Just across the street from our hotel, you'll find a velib station ( n° 10111 on Parisvelib.fr).
Look up the station on a map : http://www.velib.paris.fr/
Thanks to the new development of bike path in Paris, Bikers cannow follow the canal-side bike path, starting at République, before turning onto Canal Ourcq, and pedalling out of the city for a day trip. The path ends a few miles out of Paris, near Claye Souilly.
More info about biking around in Paris : /paris-with-a-bicycle/..