News, tours and other events
22 May 2021
There is a lockdown until 28 June due to the high numbers of infected cases. Guided cycle tours are not allowed. This situation has as a result that MikeBikes will offer soon a new designed and attractive tour. As well for locals and expats as for employees of companies it will be an interesting and amazing cycle tour. Keep an eye open on our social media!
05 March 2021
We are open again! The Government allows MikeBikes to cycle during the CMCO in the inner cityu of Kuala Lumpur. To celebrate this we offer a new Banana Leaf Tour on Saturdays in March and April 2021 with a unique location to eat. Look for more information at COVID-19 Special Actions!
03 September 2020
The Civil Servant Bike Tour KL starts from today. This is part of the Civil Servant Domestic Campaign in collaboration with Tourism Malaysia. It's a guided cycle tour through the inner city, Masjid India area, Tiong Nam, River of Life and Kampong Bharu. You can book online this tour with a minimum of 4 pax (family and friends), where at least one person who books is a Civil Servant. The two-and-a half-hours tour is only RM65 per person. The toute is very ineresting for locals, even for them who live in KL!
27 August 2020
Besi APac Sdn Bhd cycled today a CSR tour with 40 participants. They donated to the Klinik Kebajikan Tharkadas diabetic imjections with a value of RM5775.00! MikeBikes arranged the route and connected the dr. of the Klinik with Besi. The employees of Besi cycled a custom made route through Kuala Lumpur. What were they enthusiastic! As well as the 12 tourist guides who took care of the safety and that the tour run smoothly. It was fantastic!
Besi APac Sdn Bhd will come on 22 October with another 40 employees who will cycle the same route. On that date they will stop at the Pitstop Community Cafe who offers homeless and poor people food for free. Besi will donate here also a mock cheque.
26 August 2020
Today MikeBikes joined as a partner of the Shangri-La their organized event 'Meet in Malaysia'. We offered the exclusive package for Shangri-La guests 'Contrasts of Kuala Lumpur'. It's a route in authentic areas of KL for individual guests, small groups and for big groups. Big groups visiting exhibitons, meetings and other big events and staying in Shangri-La Hotel can book the Explorace. A treasure hunt in collaboration with Time Out Solutions, Shangri-La and MikeBikes. Teams will meet at 3 check points by using public transport, cycles and walking and have a competition! The Shangri-La concierge can book for individual guests and small groups, families and friend,s the exclusive route 'Contrast of Kuala Lumpur'.
8 August 2020 - COVID-19
Our newest tour Local Limited Edition Bike Tour KL is a big succes! For RM50 locals will get a Dutch bike, a tourist guide, a bottle of water, drinks and an orange MikeBikes cycling cap. The 3 local Malaysian ladies thougt to know the areas, because they live and work in KL. However, they discovered new places and saw streets with interesting things they did not know. Do you think to know all the streets and developed things in KL? Just book online and be surprised!
30 July 2020 - COVID-19
The first tour after a long long time! The local guests were excited about the route and the places. The information provided by the tourist guide and the safe feeling during the ride is the finishing touch.
19 July 2020 - COVID-19
We opened our office today! All guides are looking forward to welcome the locals, expats and comapnies to show them the back alleys and cycle friendly streets in Kuala Lumpur. We are convinced that you will discover new things!
31 March 2020 - COVID-19
The coronavirus has had a huge impact on everyone at home and at the work situation. Including for MikeBikes’ tourist guides. To support them we offer until 31 March 2021 temporary a stripes card with a lot of discount. Send a mail and request for more information. With a stripes card you will also be a member of MikeBikes' Friends 2020. This association aims to restore confidence in work and support incomes of the local guides.
28 March 2020 - Cycling School Project
In collaboration with the big medical Dutch centre Zuyderland and social workplace The Graasj, both in Sittard/Geleen, we offer social poor school children in Kuala Lumpur the possibility to cycle for free. With the revenues of the tours MikeBikes shows the social development and finance this Cycling School Project. MikeBikes takes care of the transport of the bikes from The Netherlands to Malaysia, logistics and work shops to get familiar with cycling and traffic behaviour and traffic signs. Safety first. Happy Cycling and education for children.
12 March 2020 - Tours temporary cancelled
All tours are cancelled until 12 May 2020 because of the COVID-19. The Government of Malaysia has announced that all companies have to stop their services during this period.
2 February 2020 - Soon, our local support, suddenly past away
We all were shocked by the news that Soon, our colleague and friend, passed away. Soon has meant a lot for MikeBikes. He had a lot of respect within our whole team, because of his character. Always friendly and gentle. Passionated to make other people happy and made them aware of sustainability, sharing and contribute to the people who have less. He was a perfectionist is his work and nothing was too much for him. With many colleagues, guests and people Soon had a positive click and exchanged his good energy. He was very reliable as a person. It’s a shock that he is suddenly away among us. It must be a shock for his family. We all are feeling very sad because we did not loose only a colleague and friend, but also someone who showed everyone in practical way the higher values of life such as reliable, sharing and understanding. He was a living example for that. It was an honour to work with you Soon!
1 January 2020 - MikeBikes 1 of 12 best attractions in Kuala Lumpur
The Backpackcentrale has mentioned 12 best attractions to do in Kuala Lumpur. A tour with MikeBikes is included! (Their website is only in Dutch).
1 November 2019 - MikeBikes announced to be 1 of 5 best attractions in whole Malaysia
MikeBikes is one of the 5 attractions of whole Malaysia in the largest travel magazine Travmagazine (download PDF). The winners of The Travel Agency of the Year Election 2019, organized by FOX, Verre Reizen van ANWB and the KLM, have done a bicycle tour in Kuala Lumpur about which they were all extremely enthusiastic!
11 September 2019 - MikeBikes is helping local homeless shelters
We took fruits and food to one of the local homeless shelters. 🧡🚲🧡 When we have a big group a lot of food remains untouched. At MikeBikes we don't throw away food when you can help those who need it at Pusat Transit Gelandangan!
6 September 2019 - MikeBikes present at the opening 'Visit Truly Asia Malaysia 2020'
MikeBikes present at the launch of the official song for Visit Truly Asia Malaysia 2020! It was officially launched by the Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Malaysia earlier today. It was a colourful event and we were glad to join in this grand celebration.
26-28 August 2019 - MikeBikes, one of the participants at World Tourism Conference 2019
MikeBikes participated at the World Tourism Conference 2019 on 26-28 August 2019, which was held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Kuala Lumpur. The theme for this year’s event was “"Beyond Tourism, Beyond Expectation". The realization of “Beyond Tourism” creates favorable circumstances for new business opportunities to flourish. Advancements in digital technology are the main catalysts in achieving the outcomes beyond people’s expectations. MikeBikes was the only participant providing the unique cycling city tour in the event. It created quite a wave of interests among the event delegates and made new contacts and expanded its reach with other industry players both local and from other countries.
5 June - New biketour, Pitstop Foodie Tour 🧡🚲🧡
A nice tour: Pitstop Foodie Tour started from 5 June 2019! The tourist guide will lead you through KLCC, Imbi, Pudu, Chinatown en Kampong Bahru on bicycle along small local restaurants. You experience at night Chinese, Malaysian and Indian small meals with drinks. You can book this tour now on Monday, Wednesday or Friday!
- Lokalocal has cycled wirth us and made a nice promotion video for their market! We were in!
- Do you come with a Grab? Enter as destination MikeBikes!
- The GoPro has joined a tour with MikeBikes. See the video impression!
- Maartje van Dongen has written a nice blog about MikeBikes, afte she cycled Kuala Lumpur SUNSET and Night Tour.
- Would you like to see the video of 1e Kuala Lumpur SUNSET and NIGHT tour? It was raining, but very amusing! Look to the video and if you like it, please follow us and share MikeBikes on Facebook.
- We also join the Car Free Morning in KL; great FUN!
- Omnitraveler published a blog about MikeBikes. You can find it on Facebook van MikeBikes Kuala Lumpur or in Omnitraveler! If you like it, follow and share us on Facekook! 🧡🚲🧡
12 October 2018 - MikeBikes one of the finalists for MDBC Innovation & Sustainability Awards 2018
MikeBikes was one of the finalists for MDBC Innovation & Sustainability Awards 2018! Chief judge, H.E. Karin Mössenlechner, Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands reached out a certificate to MikeBikes.
15 September 2018 - Collecting empty plastic bottles
Collecting empty plastic bottles: This is in line with MikeBikes' commitment to promote and contribute to a cleaner and more liveable Kuala Lumpur. Mikebikes is recycling all the plastic water bottles provided to its tourists. These empty water bottles are to be sent to Tzu Chi Foundation in Kuala Lumpur, which MikeBikes is collaborating with, to be recycled. The proceeds are to be donated to the Foundation's charity funds. Not only to protect the environment (as the plastic bottles will take up 450 years to be decomposed in the landfills), these empty bottles collected by Mikebikes will be turned into charity funds to help the poor and the needy, and eventually it can also be turned into blankets in aid of various disaster victims!
18 August 2018 - Biketour in Melaka
On 18 August 2018, the Dutch Association of Malaysia organized in close collaboration with The Dutch Embassy and Tourism Melaka a bicycle tour along the Dutch heritage in Melaka. Who was present? Yes, MikeBikes! We delivered the bikes and so both speakers, the Dutch Embassador, Karin Mössenlechner and Chief Minister of Melaka, Hon. Adly bin Zajari, had fun on the bikes form MikeBikes after their speech. Everyone happy! The entire organization by the NLV went flawlessly under a nice warm sun. They have created a nice drone video Melaka Heritage Cycling Trail that gives a good impression of this beautiful day.
9 February 2018 - Opening, MikeBikes in Kuala Lumpur, by Ms Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade & Development
We are very proud to announce that, Ms Sigrid Kaag, the Minister for Foreign Trade and Development, is the first person who used the 'blue ' bicycle paths. During this event she will be accompanied by the Dutch trade delegation and all are using MikeBikes bicycles. The group has used MikeBikes bicycles and cycle to the United Nations’ World Urban Forum, the developers of the “blue” bicycle paths. We thank the Dutch embassy in Kuala Lumpur for their participation in realizing this event. There were many journalists and national news papers paid attention to it.