The 7 km long cycling lane takes you from the hustle and bustle of the city centre to the greenest neighbourhood of Riga – Mežaparks. Cycle around the leisurely streets widening through the lush pine forest and end your trip with a refreshing swim at lake Ķīšezers. Apart from Riga’s Zoo and a couple of cafés and adventure park, there’s also a well-thought-out BMX track in the area.
Despite e-scooters being ten a penny on the streets on the streets of Riga, sometimes you just want to pedal your own vehicle. NextBike is a public bike-sharing system that has many bike stations scattered across the city centre. Download the app and use it for a single ride or get a subscription.
The mobility point
An excellent destination for a quick cycling trip is Jaunā Teika district – it’s a haven for young professionals and features several cafés and bars. Plus, on your way to there, on the crossroads of G. Zemgala and Brivibas street is a mobility station that features everything a cyclist can wish for – a repair station, bike rental and a solar bench equipped with Wi-Fi where to charge your phone and check the following route.
Situated in one of the charming wooden houses of Pārdaugava, Gandrs boasts the most extensive selection of rental tourist equipment in Latvia. The bikes for rent range from MTB to city bikes and all are top-quality and can be rented out for a couple of days.
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A home-grown bike manufacturer with an almost a century of experience of creating sleekly looking city gears for men and women. Swing by their showroom and workshop tucked in the backyard, in front of Ziedoņdārzs park, and take a test spin.
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When the weather outside is not cycling-friendly, BMX riders can head to extreme sports centre The Spot. It features a street park and ramp park that is suitable for the beginners as well as the pros. Want to master the BMX? Baltic BMX school holds regular practices here. The Spot also features trampolines to practise your jumps and a climbing wall.
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