• Endorsed by: tourism-malaysia
  • Endorsed by: tourism-malaysia
  • Endorsed by: NL Vereniging Maleisie
  • Endorsed by: MOTAC
  • Endorsed by: Matic
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  • Our team MikeBikes 🧡🚲🧡

About MikeBikes

For years, my life was all about hard work. I worked long hours to make our business successful, and I succeeded in part thanks to a fine dedicated team. But I noticed that work-life balance was off. I sold our company and started doing what had been on my wish list for a long time: travelling and cycling.

Together with my family, we made our first big trip to Malaysia. Soon we were caught by the beauty of the country, the friendliness and authenticity of its people and, of course, the delicious food. The contrast in the modern capital Kuala Lumpur was remarkable. Urban development here has led to increasing traffic, concrete buildings and stifling pollution. As a result, traditional Kuala Lumpur is in danger of fading into the background. The 'hidden world' of authentic Malaysians is largely unknown to outsiders. Kuala Lumpur has colourful sights, is a melting pot of smells from local markets or the intriguing lives of locals. It is therefore one of the most fascinating cities in Asia.

Once back in the Netherlands, the image of Kuala Lumpur didn't get out of my head. How could I contribute to ensuring that the city's gems remain visible to Malaysians and tourists alike. How could I contribute to reducing environmental impact and how could I contribute to involving the local population in my ideas? So-called ethical entrepreneurship.

Cycling through the city! I shared my ideas with my two partners.

Coincidence or not, during our trip, we got in touch with Malaysia's minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture. I shared my enthusiasm about Malaysia and the opportunities for cycling there. He asked me, "How come everyone cycles in Amsterdam?". I want to have the same in Kuala Lumpur. We merged our ideas and that's how MikeBikes was born.

Our mission is: to make sustainable transportation accessible to everyone combined with sharing the beauty of Kuala Lumpur, 'the city of contrasts & diversity'.

Meanwhile, we have several collaborations with local businesses and an extensive network of bicycle-friendly streets and alleys. During the tours, we eat at local restaurants and of course our guides are very dedicated and proud Malaysians. They talk about their city with passion.

 

Social entrepreneurship

We have been organising our bike tours since 2018. Our bicycle tours have a social return character. That is, in our overall operations, we involve local people. We are proud to have a wonderful team of enthusiastic Malaysian bicycle guides. But we want to do more. We are currently supporting 2 projects.

Project 1.

We give children from socially disadvantaged families a bicycle that they have to take care of themselves. The intention is that the children will be educated with cycling which is not only a lot of fun, but also a great means of transportation. In addition, this eco-friendly, green way of transportation will contribute to a cleaner and more livable environment.

Project 2

A great social project for is the "Cycling School". Used children's bicycles are collected at various social workplace in the Netherlands. These are refurbished as new. We bear the costs and take care of the coordination, logistics and transport to Kuala Lumpur. Together with the management of the local refugee school, ideasacademy, in Kuala Lumpur, we offer children cycling lessons. Among other things, the management teaches the children how to maintain a bicycle and they inspire them to use a bicycle as a means of transportation.

In this way we can all make a difference and give children the opportunity to exercise actively and healthily. It also contributes to a sustainable society.

Dutch and Malaysian companies have faith in our ideology "Strength through Cooperation". Our bikes have been adopted by these companies who value sustainable business.

As the Dutch saying - Learned when young is done when old -

 

Team MikeBikes 🧡🚲🧡

Afiqah, Andrew, Apit, Barry, David, Diniehilmi, Fabienne, Farid, Henk, Hing, Johan, Joseph, Mike, Ping, Remco, Salena, Sin, Suhaimi, Tey, Tony, Wan Saiful Rufi & Wong Wye.

NEW TOUR!!! Green Riverside Experience Tour

 At the request of many, we have developed a new bicycle tour 🧡🚲🧡.

You can book this tour from Saturday 1 June 2024. This tour takes you through new locations of Kuala Lumpur. On this tour, you will cycle along the banks of the Klang River towards the lively Brickfields, or Little India, on beautifully landscaped cycle paths, among other things. Feel the vibrant city life and its historical elements combined with the tranquillity of the meandering river.

Naturally, the guide will stop at several highlights. Through colourful streets, you will arrive in Little India to visit the temple with the large reclining Buddha.

Of course, halfway through this tour, we will enjoy a delicious, authentic Banana-leaf lunch at a local restaurant.

This tour fully lives up to Kuala Lumpur's name as ‘City of Contrasts & Diversity’ and focuses on the experience of cycling in this amazing city.

We start at 10:00am at MikeBikes' office and we will be back around 1pm.