"I just love taking the métro in Paris! There is so much room, it smells nice and everybody is polite"
- said nobody, ever.
The buses are late, parking is a nightmare and don't even get started on taxis... so it's time to prioritize the quickest, most fun, and eco-friendly way to navigate Paris: biking!
What I'm About:
To empower Parisiennes and Parisians to bike in their own city confidently, safely and happily
Knowing how to ride a bike is one thing, but knowing how to ride a bike in Paris is something else altogether. The traffic can be intimidating and loads of potential riders are put off by the perception that it is very dangerous, but it doesn't have to be that way.
After years of experience riding in this city both as a tour guide and on The Silver Princess, riding is my #1 preferred method of getting around, and I wish more people would do it.
To get you confident and ready to roll, we will ride together, and I'll hook you up with all the tips and tricks to make your trajet as easy and stress-free as possible.
We'll talk about...
- How to use the vélib system
- Your rights on the road
- Key traffic signals
- Bike etiquette
- How to ride when there are no bike lanes
- Major routes in the city
- How to get a vélib subscription
- Locking up securely
- Being a total badass (feeling confident and riding well)
How does it work?
You get in contact, and we figure out what you need, perhaps a Familiarization Session, where I ride with you one-on-one or in a group, and we cover a bunch of useful stuff that is applicable all over the city, or Get me to work! where we meet up one-on-one and figure out a route from your home to your work and back that you can use every day.
I'll also provide you with A Totally Awesome PDF of Magical Information so you don't have to remember everything.