Grab a Bike and Ride All Over the City

P1040176 789274I found this rack of public bikes right next to Bologna’s city offices. Another city, like Copenhagen, embracing the concept of putting out bikes for citizens to use for free.

In Denmark, anyone can pop a coin into the rack and use a bike for about $3.65 a ride. In this Italian city, you have to show you’re a resident, then you can ride for free.

While I was in Italy, my story came out in the Valley Advocate about these alternatives to driving, and the climate in Europe that encourages bike use. You can read the story at the Valley Advocate’s website. It’s always fun to see my articles in other publications…funny, no matter how many times I get published, I still get a little thrill seeing that byline.