The Summer Bike is one of two Housing-to-DIS Transportation Options offered to students living outside of walking radius from DIS. Learn more about DIS Transportation Coverage for students studying in Copenhagen during the summer
Making a Decision: Who should sign up for the Summer Bike?
This is a good option if you know how to ride a bike and feel comfortable using your bike as your primary mode of transportation. There are many factors to consider. How far is the commute between your housing and DIS? What forms of transportation are recommended for your journey to DIS?
Many of the DIS housing sites are within biking distance of DIS. However, also remember to consider if you are comfortable biking in the dark, or in poor weather conditions.
Once you have decided on the Summer Bike option, you will indicate your choice in Online Registration.
Picking up a Summer Bike
In most cases, you will pick up your bike from the shop of the bike provider. Once you select a provider, you will receive communications from DIS about your provider’s opening hours and next steps.
Returning your Summer Bike
You need to return your Summer Bike before you leave Copenhagen. The bike must be returned no later than the Last Day of DIS Housing, unless otherwise agreed upon. If you fail to return your Summer Bike, DIS will withhold your grades (i.e. final grade report) until the bike is returned or you have paid the bike provider to replace the missing bike.
Remember the rental bike is your responsibility. Take good care of it, remember to lock it, and return it again at the end of your summer session(s) in Copenhagen.
Resources: Biking in Copenhagen
Want to learn more about biking in Copenhagen? Find further information on biking regulations, how to take your bike on the train, and where to park near DIS here
Frequently Asked Questions about the Summer Bike
Q\ Do I need to pay anything out of pocket for my Summer Bike?
There are no out-of-pocket payments for the Summer Bike itself. However, the bike providers require a small fee for a rental helmet, which is not covered by DIS. If you experience any problems with the bike such as a flat tire, problems with the gears, etc. please contact the bike provider directly; in most cases the problem will be fixed free of charge. However, if you choose to take your bike to a third-party bike shop, you will be responsible for paying for any repairs.
Q\ Are lights, locks, and helmets included?
The cost of your Summer Bike rental includes lights and an insurance-approved lock, which you will get from your bike provider. A helmet is not included in the cost of a Summer Bike. DIS strongly recommends all students who are biking to wear a helmet. To do so, you will need to bring your own, buy one once arriving in Copenhagen, or rent one from the bike provider. Buying a new helmet typically costs between 150-300 DKK and can be purchased at bike shops or larger grocery stores like Kvickly and Føtex.
Not sure what size helmet you need? Visit our resources for a guide to finding your helmet size
Q\ What if my bike is stolen?
If your bike is stolen, please refer to the bike provider for specific information. In most cases, you will have to pay for the cost of the bike and then file an insurance claim online. Please note that DIS is not liable for stolen property.
Q\ What if I lose my bike?
If you lose your bike, you must speak with the bike provider. If you fail to return the bike, DIS will withhold your grades until you have settled all outstanding balances with the bike provider. Please note that DIS is not liable for lost property.