Bikes for rent near Catedral Metropolitana
Replies: 4 - Last Post: Dec 8, 2012 9:34 AM Last Post By: CharlieTuba
Dec 5, 2012 7:46 PM
Dec 6, 2012 7:55 AM
Dec 6, 2012 8:51 AM
2You leave your passport, sign some forms, have them take a picture of you, and there it is.
I'm sketchy about physically leaving my passport so it's not really my thing, but they have a good rep for security.
Each of the modules is privately run/franchised, and they make their money (ostensibly) from advertisements on the kiosks.
Plenty of nearby bike lanes to check out, along with the Eco-bicis the center is getting much more accustomed to bicyclists.
Dec 6, 2012 11:47 AM
3I have borrowed bikes on a couple of occasions from the kiosk beside the Cathedral. The bikes are not in great shape, but they are free. The rules for borrowing have become much stricter recently, I saw them refuse several locals who did not have the proper id, but they bent the rules to allow me a bike with just a passport. I recommend cycling on a Sunday when many of the streets are closed to traffic.
Dec 8, 2012 9:34 AM
4The city sets up places to borrow bikes for up to two hours on Sunday mornings, and holds your passport while you ride. The bikes are ok, good enough for flat city avenues, and it is fun to cruise around at that speed on carless city roads.
The whole enterprise is a promotion initiated by the mayor to reduce auto emissions, get people exercising and set a stage to promote other health initiatives. There were zumba groups, innovative bicycles to try, a Special K giveaway set up as a banquet in the park.
I had fun riding one beautiful August morning last year, and I think they are still 'renting' the bikes.
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