Cycling with bells jingling down lanes

Last updated on Feb 28, 2012


Back on land the best way to explore Suzhou is to get on a bicycle and pedal down the thousand-year-old lanes where the town’s deep historical roots are still visible today. Famous gardens, museums, celebrities’ former residences and time-honored stores line these lanes. When visiting the area, it is possible to visualize the city’s evolution through the ages, especially from the seat of a cycle zooming up and down these lanes.

In 2010, Suzhou’s government launched a public bicycle service to facilitate cycling tours for visitors. Cycling in the city is not only fashionable, but affordable and time-effective as well. There are 49 parking stations for public bicycles across Suzhou. Before you can access this service, please apply for card first.

Foreigners between 16 and 65 can ask to rent bikes with their passports. The bike is free within an hour. After an hour, you should pay 1 yuan per hour. The maximum rental for a day is 10 yuan.
 

Card Application Center
Designated Place
Address
Management Center
No. 172 Jinmen Road, in the courtyard
Inside Jin Tai Yang Tonic Food Shop
No. 1724 Renmin Road
Xinzhu Hotel
No. 461 Zhuhui Road
 
 
Application
Instructions
1.     At the card application center, applicants are required to provide valid documents or certificates to prove their identity.
2.     A total expense of 300 yuan, including a 200-yuan deposit and 100-yuan prepayment, is a prerequisite for bicycle rental.
 
 
Tips for Bicycle Users
1.     After obtaining a card, travelers can pick up or leave a bicycle at any parking station. Within the first hour of using a bicycle, renters will not be charged and the service price rises with an increment of one yuan per hour from the second hour onwards.
2.     The parking stations are open to the public 24 hours a day and managed by an automatic remote control system.
3.     Every bicycle is covered under an accident damage insurance of 20,000 yuan.

Public bicycle service hotline: 0512-65892178, 65892278
For more information, please visit the website: www.subicycle.com


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