Even with the lack of bike lanes, the idea of cycling in Jakarta is actually not all that outrageous. As long as you really know how and when to do it; one option is to go directly to tourist attraction that has tracks that you can cycle on, such as Ancol Ecopark area, where you can rent bikes for Rp. 50,000 per hour. It has comparably better roads than the rest of Taman Impian Jaya Ancol, but keep in mind that weekends can be a challenge due to the high number of tourists.
Another good area is Taman Mini Indonesia Indah, where you can rent bikes to tandem bikes for Rp. 10,000 to 40,000 per hour although quite honestly the quality of the bikes is not always the best, it is good enough for a nice spin around TMII’s amazing spread of traditional houses.
Alternately, you can also arrange your own bike tour, either with family or friends, and explore more ‘serious’ tracks around Jakarta. Rindu Alam and Cianten trail in Bogor, Cihuni track in Tangerang, are among the many favourite tracks among Jakarta cyclers.
Last but not least, is to take advantage of the much loved Car Free Sunday on the Sudirman-Thamrin main road, where from 6 to 11 all motorized vehicles are prohibited from using. But if you don’t feel like buying one or you are just in Jakarta for the week, here is a list of bike rentals you can get good quality bicycles from.
1. TRACK Adventure
A company specializing in outdoor biking activities and rentals in Jakarta, Bogor, Bandung and Yogyakarta area with full event organizing package.
Ruko Niaga Jaya C-8,
Proklamasi – Depok Timur
T: +6221 77823637 Hot Line/SMS: +62 857 1485 2299
Email : [email protected]
2. Mister Fixer’s (Pak Kastono)
Started as a bike repair shop in Kuningan, Mr. Kastono, the main guy behind the shop, is now famous among Car Free Sunday bikers for providing cheap bikes to rent. Prices start from Rp. 5,000 to Rp. 40,000 per hour, and on Saturdays especially, this humble shop opens late until midnight to serve customers that want to take the bike for Car Free Sunday.
Jl. Karbella III No. 3
T: +6221 5255003 Mobile: +62 81310842789
Monday – Friday: 6.00 AM – 10.00 PM
Saturday: 6.00 AM – 12.00 AM
Sunday: 5.00 AM – 10.00 PM
3. Rumah Sepeda Indonesia
Initiated by Bike to Work Jakarta (B2W), Rumah Sepeda Indonesia rents out several types of bikes; from hybrid, city bike, to mountain bikes.
Jl. Ahmad Dahlan No. 20 Kebayoran Baru Jakarta Selatan.
4. Ferdian’s Bike Rental
Phone: +6221 71430022 Mobile: +62 857 1977 0600
5. Sewa Sepeda Jakarta
Phone: +6221 967 83341 / +62813 82031792
Facebook Page: Sewa Sepeda Jakarta