Bike Parking

We're improving bike parking across the City.

Downtown Victoria Bike Valet

The free bike valet is now open! This coat check-style service provides a convenient and secure parking option for people riding and rolling. Building on its success in 2022, the valet is back for 2023 and operating seven days a week until December 23 with expanded operating hours during summer months, including on Friday and Saturday nights.

The free bike valet accommodates all active transportation devices including adaptive bikes, cargo bikes, bike trailers, jogging strollers and other personal mobility devices. 

Spring Hours (March 17- April 30):

Monday to Thursday 7:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday 7:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

See the results of the 2022 pilot season here:

NEW! Borrow a Bike Lock

Five community centres in Victoria now have bicycle locks available to borrow while visiting the facility. Check in with front desk staff at these locations if you're looking to securely park your bike. Remember: cable locks don't cut it. U-locks locked to the bottom of the rack are the safest way to secure your bike.

Would you like to have high quality U-locks available for visitors to your business?

Fill out this short application form to apply to be a Borrow a Bike Lock business partner as we expand the program across the City.

Participation in the program is free. High quality U-locks and all materials are provided by the City of Victoria. Program details and requirements will be confirmed with approved businesses. 

Click to open PDF of map. [PDF - 239 KB]

Register your bike with Project 529 Garage


Register your bike for free with the Victoria Police Department's official bike registration system, the 529 Garage. If your bike is stolen, you can easily report it to the VicPD and if found, they can return it to you. Remember to file an official report with VicPD so you receive a case number.

Help deter bike theft by purchasing a 529 shield from a local bike shop or get one free along with easy registration at the downtown Victoria Bike Valet.

Where you can purchase a 529 shield in the City:

  1. Bicycleitis- 1623 Bay Street
  2. Cit-E Cycles- 1006 Hillside Avenue
  3. Dockside Physio Therapy- 399 Tyee Road
  4. Fort Street Cycle- 1025 Fort Street
  5. North Park Bike Store- 1883 Cook Street
  6. Pit Stop Bikes- 1014 Cook Street
  7. The Pedaler- 321 Belleville Street
  8. Victoria Electric Bikes- 2039 Oak Bay Avenue
  9. Bishop’s- 730 Pandora Avenue
  10. Fairfield Bicycle Shop- 390 Moss Street
  11. Giant Victoria- 631 Yates Street
  12. Ride the Glide- 1208 Wharf Street

Request a Public Bike Rack

Request a bike rack as a member of the public or as a business.

The City fabricates a simple, secure, ‘inverted U’ style bicycle rack which accommodates parking for two bicycles at a time. These racks may be installed in a series to create additional parking. We do not sell City bike racks to private property owners.

Considerations for evaluating requests include:

  • Supply of existing bike racks nearby
  • Current and anticipated demand for bicycle parking
  • Maintaining accessibility, safety and enjoyment of public space
  • Surface condition, utility conflicts and locations of other street furnishings 

We will also consider requests for public bicycle corrals or shelters in high-demand areas. Email with your ideas and let us know if have you spoken to your neighbours about their parking needs.

Bike Locking Techniques and Tips

Cable locks can be easily and quickly cut-through. U-locks and other high-quality locks are harder to cut through. 

Locking your bike frame to the bottom half of the bike rack makes it harder to steal. More locks means more protection for your ride.

Other tips:

  • If you can avoid it, do not leave your bike outside overnight.
  • Replace quick-release seats or wheel attachments with bolts - ask ask your local bike shop to change them.
  • Lock to a bike rack, not a sign post or tree. A bike rack ensures your bike is locked sturdily to the ground.
  • Remove bags, lights, helmets and anything else that is easily removable while it’s parked.
  • Find a rack that is highly visible with lots of foot traffic.
  • For more tips and a helpful video on protecting your bike from theft, visit Hub Cycling 

School Bike Shelters

In partnership with SD61, we have added covered bike parking at elementary schools in Victoria, including Sundance-Bank, Margaret Jenkins, Oaklands, Quadra, Sir James Douglas and James Bay Community School.


All five City Parkades offer free, covered bicycle parking. The bike parking in the Bastion Square Parkade (575 Yates Street) will be upgraded in summer 2023.

Other Information

The City's Bicycle Parking Strategy [PDF], adopted in 2011.

For information on trip enhancement facilities across the Capital Region, view the CRD Regional Pedestrian and Cycling Master Plan