During the 2017 city bike season, starting in May, bikes will be available to even more people. There will be 1,400 bikes and 140 bike stations in Helsinki, within an area extending from the heart of the city to Munkkiniemi, Pasila and Kumpula. Espoo residents will be able to try out the city bike service in Matinkylä and Olari, with 10 city bike stations and 100 bikes.
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The Helsinki Bike Centre continues to serve cyclists at Narinkka Square in Kamppi. The Bike Centre reopened on 2 May and will be helping cyclists through the 2017 summer season and in the autumn: the centre offers cyclists opportunities to maintain their bikes by themselves under the guidance of supervising mechanics and with tools available from the centre.
The Bike Centre also distributes cycling maps and provides cycling advice free of charge. In addition, the Bike Centre serves as a central meeting point for cyclists and as a possible starting point for bike tours.
Bike Centre operations will soon expand from Narinkka Square to Herttoniemi in eastern Helsinki. The Bike Centre operator Helsinki City Transport HKL will open a new Bike Centre at the Herttoniemi Metro station in early June. The new Bike Centre will operate at an old bus drivers’ lounge.
The day-to-day Bike Centre operations are run by the Velo&Oxygen cycling shop, which provides bike maintenance instructions and lends tools free of charge. The Herttoniemi Bike Centre will enable cyclists to maintain their bikes indoors in case of rain.
If you can’t service your bike yourself, you can leave it at the Bike Centre for quick servicing for a fee. Velo&Oxygen also allows cyclists to test-ride electric bikes provided by the shop.
The Bikes Centre allows associations and enterprises to organize non-profit events at the Centre. The Bike Centre is an excellent venue to demonstrate bikes and cycling products.
Both the Narinkka Square and Herttoniemi Bike Centres serve from Monday to Saturday, 10–18. However, the Herttoniemi Bike Centre may open doors earlier in the morning to better serve commuters. The Bike Centres will stay open to the end of October. The exact opening date of the Herttoniemi Bike Cetre will be announced later.