Getting around by bike means relying on safe and convenient places to park. We are continuously adding new bike racks throughout public spaces, while also working with businesses and residential buildings to help increase the number of bike racks on private properties.
Free Bikeep Bike (and E-Bike) Parking Docks
The City has partnered with E-Kruise on a three-month pilot project to provide free access to secure bike and e-bike parking stations at two locations. Five Bikeep parking docks have been installed at the Community Centre, and 10 at City Hall, on a trial basis until Dec. 1.
- These docks are constructed with steel and offer the latest anti-theft technologies, securely locking bikes by the frame and wheel.
- If anyone tampers with the system, it will sound a 120 decibel alarm and send a text to the City's Bylaw department.
- The system is built with steel and has a 99.99% track record of reducing bike theft.
Free U-Lock Bike Racks Available
The City is offering businesses and multi-unit residential buildings the opportunity to apply for up to four inverted-U bicycle racks at no cost. In addition, the City will pay a portion of the installation costs. This initiative is part of the City’s Blue Skies Transportation Fund in an effort to increase access to cycling infrastructure throughout the community. This will be offered for a limited time on a first-come, first serve basis.
Rebates Available to Purchase an E-Bike
Starting June 1, 2023, B.C. residents can apply for a rebate from the Province of BC when they buy a new electric bike. Find out more at bcbikerebates.ca.
Other Cycling Amenities
About the Blue Skies Transportation Fund
The purpose of the Blue Skies Transportation Fund is to reduce community greenhouse gas emissions through transportation initiatives. The Fund was created in support of the Community Climate Action Plan and includes funding from the Province’s Local Government Climate Action Program (LGCAP), which can be used for a wide range of initiatives to support green transportation.
Prevent Bike Theft
Penticton RCMP and the City's Bylaw Services team use Project 529 to track stolen bicycles. Click the link below to find out how to register your bike with Project 529 at no cost.