You know it’s spring in Stockholm when you start to think about cycling to work instead of facing commuters on the T-bana. If you’re interested in bike tours of Stockholm or you’re looking for short term bike rental, then Stockholm city bikes could be the perfect solution for you.
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One of the easiest and cheapest providers of bicycles are the Stockholm City Bikes and they are available for anyone to rent. The Stockholm City Bikes provide a great way to get from A to B and are a cheap way to tour the city on a sunny day. With the Stockholm city bikes you have two choices: you can either buy a Season Card or a 3 day Card.
How to use the rental system
The first thing you need to do is buy a card; this will give you access to the bikes (You must be 18 years old to rent a bike). There are about 100 bike stands throughout the city and they are open between 6am and 10pm every day. You ‘check out’ your bike using the monitor and card reader located at the bike stand. And now for the fun part: Exploring the city on wheels! As long as you check your bike into one of the bike stations every three hours you can continue to ride all day, in fact you can even trade-in your wheels for a walk at any point and then pick up a new bike at another designated bike stand.
Buying a card
There are several places to buy a bike card; your best bet is a 7-Eleven or Pressbyrån stores near the bike stations.
The SL Centers in the following T-bana underground stations will also sell them:
- Stockholm Central (lower hall)
- Tekniska Högskolan
- Sergels Torg
as well as a number of hotels and other retailers
Season Card: 250 SEK on the Citybikes website / 300 SEK at retailers.
3-day Card: 165 SEK (insurance is included)
Be safe! Pick up a helmet for free at Elektravägen 33, Västberga on week days between 07.30-16.00.
The blog http://www.walkinstockholm.se has cycling and walking paths that may be helpful.
For more info head to: www.citybikes.se
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