No risk, no unexpected costs, no fines and no worries!
If you live in the city, the best way to get around is on a bike. Whether you need to go to work, college, the supermarket or the city center, cycling is the fastest, cheapest and most efficient way to get where you need to go.
You can, of course, buy a bike. New bikes start at € 399 and a good second hand bike including locks at € 199. However, damages, maintenance and flat tires can result in high and unexpected costs. Even worse, when the bike gets stolen (which happens a lot), you will need to buy a new one without the guarantee that it won’t be stolen again the next day...
In the last few years, we noticed that especially foreign students and expats want safe and well maintained bikes without any uncertainty regarding the costs. That’s why we developed a long term bicycle rental plan. This means that you can rent a bike anywhere from six months up to several years. The rental price includes all maintenance, repairs and an insurance against theft. So, if you have a flat tire or any other damages, just bring the bike to the shop and it will be repaired at no charge. Is your bike stolen? Just bring back the original key and you can pick another one right away!
The rental prices start at € 12.50 per month all-in, depending on the rental period. For an extra charge, you can even get a brand new or electrical bike!
How does it work?You can come to the store and fill in an application form. Then, you can choose one of the available bikes in the store and take it with you immediately. All bikes are ready-to-go and have lights, locks and everything else you need. You can also apply online by filling in the form below. We will then contact you to make an appointment. If your bikes gets stolen, you can come to the store and we will file the police report for you. You can immediately choose another bike and will be on your way within minutes! The only requirement is that you bring back the original key. If your bike gets damaged or you need something repaired, just bring it to the store and we will repair it for you within 48 hours. If you need one, we will provide you with a replacement bike during the time the repairs take. When your plan ends, you can just bring the bike back to the store. Important! You do not need a Dutch bank account to rent a bike, just bring a valid ID document with you.
What does it cost?The rental fee for the BikePlan depends on the period you want to rent the bike and the type of bike you want. Please not that you pay all monthly fees at once. So, if you rent a bike that is 15 euro a month for a period of six months, you pay € 90 euro when you pick up the bike in the store. This way, we don't require a deposit. Below are the prices in a table:
Please note that the prices are all-in so they include VAT and all other taxes, insurance, repairs, maintenance and replacement in case of theft. If your bike gets stolen and you hand over the original key, you will get another bike but we will charge a € 25 administration fee. If you lose the key, we will have to replace the lock and charge you € 10 for it. If the bike gets stolen and you don't have the key, we will charge € 125.00 for a backpedal bike, € 175.00 for a bike with handbrakes and € 250.00 for a de luxe version. Furthermore, it is possible to make a custom plan for you with a different term but please be aware that custom plans are a little more expensive than the plans mentioned above. At an extra charge, you can also rent a brand new or electrical bike. If you would like to know more, please contact us for a custom made plan.
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to come by the store in Groningen or Leeuwarden, call or email us. You can find our addresses and opening hours below. We are open 7 days a week and have English speaking staff present to help you.
9712 KC Groningen
050 – 3114308
8911 CB Leeuwarden
050 – 3114308