Municipality registration

The 2017 CITY CYCLING campaign has now ended!
It is no longer possible to register.

We look forward to welcoming municipalities back for the 2018 CITY CYCLING campaign from spring 2018!

The information on the 2017 CITY CYCLING is available below for reference.


All municipalities worldwide – whether a city, town, community or rural district/region – are invited to get involved in the CITY CYCLING campaign.

While a local council resolution or suchlike is not necessary for participation/registration, approval must at least be obtained from the municipality, e.g. the (lord) mayor, local authorities, etc.

Every municipality must have at least one local contact for CITY CYCLING whose details must be provided during registration.

Period during which CITY CYCLING can take place in municipalities on 21 consecutive days: 1 May to 30 September every year

Registration deadline:
Climate Alliance will accept registrations up to and including September as long as there is still time for 21 consecutive CITY CYCLING days.

Registration for CITY CYCLING 2017

Please use the green button below to register a municipality worldwide.

NEW IN 2017: discounted participation for municipalities worldwide!

From 2017, municipalities from outside of Germany will also be able to participate in the CITY CYCLING campaign! All of the conditions and rules of participation are the same; the only difference is that a discount of 20% on the participation fee will apply if German or English is not one of the official languages in the country and it is not possible to use all of the resources provided as a consequence.

Rules of participation for municipalities

As a non-profit organisation, Climate Alliance is unable to fund the campaign entirely from its own resources. It is therefore necessary to charge municipalities a participation fee to provide the following services:

provision and maintenance of the entire IT infrastructure, including the municipal subpages, online cycle log with the results overview, the CITY CYCLING app, RADar! reporting platform, support for the municipalities, cyclists and CYCLE STARS, preparation and making available of (advertising) materials, organisation of events, prizes and press work.

Participation fees for municipalities

Number of inhabitants

Climate Alliance members


Less than 10,000

    € 300

    € 450

10,000 to 49,999

    € 600

    € 900

50,000 to 99,999

€ 1,000

€ 1,500

100,000 to 499,999

€ 1,500

€ 2,250

From 500,000

€ 2,000

€ 3,000

Registration as part of a rural district/region
(see below)

   € 100

   € 150

Please note that the above prices include the statutory VAT (currently 19%).

Participation of rural districts/regions and their associated towns/communities

When a rural district/region participates in CITY CYCLING, they are able to request that (individual or all) towns/communities are listed separately. In addition to the rural district/region, these towns/communities will then also be allocated their own subpage on the campaign website to use as desired. They will moreover be listed in all results overviews (and so have the opportunity to win prizes), etc. An additional nominal flat-rate fee will apply per town/community in this case. This means that the standard participation fee will apply for the rural district/region and the town/community will then only need to pay the additional flat-rate fee (please see the table of participation fees above for details).

Definition of a ‘region’
An elected municipal parliament as well as the status as a “politically-independent community” are decisive for a region to also be considered in the “Most active municipal parliament” category, e.g. the region of Hanover (and therefore all those able to be ordinary members of Climate Alliance; if unsure, please see the Excel list of “politically-independent communities” available on the German Federal Statistical Office website, The same applies for municipal associations and similar alliances.

Condition for the flat-rate fee
The CITY CYCLING campaign must take place in the rural district/region and associated town/community at the same time.
NEW in 2017: Unlike in the previous years, rural districts/regions are now able to register towns/communities at a later date even if they have already been activated (only possible via the CITY CYCLING local coordinator’s user account). Only the flat-rate fee will be payable! An overall invoice will then be prepared for the rural district/region.

Marketing for cycling!

Communication and public relations work for sustainable mobility are more important in municipalities than ever before. Experts are calling on municipalities to allocate sufficient funds from their annual budgets. The German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure explicitly names CITY CYCLING in its National Cycling Plan 2020 (NCP) as a good example of a suitable measure. In the NCP, the German federal government recommends municipalities allocate between €0.50 and €1 per inhabitant and year from their budget for what it refers to as “non-capital measures”, which include communication and marketing activities. This should more than cover the cost of participation in the CITY CYCLING campaign.

A variety of options also exist in the event of financial constraints:

  • Local supporters from within the municipality could cover the participation fee in return for a mention on the local campaign flyers/posters, website, etc.
  • Donations could be collected at a number of different events to cover the participation fee.
  • Bike-specific products could be sold within a cooperation and a portion of the earnings put towards participation in CITY CYCLING.
  • You could approach the relevant ministries in your home country and request funding for the CITY CYCLING campaign.

Search for financial backers:
Should you already enjoy a good relationship with potential supporters in your country (e.g. companies, organisations, foundations, ministries, etc.), we would be delighted if you would put us in contact with them, too!

André Muno from Climate Alliance is gladly on hand to assist should you require further information:

Tel. +49 69 717139-11