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…

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Email: bikemikeone@gmail.com – best way to get in contact with Bike Mike
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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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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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Winter weather in Copenhagen despite the calendar says springtime. Tours takes off most days but always check tourcalendar on morning of touring 👍🚲❤️❤️🚲🚲😜

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Copenhill. The new green skyline of Copenhagen. Waste to clean energy plant with skislopes on the roof. Right in the city of Copenhagen. Green transition Danish style 👍🚲❤️🇩🇰😜 ... See MoreSee Less

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"Grundlæggende rejser du jo ud for at møde dig selv. For du kan ikke forstå det, du kommer fra, det, du tager for givet, før du møder noget, der er radikalt anderledes." - Bjarke Ingels.

The words above are in Danish language, It's an interview with Danish architecht Bjarke Ingels. who has designed the new waste-to-energyplant with skislopes on the roof here in Copenhagen. He himself is a serious world traveler. Bjarke Ingels says:

Basically one travel to meet oneself. Because you can't understand what you come from, what you take for granted, before you see and meet something radical differently.

I agree. Thats also why I travel. Well said.

Have you ever wondered why you travel?"Grundlæggende rejser du jo ud for at møde dig selv. For du kan ikke forstå det, du kommer fra, det, du tager for givet, før du møder noget, der er radikalt anderledes."

For den danske stjernearkitekt Bjarke Ingels er rejserne ud og hjem en central del af hans voksenliv og dannelse. Som menneske. Og som arkitekt.

Det startede i 1990'erne. Dengang boede Bjarke Ingels på Egmontkollegiet i København, på nabogangen til Børsens udsendte. Vi mødtes første gang, da den tegneserieinteresserede nordsjællænder trådte ind på kollegiekøkkenet, satte sig ved spisebordet af brune spånplader og sitrende af inspiration fortalte om, hvordan et år på arkitektskolen i Barcelona havde ændret hans verdensopfattelse.

"Det var den første transformation. Jeg talte ikke spansk i forvejen, så det måtte jeg lære. For jeg skulle jo studere og reflektere på spansk. Gennem "at bygge sproget" mens jeg lærte det, og gennem det, at jeg boede sammen med en chilener, to franskmænd og en schweizer, opdagede jeg, at verdens værdier og problemer kunne forstås på en helt anden måde, end jeg hidtil havde gjort," husker han.

Næste gang, han kom hjem til Egmontkollegiets køkken, havde han et næsten afklaret blik. Oprindeligt havde han mest var søgt ind på arkitektskolen i København, fordi han ikke vidste, hvad han ellers skulle, og tænkte, at han på skolen kunne blive bedre til at tegne baggrunde til sine tegneserier. Men dér, efter seks måneder på hollandske Rem Kolhaas' tegnestue i Rotterdam, vidste han, hvorfor han skulle være arkitekt. For i arkitekturen lå en nøgle til at formulere idéer, der kunne forandre verden. Og en altopslugende tilgang til arbejdet.

Bjarke Ingels sender et af sine hyppige grin ud over bordet.

"Jeg dukkede op på arbejde hos Rem Koolhaas den første dag og endte med først at komme hjem igen kl. 10 næste morgen. I chok. Selvom jeg var en committed type, var det langt ud over min socialdemokratiske lønmodtagerholdning til, hvordan en almindelig arbejdsdag kunne se ud. Men lige som med sport, træner man sig jo op til at kunne klare det."

Der er skrevet meget om Bjarke Ingels succeser, som der også har været mange af. Men der har også været projekter, der aldrig blev til noget. Og heldigvis for det, for de er med til at holde arkitekten til ilden. Efter syv år i New York, hvor Ingels har været med til at tegne Manhattans skyline, vender han nu hjem med en ambition om at forme København.

Læs Børsens store interview: bit.ly/2C8BJyH

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Home, safe and smiling. Season 2017 is done. British/Irish surgeons last guests today January 11th 2018. Fine people make great bike tours. Thank you for another wonderful season. Now I will be a traveling man myself for weeks to come. To Jerusalem and back. 2018 season commence mid-February 👍🙏🏻🚲🚲🚲🇬🇧🇮🇪🇩🇰🚲🚲🚲❤️❤️❤️😜 ... See MoreSee Less