Do you have your own bike? The website of Brussels Mobility gathers everything you need to know about cycling in Brussels (cycle maps, where to buy cycle gear, …).
Don’t you have your own bike? Here are a number of ways of renting a bike.
Villo? That’s those yellow bikes that seem to be popping up all over the place. There are now 2500 bikes in use, distributed over 180 stations in several Brussels boroughs. There’s one every 450 m. A year’s season ticket for the network costs 32,6 euro, a day ticket 1,60 euro and a weekly ticket 7,65 euro. The first half-hour is free, and after that you pay 50 cents per extra half-hour. Villo is most suited to short journeys.
Jump (by Uber): Jump is a service included in the UBER app. It is present in most Brussels communes and in around 20 cities throughout the world. You just pay €1 to unlock a bike, and then 15 cents for each minute of rental. There are no recharging stations.
Billy Bike: very simple to use – your smartphone is the key. You can take aBilly Bike and leave it wherever you want when you’ve finished. There are no recharging stations.
Do you want to go on a long bike ride? If so, it’s best to go to a ‘point vélo’-Bike point. They are near Brussels’ railway stations. The Nord and Luxembourg ‘points vélo’ mainly have folding bikes to rent; the Central ‘point vélo’ has mainly comfortable city-bikes (with 7 gears). Check the prices and opening times on the website.