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Arnold Schwarzenegger at COP23

Arnold Schwarzenegger takes the nextbike to get around sustainably at the UN-Climate Change Conference COP 23 in Bonn these days.Representatives of politics, economy and science gather together at COP23 to discuss climate change and climate protection. Besides prominent figures that are committed to climate protection are invited, too.


COP23 in Bonn gestartet

Yesterday, Nov 6th 2017, the United Nations Climate Change Conference has started in Bonn/Germany. The conference expects up to 25.000 participants to arrive from all over the world.They are provided electric cars and also 600 nextbikes for a climate friendly locomotion during the conference.We wish everyone on-site happy cycling and fruitful conference days - for a greener planet!


nextbike Berlin is cooperating with Deezer

nextbike Berlin and Deezer are cooperating with each other in Berlin now and renamed the local system Deezer nextbike.With abour 12 million activ users in more than 185 countries Deezer is currently the most diverse and most personal audio streaming service. Deezer Premium+ customers enjoy 30 minutes of free rental each time they need a bike in Berlin. Simply connect your accounts on


nextbike at COB23

As mobility service provider nextbike will make 600 bikes available at this year's United Nations Climate Change Conference from 6.-17.11.17 in Bonn. Every year heads of government, organisations and activists come together to diskuss the future of our planet.


Scotland: 500 new SmartBikes for Glasgow

After successfully launched in 2014, nextbike UK and Glasgow City Council extended the scheme by 500 new SmartBikes and 10 docking stations. Now Glasgow does not just have one of the most successful nextbike schemes but also the biggest bike sharing scheme in Scotland. Within the next years the scheme will be extended by another 500 bikes.


nextbike international: 100 pedelecs for Warsaw!

We have launched our biggest pedelec sharing-system in Warsaw: 100 pedelecs are available at 10 stations. The pedelecs are charged via front fork by parking in the docking station. With a fully charged battery the mid mounted engine lasts up to 70 km with a maximum speed of 25 km/h. The pedelecs and stations perfectly complement the existing system.


nextbike has successfully entered the stock market

nextbike, one of the world’s most extensive bike share providers, successfully entered the stock market on the back of an announcement to introduce a further 200,000 bicycles across its territories. The company, founded in Leipzig in 2004 and with more than 120 projects around the globe, was unveiled on the Warsaw Stock Exchange through its subsidiary nextbike Poland. nextbike Poland is the largest company in the New Connect stock exchange segment and has invested shares in the nominal value o...


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new bike trailers for the Berlin service team

Our Berlin service team now redistributes bikes around the city with their new bike trailers. See more pictures on Instagram.


PEBSS foundet at VeloCity 2017

The first European regulatory framework PEBSS (Platform for European Bicycle Sharing and System) was founded today, 12th of June, at VeloCity 2017 in the Netherlands. nextbike is an initiator and co-founder of PEBSS which wants to streamline the procurement process and develop business standards. Learn more here Photo:


KVB-Rad - 1,2mio rentals in 2 years

Since we launched the KVB-Rad in Cologne in 2015 we can record nearly 1,2 million rentals spread over 1.450 bikes. To the 55.000 Cologne customers it does not seem to matter whether it's warm and sunny or cold and rainy - rentals per day nearly stay the same.On May 17th this year we were able to record over 5.000 rentals in one day for the first time. In average our bikes are rented about 3.000 to 3.700 times a day. Recently also the trams carry advertisments for our bikes.


Global Sharing Week 2017

It's Global Sharing Week from 4th till 11th June and we want to share a free ride with you! Redeem this voucher code in your customer account and get a one hour free ride during Global Sharing Week in Germany, Croatia, Poland, Ukraine, UK, Cyprus and Malta! -862586- Voucher valid in: Augsburg, Bath, Belfast, Bensheim, Berlin, Białystok, Bielefeld, Bochum, Bottrop, Bremen, Brinje, Bürstadt, Darmstadt, Dortmund, Dresden, Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Edinburgh, Essen, Exeter, Flensburg, Frankfur...


nextbike at Velo-City 2017

The world’s biggest cycling conference Velo-City and PEBSS Inaugural Conference will take place from 12 June - 16 June 2017 in Arnhem-Nijmegen/ Netherlands and nextbike will be part of it as official transport partner and gold sponsor. We are providing 400 bikes for the conference guests which can be used for free during the event. Come and hear the nextbike experts at Stadsschouwburg Nijmegen at booth number 5.8/5.9 in front of the Yellow Room. See speach recommendations and more info...


Warsaw now offers the fifth biggest bike sharing system in Europe – powered by nextbike

Since 2012 nextbike Polska on behalf of the City of Warsaw has successfully been providing the bike sharing scheme Veturilo. Due to high demand the city had put an expansion out for tender which nextbike won again. With the start in the new season Veturilo has now 4700 bikes, e-bikes and kids‘ bikes which are available at 300 rental stations. Currently Veturilo is the biggest international nextbike scheme. Right now nextbike is setting up a new bike sharing scheme in Berlin with 5000 bikes at 70...


Easter Competition

Eggs hunting with nextbike! Regardless if the weather is good or bad our bikes will be available during Easter in almost every nextbike city. Additionally on Easter Sunday you can hunt easter eggs on here our website. ​You will find soon more information on Facebook. We wish you Happy Easter!


System Maintenance

Tonight we are planning a total system downtime of 2 hours between 2 am CET and 6 am CET (downtime approx. 2:30 - 4:30). Thanks for understanding.


Happy New Year!

We wish a Happy New Year to all our customers and partners!


nextbike receives n-tv Hidden Champion Award

Last week nextbike was honoured with a Hidden Champion Award by German television news channel n-tv. For more information please visit our blog (in German).


Service during winter time

A golden autumn with perfect cycling weather is coming to an end and the cold season is now upon us. In most nextbike cities in Germany, we will continue our service during winter time, in certain locations with a reduced number of bikes. In order to protect the hardware from heavy weather, we will switch off the terminals at some less frequented stations, e.g. in the metropolradruhr area or in Nuremberg. No worries, rental is as usual possible via app or by calling our customer hotline....


Launch of MVG Rad in Munich

Last Friday, the new smart bike system MVG Rad was officially launched in Munich. The system is operated by nextbike on behalf of the Munich Transport Corporation. MVG Rad currently features 1,200 bikes. Rental and return are possible 24/7 at the 25 stations. The bikes can also be returned at any public place within the flexible return zone. A total of 125 stations will be installed by the end of 2016. If you would like to use the Munich smart bike system in future, you need to sign up...


Station update for Leipzig

Since the beginning of August, 25 LVB Mobility Stations where you can rent and return nextbikes have been installed in Leipzig. In order to optimise our station network, we are closing several stations that are less frequented and located in close proximity to the new stations. No longer available Alternative stations Bayrischer Bahnhof/S-Bahn-Station (4027) Riemannstr. – LVB-Mobilitätsstation (4073) Hotel Radisson Blu/Augustusplatz (4037) Augustusplatz – LVB-Mobili...


Velo-city and UITP World Congress

We are on tour in Southern Europe: from 2 to 5 June at Velo-city in Nantes and from 8 to 10 June at the UITP World Congress in Milan.


Spring has sprung!

Get out of your office, out of university or the train station – enjoy the sun, the fresh breeze and experience spring with us! In order to celebrate the fresh season, we are giving away our annual subscription card (RadCard) and other surprises. For more information visit our Facebook page!


VRNnextbike now available

With 30 stations in Heidelberg, Mannheim and Ludwigshafen, VRNnextbike is now available in the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan area. In the second phase starting in the middle of April, more stations will be added in the three cities as well as in Speyer.


New e-bike station in Waiblingen

On 20th March, we celebrated the opening of the e-bike station in Waiblingen, which is our third e-bike station in the Stuttgart area.


New RadCard fare

Starting 1st March 2015, new conditions will apply to the RadCard fare: The basic fee will increase to 4€ per month. The first 30 minutes per ride will stay free of charge. After these first 30 minutes, you will be charged the normal fare of 1€ per 30 minutes and a maximum of 9€ for a 24-hour ride. The basic fee can only be paid on an annual basis. There will be no monthly payment option in future. Existing contracts will continue according to the previous conditions until the twel...


Project VRNnextbike

The city of Speyer will participate in the VRNnextbike project. Starting in spring 2015, you will be able to rent and return bikes in Heidelberg, Mannheim, Ludwigshafen and Speyer. You can find more information here.


Winter is coming

According to recent weather predictions, Germany seems to be expecting another mild winter – which allows us to continue our service in many nextbike locations. Good news for all winter cycling enthusiasts amongst you. Only a few cities will be completely closed down. As seasonal demand is slowing down, we will reduce the number of bikes in certain locations. Also we will switch off the terminals at some less frequented stations in order to protect the hardware from heavy weather. However ren...


nextbike in Cologne

Starting next spring, nextbike’s customers will be able to cycle in Cologne. The system will start with 910 bikes. A further expansion is planned for the next years. You can find more information here.


nextbike-T-Shirt-Shop online!

Dresden, Düsseldorf, Dubai and where do you cycle? As of now you can order and create T-Shirts with our logo and city names here. Your city isn't there? Just write an email to with subject "T-Shirt". .


nextbike is rolling in Glasgow now:

5000 rentals in the first two weeks.


Share Affair - new nextbike movie

Et voila! Here a little bit entertainment before the next football match nextbike`s Share Affair!


Bike Parade in Bath nextbike started in his first british city.

Yesterday nextbike started in Bath with a bike parade leaded by a samba band. The nextbike in Bath scheme will see 100 bikes docked across the city at nine locations including Bath Spa Railway Station, Bath Spa University and the Royal United Hospital. The scheme, which is being delivered by the company nextbike and Bath and North East Somerset Council, is the city’s second attempt at launching a bike initiative. Bath is the first city of nextbike in Great Britain. Next city will be Glasgow. ...


Sächsische Zeitung and DVB put the residents and guests of Dresden on the wheel

This Wednesday, 16th April, is the launch of sz-bike – the new bike rental system in Dresden – a joint cooperation of Sächsische Zeitung, Dresdner Verkehrsbetriebe and nextbike. Around 500 bikes are now standing around the inner city of Dresden at numerous stations, ready for use. Rental of bikes is possible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A Sunday ride at the Elbe, for the ride from home to the station or for an evening pub visit – the people of Dresden and its guests can now change to a bike mo...


sz-bike startet noch vor Ostern am 16. April!

sz-bike will start on april 16th.


metropolradruhr-website shines in a new orange outfit

There is still a little bit to work, but right now the new metropolradruhr website is shining in a bright fruity orange. But by the way we need your support. We are searching tips for trips: Where in Essen you can go out? Where in Bochum is the best clubbing area? Where in Dortmund you can dance? Please send your tips to or facebook.


RUB sudents like to ride!

AStA of Ruhr-Universität Bochum corporates on with nextbike. Majority of the students voted for an expansion of metropolradruhr at the campus!


Simply Saxony

nextbike has participated in a public tender and now has a great chance to win the bid. So big that nextbike has started a crazy promotion during the so-called "Super Bowl Sunday". Ralf Kalupner, CEO of nextbike: "We thought about how we can make it with as little effort as possible to be perceived well in America. So we took advantage of the huge interest for the American Football - Professional League finals to show how easy and cool our business model, "bicycle rental" works. "Along with the ...


nextbike goes to Britain!

Nextbike has won the tenders for bike sharing schemes in UK, Bath and Glasgow, and will start in Spring 2014.



We will be placing our nextbikes into storage for maintenance and repairs until mid December and will be preparing for the new season. More than half of our bikes will still be available during the wintertime, so enthusiastic winter-cyclists can ride our good contoured wheels in Augsburg, Norderstedt, metropolradruhr, Leipzig and NorisBike. Check here to see if it's winter break in your town. Our customer service (+4930 69205046) will help you with any further enquiries. If you like to ...


Budapest Bike

The Mayor of Budapest introduced BudapestBIke, BuBi, in a impressive media event to the public. In Spring 2014 will the first 1.100 bikes at 75 stations be available. Once registered, customers will get the first 30 min per ride for free. Nextbike operates in cooperation with Csepel and T-Systems Hungary bikes, stations and software.


Leipzig: This week is DOK-week!

If you rent one of our DOK-branded bikes you will be supporting the festival; all rental earnings of these bikes will be donated to DOK. DOK-Leipzig



The ECF has one goal: To promote cycling as a sustainable and healthy means of transportation and recreation. nextbike has already been active alongside ECF providing cycling mobility to ECF’s Velo-city 2013 conference and the International Transport Forum in Leipzig. The mission of both is to reduce traffic congestion, noise and emissions. nextbike founder, Ralf Kalupner, explains: “Our bicycle fleet stands for urban mobility that is inexpensive, flexible, healthy and fun. Because of our ...


BYKY in Dubai

February 16th greeted the world with BYKY, Dubai's first bike-sharing system. With 100 bikes and 10 stations, the service should bring bike-sharing to new heights; a station is located right next to the Burj Khalifa, the world's tallest building. More at: The bike-sharing blog