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Bike rental

Rent a bike and get to wherever you need to go, or take a cycling trip between gigs.

By paying the recommended bike rental fee you will make it easier for Gambian children to get to school. We have a collection of 250 bikes. Bike parking is available on both campsites.

Information for Colours of Ostrava 2018 (2019 to be updated):

Kola pro Afriku o.p.s./ Bikes for Africa charity bike rental:

Bike rental opening times:

Thurs 12.00–2.00 (in the morning), Fri 9.00–2.00 (in the morning), Sat 9.00–2.00 (in
the morning), Sun 8.00–16.00

The bike rental includes a light and bike lock. We’ll also give you a map of practical and excursion cycle routes around Colours. Our rental offer includes a range of attractive urban as well as retro style bikes – a great chance to take a trip down memory lane for those of you who remember the Sobi 20, Eska or Favorit. Other
road and trekking bikes will also be available.

WHO IS BEHIND THE BIKE RENTAL SERVICE?

Kola pro Afriku, o.p.s., was set up in Ostrava back in 2012. The organisation’s mission is to facilitate the route to education for children in Africa through a Czech voluntary initiative. We provide children with bikes donated by people in the Czech Republic – taking them all the way to Gambia and offering them as gifts in select schools who then loan them out to children. A bike is like a small miracle for children – and something which can make their journey to school considerably easier, thus supporting overall literacy rates and significantly enhancing employment opportunities. The company has already completed 7 successful missions
to Gambia, thanks to which over 5 000 children at 52 Gambian schools involved now travel to and from school on bikes. We have established longstanding ties with the Gambian Ministry of Education and fall under the auspices of the Czech Embassy in Ghana.

More info can be found on www.kolaproafriku.cz.

Recommended bike rental fees and chance to purchase a bike 

When borrowing a bike, you will need to pay us a security bond of CZK 200. On returning the bike, you have the option to a donation. We have included our recommended fees below however ultimately leave it to your discretion: 1h / CZK 50 and more, half a day (12h) / CZK 100 and more, day (24h) / CZK 150 and more, whole festival CZK 350 and more.

And to make sure things don’t get dull …

…. we’ve put together an attractive “bike” carousel for our visitors. To find out what on earth we mean and how it’s powered, you’ll need to head along to our stand. Operation of the rental shop in year 2016 was supported by Divoká Husa Foundation. (Wild Goose Foundation) 8th mission of the Bikes for Africa in Gambia will be supported by ČEZ foundation.

Support the African mission yourself, either by renting a bike or by your physical work during a charitable action Pomáhej pohybem ( Help by move). Come to pedal up up to 100 000 CZK to support a mission of specially adjusted bicycles straight at Colours of Ostrava in CEZ Enegry zone. When? Saturday from 11.00 till 18.00.

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