Helsinki gets on bikes on 2 May
City bikes will start rolling onto Helsinki streets on 2 May. The official opening of the city bike service will be held at 4.30pm-6pm at Narinkkatori. Everyone is welcome to attend the event and test the new city bikes, participate in prize draws and enjoy music from top artists.
Opening day event
The event will open at 2.30pm with speeches after which representatives of the event organizers – Alepa, HKL and HSL – will ride a number of the new city bikes to bike stations around the city center.
Music will be performed by Stig at 3.30pm and by Ellinoora at 5pm.
All are welcome to try the city bikes on a test track at the venue. HKL’s Bicycle Center provides advice on the use of the city bike system and maintaining your own bike. HSL will provide information on the new journey planner. The new Reittiopas currently under development tells the location of city bike stations and helps you to find the best routes also for cycling. You can also participate in prize draws or get a free saddle cover and city bike water bottle.
To register as a city bike user, go to hsl.fi/citybikes. This year, in total 50 bike stations are built around the city center between Ruoholahti, Taka-Töölö and Sörnäinen. All 500 bikes will be available at the bike stations from early May. More bikes and stations will be added next year: there will be in total 1,500 bikes and 150 bike stations. The new Reittiopas shows the locations of bike stations and the availability of bikes at each station. You can try the new Reittiopas at beta.reittiopas.fi/kaupunkipyörät.