Rio de Janeiro is super walkable for the most part, but getting from Leme to Leblon can take over an hour if you’re walking (which is a little much, especially during the hot season).
Taxis can be annoying to grab, and the expense adds up quickly if you do it everyday.
While I love biking, my (brand-new, $200) bike got stolen from my home a few months ago, and I’m not really in any hurry to spend that much again… especially when it’s likely someone would try to steal it again.
The solution? BikeRio.
The Rio bike share program is really similar to city bike share programs across the worlds.
It’s cheap, convenient, eco-friendly… and I’ve never tried it!
For 10BR a month (current exchange rate, 10BR=3.30USD), you can have unlimited access to bikes across Rio De Janeiro.
After signing up online, you can go to any BikeRio station, call the BikeRio phone number, input the number of the station and the bike you will be taking out, and your requested bike is released!
Even easier, download the app onto your phone. Select the station, which bike you’re releasing, and VOILA!
For more information, check out the BikeRio website (there is an English version, be sure to click the USA flag in the upper right hand)
Do you have a bike share program in your city? Do you use it?