City bikes

Tampere City Bikes will be launched in June!

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. For use, you need the Tampereen kaupunkipyörät application, through which registration and payment is handled. The app will be released in app stores in early June.

Prices

5 €/day (24 h) 
10 €/week (7 days) 
25 €/season (until 31 October) 

All options include an unlimited number of 30-minute trips. 

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

1. Download the app and register

  1. Download the Tampereen kaupunkipyörät app.
  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, week or season).

The app will be released in June.

2. Unlock the bike

Use the Tampereen kaupunkipyörät app to scan the QR code on the city bike lock. The lock will open and your journey can begin.

Scanning the QR code on the city bike lock.

3. Ride

You can ride for 30 minutes at a time at no extra charge. If you ride the bike for more than 30 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.

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. Using the app, select ”End ride” and wait for a confirmation that your ride has ended.

Information about city bike system

City bike system

The Tampere city bike system will be launched in June 2021. In the first year, the city bike system will include 700 city bikes and about 70 city bike stations. City bike stations are located in the city center and along the tramway in the Kaleva area. 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.

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 / week / season).

The Tampereen kaupunkipyörät application will be released in app stores at the beginning of June.

Pricing

You can purchase a licenses for a day, a week or an entire season. The license to use the bike for a day (24 hours) costs 5 euros, a week (7 days) 10 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 30-minute trips. If you ride the bike for more than 30 minutes at a time, you will be charged 1 €/30 min. The maximum ride time is 5 hours. If you exceed 5 hours, the extra fee is EUR 80.

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. The city bike lock has a QR code that is read using the app’s QR code reader. Alternatively, the city bike can be enabled by entering the identification number on the city bike’s frame into the city bike application. When the city bike system detects that it has been taken into use, the lock beeps and unlocks. The user moves the locking bolt between the spokes of the rear wheel to the storage space on the side of the lock while driving.

The user can drive an unlimited number of 30-minute trips at no extra charge.

Return

At the end of use, the city bike is returned to any of the city bike station. 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.