Foto: Fernando Maia|Riotur
Understanding Bike Rio
Why not make the best of Marvelous City’s natural beauties and main touristic sites while getting healthier and helping the environment? Rio City Hall has taken all this into consideration and created Bike Rio project. You can now rent bikes in several spots around the city a a fixed price. Make the best choice for your health and for the environment, say no to automotive vehicles.
Eleven stations are already operational in Copacabana, located in the following places: Posto Seis, Sá Ferreira, Miguel Lemos, Cantagalo, Santa Clara, Dias da Rocha, Serzedelo Correia, Siqueira Campos, Copacabana Palace, Cardeal Arcoverde e Princesa Isabel. 60 stations should be available before the end of the year, in a total of 600 bikes all across town. The project is to be expanded at a later date, and with that goal in mind, more bike paths are being build throughout the city, and should come to a total of 300km by the end of 1012. Bike Rio is expected to reach Botafogo, Catete, Centro, Copacabana, Cosme Velho, Flamengo, Gávea, Humaitá, Ipanema, Jardim Botânico, Lagoa, Laranjeiras, Leblon and Urca next.
Bike Rio is very simple and easy to use. Users should register in the project’s official website, (www.movesamba.com.br/bikerio), and select one of the package deals. Daily services cost R$5 and a monthly pass costs R$10. The bike can be picked up at any of the available stations, and can be used for up to 60 minutes. After one hour, the user should return the bike at any of Bike Rio’s stations, and rent it again after 15 minutes for no extra cost. If the bike is returned after the 60 minute time period, R$5 will be charged for each extra hour. Payment by credit card is accepted.
Guilda de São Francisco Collective Exhibit
Duration: until the 5th of February.
Opening hours: Tuesday through Friday, 10am to 6pm; Saturday, Sunday and Holidays, from 12pm to 5pm.
Tickets: R$ 8 (full ticket) e R$ 4 (half ticket)
Museum of Fine Arts (Museu Nacional de Belas Artes) – Av. Rio Branco, 199 (Cinelândia) - tel: (21) 2219-8474.
For further information, visit their website: www.mnba.gov.br
Data de publicação: 14/12/2011
Rio Guia Oficial Rio de Janeiro