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Travel around Comic-Con with New Bike Rental Stations

Downtown San Diego is now home to 36 “DecoBike” stations, constructed over the past few months, as a part of the bike sharing program approved by the San Diego City Council in 2013.

After some delay, the rental program had a soft opening last week after the kiosks were finally filled with bikes and made available to rent. The numerous stations now found around downtown will allow for another means of transportation to and from the convention center and the further-out hotels and other offsite activities. Check out the DecoBike map for locations.

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Depending on which direction you are coming from, and which part of the convention center you want to get to, the two most convenient bike stations nearest the convention center are on Front Street, at the Children’s Park, and near the Hard Rock Hotel, at L and 5th.

Short term memberships are available from DecoBike, perfect for out-of-town travelers. A one week membership is $35, which includes an unlimited amount of 30-minute rides. If you go past the 30 minute window, the cost is $5 for an additional 30 minutes. You can also rent hourly at $5 for 30 minutes, $7 for an hour, or $12 for 2 hours. The bike kiosks take credit card and your card is your access card for all stations during your rental period. Check out all membership options and terms on DecoBike’s pricing page.

Would you use bike stations to get around downtown during Comic-Con? Discuss in the comments!

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