Bicycle Valet Kingston - a social enterprise of Cycle Kingston
Bicycle Valet Kingston (BVK) is a not-for-profit service that hires, on a temporary bases, individuals who are in need of employment to help provide a safe and secure bike parking service for festivals and other events. BVK encourages patrons of events to use active transportation; thereby helping to reduce the need for automobile parking and congestion, AND reducing the amount of greenhouse gases put into our environment! Events that use BVK service shows the community that they want to encourage green choices.
Our team of paid staff and volunteers sets up the parking, and supervises the bicycles parked during the open hours of your event. We greet guests and check-in their bicycles, just like you would check a coat. The guest receives a "claim stub" that's used to pick up their bicycle when they are leaving the event. With BVK, cyclists are free to enjoy the event knowing that their bicycle is parked in a secure area, supervised by our staff. AND, this is a free service to the rider!
Bicycle Valet Kingston's team of dedicated volunteers and staff can customize the service to best fit the event organizer's needs. We supply the bike racks, signage at the site, and other equipment needed for the parking. Kingston locals will recognize our logo; they have repeatedly communicated that they are happy to see our friendly faces securely park their bicycles again and again.
If you have an event, we'd like to be there! Rates are based on the length of time of the event, number of days, number of predicted bicycles, and whether your organization is a non-profit or for-profit business. Download 2023 fee schedule. We are happy to talk with you and provide a cost quote.
Where Bicycle Valet Kingston has and will be in 2023 ... Check back for more places to park your bike!
Skeleton Park Arts Festival - June 24th (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and 25th (10 a.m. to 6 p.m.) This is a grassroots music and arts festival with big name musicians and cool arts folks! Location is at McBurney Park (A.K.A. Skeleton Park). For more info about SPAF, check out their website.
Artsfest Kingston - July 1st through 3rd (10 a.m. until 6 p.m.) They're back! Kingston Artfest is an annual arts show and sale held in City Park that celebrates Canadian artists. 150 local and visiting artists, including Indigenous arts, plus children's art activities, poetry readings, and more! Check out the Arstfest website – click here.
Other places where we were last year, 2022 ...
Kingston Fall Fair - Sept 15th (3 p.m. to 8 p.m.), 16th & 17th (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.) and 18th (9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
The Kingston & District Agricultural Society is putting on their 190th Kingston Fall Fair at the Memorial Centre (303 York St.). The weekend is full of rides, contests, food and more! Check out their website - click here Thanks to the City of Kingston and Wieser Electric, we're able to provide our services all weekend long!
Third Crossing Preview - Sept 24th (10 a.m. to 3 p.m.)
The City of Kingston presents the Third Crossing Preview, an event to explore the new Waaban Crossing. BVK will be on the west side of the bridge ready to park your bikes so you can walk the bridge! More info on their website - click here