Hiring/buying a bike
Why not talk to your colleagues? They may have an unused bike in the garage...or just put an add into the CERN market.
Otherwise, it is possible to rent a bike for free (or at least free for the first 4 hours and then 2 CHF/ hour after that) at several points in Geneva, and also in Neuchâtel, or Bern.
CERN rents out bicycles (in summer there are long waiting lists!). Ask your departmental secretary upon arrival or click here.
CERN BIKE SHARING:
Members of CERN community can borrow "velopass" bikes, free of charge, from one of the docking stations installed at the INGRID temporary garden on the parking of the building 33. Simply present your CERN access card at the CAR POOL to be issued with an activation code and user card allowing free use of the bikes across the whole site.
The full terms and conditions of use can be obtained from here.
CAR POOL opening hours: from 8.00 a.m. to 12 noon and from 1.00 to 5.00 p.m. (Mon-Sat). Tel. 77039-72228
Please note: The CERN bicycles are made available to members of the personnel between the hours of 8.00 a.m. and 7.00 p.m. in the framework of their work at CERN for work-related use only, for a maximum period of 8 consecutive hours.