how it works

i am not just another #$@%&*! bike tour guide. I am bike mike.

bike mike’s circle6 commandments:

1. You’ll come face to face with an authentically seasoned local for a highly unconventional tour. Hear Bike Mike spin yarns as you spin your way through the city and experience the Danish
way of life.

2. Good cycling skills and confidence in a foreign urban environment are essential. No time for training wheels here. To survive the hectic bike lanes observe carefully and ride like a local. Be mindful of others and stay out of their way. This is paramount to safety.

3. To get the best from this tour come curious, with a spirit for adventure and a hunger to learn. As Mark Twain once said: “If you don’t like life to be different from your own, never leave home”.

4. The pace is 15 km per hour. That’s it – no less, no more. We don’t wait for stragglers. If you get lost, you cycle home alone.

5. Don’t be high maintenance. This is not a white glove service. Be a grown-up, be independent but playful. Full disclosure: there will be no hand-holding on this tour.

6. Word to the wise: to avoid interrupting the flow of the tour, please hold questions until each story is wrapped up.

practical tips

arrowgreen Getting started: tours start and finish at the Bike Mike shop: 47 Sankt Peders Stræde, 1453 København (Copenhagen). See map. All tours kick off with a solid instruction of how my bikes work, cycle safety and how to survive the Bike Mike experience.

arrowgreen Registration & payment: booking is required, no booking, no tour – you will receive a confirmation email once your booking is accepted. All contact with Bikemike is online and online only. Please arrive on time (see the tour schedule for start times). Payment is cash only in either DKK, USD or EURO. Payment before tour start.

arrowgreen Schedule: always check the tour schedule before booking. Keep an eye out on the schedule AND your email on the day of your tour in case of any last minute changes.

arrowgreen Minimum age: 15 years

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arrowgreen Bikes: bicycles are strong, classic three gear city bikes. Saddle height can be adjusted to suit. Saddle and handle bar position are fixed. The bikes can hold a maximum weight of 110kgs.

arrowgreen Helmets: available but not compulsory

arrowgreen Photography: you’re free to take pictures as we cruise the streets but there’s no time for unplanned stops on my tours. It’s on you to catch up with the rest if you fall behind. It’s not about
the selfies, it’s about the experience.

arrowgreen Cancellation policy: the tour will go out regardless of weather (with the exception of official weather warnings i.e. cloudburst/subzero temperatures). If your tour is cancelled you will receive an email the morning of your scheduled departure. Please get in touch as soon as possible if you are unable to attend so that your place can be offered to someone who can.

 

 

contact

emailme
Email: bikemikeone@gmail.com – best way to get in contact with Bike Mike
textme
Phone: (45) 2639 5688 Text messaging to Bike Mike phone: (45) 2639 5688 is an efficient way to communicate short questions/messages on day of touring.
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I will do my best to answer you asap. However I ask for your patience, as I am a one man band operation – thanks
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Address for Bike Mike Tours Shop – meeting point for all Bike Copenhagen with Mike tours: Sankt Peders Stræde 47, 1453 Copenhagen, Denmark
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Danish Company Registration: SE/CVR 32623875 Bank: Danske Bank

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Bikemike about service before and on tours...

My bike tours are about a unique urban cycling experience on streets of Copenhagen - one of the worlds finest cycling cities. And my tours are also about tales of the Danish way of life through hundreds of years. Told by a local. A Dane who grew up and was shaped by the Danish way of life, the Danish language, Denmarks songs, Denmarks history. That local is bikemike. Thats what my tours are about.

The service I offer is this advice:
do come prepared for my tours by having read and understood: "how bikemike tours works" on my website. Its self service. When you have read my house rules, then you know the ins and outs of the bikemike experience.

But too many still come for the tours unprepared. This is my message to them:

I don't offer and dont want to be tangled up in providing pampering service of all kinds to guests on my tours. My tours are only for people who can manage themselves before and on a bike tour. I acknowledge I live in a time, where many people cant do anything unless others do it for them. It stuns me again and again how people percieve value through how others pamper them. Do understand, if this is you, please do not join my tours. I dont want service requiring disruptions on my tours.

Focus on my tours are a unique cycling experience and tales told by a local about the Danish way of life. Thats what I offer and strive for doing to the best of my ability. Anything with service pampering and high maintenance requiring people I dont take part in.

This is a service message about what to expect on a bikemike tour and what not to expect.

Bikemike how it works:

bikecopenhagenwithmike.dk/how-it-works/

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How bikemike tours work...

The key to enjoy your discovery of Copenhagen on my bike tours is to come prepared for the tour. Read before you book a tour with me: bikecopenhagenwithmike.dk/how-it-works/
Here it explains the do's and don't on my bike tours.

I aim to offer a unique urban cycling experience on streets of Copenhagen. I share historical facts of Denmark through 1000 years together with my own life experience living the Danish way as one of Copenhagens few born and bred in Denmark guides. But I do storytelling and not classic guide gossip stuff.

I don't offer any kind of classic service pampering of people. As it reads on my website: high maintenance requiring people better go somewhere else. In my view too many people today can't do anything unless others do it for them. I dont participate in that kind of service show.

My tours are ambitious. They cater for the curious traveler who can ride a bike and manage oneself in a hectic urban environment. People who want to know about the Danish way of life as told by a Dane, whos life has been shaped by the Danish way of life.

If you can buy into my way of how my tours work, then I love to welcome you. Thank you.

bikecopenhagenwithmike.dk/how-it-works/
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