From a Brazilian bistro offering cyclists a free salad to a Swiss drive-in bike café, riders have no shortage of rest stops today.
Cyclists have no shortage of rest stops today as restaurants and other venues are becoming more bike-friendly and have begun to cater to the bike crowd, sometimes offering exclusive services. In light of the launch of NYC’s Bikeshare program this Memorial Day, PSFK rounds up interesting ideas that point to future-thinking cities who understand the need for cyclist to maintain their energy levels without having to get off their bikes.
A Swiss drive-in for bicycles was recently installed in Zurich outside a café, which featured wooden docking stations with tabletops that let cyclists pull up and enjoy a coffee and a snack without having to get off their bike.
Brazilian bistro Le Repas started offering a free salad to any cyclist who rode up on their bike as a reward for being environmentally-friendly.
Also, a new storage space in Germany lets cyclists keep their bikes safe and grab a drink while they’re at it. Designed by Osterwold+Schmidt, it features over two hundred cycle racks, thirty lockers, a bike rental/service station, workshops, office space, and a refreshment stand.