Bike in Rio 2012! Rent a Bike in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
With the launch of Bike Rio, the city tries again to make possible a system of bike rentals at low cost. There will be nice to save money to rent an apartament Rio de Janeiro or a flat in Copacabana, Ipanema, Barra da Tijuca, Lapa, Flamengo, Botafogo, etc. The previous project, the pedal Rio, 2009, was interrupted due to high rate of theft.
Since early November, the first units are available in 11 stations in Copacabana Distributed across the lagoon, Copacabana, Leme, Gavia,Ipanema and Leblon, its some estations to rent a bike. The project is inspired by Rio successful system in Paris, the Vélib. The Go Bike plan to put 600 units in 60 stations spread through December 2011. Go Bike is important way to generate pleasant transport for the FIFA World Cup in 2014 and the Olympic Games, based in Rio in 2016.
How rent a bike in Rio?
To use the rented bicycles must register on the site of the project – mobilidade.com.br / bikerio.asp, and choose between paying a monthly fee of $ 10.00 or individual daily $ 5.00. That is, the price you will pay in the journal can not compensate for those who will spend a day on the river. The price of mensabilidade will apply to anyone in the groove of exploring the wonderful city riding.
The rental bike can be used for 60 uninterrupted Mintos, how many times a day you want. Simply reconnect to the skinny one season after a full hour rental. – 15 minutes later, another can be drawn.
The color! The Bike Pro Bike has orange, characteristic of the equipment, uniforms and the city of RioItaú bank that sponsors the project. The striking color can help prevent theft and burglary, but also runs the risk of alienating some users, which can be confused with the bankcouriers.
Call Bicycle rent in Rio
The program of Go Bike (Vá de Bike) has a phone to call the tourist and rent a bike with the cell phone. 21 4063-3111 The phone is to dial the central station and the number of bike you want to unlock the bike and go riding along the beach in Rio
The opening hours are daily from 6AM to 10PM.
Did you know?
Other cities in the world are betting on bicycle rental for a transportation system to support the tourist, who likes to know a city pedandando on a bicycle. It’s fun and different, and healthy, economical and allows us to know more closely the daily life on the streets of the tourist town.
London – tfl.gov.uk| Barclays Cycle Hire has a fleet of 6,000 rental bikes daily for about 25 000 tourists and residents. The rent accept credit cards and costs the price of a pound for the rental of one hour and up to 50 pounds for 24 hours followed with the bike.
Paris – velib.paris.fr | The Vélib has existed since 2007. The fleet of bikes up to 20 thousand units espapladas by more than 1,200 locations where the cyclist lends the bike for free for the first time. After 60 minutes, the rental price is 1 Euro to 30 minutes and from the second hour, for 4 Euros.
Berlin, Munich – callbike-interaktiv.de | Several German cities have modern technology system in the administration of rental bicycles in Berlin, Munich, Frankfurt and Stuttgart. The traveler access via cell phone and pay by credit card. Renting a bike in Germany costs 15 Euros for 24 hours.