Example of the service operating during the 2013 Great Lakes Folks Festival.
Unfortunately, the Valet Bike Parking service for the fall 2015 season has been cancelled due to logistical issues with the service location.
We are already starting to work on planning for the 2016 season, so stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.
Sept. 10, 2015
Why fight traffic 2x each game and spend so much for parking and still have to walk so far!? You can get the best parking on campus and park your bike right next to the stadium! MSU Athletics, MSU Healthy Campus Initiative, ASMSU, MSU Bikes, MSU Surplus/ MSU Recycling and several MSU student groups (Club Football, Underwater Hockey, Gospel Choir) are happy to announce that a valet bike parking service will be offered this fall during 5 of MSU’s daytime home football games (Airforce 9/19/15, CMU 9/26/15, Purdue-Homecoming 10/3/15, IU 10/24/15, Maryland 11/14/15; [NOT the 11/28 PSU game]).
Valet bike parking services have been successfully encouraging biking to large events in the Greater Lansing area since the National Folk Festival in the year 2000. It helps encourage more people to ride their bikes instead of driving their cars and that helps make for happier event participants, fewer car parking headaches, and finally helps make events more “green”/ environmentally friendly.
Panoramic of the bikes ridden to the Greater Lansing Bike Movie Festival 2015 parked outside the Midtown Brewing Co.
The service, much like a coat check service for bikes, will be very conveniently located in the turf arena of the IM West facility which sits right next to Spartan Stadium on the NW corner. Parked bikes will be dry and warm after the game no matter what Mother Nature throws at us! The service will be open and ready to park bikes for fans 2 hours prior to game times and 1 hour after games. They’ll be watched by at least two staff at all times. Proceeds collected for the service will be used by the student clubs staffing it for their club expenses.
Thanks to the support and financial assistance of ASMSU MSU students showing their IDs will be able to park their bikes for free. There will be a $5 fee to park bikes for non-students. Any questions about the service can be directed to the service coordinator, Tim Potter, at MSU Bikes, by calling 517-432-3414 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org