Due to the heavy traffic and lack of bicycle lanes, bikes are not very popular in Prague. This is contrary to other smaller cities and villages where many inhabitants ride bicycles. Nevertheless, there are some well-set-out bike routes and even a department that deals with organizing and maintaining these routes in Prague. There is about 180 km of bicycle routes, 60 km of which are outside vehicle routes, and they include precincts and newly constructed cycle routes for both cyclists and pedestrians. There are many kickstand, mostly located close to car parks where you can leave your bike free of charge or for a small fee.
Prague’s ever-present cobblestones ensure that mountain bicycles (with their robust tires) are the obvious selection. Two central Prague companies are rental specialists (and they also provide organised bicycle tours): City Bike, Králodvorská Five, Prague One (www.citybike-prague.com), and Praha Bike, Dlouhá Twenty-Four, Prague One (prahabike.cz).