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airBaltic launches self-service bike rental in Riga

28th July 2010 Print

Latvian national airline airBaltic has launched BalticBike – the first self-service bike rental in the Baltics, in the very heart of Riga – The Town Hall Square.

Bertolt Flick, airBaltic President and CEO: "Every decent European city has bike rental stands. We are glad to launch the first BalticBike stand in Riga following the successful launch of BalticBike rental service in Jurmala. Now residents and guests of Riga will also have a chance to enjoy summer in the city by using rental bikes."

BalticBike has bicycles for those, who want to see the city leisurely, as well as those, who have to arrange their business activities but prefer fast and environmentally friendly transportation, avoiding traffic jams.

BalticBike bicycle fleet includes 100 bicycles. When the project is complete, they will be located in 11 easy-to-access stands in Riga and Jurmala. Renting of a BalticBike bicycle is easy and convenient: one has to register online at Pick up the bike in one stand, use it as long as you wish and then return it to any BalticBike stand. The rental prices will be charged for every ongoing hour and the payment shall be made with a credit card.

airBaltic presents BalticBike in cooperation with – an experienced provider of public bike rental systems in Germany, Austria and New Zealand.