Barcelona is a city with a dense population, with an estimated 1.65 million inhabitants. Many of those people travel the city by car, which makes Barcelona’s traffic notoriously busy. Alternatively, a number of people use public transportation which is cheaper than having a car and sometimes can get where people they need to go faster.
There is also a large number of inhabitants whose main means of transportation is the bicycle.
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But even the ones who want to go green and adopt this human-powered, two-wheeled vehicle, sometimes have to use other transportations, by fear of having their bicycle stolen. When using a bicycle to go to a restaurant, a store or any place you have to leave it outside, the vehicle has to be locked. And even that is no guarantee, as bicycle thieves are getting craftier by the minute.
The good news for bicycle lovers is that there is a growing number of establishments that now allow their customers to bring their bicycles inside. Here are some of them:
A Casa Portuguesa Carrer d’Aragó, 111
Bar Olimpia Carrer d’Aldana, 11
Café Galeria Cosmo Carrer d’Enric Granados, 3
Garage Beer Co Carrer del Consell de Cent, 261
Papas & The Mamas Rambla del Poblenou, 125
4uatre Lounge Ramble del Poblenou, 63
El Ciclista Carrer de Mozart, 18
La Createca Carrer del Comte Borrell, 122
Mar de Cava Carrer de València, 293
Do you love the idea but still don’t have a bike of your own? Easy peasy! There are a variety of excellent stores for you to get your new bicycle.
Bike Gràcia has been named the number 1 Brompton premium dealer in Spain. Here you can find urban bicycles, reclined bicycles, folding bicycles, children’s bicycles, among others. You can also find helmets, backpacks, bicycle locks, bicycle seats and a variety of other accessories.
You can find Bike Gràcia at Carrer de Terol, 30.
Bikester is an online store that offers bicycles with up to 60% discount during the sale season. You have 100 days to return your purchase, free of charge, if you find that it wasn’t exactly what you were looking for. The store ships items all over Spain with no added charges.
If you can’t afford a brand new bike, you can always visit some of the stores that specialized in used ones, like Ciclos Ratera – Bicis Occasion Barcelona, Goobici, and BikeZona.