May 21, 2010

Tip #2 - Stockholm City Bikes

(Edit: This is a blog entry from 2010- for updated information about City Bikes for 2011, click here!)
A great way of getting around Stockholm during the warmer months (April 1st to October 31st) is by renting a bike provided by Stockholm City Bikes. One can't visit the city at this time of year without seeing people buzzing around on these characteristically blue & white bicycles.

It's cheap and easy! You can either buy a 3 day card (125 SEK) or a season card (only 250 SEK). The cards are sold at both the Stockholm Tourist Center in Kungsträdgården or at any SL Center. The most centrally located SL Centers are in the train station (basement floor), the Sergelstorg exit of the T-Centralen subway station and under the Slussen subway station. You have to be 18 yrs old and have a valid i.d. with you!

There are around 80 bike stands spread throughout the city and you can pick up and leave your bikes between 6am and 10pm daily. You may only borrow a bike for 3 hours at a time. If you need a bike for a longer period just switch bikes at any of the stands... happy biking!

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