Valet Bike Parking
Wouldn’t it be great to be able to use your bicycle more often for transportation, not just recreation?
It’s a lot more convenient and it’s often faster plus cheaper and easier than parking your car. But you may have concerns about leaving your precious bike vulnerable to thieves or vandals while you attend a nighttime event at the Waterfront or shop at the local Farmer’s Market.
Valet Bike Parking is like a coat check for bicycles, strollers, skateboards, scooters or anything human powered.
As our slogan says, “Avoid the fuss; leave your bike with us!” It’s a great way to enjoy an event and know your bike is being watched by a conscientious attendant. You can always leave your helmet, lock, and panniers with your bike. At the Farmers Market, you can even return to your bike and drop off your rutabagas or rhubarb in your baskets or trailers, just check in with the attendant in charge before entering the secure area.
Last but not least...
Valet Bike Parking is Free!
Volunteer for Valet Bike Parking
Valet Bike Parking would not be possible without the help of our friendly, eager and enthusiastic volunteer force. And volunteering for Valet Bike Parking counts for City Market Member Worker hours!
We offer volunteers who work a minimum of four hours at one of our many Burlington Waterfront events a free pass to attend that night’s performance. The sponsors really appreciate your effort and are happy to let our volunteers enjoy the show for free. If you sign up for a shift when the show is on, you can go in and watch the show as long as you are back in lots of time to deal with the rush at the end as the concert-goers pick up their bikes. Don’t hesitate to sign up early—these coveted opportunities go fast!
Bring Valet Bike Parking to Your Event
Your group or organization can easily hire Valet Bicycle Parking for your event in the Burlington area. Our rates are quite reasonable, and attendees at your event will appreciate the red-carpet service!
Here's just one example of how Valet Bike Parking makes events better...
Every year, the South End Arts and Business Association hire Valet Bicycle Parking for Art Hop to give a safe place to park their bikes to enjoy the art and music while helping to avoid the chaos of bikes tied to every pillar and post. We provide the expertise and volunteers to keep the event neat and tidy and the bikes safe and secure.
Valet Bike Parking Testimonials
Don't take it from us that Valet Bike Parking is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Below is what some of our satisfied customers have to say about getting the red carpet treatment when they arrive by bike!
"Thank you so much Local Motion for all of your help with City events this summer! Valet Bike Parking is a wonderful program and we are so thankful for Local Motion’s dedication to helping us get people to commute on bikes to our events. The numbers parked at each event show that people really respond to being able to use that service, and your volunteers are an always cheery face at the front gate. Please pass along our gratitude for a job well done!"
- Emma of Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront