Tartu is a very bike-friendly city, and in the recent years, developing the cycling infrastructure has become the means of transport that is being advanced the most. Tens of kilometres of new non-motorised transport paths have been added to the numerous current roads and streets in good condition, and year by year the number of users of these paths increases. The city actively works in the interest of making sure that the bicycle paths form a complete and logical network, and making the public bicycle system a part of the public transportation system through the planned public bicycle project.
It is already possible to rent bicycles from various rental and service points, and to get help with repairs, technical questions and routes, or acquiring equipment. In addition, bike rental services are offered by some of the best-known lodging establishments that offer both classical as well as electric powered bicycles.
To popularise cycling, many great events take place in the city, and it’s possible to participate in fun tours. Every spring the start of the cycling season is celebrated. During these celebrations, people are encouraged to ride bikes and help is lent with bike maintenance, children`s events and competitions are held, and titles for the most bike-friendly establishments are given out. Every autumn on the Car-Free Day, motorists are encouraged to give up navigating the city centre by car, and instead use bikes, public transportation, or get around on foot. In order for school children to acquire and improve riding skills, cycling courses are organised twice a year. Exciting bicycle and kickbike tours are organised by various service providers and guides, who have to be contacted directly in order to book a tour.