Freiburg bike-share membership
Easy access to rental bikes you can keep
for as long as you need, at home or on your travels.
Choose between a fixed monthly fee for unlimited free usage (up to 12 hours/day) or cheap rentals from time to time.
*You can return the bike to any available drop-off location shown in the app.
Bike-share member benefits
Access to thousands of light and comfortable city bikes you can unlock with a tap on your phone. Theft insurance is included.
Keep the bike
You can rent a shared-bike for longer than just a ride. Lock the bike when you get to work/the supermarket/a party and it will be waiting for you when you leave.
There are many pick-up and drop-off locations available around your city! Whenever you’re in need, check the Donkey Republic app and find the nearest shared-bike.
Home and away
As a bike-share member you can rent bikes in any Donkey Republic city. Think about Copenhagen, Barcelona, Amsterdam, Berlin, Budapest, and many more on two wheels!
Ready to sign up?
Become a member in the Donkey Republic app
Wait, which plan should I choose?
You’re an Occasional rider
if you need a spare bike from time to time. When your bike gets stolen or has a flat, when you’re out at night, bikeless and don’t want to wait an hour for the bus, when you’re stuck in traffic and only a swift bike ride could save you, or when you just want to enjoy a city on two wheels, at home or abroad!
You’re a Regular rider
if you need a bike for daily use. You have a long commute and are tired of carrying your own bike on the train, or you can’t bike from home and need a last mile solution to work, or maybe you simply don’t want to worry about maintaining your own bike and fear it could get stolen every day. Donkey bikes are regularly fixed, insured against theft, and always nearby when you need one!
OK, sign me up!
Open the Donkey Republic app and go to the Account tab to sign up
Do I need to live in Freiburg?
No. Freiburg memberships are available for all German residents. You only need to use a valid German payment card to sign up. In order for the app to show you the relevant membership plans available, you must be within 50km of Freiburg.
Can I drop the bike anywhere?
Almost. During your rental, you can lock your bike anywhere. At the end of the rental, you must return the bike to an available drop-off location shown in the app. This is to make sure bikes are kept orderly and don’t end up trashing your city! So remember to take care in parking your bike and consider your fellow cyclists and pedestrians.
What if I want to cancel my membership?
You can always cancel your membership in the app – here’s how. Your member status will be revoked immediately, so no more cheap bike rentals 🙁
Keep in mind that we can’t give partial refunds for the remaining time in your current billing period. If you paid a yearly Regular subscription, the same applies. Unless we have screwed up big time, we don’t issue partial refunds for the remaining time after you cancel.
Are the rental prices the same everywhere?
The listed rental prices are the standard Freiburg Membership prices available in nearly all locations in Freiburg. Select locations may have a higher or lower price. The prices are subject to change, but the plan is that it will get cheaper over time. We will give you plenty of warning if prices are going up.
You get a similar rate in all Donkey Republic cities around the world. That rate is based on the particular city’s standard price, which is usually pretty similar or cheaper than Freiburg.