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 Adelaide Free Bikes - a FREE ride around town  

The Adelaide Free Bike scheme helps you get around by bike.

Adelaide Free Bikes is a bike hire scheme available to everyone every day. Operating since 2005 and unique in Australia, it is just one part of the Adelaide City Council's strategy to achieve a cleaner and greener City. And yes, like the name suggests, it's FREE!

The scheme is constantly expanding and Adelaide Free Bikes are now available from locations in Adelaide City, Unley and Charles Sturt areas, thanks to the support of local councils. Bicycle SA is partnering with councils to grow this innovative programme across metropolitan Adelaide, creating a city-wide bike share network.

Bicycle SA's mission is to get more people cycling more often in safer, healthier communities. For more information about how you can join and the great benefits of Bicycle SA membership, contact 8168 9999 or visit our website www.bikesa.asn.au.

If you wish to hire the bicycles overnight please contact Bicycle SA on 08 8168 9999 to arrange a quote or visit our multi-day hire page.

Download the Adelaide Free Bikes Map

More info on cycling in Adelaide

 How do I hire a free Adelaide Free Bike?  

To hire a free Adelaide Free Bikes all you need to bring is a valid driver's licence, passport or Australian proof of age card. Your ID will be held as a deposit for the duration of the hire and will be given back to you when you return your Adelaide Free Bikes to the point of hire.

If you are part of a group wanting to hire multiple bikes, each member of the group must provide the necessary identification.

Please note that you must return bikes to the same location from which it was borrowed from.

Children can only make use of the bike hire when accompanied by an adult with a valid ID.

Student cards, medicare cards, credit cards, cash or any documents other than the above mentioned valid identification documents are not accepted as a deposit for the bike hire.

What happens if you get a mechanical failure? If you get a get a puncture, or a more significant mechanical failure, it is your responsibility to return the bike to the point of hire. You can always call Bicycle SA on (08) 8168 9999 for assistance or advice on how to get back to the location where you hired your bike from or call a Maxi Taxi on (08) 8212 1861.

It is a requirement of the law to ride with a helmet and these ar available in a range of sizes. Additionally, each bike will be fitted with a bike lock, which means you can hop off your bike to shop or go for lunch confident that your bike will be where you left it when you return.

 When can I hire a bike?  

During operating hours of participating hire locations. Please note that bikes can only be used during daylight hours and will not be hired out on days where the temperature for Adelaide have been forecast 38 degrees and above. Check www.bom.gov.au for current weather forecasts. Nodes may be closed on Public Holidays or in extreme weather.

 Where can I hire an Adelaide Free Bike?  

Adelaide Free Bikes are free to hire during opening hours of any of the 19 hire locations in Adelaide City, 2 locations in Unley and 5 locations in Charles Sturt. You can hire a Free Bike from any of the participating hire locations during their opening hours. Note that opening hours vary from node to node.

Adelaide City City of Charles Sturt City of Unley

Bicycle SA
111 Franklin St, Adelaide
(t) (08) 8168 9999
Open 7 days 9am - 5pm
(summer weekends open 8am - 6pm)
Closed on public holidays
office@bikesa.asn.au

Adelaide City Council
25 Pirie Street Adelaide
(t) (08) 8203 7203
Open Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5pm

Backpack Oz
144 Wakefield Street, Adelaide
(t) 1800 633 307
Open 7 days, all year round, 
8am-7pm 

Peter Pan's Adventure Travel
119 Waymouth Street, Adelaide
(t) (08) 8410 3771
Open Mon - Fri 10am - 6pm (close 7pm summer)
W/ends 10am - 5pm

Golf Links Par 3
War Memorial Drive, North Adelaide
(near the Torrens Weir)
(t) (08) 8203 7273
Open 7 days, 10am - 4pm

Adelaide Travellers Inn
220 Hutt St, Adelaide
(t) (08) 8224 0753
Open 7 days, 8am - 7pm

Adelaide Meridien
21-39 Melbourne St, North Adelaide
(t) (08) 8267 3033
Open 7 days, 8am - 6pm

Adelaide Convention Centre
North Terrace, Adelaide
(t) (08) 8212 4099
Open Mon - Fri, 9am - 4pm

Hostel 109 
109 Carrington Street Adelaide SA, Adelaide,
(t) 1800 099 318
Open 7 days, 8am-8pm (Summer)
8am-6pm (Winter)

Bonython Park Kiosk* 
Bonython Parklands, Port Road, Adelaide, South Australia

(t) 0416 366 363
Fri - Sunday, 10am-4pm

*Open 7 days a week in school holidays and between December - February

North Adelaide Community Centre
176 Tynte Street, North Adelaide
(t) (08) 8203 7811
Open Mon -Fri 10am to 6pm, Sat 11am - 2pm

Royal Adelaide Zoo
Frome Road, Adelaide
(t) (08) 8267 3255
Open 7 days, all year round, 9.30am - 5pm

University of South Australia
City West Campus 
Phillip Street, Adelaide
Jeffery Smart Building (Security Office)
(t) (08) 8302 0000
Open 7 days,
8am-8pm (Summer)
8am-5pm (Winter) 

University of South Australia
City East Campus 
55 North Tce, Adelaide
Barbara Hanrahan Under-croft
(t) (08) 8302 0000
Open 7 days,
8am-8pm (Summer)
8am-5pm (Winter)     

Adelaide South West
Community Centre  

171 Sturt St, Adelaide
(t) (08) 8203 7801
Mon - Fri 9am-5pm

Adelaide Railway Station -NEW-
125 North Terrace, Adelaide
(t) 1300 311 108
Mon - Fri 9am-5pm

Rydges South Park Adelaide -NEW-
1 South Terrace, Adelaide
(t) 8212 1277
7 days a week 8am-6pm 

Urbanest -NEW-
12 Bank St, Adelaide
(t) 8125 4200
7 days a week 8am-6pm 

Hub Adelaide -NEW-
5 Peel St, Adelaide
(t) 1300 482 611
Open Mon-Fri 8am to 7pm

Exchange Specialty Coffee -NEW-
12-18 Vardon Ave, Adelaide
(t) 0415 966 225
Open Mon-Fri 7am-5pm, Sat, 9am-4pm, Sun 10am-3pm

Adelaide Shores Caravan Park
(Map 2 - B10)
Military Rd, West Beach
(t) (08) 8355 7320
Open 7 Days 8am-7pm

West Beach Surf Life Saving Club*
Corner Seaview and West Beach Roads, West Beach
(t) (08) 8353 8503
Mon-Wed 8.30am-3pm
Thurs-Fri 8.30am-10pm
Sat-Sun 8.30am-6.30pm 

*Please note that West Beach Surf Life Saving Club is closed on Monday and Tuesday during the winter period 

Henley Beach Library
378 Seaview Rd, Henley Beach
(t) (08) 8408 1333
Tuesday/Thursday/Friday 10am-5.30pm
Wednesday 1pm-8pm
Saturday 9.30am-12noon
Sunday 1.30pm-4pm

Civic Centre Library

72 Woodville Road, Woodville
(t) (08) 8408 1333
Mon-Thurs 10am-5.30pm
Friday 10am-8pm
Saturday 9.15am-12noon
Sunday 1.30pm-4.30pm

Hindmarsh Library

139 Port Road, Hindmarsh
(t) (08) 8408 1333
Mon-Fri 10am-7pm
Saturday 12.30pm-4.30pm

Unley Swimming Centre
Ethel Street, Forestville
(t): (08) 8372 5456
Mon-Fri 6am-8pm
Saturday 6am-6pm
Sunday 9am-6pm
Public Holidays 10am-6pm
(There will be changed opening hours 29 April - 26 May 2013)
More at www.unley.sa.gov.au

City of Unley Civic Centre
181 Unley Road, Unley
(t) 08) 8372 5111
Mon-Fri 8.30am-5.00pm

 
 

What our hirers say

"We found your website before we left New York and had a terrific biking experience today. This is probably the most bike-friendly city I've ever ridden in, a model for what NY should be trying to achieve THANKS." - David, USA

"Best experience and a really fun day out! Great service and equipment too!" - Robert and Joanne, SA

"Saw spots I wouldn't have seen without a bike! Thanks"- Daniela, Austria

"What a great way to see the parklands and stay healthy. Excellent service. Thank you" - Michael and kids, Adelaide

"Thanks to Bicycle SA for such a great ride. Without the free bikes service I would not have had the opportunity to enjoy Adelaide the way I did. It is just such a good combination to have this kind of public service in a beautiful city as Adelaide. I went to the Torrens ride all the way to the beach of Grange and back, it is definitely an experience I want to repeat, especially this time of year where all is so green and beautiful! Mochas gracias par el Pasco!!!" - Jorgo. C (Mexico)

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