendees

Bike Valets provide peace of mind for your attendees, knowing their bike is safe and secure and can freely enjoy the event without worrying about their bike. Finding free and secure bike parking can be a barrier when deciding how to get somewhere, and knowing that a safe space is available at no cost will encourage attendees to arrive by bike. 
 

Reduces parking & traffic


Bike valets help to reduce traffic by offering a reliable alternative to a car. And there's no need for attendees to worry about traffic or finding parking as they arrive. This will help to reduce or even eliminate parking planning for your event, as well as reduce your event's carbon footprint.

Contribute to local public space programming

When you book the bike valet, you are contributing to OurSquamish's public space programming aimed at creating more inclusive and sustainable public spaces in Squamish. As a registered charity, our fees do not include taxes.

How it Works

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Determine how many bikes you will need to accommodate and when.

Our service can park up to 200 bikes with a minimum charge of 50 bikes per request. We are available year-round but expect summer to be busy, so it is best to contact us in advance!

Fill out our Request Form and receive a free quote

Our Request Form will ask for all of the information we need. If you need to make any accommodations not listed or ask us a question, please list them in the final section under "additional information"

Book us!

Once you've heard back from us, we will require a 10% deposit to save the date. We will provide you with all of the information you need for the day of your event.

It's as easy as that! 

If you have any questions that are not answered here, check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section.

Pricing

Minimum Bookings

Our pricing is based on an hourly rate and the number of bike spaces required. We will need a minimum 3-hour booking which includes 1 hour before and 1 hour after the event to set up and take down the valet. We can accommodate a minimum of 50 bikes, with the capacity for 200 bikes.

Rates

  • $80/hour for 50-100 bikes 

  • $110/hour for 100-200 bikes

When you book the Bike Valet you are contributing to a local charity. All fees go towards OurSquamish's public space programming aimed at creating more inclusive and sustainable public spaces in Squamish.

Example

You expect to need 80 bike spaces for your event that is 6 hours long.

You will be charged for: 8 hours (includes set up and take down) x $80 = $640.

 
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Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Bike Valet work?

Our team will arrive on-site one hour before the event begins to set up. We will unload and install our fencing and racks in the space provided. Event attendees who wish to use the bike valet service will be provided with a ticket in exchange for their bike. Our team members will stay on-site for the duration of the event to monitor the bikes and equipment. When attendees are ready to retrieve their bike, they will provide our team with their ticket and leave happy with their bike. Once the event is over and all bikes have been claimed, we will take down our equipment and clean up. 

Is the Bike Valet secure?

Yes! The bike valet will be monitored from start to finish from the booking by our team. We will not give a bike back to anyone who does not have a matching ticket.

What is provided with the Bike Valet?

  • Staffing and all materials related to the bike valet service

  • Secure, ticketed parking for all bicycles for your event

  • Way-finding signage to the bike valet 

Does my event team need to be involved?

Not at all! Once you have finished booking with us, we take everything from there. Our team will handle all setup and take-down for the Bike Valet, and will be there to monitor the site for the entire duration.

How much does the Bike Valet cost?

Our fees are as follows:

  • $80/hour for 50-100 bikes 

  • $110/hour for 100-200 bikes


Because OurSquamish is a registered charity, there are no additional taxes on top of this pricing.

Our pricing is based on an hourly rate and the number of bike spaces required. We will require a minimum 3-hour booking which includes 1 hour before and 1 hour after the event to set up and take down the valet.

For example:

You expect to need 80 bike spaces for your event that is 6 hours long.

You will be charged for: 8 hours (includes set up and take down) x $80 = $640.

Do my event attendees need to pay for the Bike Valet?

The Bike Valet is free for all event attendees of your event. We believe that reducing the barriers to cycling (finding secure bike parking for free) will encourage more people to choose to bike to your event.

How are the bikes stored?

The bikes will be parked on our custom-designed racks that allow bikes to hang by their seat. This is a safe and simple way to store the bikes without any damage.

How much space is needed for the bike valet?

It depends on the number of bike spots you book, but each bike requires approximately 20ft². 

For example, if you were to book capacity for 100 bikes, we will need 2000ft² of space. 

Can you help with site-planning?

Yes! We would be happy to help plan the best spot for the Bike Valet at your event once you have filled out our Request Form. Please let us know in the comments of our request form that you will need site planning.

How early should I book the Bike Valet?

The earlier you book us, the better! Expect the summer months and weekends to be busy, so it's best to reach out to us as early as possible. 

Is the Bike Valet available year-round?

We sure are! Rain or shine, any time of the year.

Can you be booked for a multi-day event?

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Can you be booked for more than one event per day?

Possibly! We only have the capacity to run one Bike Valet at a time, so it depends on the location and length of time for individual events.

What if there are bikes unclaimed at the end of the day?

In the event there are leftover bikes, the bike will be safely stored with us until it can be claimed. A charge of $20/day will be applied to the bike's owner.

I have a question not listed here. How do I reach you?

You can reach out to us by filling out our Request Form. Even if you don't have all of the details for your upcoming event just yet, you can write out your questions in the comment section and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Bike Valet work?

Our team will arrive on-site one hour before the event begins to set up. We will unload and install our fencing and racks in the space provided. Event attendees who wish to use the bike valet service will be provided with a ticket in exchange for their bike. Our team members will stay on-site for the duration of the event to monitor the bikes and equipment. When attendees are ready to retrieve their bike, they will provide our team with their ticket and leave happy with their bike. Once the event is over and all bikes have been claimed, we will take down our equipment and clean up. 

Is the Bike Valet secure?

Yes! The bike valet will be monitored from start to finish from the booking by our team. We will not give a bike back to anyone who does not have a matching ticket.

What is provided with the Bike Valet?

  • Staffing and all materials related to the bike valet service

  • Secure, ticketed parking for all bicycles for your event

  • Way-finding signage to the bike valet 

Does my event team need to be involved?

Not at all! Once you have finished booking with us, we take everything from there. Our team will handle all setup and take-down for the Bike Valet, and will be there to monitor the site for the entire duration.

How much does the Bike Valet cost?

Our fees are as follows:

  • $80/hour for 50-100 bikes 

  • $110/hour for 100-200 bikes


Because OurSquamish is a registered charity, there are no additional taxes on top of this pricing.

Our pricing is based on an hourly rate and the number of bike spaces required. We will require a minimum 3-hour booking which includes 1 hour before and 1 hour after the event to set up and take down the valet.

For example:

You expect to need 80 bike spaces for your event that is 6 hours long.

You will be charged for: 8 hours (includes set up and take down) x $80 = $640.

Do my event attendees need to pay for the Bike Valet?

The Bike Valet is free for all event attendees of your event. We believe that reducing the barriers to cycling (finding secure bike parking for free) will encourage more people to choose to bike to your event.

How are the bikes stored?

The bikes will be parked on our custom-designed racks that allow bikes to hang by their seat. This is a safe and simple way to store the bikes without any damage.

How much space is needed for the bike valet?

It depends on the number of bike spots you book, but each bike requires approximately 20ft². 

For example, if you were to book capacity for 100 bikes, we will need 2000ft² of space. 

Can you help with site-planning?

Yes! We would be happy to help plan the best spot for the Bike Valet at your event once you have filled out our Request Form. Please let us know in the comments of our request form that you will need site planning.

How early should I book the Bike Valet?

The earlier you book us, the better! Expect the summer months and weekends to be busy, so it's best to reach out to us as early as possible. 

Is the Bike Valet available year-round?

We sure are! Rain or shine, any time of the year.

Can you be booked for a multi-day event?

Text here.

Can you be booked for more than one event per day?

Possibly! We only have the capacity to run one Bike Valet at a time, so it depends on the location and length of time for individual events.

What if there are bikes unclaimed at the end of the day?

In the event there are leftover bikes, the bike will be safely stored with us until it can be claimed. A charge of $20/day will be applied to the bike's owner.

I have a question not listed here. How do I reach you?

You can reach out to us by filling out our Request Form. Even if you don't have all of the details for your upcoming event just yet, you can write out your questions in the comment section and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does the Bike Valet work?

Our team will arrive on-site one hour before the event begins to set up. We will unload and install our fencing and racks in the space provided. Event attendees who wish to use the bike valet service will be provided with a ticket in exchange for their bike. Our team members will stay on-site for the duration of the event to monitor the bikes and equipment. When attendees are ready to retrieve their bike, they will provide our team with their ticket and leave happy with their bike. Once the event is over and all bikes have been claimed, we will take down our equipment and clean up. 

Is the Bike Valet secure?

Yes! The bike valet will be monitored from start to finish by our team. We will not give a bike back to anyone who does not have a matching ticket.

What is provided with the Bike Valet?

  • Staffing and all materials related to the bike valet service

  • Secure, ticketed parking for all bicycles for your event

  • Way-finding signage to the bike valet 

Does my event team need to be involved?

Not at all! Once you have finished booking with us, we take everything from there. Our team will handle all setup and take-down for the Bike Valet, and will be there to monitor the site for the entire duration.

How much does the Bike Valet cost?

Our fees are as follows:

  • $80/hour for 50-100 bikes 

  • $110/hour for 100-200 bikes


Because OurSquamish is a registered charity, there are no additional taxes on top of this pricing.

Our pricing is based on an hourly rate and the number of bike spaces required. We will require a minimum 3-hour booking which includes 1 hour before and 1 hour after the event to set up and take down the valet.

For example:

You expect to need 80 bike spaces for your event that is 6 hours long.

You will be charged for: 8 hours (includes set up and take down) x $80 = $640.

Do my event attendees need to pay for the Bike Valet?

The Bike Valet is free for all event attendees of your event. We believe that reducing the barriers to cycling (finding secure bike parking for free) will encourage more people to choose to bike to your event.

How are the bikes stored?

The bikes will be parked on our custom-designed racks that allow bikes to hang by their seat. This is a safe and simple way to store the bikes without any damage.

How much space is needed for the bike valet?

It depends on the number of bike spots you book, but each bike requires approximately 20ft². 

For example, if you were to book capacity for 100 bikes, we will need 2000ft² of space. 

Can you help with site-planning?

Yes! We would be happy to help plan the best spot for the Bike Valet at your event once you have filled out our Request Form. Please let us know in the comments of our request form that you will need site planning.

How early should I book the Bike Valet?

The earlier you book us, the better! Expect the summer months and weekends to be busy, so it's best to reach out to us as early as possible. 

Is the Bike Valet available year-round?

We sure are! Rain or shine, any time of the year.

Can you be booked for a multi-day event?

Yes, we can be booked for a multi-day event. When filling out our request form, please specify all dates the Bike Valet is needed.

Can you be booked for more than one event per day?

Possibly! We only have the capacity to run one Bike Valet at a time, so it depends on the location and length of time for individual events.

What if there are bikes unclaimed at the end of the day?

In the event there are leftover bikes, the bike will be safely stored with us until it can be claimed. A charge of $20/day will be applied to the bike's owner. Bikes can be picked up the next day at a designated time arranged by emailing oursquamish@gmail.ca.

I have a question not listed here. How do I reach you?

You can reach out to us by filling out our Request Form. Even if you don't have all of the details for your upcoming event just yet, you can write out your questions in the comment section and we will get back to you as soon as possible.