Adelaide City Bikes - a FREE ride around town
The Adelaide City Bikes is part of a greater strategy to build a cleaner, greener city.
Adelaide City Bikes is a FREE 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.
The scheme is constantly expanding and Adelaide City Bikes are now available from locations in Adelaide City, Unley and Charles Sturt areas, thanks to the support of local councils and Opal. 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.
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How do I hire a free Adelaide City Bike?
To hire a free Adelaide City Bike 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 City Bike 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 a Adelaide City Bike?
Adelaide City Bikes are free to hire during opening hours of any of the 9
hire locations in Adelaide City, 2 locations in Unley and 5 locations
in Charles Sturt. You can hire a City 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 |
111 Franklin St, Adelaide
(t) (08) 8168 9999
Open 7 days 9am - 5pm
(summer weekends open 8am - 6pm)
Closed on public holidays
Adelaide City Council
25 Pirie Street Adelaide
(t) (08) 8203 7203
Open Mon - Fri 8.30am - 5pm
114 Wakefield Street, Adelaide
(t) 1800 633 307
Open 7 days, 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 Traveller's Inn
220 Hutt St, Adelaide
(t) (08) 8224 0753
Open 7 days, 8am - 7pm
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
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
Wesfield West Lakes
Enquire at Concierge desk
West Beach Surf Life Saving Club*
Corner Seaview and West Beach Roads, West Beach
(t) (08) 8353 8503
*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
Civic Centre Library
72 Woodville Road, Woodville
(t) (08) 8408 1333
139 Port Road, Hindmarsh
(t) (08) 8408 1333
Unley Swimming Centre
Ethel Street, Forestville
(t): (08) 8372 5456
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
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)