Bici Co Updates

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Cycle to jazz Mondays in Bushnell Park. And then park your bike.

For the first time ever, BiCi Co & friends are offering free valet bike parking at the Paul Brown Monday Night Jazz concerts in Bushnell Park. 

Find our parking corral near the Corning Fountain, at the west end of the park near the entrance closest to the train station. 

Operating from 5:15 pm till the end of the concert. Music starts 6 pm. The second act ends between 9 and 9:30 pm.

Concert dates: Mondays July 8 through August 12, 2019

A white man wearing a cap helps a white man with a beard and sunglasses check in his road bicycle for valet parking in Bushnell Park.

Parking volunteer Alan helps a cyclist check in his bike on July 8.

Remaining Monday evening concerts in 2019: 

  • July 22
  • July 29
  • August 5
  • August 12

Why park your bike? If you’d like to ride to the concerts but don’t want to roll your ride into the crowd or ask friends to look after your bike while you wander around trying to find the rest of your pals, check out the CD table, partake of the Black-Eyed Sally’s food booth, check out the food trucks, or….

Or just come to say hello to us at the bike corral, which feels like a bike oasis. Or to pump up your tires. Or access a helmet. Or meet the summer interns who jumped right into making maps of some plausible routes to the bike parking.

Bicycle on bike stand adorned with BiCi Co banner

Look for the bike and BiCi Co banners at the bike corral near the Corning Fountain.

In case of rain: no valet bike parking

We cancel the parking if weather forces the concert indoors. The sponsor, Hartford Jazz Society, makes the weather call by 1 pm on the day of any concert day with an iffy weather forecast.

Lights, air & helmets

Remember to bring fully charged lights if you’re going to stay till the end of the concert—it’s dark by then. 

We’ll have a few lights for sale onsite. And a pump on hand in case you need to top off your tires. And helmets (while supplies last).

Our valet bike parking partners this season

Many thanks to the Hartford Jazz Society and to partners helping us to deliver the parking service:

  • Hartford Business Improvement District Ambassadors, who deliver the handy Bicycle Roadside Assistance in downtown Hartford. At the bike corral the Ambassadors also dispense info about other events and resources in central Hartford.
  • Hartford Transport, another project of the Center for Latino Progress. The group’s summer interns help staff the booth; they can tell you about the group’s research, activities, and upcoming events (Aug. 13 kickoff meeting and dinner, Transportation & Climate Advocates and November 25 Northeast Multimodal and Transit Summit in New Haven) intended to help make our transportation infrastructure safer and otherwise better for cyclists, pedestrians, and public transit users in all Hartford neighborhoods.
  • East Coast Greenway Alliance, July 22. Our bike corral is on the East Coast Greenway. ¡Qué casualidad! Members of the Greenway group will help with the valet parking and answer questions about the bike and pedestrian route that connects Key West to Arcadia, Maine, About 200 miles of the East Coast Greenway run through Connecticut—come find out what’s up with the Greenway in CT and the tristate area.
  • Bike Walk Connecticut, August 5. The statewide advocacy group pitched in as a very early partner for the jazz Mondays bike parking, making it possible to pursue the project.
An African American man in bright lime green shirt and hat that matches his information cart discusses information on a cardboard flyer with an African-American man wearing a cap and red T-shirt.

Ambassador of the Hartford Business Improvement District, John Anchico shares info with a concert goer on July 8.

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