Berlin is great for bikes! For those wishing to explore the German capital on your own, Fat Tire has the right bike for you! Our Trekking Bikes are perfect for cruising around the city or going further afield to explore the green areas around Berlin. Our bikes come with comfortable seats, easy to use gears, and of course are super stylish!
You can find us just outside of the exit of the Zoologischer Garten train station, on the bus-terminal side. Just turn to your left and walk toward the police station. We are right there just a few meters from the entrance to the train station.
Oh yes. We have easy-to-use and comfortable city-style and cruiser-style bikes. You will feel safe and secure not to mention comfortable when riding around.
Reservations are highly recommended, but not required. We suggest that you book in advance so that you are guaranteed a bike. If you do not have a reservation don’t worry, just come on by our shop and we will be happy to rent you a bike as bikes are often still available.
Don’t sweat. Our customers frequently keep their bikes longer than expected because they are so much fun to ride in Berlin. If you keep your bike longer than you rented, just come back when you are done and you can pay the remainder of any extra rental time when you get back- no need to do anything more. Please note our shop times so that you know we are open when you do come back.
Yes, and it really is the best way to see the city. Bike lanes are all over the place, and if not, just ride in the street like a local- you will make lots of cycling friends!
No, our bikes have chain guards so your pants won’t come in contact with the chain at all.
All of our bikes have a luggage rack on the back, and we have straps in our shop for you to use. If you are carrying something like extra coats or small items, this will be perfect for you. We have a luggage room free of charge if you would like to leave larger bags with us while you cycle.
Yes, but it’s very easy. You can either leave your picture ID, driver’s license, or a credit card number with us in the shop. Just let us know which when you come to pick up your bike. At that same time we have a short disclaimer for you to sign.
Included with your rental is a cable lock that you can use to lock your bike securely, even if you are keeping it overnight. Our adult bikes also come with frame locks as well, so you will be very safe and secure. We will show you how everything works when you pick up your bike.
Flats, while rare, do happen. With any bike sometimes things break, so we will get you back up and running as quickly as possible. If you aren’t near our shop, just bring your bike back on the train, just remember to validate a bike ticket for the fare. We will reimburse this to you when you get back.