tour of hope

a tour of human spirit & survival with all of the ups & downs. living the life of bikemike straight from the horses mouth.

Alcoholic life: For years my lunch was a bottle of vodka. No change to that habit the first time I met with Mongolias Prime Minister in 1994. Picture portraits the occasion, I was complimented by many locals for being the first person having put a smile on the PMs face.

ONLY AS PRIVATE TOUR. Minimum six guests when you book.

A true story of hope and faith set with Copenhagen as its backdrop. A journey to hell and back, through trial and tribulation — this is not your average tour. Through a lifetime of adversity, plagued with addiction, substance abuse and illness. From a dysfunctional childhood to becoming Bike Mike – one powered by a mantra I once adopted and have lived by ever since — “not without the bike”.

Experience a life-long rollercoaster in a matter of hours, one which saw me find my inner peace, quieten my monkey-mind and discover an instrumental tool in the fight for survival. With strong social commentary and problem solving at its core, this tour is ideal for the world-traveller wanting an experience with a point of difference, one that sees beyond the everyday. You wont find a tour like this anywhere else. Here the focus will be on the personal lifestory of Bike Mike, not the story of Copenhagen. The tour will stop for storytelling at places important to Bike Mike’s rocky journey.

A richly woven story of human spirit, adversity, letting go and moving on. Slow down, take a breath, see the world differently. Feel inspired to rise above whatever life throws at you.

the low-down:

purple_traingle city tour duration: approx. 3 hours

purple_traingle distance: approx. 20 km

purple_traingle tour pace: 15 km per hour

purple_traingle tour stops: tour stops at places significant to bike mikes story

purple_traingle language: english

purple_traingle when: only as private tour. minimum six guests

purple_traingle departs: bikemike base in Sankt Peders Stræde 47 / Latin Quarter

purple_traingle price: dkk 300/usd 50/euro 45 – including guidance, bike rental and helmet. cash only

Sobriety life: get invitation to address urban cycling as guest lecturer at National University of Singapore

Alcoholic life: get up early morning, drink two bottles of rose wine for breakfast, then climb the legendary Tour de France mountain peak Alpe d” Huez as the sun get up…



Email: – best way to get in contact with Bike Mike
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.
I will do my best to answer you asap. However I ask for your patience, as I am a one man band operation – thanks
Address for Bike Mike Tours Shop – meeting point for all Bike Copenhagen with Mike tours: Sankt Peders Stræde 47, 1453 Copenhagen, Denmark
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:

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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:
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.
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