I just came across a marvelous article about a new bike rental enterprise in Lyon, and a link to the service itself [via kottke]. I spent a few days in Lyon while I was in France for a couple of weeks last fall, and it is a lovely, cosmopolitan city with a fabulously rich sense of its own history and tons of culture, fashion and design. From the textile industry's remnants (traceable through inner courtyard pathways called traboules) to the Ancient Greek stadium high on a hilltop and local bouchons full of culinary delights that easily rival its glittery counterpart to the North, Lyon is a tres chic destination -- not to mention the birthplace of cinema. It's also only two hours South of Paris via the TGV high-speed train. I look forward to seeing the city again by shiny red bicycle on my next visit!