Alllie, second from the left, was the 50,000th person who parked her bike at RBC Bluesfest - Citizens for Safe Cycling Bike Parking.
Today, Citizens for Safe Cycling and RBC Bluesfest volunteers parked their 50,000th bike since the valet service started in 2006 with a modest 1193 bikes parked. In 2013 the number had grown to 8632 bikes and not one was ever lost. It was Allie Thompson who walked in to drop off her bike at around 5:15 pm on this hot Sunday afternoon, when Charles 'sponteneously' ("O my God, the 50,000th bike") announced that she was the lucky winner of a $500 gift certificate from Kunstadt Sports.
About a thousand bikes at the July 5, 2014 RBC Bluesfest Valet Parking photo: Lana Stewart (aka @modalmom)