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Riding a bicycle is a good way to get around Beijing, as it can avoid experiencing crowded public buses and traffic jams, save more time and money. At peak times on the busy roads in Beijing the bicycle is the fastest and most convenient vehicle for a short journey. If possible, do not hesitate to ride a bicycle for a short trip in the inner city. Most hotels in Beijing offer the service of bicycle hire; remember that a cash deposit will be required.

Construction in the urban city has led to the road space for bicycles being reduced, and some of the existing bicycle tracks are often occupied by motor vehicles. This has caused not only enormous pressures on energy and the environment, but also serious and frequent traffic jams. A special lane for bicycles has been built in Beijing, so that travel by bike is now much safer.

 Bicycle Rental

At present, about 5,000 public bicycles in Beijing are available for rent, and about 31 bicycle-rental outlets in Beijing are in operation with the authorization of the government. Beijing Hotel has 100 bicycles for hire and is equipped with POS machines. People who rent bicycles here can pay by bank cards or cash. In the future, all rental outlets will be equipped with POS machines. The rental company is responsible for looking after and repairing the bicycles, but it does not bear the cost of the repair of any malicious damage. If a bicycle is lost in the parking lot of a rental outlet, the rental company will bear the responsibility. If it is lost due to the lessees' fault, the deposit will be forfeited.

A special map of the bike rental outlets will soon be issued, providing convenience for people. From December 1, 2007, all new bikes in China will have different 'identification numbers' on the frame. The 15-digit number will contain the code of the rental company, the type of the bicycle, the manufacturing date and the number of the production line. By signing a contract and paying CNY 400 as a deposit you can rent a bicycle for a year, day or hour, and keep it yourself or in the parking lots of rental outlets. Customers can apply to change to a new bike or having repairs for free. A long-term let bicycle can be returned to a different rental outlet.

Renting Type
Long-term let
CNY 100 per year
CNY 400
Short-term let
CNY 20 per day
CNY 400
Short-term let
CNY 5 per hour
CNY 400
 Some bicycle-rent outlets:
Operation Hours
Dongcheng District
Beijing Hotel
No.33, East Changan Street
24 Hours
The junction of Wusi Avenue and Beiheyan Avenue
24 Hours
Workers' Stadium
22 yardss east to the north gate of the Workers' Stadium
24 Hours
Xicheng District
The north gate of Beihai Park
The west of the north gate of Beihai Park
24 Hours
The east gate of Beihai Park
The east gate of Beihai Park
24 Hours
Nanlishi Road
Exit C of Nanlishilu Station, Subway Line 1
24 Hours
Hualian Department Store (Fuchengmen Brunch)
The opposite to the Exit A of Fuchengmen   Station, Subway Line 2
24 Hours
Drum Tower
Exit B of Goulou Station, Subway Line 2
Exit A of Chegongzhuang Station, Subway Line 2
24 Hours
The opposite to the Exit A of Fuxingmen Station, Subway Line 1
24 Hours
Diagonally opposite to the Exit D of Xuanwumen Station, Subway Line 2
24 Hours
Between the Exit B1 and B2 of Xuanwumen Station, Subway Line 2
24 Hours
Between the Exit B1 and B2 of Hepingmen Station, Subway Line 2
24 Hours
Changchun Street
Between the Exit B1 and B2 of Changchunjie Station, Subway Line 2
24 Hours
The southwest to the junction of Caishikou  Dajie and Luomashi Avenue
24 Hours
Chaoyang District
Dawang Lu
Exit A of Dawanglu Station, Subway Line 1
24 Hours
Sunshine 100
The junction of Guanghua Road and West Dawang Road, East 2nd Ring Road
24 Hours
Wanda Plaza
The west to the Gemdale International Garden, Wanda Plaza
24 Hours
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Comments and Questions

are there safe places to put the bikes while we visit attractions in Beijing?

Reply1/29/2015 11:17:20 AMjuana,   Belgium

Johnson :2/5/2015 2:59:36 AM

Yes, there are. U can store your bikes at a bike storage center/site near the attraction you are visiting. They will charge a little and it will be safe enough.

Dear sir

If i rent bicycle, can i go to great wall by bicycle or forbidden city?

Reply8/27/2013 9:51:35 PMmohd razali,   Malaysia

Nina :8/28/2013 6:24:49 PM

yes, you can ride a bike to the attractions, but you are not allowed to ride in the attractions.

can we rent electric bicycle

Reply9/9/2012 2:14:01 PMgoodwin,   France, Metropolitan

Linda :9/9/2012 6:39:58 PM

As i know only common bicycles can be rented at the bicycle-rental outlets.

How much (in USD) does it cost to rent a bike for three people for 3 days?

Reply9/14/2011 3:42:07 PMHao Bi,   United States

Beijinger :9/14/2011 7:50:32 PM

it cost CNY 20 per day for one bike, so CNY 180 for three people for 3 days, which is about USD 29.

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Reply2/19/2009 3:01:00 PMJohn Adusei,   Canada