The posters along Al Bahri Street read, “Take a Breath! Ride for Free on Mutrah Corniche. Ride for free from February 16th to May 16th 2013, 7 days a week from 4 to 8 pm.”
From the O’Bike facebook page: “O’Bike is a self-service bicycle system inititiated by Muscat Municipality, sponsored by Omantel, and operated by JCDecaux Oman Branch“. Here’s one pic from O’Bike’s facebook album titled “First O’Bike Rider“. The O’Bike Route map from the O’Bike website.
How it Works: “Every day from 4 pm to 8 pm, walk to the O’Bike station on Mutrah Corniche, share your ID card with the operator, take a bike and a helmet, and enjoy a free ride for up to 30 minutes! All are welcome to take part in this first-ever self-service bicycle system in Oman for a three-month period (until May 16th, 2013).” A horrible pic of the O’Bike station taken from across the street this afternoon. Here’s a much better pic of the bikes and station from Omantel’s facebook page: 3 Cruise ships at Muscat Port. It was a busy and beautiful day to be down at Muttrah today!