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May 25 2022
Why Bicycle Valet Is the Way to Go This Summer

 

Events are back in full swing this summer, which means Mobi by Shaw Go is partnering with The Bicycle Valet once more to make your bike share experience a breeze. When it comes to starting or ending your trip at some of Vancouver’s busiest events you can visit The Bicycle Valet and our staff will be happy to end your ride for you.

Powered by BEST and Translink, The Bicycle Valet will be designating space to accommodate Mobi bike share members to conveniently park their bikes at temporary valet locations the events listed below.

What is The Bicycle Valet?

It’s as straightforward as it sounds. The Bicycle Valet is a valet system - but for bikes! It’s a free and convenient way to safely park your bike at temporary valet stations available onsite at local events taking place this summer.

This eco-conscious program was set in motion by Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST) to promote accessibility by providing security for bikes (and accessories) as well as making sustainable transportation methods an easier option for planning your trips within the city.

How The Bicycle Valet Works

The system works just like coat check - roll in your bike to the Valet and we’ll take care of the rest. For personal bikes you’ll be handed a claim ticket for when you later pick up your bike - for Mobi bikes, a Mobi staff member or volunteer will happily end (or start) your trip for you.

Check our events calendar and redeem a free 24 Hour Pass* with the code "rideandshine" and ride for free on event days that Mobi by Shaw Go is partnered with The Bicycle Valet. Ride over, hop off, and enjoy the event!

No Mobi bike available at the Valet to start your trip? No problem. Check out our Mobi by Shaw Go app or our website to locate the nearest station to you. A Mobi station is always nearby!

*Please note that this promo code is only active on these event days.

Summer 2022 Events

End your Mobi by Shaw Go ride with the Bike Valet at the below events. Exact locations of The Bike Valet will be announced on our social media so be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Greek Day
Sunday, June 26th
Location: West Broadway, from Macdonald to Blenheim

Greek Day on Broadway is the largest one-day Greek festival in Vancouver and the grand finale event in a month-long Greek Heritage Festival. A five-block stretch on West Broadway, from Macdonald to Blenheim, measuring almost one kilometre is closed off to traffic to make room for a world of delicious Greek food and drink, market vendors, entertainment and live music offering a laid back, yet lively Greek atmosphere.

TD International Jazz Festival
Sat & Sun, June 25 & 26, July 2 & 3
Location: TBD

The TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival’s long history of presenting local, national, and international artists has evolved since its founding in 1986. Ride over to support Vancouver’s vibrant celebration of sound at the International Jazz Festival with their remarkable programming and line-up of artists!

Canada Day
Friday, July 1st
Location: Canada Place

Canada Day at Canada Place returns with concerts, live entertainment and family friendly activities by the waterfront all day. This year the event returns with in-person celebrations and is now named Canada Together. Activities are organised with local Indigenous communities and the theme is “Weaving together the fabric of a nation” this year. *There are no fireworks this year.

Khatsahlano Street Party
Saturday, July 9th
Location: West 4th Avenue

The West 4th Avenue Khatsahlano Street Party is Vancouver’s largest free Music + Arts Festival! Created with love in 2011 by the members of the Kitsilano West 4th Avenue Business Association, Khatsahlano, features multiple stages showcasing more than 50 of Vancouver’s top musical performers as well as the eclectic work of local artisans and street performers. This 10-block street fair, spanning from Burrard to MacDonald Street also features a wide variety of food options, bustling patios, giveaways, special activities, and licensed beer gardens!

Powell Street Festival
Saturday, July 30th
Location: Oppenheimer Park

Powell Street Festival is one of the largest and the longest-running community arts festivals in Canada,  located in Vancouver’s historic Japanese Canadian neighbourhood, Paueru Gai – today known as the Downtown Eastside. Celebrate with a weekend of exciting programming, musical and theatrical performances, a bustling marketplace, and your favourite festival foods.

Pride Vancouver
Sunday, July 31st
Location: Downtown Vancouver, West End

Through sparkling sun or sprinkling rain, the Vancouver Pride Parade and Festival paints the city with rainbow hues. This free and inclusive festival reflects the spirit of the LGBTQ2+ community and reminds us that Pride is for everyone. Pride's diverse events are united by the critical message that individual uniqueness should be celebrated.

Car Free Day West End
Saturday, August 20th
Location: TBD

Car Free Days are volunteer-run festivals where specific streets are closed for the day for live music, street entertainers, artisan markets and kids’ activities. What more could you ask for? Celebrate your Saturday at one of Vancouver’s busiest festivals with an amazing selection of food vendors, live music performances and even dancing!

Car Free Day Main Street
Saturday, August 27th
Location: TBD

Car Free Days are volunteer-run festivals where specific streets are closed for the day for live music, street entertainers, artisan markets and kids’ activities. What more could you ask for? Celebrate your Saturday at one of Vancouver’s busiest festivals with an amazing selection of food vendors, live music performances and even dancing!

Car Free Day Commercial
Sunday, September 10th
Location: Commercial Drive

Running since 2005, the Commercial Drive event is Vancouver’s original Car Free Day festival. It’s also an environmentally responsible festival. Not only do its organisers encourage people to go car free for the day, but in recent years they’ve managed to divert over 65% of the event’s garbage in their efforts toward becoming a zero-waste event. These folks are serious about being green!


Italian Day in the Park
Date: August 28th
Location: Grandview Park

Italian Day is a vibrant cultural street festival celebrating Italian culture, heritage and community. The event includes over 120 street participants, including partners, vendors, community organisations – and an estimated 300,000 attendees of all ages and cultures.