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As we travel to cities around the world, we try to spend at least one day exploring by bike. There is a freedom you get from seeing a city on two wheels that you can’t get being stuck in a bus, worrying about being careful with your car rental or walking only as far as your feet can take you. You can explore secret spots or further out neighborhoods and just absorb more of the city in general. We have done a cycle tour and rented bikes from expensive day rental places, but the best option is always when a city has a public bike scheme in place.
When we first got to New York, everyone was pumped for the new citibike scheme that would just launch our last week in town, and we knew we’d be fans, having used public bike systems from Seville in Spain and Montreal in Canada to Washington DC and now New York. We wanted to share here just how easy it is to sign up for a day with the public bikes, which is why we decided to share this handy guide by Momondo, which provides all the essential information such as rates and how to sign up for bike schemes across Europe.