Biking in Bucharest

Even though a few years ago Bucharest did not seem to be the place for biking, the city has positively changed in this sense. A lot of bikes can be rented for free in different parks, eg.: Herastrau Park, on the left side of the main entrance of the Park (Piata Charles de Gaulle). Different NGOs, companies and even the City Hall have done a good job at developing the parks and offering more leisure time activities for free.
Hint! If you want to rent a bike, do not forget your passport or ID card and be there early in order to avoid queuing… If you want avoid queues of people, go to Rue du Pain bakery (see bakery section) – they have 3 bikes they rent out for free, and French Bakery also does the same!

Bike Paths

  • Piata Constitutiei-Piata Muncii: Libertatii Blvd- Piata Constitutiei-Unirii Blvd-Piata Alba Iulia-Decebal Blvd-Piata Muncii

 

  • Piata Unirii-Piata Sudului: Dimitrie Cantemir Blvd-Tineretului Blvd-Calea Vacaresti

 

  • Herastrau Park-Piata Victoriei: Constantin Prezan Blvd-Aviatorilor Blvd – Kiseleff Sos.

 

  • Herastrau Park-Piata Romana: Piata Presei Libere-Agronomie Campus-Kisselef Blvd-Lascar Catargiu Blvd-Piata Romana

 

  • Regie Campus-Universitate: Splaiul Independentei – Mihail Kogalniceanu Blvd.- Regina Elisabeta Blvd.

 

  • Piata Operei-Piata Unirii: Splaiul Independentei

 

  • Tineretului Park-Piata Sudului: Gheorghe Sincai-Splaiul Unirii-Mihai Bravu-Calea Vacaresti

 

 

Bike shops & repairing

There are loads of bike shops in the city and we have tried several. Ciclo General Service is quite ok and close to Dorobanti, even though the boss always seems to be in a bad mood, they repair your bike for a fair price and do a good job. But a new place named Ciclop opened up this summer, offering new and used bikes, mostly from Holland. And their service is great, in an alternative back yard downtown- this is definitely our new favourite.

Ciclop
Address: 25, Povernei St.
Phone: +40 763 683 088
E-mail: [email protected] ciclop.eu
Web: www.ciclop.eu

Ciclo General Service
Address: 8, Tudor Stefan St.
Phone: +40 21 230 32 45
Web: www.xbikers.ro

Ciclissimo
Address: 13, Aviatorilor Blvd.
Phone: +40 753 808 808
Web: www.ciclissimo.ro
Dedicated to Bromptons, the British folding bikes, with its own repair centre.

MyBike
Phone: +40 722 621 041
Web: www.mybike.ro
Rental services, repairs, and suggestions for special tracks and mountain biking trails.

Sport Bike Center
Address: 126, Ion Mihalache St.
Phone: +40 21 665 23 25
Web: www.sportbikecenter.ro

AF Bacria Nicolae
Address: 82, Fainari St.
Phone: +40 21 210 38 81

Veloteca
Address: 37, Levantica St.,
Phone: +40 21 311 82 69, +40 723 200 707
Schedule: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 07:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 02:00 p.m.

AS Sport 1
Address: 94, Pantelimon Highway, 021638
Phone: +40 21 250 35 28
E-mail: [email protected],
[email protected]
Web: www.assport.ro
Contact person: Mircea Florescu
Schedule: Monday-Friday 10:00 a.m. – 07:00 p.m.
Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 06:00 p.m.
Services: sales, spare parts, repairs, guarantees

Bike Shop
Address: 11, Baba Novac St.
E-mail: [email protected]
Schedule: Monday-Friday 09:00 a.m. – 06:00 p.m.
Saturday 09:00 a.m. – 01:00 p.m.

Crismid
Address: 18, Coltei St.
Phone: +40 722 299 087
Web: www.bicicleta-ta.ro

D&K Bike
Address: 18, General Popovat St.
Phone: +40 723 190 222
E-mail: [email protected]
Web: www.dkbike.ro
Services: bikes for sale, spare parts

Doua Roti
Address: 87,Mircea Vulcanescu St.
Phone: +40 21 317 33 65
Web: www.douaroti.ro

First Bike
Address: 18, Stefan cel Mare St.
Web: www.firstbike.ro

Magazin Bucur Obor
Phone: +40 723 391 811
Web: www.bicicletepliabile.com

Mihai AS Prodimpex
Address: 47, Doamna Oltea St.
Phone: +40 21 610 37 34

Raid Extrem
Address: 3-5, Piata Natiunile Unite
Phone: +40 722 785 391
Web: www.raidextrem.ro

Rulez
Address: 87 A, Stirbei Voda St.
Phone: +40 722 785 391
Web: www.rulez.ro

Service “La Gelu” (PF Anghel Mizea)
Address: 52 , Unitatii Brailita St.
Phone: +40 31 803 44 61

Sport Virus
Address: 33, Vasile Lascar St.
Phone: +40 21 211 10 19
Web: www.sportvirus.ro

Surmont Mountain Shop
Address: 16, Poiana Narciselor St.
Phone: +40 21 313 69 81
Web: www.surmont.ro

Sport Bike Center
address: 126, Ion Mihalache St.
Phone: +40 21 665 23 25
Web: www.sportbikecenter.ro

 

 

Bike Parking

Although parking is a very big problem in Bucharest for cars, there is plenty of space for bikes!
There are many bike-parking places in Bucharest: you can practically park your bike wherever you want, just lock it, like in every other city. Just make sure you lock it well as sometimes loose parts can be stolen.
We include some official parking places for your bike in here!

Bate Saua sa Priceapa Iapa Association
Address: 5, Sperantei St., floor 3, suite 11,
Web: www.batesaua.ro
Bate Saua sa Priceapa Iapa is an association which promotes various type of riding (on horse, on bike, on motorbike, on snow-jet, on ski-jet, on waterbike)

America House
Address: 4-8, Nicolae Titulescu St.

Clubul Taranului
Address: Monetariei St. (in the yard of Taranului Roman Museum)

Law Faculty
Address: 36-46, Mihail Kogalniceanu St.

Ministerul Mediului si Padurilor
Address: 12, Libertatii St.

Societatea Romana de Radiodifuzine
Address: 31, Temisana St.

Terasa Bikers
Address: 67, Matei Voievod St.

Architecture and Urbanism University
Address: 18-20, Academiei St.

Petrom Avrig
Address: 3-5, Avrig St.

Petrom BCC
Address: 58-60, Gheorghe Polizu St.

Petrom Dorobanti HQ
Address: 239, Calea Dorobanti

Petrom Business Center”Charles de Gaulle”
Address: 15, Charles de Gaulle St.

Petrom Marrriot
Address: 90, Calea 13 Septembrie

Petrom-Petrosoft
Address: 23, Biserica Amzei St.