If you want to experience Milan by bike but haven’t got one, then Bikemi is perfect for you. In the centre of Milan there are lot’s of Bikemi stations, where you can rent a yellow bike not only for a long period, but also for a week or a day.
You only need a credit card (a pre-paid cards are not accepted) and then you can register either via mobile, internet (www.bikemi.it) or phone, by calling the green number 800 80 81 81.
If you are in Duomo, Cardorna, Loreto, Centrale FS or Garibaldi you can head to the ATM point inside the tube station and fill in the registration form there.
This service is very cheap: 2.5 Euros per day (6 per week). The first 30 minutes of use are free, each additional 30 minutes slot costs 50 cents, but if you return the bike within the first 30 minutes, wait 10 minutes, and dial the codes again, then you never pay for any additional slot.
I love to go by bike in Milan, especially in the parks, but since the traffic is so heavy (and the drivers so respectless) I suggest to start using your bike on a Sunday, when the city is completely empty: people from Milan tend to spend the weekend either in the mountains or at the see. Then when you are familiar with bike paths and Italian drivers, you’ll be ready to bike all over the world