About 3 years ago we began our explorations in Kuala Lumpur. As passionate and recreational cyclists we saw that Kuala Lumpur undergoes a process of accelerated urban development (traffic jam, concrete towers and suffocating pollution). We have also experienced that this is a development that takes place mainly on the surface and that there is also another, much more traditional Kuala Lumpur, which is increasingly disappearing into the background.
Together with the Ministry of Tourism and Culture of Malaysia we have taken the initiative to rediscover the authentic Kuala Lumpur by bike.
We have visualized an extensive network of bicycle-friendly local streets and alleyways in collaboration with Cycling KL.
We discovered more and more a "hidden world". Where the Bumiputras, the Malaysian people, still lead traditional life. A world that is largely unknown to outsiders.
Kuala Lumpur has colorful sights, is a melting pot of smells from the local markets or the intriguing lives of the local population. It is therefore one of the most fascinating cities in Asia. Our mission is to share these discoveries with others!
MikeBikes aims at the so-called 'ethical business'. We want the profits of MikeBikes to flow back to the local population. We do this by involving as many locals as possible in our activities. For example, there is cooperation with local guides, local restaurants and local bicycle companies will also be involved for the maintenance.
The ultimate goal is to provide the children of socially disadvantaged families in Kuala Lumpur with a second-hand bike for free, for which they will take care of themselves. Free workshops in collaboration with Bike Kitchen KL will teach them that. The youth is then brought up with a bicycle as a means of transport, which they will cherish to increase their range. Ultimately, the increase in this environmentally friendly, green way of transport will contribute to a cleaner and more liveable environment in Kuala Lumpur.