Valet Bicycle Parking

Update: Valet Bike Parking is currently available at all 2021 Giants home playoff games at Oracle Park. We expect high usage — please arrive early and bring a bike lock in case we reach capacity. We are not currently providing Valet Bike Parking at Chase Center.

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The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has become justifiably famous for our free, friendly, innovative and convenient Valet Bike Parking service offered at public and private events. We host bike valet at hundreds of events every year, including all San Francisco Giants home games at Oracle Park. Monitored bicycle parking is required at many San Francisco events, and we’re happy to provide the service for you.

Hire Us for Valet

Let our reputation work for you and your event. We park over 15,000 bikes at over 100 events annually. Our Valet Bicycle Parking program has had 20 years to perfect the service, and we carry $2 million in liability insurance, so you can rest easy with us on the job.

Our friendly and professional staff ensure that bicycles and their accessories will not be stolen, and we help keep your event tidy. When you offer bike valet, you help attract more people to your event by giving them a secure place to park their bike. Hire us and you hire an organization trusted by tens of thousands of San Franciscans.

Please submit a Valet request form to receive a quote for your event.

Valet Bike Parking at the Giants

The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is proud to be back offering free Valet Bicycle Parking at Oracle Park for all Giants regular season and playoff home games for the 2021 season. Pedal to the stadium, and our stellar valet staff will watch your bike for you, so you can sit back and enjoy the game. Usage of valet is increasing, so arrive early and be sure to bring a U-lock in case valet reaches capacity. Public bike racks are located along the walkway between the Marina & 2nd St. gate and King St. gate. We are open two hours before and close thirty minutes after each game. Valet is located on the south side of the ballpark by the water (on the PortWalk between the foul pole and the Health Center). Look for the double doors midway along the stadium wall under the bike parking sign.

Please note that, per Oracle Park policy, we are not able to check bags of any kind.

FAQ on Hiring Us

Why provide valet bicycle parking?

Our Valet Bike Parking service helps keep your event tidy and organized, encourages more people to attend your event, and competent and professional staff will save you time and money.

What size of events require bike parking?

Monitored bicycle parking is required for events requiring a street closure and with an anticipated number of participants greater than 2,000 (SF Administrative Code, Section 2.76). While we’re not the only bike parking solution, we pride ourselves on being the best one.

Will you help publicize my event?

Gladly. Valet Bike Parking encourages more people to get to your event by bike, and we advertise all our valet events on our in our weekly Biker Bulletin, which is sent out to over 26,000 subscribers, as well as on our Chain of Events listing and on our Facebook and Twitter pages. Between all of these platforms we have an over 50k reach. When you offer bike valet you help attract more people to your event by giving them a secure place to park their bike.

How does Valet Bike Parking help keep my event tidy?

Why turn your staff into bad guys when crowd issues require you to exclude bicycles? Adding bike parking allows them to be positive and friendly when directing cyclists to the parking corral. As a bonus, most people who would have locked to poles and fences will seek out the corral instead.

FAQ for Users

How does it work?

Just like a coat check, you sign a claim check and give us your bike. We give you the ticket stub. After the event, you return the stub and we give you your bike back.

How much does it cost me to park my bike at valet?

We are hired by event organizers to provide secure Valet Bike Parking. It’s completely free to you to park your bike!

Is it safe?

Yes. We’ve been operating Valet Bicycle Parking at events since 1994 and will keep a careful eye on your bike as long as it’s in our care. Just don’t lose your ticket!

Do I need a lock?

For all Giants games, yes. Although the lot is secure and attended at all times and a lock is not needed at Valet, we strongly recommend you bring a u-lock anyway. We may be at capacity (and you might want to stop somewhere for a snack after the game).

Can I leave my stuff with my bike?

Yes (helmets, locks and panniers only please). Because we can’t inventory your accessories, we can’t be responsible for them, but anything securely attached to your bike will be safe. However, per Oracle Park policy, we DO NOT check bags of any kind at the ballpark.

What if I can't get back in time to pick up my bike?

You must retrieve your bike by closing time, which is typically 30 minutes after the end of an event. After that time, valet will close. For Giants games, we cannot be responsible for bikes left at Oracle Park after the close of valet and we urge you to be prompt in exiting the stadium. If you are unable to pick up your bike after an event, you must contact our office at (415) 431-2453 x315.

Will there be delays checking in at Giants games?

There’s a rush just as the anthem plays at the beginning of games. We work quickly and keep the line as short as possible, though you may have to wait a little longer getting your bike back out.

Can I park my scooter, skateboard, electric bike, etc?

Yes. We park cargo and electric bikes, personal kick or electric scooters, skateboards, and other small personal mobility devices with wheels. As we approach capacity, however, bicycles take priority. The exception is that we do not accept any short-term rental bikes or scooters — see question below.

I'm from out of town. How can I use the bicycle valet?

Bicycling isn’t for locals only. Quite a few of our users ride from Marin and the Peninsula. Others use BART, ferries or CalTrain to get to San Francisco, then ride to events. For details of how to combine public transit and biking to get to Giants games, check out the official Giants page’s suggestions.

Can I park Bay Wheels bikes, Spin scooters, or other short-term rented personal transportation devices with valet?

No, sorry! We cannot accept any short-term rented bikes or scooters at valet for any event. Please park them in the manner advised by each individual service.

Volunteer

Our program is run by our friendly staff and supported by amazing volunteers. If you’d like to give the gift of a worry-free fun time to your fellow bike riders, come volunteer with us at an upcoming event.

Volunteer: Valet Bicycle Parking