Bike racks to lock your bike are available throughout Victoria. Improved bike parking options include the free Downtown Bike Valet, participating Borrow a Bike Lock locations and all City parkades which offer free, covered bike parking.
Downtown Victoria Bike Valet
This coat-check style service provides a convenient and secure parking option for people riding and rolling and is located on Pandora Avenue between Government and Douglas Street at Centennial Square.
The free bike valet accommodates all active transportation devices including adaptive bikes, cargo bikes, bike trailers, jogging strollers and other personal mobility devices.
Please note, bikes cannot be left overnight. After operating hours, leftover bikes are left at the owner’s risk, are subject to a $20 retrieval fee and will be impounded with the Victoria Police Department.
Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Saturday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Borrow a Bike Lock
High-quality u-locks are available to borrow at nearly 25 locations across Victoria. Check in with staff to borrow a lock for free while you visit.
Remember: Cable locks don’t cut it. U-locks locked to the bottom of the rack are the safest way to secure your bike.
Join the Program
If you would like to have u-locks available for visitors to your business, apply to be a Borrow a Bike Lock partner. Participation in the program is free. U-locks and all materials are provided by the City. Program details and requirements will be confirmed with approved businesses.
Register Your Bike
If your bike is stolen, report it to VicPD to get a case number and alert the community through the 529 Garage app.
Help deter bike theft by purchasing a 529 Garage shield. These are available at any local bike shop in the City of Victoria. You can also get one for free with easy registration at the Downtown Victoria Bike Valet.
Request a Public Bike Rack
The City makes and installs simple, secure, inverted U-style bicycle racks that can accommodate two bikes at a time. They can also be installed in series to create additional parking. The City does not sell bike racks to private property owners.
The City also considers requests for public bicycle corrals or shelters in high-demand areas. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your ideas and let us know if have you spoken to your neighbours about their parking needs.
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Bike Shelters at Schools
In partnership with School District 61, covered bike parking is available at schools in Victoria, including:
- Sundance-Bank Elementary
- Margaret Jenkins Elementary
- Oaklands Elementary
- Quadra Elementary
- Sir James Douglas Elementary
- James Bay Community School