Timbuk2 designer Kacie and I recently discovered a new way to park in the city. Valet. We attend a talk on #whatworks in American manufacturing hosted by Monocle and GE at the St. Regis in downtown San Francisco. The St. Regis is a posh hotel in a terrible bike parking neighborhood. So Kacie and I rolled up to the valet and stated, “We’d like to valet these please.” Jason the doorman was courteous — he called me maam — and promptly rolled our bikes into a myterious bike parking zone inside the hotel. He even gave us tickets to collect our bikes later and it was free! Turns out Jason rides a Marin single speed every day from the Mission to his post at the St. Regis. He’s a Timbuk2 fan and an excellent doorman.