Tag Archives: Cycling

On wheels

4 Mar
Barcelona Cute Suite on wheels

From shadow to action – Plaça Àngels

Happy Monday! Let’s get this week started and put our life on wheels for a smooth roll through Monday to Friday, shall we?

Barcelona Cute Suite on wheels

The shop – Carrer Bonavista

I love cycling, and am fortunate to live in a Barcelona, where cycling is a popular mode of transport. Bikes are everywhere, here, even among the shadows!

Barcelona Cute Suite on wheels

Painterly inspiration – Carrer Petritxol

Even more than a century ago, people from all walks of life, including famous artists and architects jumped on a bike to have fun, exercise and move from A to B. Will you join us for some fun on wheels?

Barcelona Cute Suite on wheels

All wheels in a row – Plaça Àngels

Going cycling?

4 Oct
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Carrer Lluna 1

Barcelona is a city where cycling, both by locals and by its visitors, has taken off massively. As a result, the offer in rental bikes has exploded, with cut-throat offers here, there and everywhere. Cheap prices are all very well, but what about customer attention? Going cycling? I have just the place for you to rent your iron steed!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Homage to history

On carrer Lluna 1, David, a friendly bicycle enthusiast, decided to set up a very special bike rental shop: Barcelona Folding Bike. Full of historical images, this small shop pays homage to cycle heroes from the past, and has framed the tools of the trade for good measure.

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Tools = art

Not far from the Macba museum and the Rambla del Raval, in an area that sees a lot of transit from hip (foreign) locals and some tourists, you can rent one of his sturdy black bikes, a colourful racing bike, or go for one of the black or white folding Bromptons he has invested in.

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Safety rules

He has decided to make customer attention his main selling point, and so he includes the lock and helmet in his rental prices, and if you have a child with you, offers the seat for free also. Plus, he offers bikes which are free of publicity. Not bad, right?

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