Bicycle Valet Services:
The benefits to any event is enormous, especially for the organizers. Below are some of the benefits that every organizer should be aware off. Comox Valley CC parks over 1200 bicycles at the Fillberg Festival every year. Imagine how many car parking spots that saves the organizers.
Benefits to Event Organizers
- Increased attendance when the Bike Valet Services is promoted in the event advertising. The Bike Valet Services is anticipated and appreciated by non-motorized transportation users who often plan their attendance around the bike valet and secure parking availability.
- The Bike Valet Services is a turnkey operation by the Greater Nanaimo Cycling Coalition, a non-profit organization in Nanaimo. Just book the Bike Valet and all the work (setup, operation and take down) is done by Bike Valet Services.
- Reduces event staff needed to direct traffic. Reduced traffic congestion.
- Free Promotion of our event to the Nanaimo Cycling Community, GNCC members and other groups (1400+)
- Free cross-promotion to all of our events. We let the public know we'll be at YOUR event via our monthly E-newsletter and posts on Facebook, Twitter and on-site at other events.
- Convenient & free parking at the gate of your event. Attendees will not have to walk from a far off parking.
- Organizers receive an After Event Report with relevant information such as number of cycles parked, comments, input etc.
- Reduce bottlenecks & congestion on paths in the event area by giving security workers a location to direct cyclists, long boarders, parents with strollers, etc.
- Further reduce parking pressure by encouraging your staff/volunteers to cycle. Unclaimed bikes can be delivered to the worker/volunteer if they are not able to pick it up before the Bike Valet Services closing time.
Benefits to Attendees
- Offers a safe, secure, free and tidy place for bikes and accessories to be left.
- Accepts all electric assisted or human powered transportation as well as bicycles. Trailers, skates, jogging strollers, etc. are all welcome.
- Encourages immense health benefits from cycling, walking.
- Provides cycle repair supplies for minor repairs.
Benefits to Nanaimo
- Builds Nanaimo as a more bike friendly city.
- Creates a "greener" city and reduces our carbon foot print.
- Increases health and reduces stress.
- Greater sociability, greater communication
- Reduced vehicle pollution and traffic congestion.
- Less wear and tear on our streets
- Increased volunteerism
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