What is the experience Sthlm Bike, a ride for all?
At the Sthlm Bike tour all participants are winners. Sthlm Bike is about experiencing one of the most fantastic capitals in the world, at your own speed, with no cars disturbing as your ride your bicycle at your own pace.
About the course
When does the map come out?
Just click here to get to it.
The map will get it´s last adjustments in August 2019. Then you will find information such as depot’s, toilettes, a timeline and parking.
Do we ride on gravel?
The tour is 50 km, and 95% is on paved streets. The gravel parts are in the parks around the two castles Ulriksdal och Haga Palace.
Will the tour be car free?
Does the tour have a permit?
es Sthlm Bike, has a permit by the police and the city of Stockholm.()
How fast is fast?
Here are estimated times for the different groups.
Fast, 50 km in 1,5-2 hours
”Lagom”, 50 km in 2,5-3,5 hours
Enjoyable, 50 km in 3,5-4,0 hours
Questions about insurance
What kind of insurance does the tour offer?
The tour does not offer insurance, as this is a tour and not a race.
Most private insurances policy’s covers this type of exercise. Please check your own policy ta find out about specific details.
Questions about what kind of bike to use.
Can you do the tour on a ”fixie” without breaks?
No, breaks are required.
What kind of bike is the best type to ride the tour on?
All bikes are allowed as long as they have functioning breaks
We have seen both high-end racing bikes and rented city bikes, all works
Is electrical powered bikes allowed?
Yes if the rider respects the max of 25km/h speed limit. We will take any riders that do not respect this off the tour.
Questions about the rules and regulations.
Are brakes a must?
Yes, the Swedish law says that a bike must have working brakes, a bell and reflexes in the wheels if riding when dark.
Can you ride without a helmet?
No, even though there is no law as far as helmets are concerned we at Sthlm Bike have a wearing helmet is a must to enter. The Hövding helmet is ok.
Can you ride with earphones?
No, then you cannot talk to all lovely riders or hear if someone hunks? At is also not safe to be in a “bubble” when riding with this many people.
Can you talk on the phone while riding?
No, not while riding. If you need to talk or make a call pleas show a sign, bear of to the right and stop. When getting back on your bike please have look back and make a sign when reentering the flow of riders.
How does it work when serving so many people breakfast?
The breakfast is set up at a long buffet, where you go and get what you want. It usually works very smoothly; even the line at the coffee has a good flow.
Do you have an alternative for persons that are celiac?
At the finish area there is a tent with an info sign. There you can find foods for vegans, celiac or lactose intolerant persons. We do not have unlimited sources but we do our best.
Can I precook or somehow preorder special food?
We do our best, so if you want to inform us about a special diet need please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you know that your needs are “very” complex please bring a bar that you know you can eat.
Headline the mail: ”allergies”.
Riding with kids
Can you bring your children along?
Young adults from 16 years of age are welcome to ride without parental guardians.
Children under 16 must ride with a guardian, one per child. We have tried different tours with our own children and our experience is that from 12 years the children enjoy the challenge, when they are younger riding in a drizzle gets “boring”. But, every parent / guardian knows their child best so we feel that you have last call. We do not have a family discount or special child price as we support the riding children around the tour with as much care as adult riders. Children in child chairs and wagons ride for free.
All other questions.
Do you get a medal?
No, you get breakfast and a sore bum if you are not used to riding this far.
Why do you this?
We do want to work with something sustainable in more than one way. We like biking and think that Stockholm is a fantastic city to enjoy from the saddle. So to us it is a privilege to get to share our fantastic city, without cars, with you for a couple of hours a year.
Are there toilettes around the course?
Yes, there are toilettes at the start and finish-area, after 17 km and after about 30 km.
Do you have a guarded coat/ check?
No, as speed isn´t the main thing we suggest you bring a basket or knapsack to put your extra belongings.
Do you have guarded bike parking at the finish-area?
No you can bring your bike to the breakfast area.
Where do I park my car?
The closest area is at Kungsholmen. We will circle parking areas on the map closer to the start.
Please note that Stockholm has a parking fee at all times.
Questions about the volunteers
Do they get paid?
All organizations that help us with volunteers get a donation to their club based on the number of volunteers they have provided. The volunteers that are out during the tour get all the material that they need and of course breakfast at the finish.
How old do you have to be to be a volunteer?
We need you to be 18 or older. If you come with a group from an organization we always keep a dialogue with the group leader about the composition of the group.