With so many Vélib' stations in Paris, you've got to be crazy or lazy to explore the city by taxi. Launched in 2007, the Vélib' system is the largest bike-share system in the world with over 20,000 bikes scattered throughout the city. We think that Trabbls should take full advantage of this relatively cheap resource and explore Paris on a casual group cycle tour.
The Guardian's Agnès Poirier has mapped out a pleasant and quiet route through Paris that will take cyclists to some of the city's best sights, bistros, and cafes. It's a north-south 15km. ride that should take around three hours but will depend on traffic, how many stops you take, and your overall level of fitness. Please click here for the original article and here for our map.
Tip: Make the map available offline on your phone before you head off. It will help in case you make a wrong turn somewhere. Have fun and be safe!
Meeting point: The Vélib' station at 5 Rue René Binet. The closest Metro stop is Porte de Clignancourt on the M4 Line.
Leaders, weekend mornings are optimal for this event when city traffic is at its lightest.