Accent Inns going hog wild

Victoria Accent Inn general manager Chris Knight.

Victoria Accent Inn general manager Chris Knight.

VICTORIA, BC—Accent Inns has expanded its bicycle program to meet the needs of bike touring guests with a motorcycle-friendly program: “Bike Love … All Revved Up.”

The chain-wide program caters to motorcyclists with improved overnight storage, bike wash stations and secure lock-ups.  

“We are so stoked about this program because it’s a great fit between filling our customer’s need of safe secure motorcycle parking with our passion of getting people out and about in our beautiful province with the wind blowing through their hair,” Accent Inns president and CEO Mandy Farmer told CLN

This addition to the B.C.-based chain’s Bike Love program was suggested by avid rider and the Victoria property general manager Chris Knight. 

“Accent Inns already offers motorcycle-friendly accommodations such as suite-specific, ground floor parking,” said Knight. “My years of travelling with a motorcycle gave me the idea and Accent Inns’ management really blew me away with their support. Upon completing the development of the program, we then did some initial outreach and connected with the Westcoast Ride to Live folks who annually ride in support of prostate cancer awareness and research.”

David Valentine, Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live co-chairman.

David Valentine, Westcoast Motorcycle Ride to Live co-chairman.

Accent Inns hosted participants at its Victoria hotel. “Connecting with participants during the event showed me that expanding our popular bicycling-friendly program to motorcyclists is the right thing to do,” said Knight.

The free features added to meet motorcyclists’ needs at all Accent Inn locations – in Victoria, Vancouver, Burnaby, Kamloops and Kelowna – include:

  • secure parking for motorcycles by concrete eye bolt
  • heavy-duty, motorcycle friendly chains and locks
  • all-weather bike covers with anti-scratch interior and heat resistant panels near exhaust
  • bike wash station and rags
  • on-site laundry rooms

“It’s always nice to go someplace where you know your bike is going to be secure, and you have a hose, bucket and rags available to clean all the bugs off after a long day’s ride – it’s a real bonus,” said David Valentine, Ride to Live co-chair, in a release.