Photo by London Bicycle Library.

A bus and a library make most people think of boring days locked inside a school — unless that bus holds an AWESOME mobile bike library! Meet London’s Bicycle Library: This roving bike provider lets Londoners “check out” a bike, just as they might check out a book from a public library (although the bike library requires a small deposit, too).

The librarians provide on-site expertise to teach you about the art and science of bicycles. There’s even a bicycle matchmaking service where a librarian can match you with your true love on two wheels. Given that you can choose from folding, MiniVelo, “fixies” (Fix Gear Single Speed), Ladies Coaster, Mens Coaster, cargo, and electric bicycles, there’s no excuse for not finding something that works for you.

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The Bike Library holds some books and magazines, too. They’re all about cycling, so that folks can get some proper bicycle schoolin’ before hopping on their free rides.

A bus that doles out free bikes and doesn’t involve mean old lady librarians who fine you for folding down pages? Now that’s one library that’s too cool for school.

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