SF Farmers Market Bike Valets at Your Service

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    SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 13: A bicyclist rides her bike down Market Street on Bike to Work Day May 13, 2010 in San Francisco, California. Thousands of bicyclists are expected to participate in the 16th annual Bike to Work Day event that promotes exercise and helps reduce pollution. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

    San Francisco's popular Saturday farmers market at the downtown Ferry Building is now offering a new bike-friendly service: free valet parking.

    The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition is offering the service -- described by the coalition in a news release as "like a coat check for bikes" - as part of a partnership with the Port of San Francisco and local businesses.

    According to the coalition, there will be space to secure up to 200 bikes in a plaza area across from the Ferry Building along the
    Embarcadero.

    Organizers are hoping to encourage more environmentally sustainable transportation to the farmers market, which is held Saturdays year round from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.