Adelaide City Bikes - a FREE ride around town
Adelaide City Bikes are free to hire between 9am - 4.30pm from Bicycle SA or at other outlets listed below. Hire includes the use of a helmet and if required a bicycle lock. A current passport or drivers license must be deposited by each user at the time of hire. If you wish to hire the bicycles overnight please contact Bicycle SA on 08 8168 9999 to arrange a quote.
The Adelaide City Bikes is part of a greater strategy to build a cleaner, greener city. Read the Cycling Friendly City brochure here to guide you on your ride.
How do I hire an Adelaide City Bike?
To take advantage of the Adelaide City Bikes scheme, all you need is either your current driver's licence or passport.
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 City Bike to the point of hire.
If you get a puncture, or a more significant mechanical failure, simply call Bicycle SA on 8168 9999 for assistance (Monday to Friday within the CBD only).
It is a requirement of the law to ride with a helmet and these are 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 nodes.
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.
Please note that you must return bikes to the same location from which it was borrowed from.
Where can I hire a Adelaide City Bike?
There are a total of 9 nodes spread across Adelaide. You can hire a City Bike from any of the participating nodes during their opening hours. Note that opening hours vary from node to node.
You can find a list of all nodes in the City Bike Brochure HERE
Here's what some of 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. Thankyou" - 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)