Rent a Bike in Brasov

 
 

 
 

 
 

 

Some facts you may want to know

Americans use their bicycles for less than one percent of all their urban trips. Europeans bike in cities more often—in Italy and the Netherlands the percentage is at 5, 30 respectively.

What’s more, seven out of eight Dutch people over the age of 15 own a bike.

The bicycle is one of the most efficient inventions in the history of mankind. A gallon of gasoline (about 4 liters) contains about 31,000 calories. If a person could drink gasoline, then a person could ride about 912 miles on a gallon of gas (about 360 km per liter).

Cycling is 3 times faster than walking. On a bicycle, you can travel three times faster than you can walk, for the same amount of energy. No other living thing can expend so little energy for so much self-powered travel!

Korean man Okhwan Yoon left a profitable business to bicycle the world to support world peace.

Over 9 years he has biked across 192 countries on six continents and has survived 6 car accidents, malaria, extreme temperatures, robbery, and kidnapping.

Compared to cars, a daily 16 kilometer commute saves the rider close to 10 euros per day, 5 kilos of carbon dioxide emissions and they burn around 360 extra calories.

The bicycle is the most efficient vehicle ever devised; a human on a bicycle is more efficient (in calories expended per kilo and per kilometer) than a train, truck, airplane, boat, car, motorcycle or jet pack. Ducks, however, are still more efficient.