City bikes

City bike.City bikes offer a fast way to move around during both free time and on business trips.

Bikes can be found at city bike stations in the extended city center area and along the tramway from Kaleva area to Hervanta. Up-to-date information about city bike stations is in the Tampereen kaupunkipyörät app.

For use, you need the Tampereen kaupunkipyörät application, through which registration and payment is handled. The licence is valid from the moment of purchase. The app has changed for the 2022 season, so you have to reload it to your phone.

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Prices

€4 /day (24 h) 
€7 /month (30 days) 
€25 /season (15.4.–31.10.) 

All options include an unlimited number of 45-minute trips. The licence is valid from the moment of purchase.

If you want to ride the bike longer than 45 minutes without extra charges, return the bike to any city bike station and end the ride using the app. You can start a new ride with another or the same bike.

If you ride the bike for more than 45 minutes at a time, you will be charged €1 for each additional 30 minutes. The maximum ride time is 5 hours. If you exceed 5 hours, the extra fee is €80.

You can only unlock one bike at a time. Every user must register personally in the app.

1. Download the app and register

  1. Download the Tampereen kaupunkipyörät app (Google Play or App Store).
  2. Register as a user in the app. To register, you will need your contact information and payment card.
  3. Purchase the desired journey product (day, month or season). The licence is valid from the moment of purchase.

You can only unlock one bike at a time. Every user must register personally in the app.

2. Unlock the bike

Open the Tampereen kaupunkipyörät app and select a city bike station from the map in the app. Select the bike you want from the list. You can identify it from the series of numbers on the frame.

You can also unlock the bike by reading the QR code of the bike using the app’s QR code reader.

Your phone's Bluetooth connection and location information must be turned on.

Open the Tampereen kaupunkipyörät app and select a city bike station from the map in the app.

3. Ride

You can ride for 45 minutes at a time at no extra charge. If you ride the bike for more than 45 minutes at a time, your payment card will be charged according to the pricing list. The maximum ride time is 5 hours. If you exceed 5 hours, the extra fee is EUR 80.

If you want to ride the bike longer than 45 minutes without extra charges, return the bike to any city bike station and end the ride using the app. You can start a new ride with another or the same bike.

4. Return

  1. You can return the bike to any city bike station.
  2. Wrap the red cable around the dock and slide the locking bolt into the lock between the wheel spokes. If the station is full, you can wrap the cable around another bike.
  3. Finish your trip in the app and wait for confirmation that the trip has ended. If the return is not successful immediately, please try again.

Pause mode

You can lock the city bike temporarily outside of the city bike station. Use the locking latch of city bike and select “Pause” from the application. In pause mode the city bike is still in your use. When you want to go on, end the pause with the app. The lock will open and you can continue your journey. Using your own lock is not allowed.

Total rental time is still running while on a pause. Trips longer than 45 minutes will be charged according to the pricing list.

A young woman is standing with a city bike in Keskustori, Tampere.

Information about city bike system

City bike system

The city bike system includes 700 city bikes and about 95 city bike stations. City bike stations are mainly located in the city center and along the tramway from Kaleva area to Hervanta. City bikes are part of the Nysse family, and the city of Tampere is responsible for organizing the system as a whole.

For the use of city bikes, the Tampereen kaupunkipyörät application is downloaded, which is used to register as a user of city bikes and to pay for their use. The Tampere city bike system was launched in June 2021.

City bike stations

In total, the city bike system includes 700 city bikes and about 95 city bike stations.

Most of the stations are physical stations, i.e. the station has racks for city bikes, on which the city bike is locked when returned. Some city bike stations are so-called virtual stations that can be identified from the information board. When using a virtual station, return the bike by parking it near the information board.

Up-to-date information about city bike stations in the Tampereen kaupunkipyörät app. Later in the spring, the city bike stations will also appear in the Nysse journey planner.

City bike stations 2022.

Registration

Registering as a user of Tampere city bikes is done through the Tampereen kaupunkipyörät application, which is also needed to use city bikes. The Tampereen kaupunkipyörät app can be downloaded from the Google Play and the App Store. When registering, the user enters their payment card and contact information, and accepts the terms of use and security policies. In the application, the user selects the license for the desired time (day/month/season).

Pricing

You can purchase a licenses for a day, a month or an entire season. The license to use the bike for a day (24 hours) costs 4 euros, a month (30 days) 7 euros and the season (until 31 October) 25 euros. The license is valid from the moment of purchase. 

All options include an unlimited number of 45-minute trips. If you ride the bike for more than 45 minutes at a time, you will be charged  €1 for each additional 30 minutes. 

The maximum ride time is 5 hours. If you exceed 5 hours, the extra fee is €80.

Terms of use for using city bikes

Beginning the use of the bike

City bikes are available at any time to the users who have registered and paid for the usage period. City bike stations and available city bikes can be easily found using the map in the Tampereen kaupunkipyörät app.

The available city bike will be unlocked using the Tampereen kaupunkipyörät application. Open the Tampereen kaupunkipyörät app and select a city bike station from the map in the app. Select the bike you want from the list. You can identify it from the series of numbers on the frame.

Alternatively, you can also unlock the bike by reading the QR code of the bike using the app’s QR code reader.

The user can drive an unlimited number of 45-minute trips at no extra charge.

Return

At the end of use, the city bike is returned to any of the city bike station. Finish your trip in the app and wait for confirmation that the trip has ended. If the return is not successful immediately, please try again.

Up-to-date information on the locations of the stations can be found on the map of the Tampereen kaupunkipyörät application.

At a physical station, i.e. a station with city bike racks, the city bike should be returned and locked neatly into the rack using the red lock cable. If all the racks of the city bike station are full, the city bike can be returned to the immediate vicinity of the station by locking it to either the rack or another city bike.

With a virtual station, it is enough to return the city bike locked close to the information board. The city bike system uses GPS to detect that the city bike is in the correct area and allows the city bike to be returned. 

Pictures ©Pasi Tiitola.

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