The third season of Vilkku city bikes will start on April 26th

Popular Vilkku city bikes will be available on Monday April 26th. There will be 250 bikes available for the third season, and 35 city bike stations around the city. The city of Kuopio is prepared to add 1 or 2 city bike stations if needed.

City bike station at Mölymäki will be removed closer to the Savo Vocational College due to reconstruction work. Any other changes in the city bike stations network will be informed separately. More information on the city bike stations can be found from the Freebike app or from the website:

For this season the City of Kuopio is planning to raise the per-minute pass charge. The Urban Environment Committee will decide it at the meeting on April 21st. Other costs will remain the same, and you can cycle the whole season for the affordable price of 60 euros.

Vilkku city bike passes can be purchased on April 26th at 8 a.m. We recommend that you update your Freebike app and read the updated terms of use before the season starts. The terms of use can be found from the website:

We also recommend using gloves while biking and taking care of good hand hygiene.  

To start using a Vilkku city bike is quick and easy. Here are 6 steps to follow:

  1. Download the Freebike app
  2. Register as a user
  3. Buy a pass
  4. Collect a bike
  5. Ride
  6. Return

Read more about the Vilkku city bikes.