Life is beautiful around the world. Seeing that we don’t live in Hollywood, and my hometown is quite small, a bicycle, or ‘velo,’ can be a convenient mode of transportation. Scattered throughout Antwerp, you will find stations with ‘pimped out and chromed out’ red stallions. They are primarily designed to explore the city jungle intensively, just so that we can all live out our fantasies after registering our credit cards online or in the ‘velo’ office.
The combination of three gears, anti-skid pedals, thick tires, and adaptable seats will enable you to become a menace in an orderly and comfortable fashion. The handy luggage rack will even serve the most fanatical shopaholic among us. Tram rails, disappearing bike lanes and overzealous race pilots will make your trip audacious. I do recommend that you keep an eye out for fluffy bunnies hopping across our borough, and the occasional raging granny waving her cane rigorously.
Check out the map with the ‘velo’ stations on your smartphone. Furthermore, read the user guide! Renting your logistical autonomy isn’t rocket science. Nonetheless, it might become an expensive ride across Antwerp if you mess up.
The first thirty minutes of each trip are included in the fee. Every additional half hour will be charged separately. You can use a bike for a maximum of four hours at a time. Therefore, I suggest to stop for a drink, a shopping spree or a cultural gathering on a regular basis. Enjoy this perfect excuse to get plastered.