The city bikes in Copenhagen, Denmark are world famous, and many visitors as well as Copenhageners use them as a quick and free alternative to cars, busses and taxis, when getting around the city. The City of Copenhagen systematically expands the net of bicycle lanes and routes. Hence, you can get faster around Copenhagen by bicycle than by any other means of transportation.
City Bike One
The city bikes are synonymous with Copenhagen. In fact, the official gift from The City of Copenhagen to American president Bill Clinton, when he visited Copenhagen in 1997, was a specially designed city bike called “City Bike One“.
How to use a city bike
All you have to do is find one of the 110 city bike-racks in the centre of the city, deposit a DKK 20 coin in the locker of the bike and ride off – on your bike, Copenhagen style. When you return the cycle to any rack, you get your DKK 20 coin back. Note that the use of the free city bikes is limited to the city bike zone in central Copenhagen. The city bikes are on the streets from mid April to November.