Never be without a bike

Never be without a bike

Find a bike near you and unlock with your phone.

Update on Coronavirus / COVID-19

How it works

RENT A DONKEY

Open the Donkey Republic app
to see pick-up locations,
and rent it with your phone

UNLOCK WITH YOUR PHONE

Connect to the lock via Bluetooth
to lock and unlock your Donkey
whenever you make a stop

RIDE AND KEEP THE BIKE

Short or long rentals.
Lock and unlock your bike
as much as you like

RETURN AT THE END

When you are done riding, bring
the Donkey to an available drop-off
location, end your rental in the app

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Questions?

What is Donkey Republic all about?

Hi there! We’re a Copenhagen-based company that’s building a global bike share platform – one app to access a bike in many locations in many cities around the world.

The Donkey Republic app allows you to find and unlock a bike with your phone in many cities around the world. That means that it’s now easier than ever to rent a bike wherever, whenever and saddle up in just a few clicks. No docking stations, no cash, no ID cards or deposits, no rental shop staff or opening hours. Just absolute freedom to explore the world on two wheels!

So far we’ve helped over 100,000 riders to take the world on two wheels.

Okay, so how do I rent a bike?

That’s super easy! Download our app on your mobile phone, find the nearest available Donkey bike and rent it in the app.  You can rent up to 5 bikes, for short or long rental periods. You unlock the bike with the app through a Bluetooth connection. During the rental period, you can take the bike wherever you like and lock/unlock as much as you like. At the end of the rental you have to bring the Donkey to a drop-off location, this way we keep the city organised and help the next riders to find the bikes too.

How much does it cost to rent a bike?

Our bike rental prices vary for countries and cities. Get the exact price for your preferred pick-up location and rental time in the Donkey Republic App. Apart from short rides, we also offer monthly memberships plans for regular usage.

How do I unlock the bike?

You find your rental bike at the pick-up location by matching the bike name on the frame and info panel with the name shown in the app. Once you’re next to your bike, tap Unlock in the app. You will need to have Bluetooth and location turned on in your phone. The app will connect with the lock and unlock automatically.

Where can I leave the bike?

During your rental, you can lock your bike anywhere and it will be waiting for you. At the end of the rental, you must return the bike to any available drop-off location shown in the app. If you fail to return to an available drop-off location you may be charged a relocation fee.

The drop-off locations make sure bikes are kept orderly and don’t end up trashing your city! So remember to pay attention while parking your bike and consider your fellow cyclists and pedestrians.

Please see our Help section for more tips.

Otherwise you can contact us here.

Download the app to
rent a bike today