Probably my favorite thing about my trip to Denmark was a neat City Bike program in Copenhagen. Basically, any where you went in the city, you could find colorful bikes that were available for tourists to rent for 20 Kroner.
After sliding a Kroner coin into a City Bike lock, you could essentially take a bike and ride it around Copenhagen for as long as you wanted! Each bike included a map to popular tourist destinations so you could get to anything that you wanted to see---and feel like a real Dane at the same time! To get your Kroner back, you simply returned the bike to the place where you found it, refastened the lock and your money would be returned.
Renting a bike was the only thing that I really wanted to do when I got to Copenhagen....and my mission was quite successful! Don't believe me? Then check out this video:
So what do you think of Copenhagen's City Bike program? Have you ever seen similar programs in other big cities that you've been to? What would make such a program valuable to tourists? Would you want to see a city by bike?
Would there be any disadvantages to a city bike program?
Bam Bam Bigelow
Image retrieved from my own personal collection! Cool, huh?