Because choosing to cycle rather than travel by car means that CO2 emissions are avoided, the first winners are of course the environment and climate, along with all of those living in the municipalities where there will be less traffic, fewer emissions and far less noise!
And if this is not incentive enough, then perhaps the many fantastic prizes kindly provided by our national supporters Ortlieb, ABUS, ROSE Bikes, Busch + Müller, Paul Lange & Co., WSM and Schwalbe will help convince you!
As a municipal network, Climate Alliance awards prizes in two categories within each of the five population groups (according to the number of inhabitants):
The waterproof “Back-Roller Urban Line” bicycle bag by Ortlieb manufactured exclusively for the CITY CYCLING campaign attaches securely to all standard bicycle panniers (max. diameter: 16 mm), allowing you to transport all essential items by bike. It is the ideal bag for all municipal politicians and cycling enthusiasts on their (bike) journey to work! The highest ranking municipalities will be awarded bicycle bags worth €85 apiece.
The most secure of bicycle parking facilities won’t be any help if your bike lock isn’t up to scratch! The BORDO Alarm 6000A by ABUS worth €149.95 is the perfect solution for your peace of mind. Its intelligent motion sensor technology detects the slightest of movements and can distinguish lock-picking attempts from harmless little vibrations such as those that occur when the lock is attached, for example, or a football bounces nearby. It sounds an alarm at a volume of 100 dB to warn of attempted thefts, ensuring worry-free parking even for high-end bicycles.
Head protection can be a real lifesaver when cycling. Which is why we’re giving away Stadthelm bicycles helmets from ABUS bearing the CITY CYCLING logo worth €99.95 each as one of our many fantastic prizes. The sleek “Urban-I 3.0” model is available in black or white and four different sizes. Each of these lightweight head protectors has a revolutionary Fidlock magnetic strap buckle for one-handed (un)fastening. Further features include 15 air inlets and 6 air outlets for great ventilation and an integrated LED tail light for enhanced safety!
This year, ROSE Bikes is providing two bikes for the best municipalities and one for a CYCLE STAR. One winning municipalities will receive the women’s or men’s version of the MULTISTREET 2 TREKKING bike: extra sporty, extra stylish, extra smart! The MULTISTREET 2 TREKKING gets you to where you want to go reliably and safely – whether in the day or at night. Easy to get up to speed and reliable over long distances, it’s your everyday hero. A second municipality will receive the XTRA WATT EVO+ ALLROAD 1 Unisex: enjoy a particularly dynamic ride with the sportiest of our urban e-bikes! The XTRA WATT EVO+ ALLROAD 1 is the perfect companion both for leisure and everyday use – the additional tailwind allows any route to be mastered! A SNEAK+ will then be raffled off among all CYCLE STARS. Reclaim the streets: one bike, one gear, one button. Electric power is concealed within a minimalist fixie look. It’s a real visual eye-catcher! The SNEAK+ brings pure riding joy back to the roads, coupled with endless style.
See and be seen! Excellent visibility is not only crucial during the CITY CYCLING campaign – and thanks to Busch + Müller, this is possible for all cyclists all year round. First, there’s a dynamo-powered option with the “IQ-XS friendly” front light with biodegradable housing and “Toplight 2C” rear light worth €98. Alternatively, cyclists who prefer to be able to quickly clip lights onto their bike will love the bright and robust battery-powered “Ixon Core” LED front light and what must be the lightest, smallest battery-powered LED back light, the “Ixxi”, which are together worth €83.
Four winning municipalities are able to choose from the extensive range of high-quality, timeless bicycle parking systems offered by WSM worth up to €750 – where desired, also in the CITY CYCLING design!
The WSM pedal parker worth €33 is perfect for all those wanting to create (extra) space for (even more) bicycles in their garage or apartment. This space-saving wonder can be installed in next to no time to store bicycles out of the way on a wall!
With the bottle cage from Paul Lange & Co worth €17, you’ll never go thirsty during CITY CYCLING! The innovative cage with side and standard bottle insertion is compatible with all frames.
Two winning municipalities will receive a sturdy, easy-to-use repair stand from Paul Lange & Co worth €169 each. With its secure three-point stand and twist-lock clamping system, this repair stand is the ideal assistant – making it even easier to complete all necessary repairs.
You don’t always need to head straight to the workshop when your bike isn’t running smoothly. With the universal mini-tool from Paul Lange & Co. worth €20 (and a little practice and skill!), you can easily carry out minor repairs for yourself.
To ensure that the CITY CYCLING campaign doesn’t fall flat, we’re giving away puncture-resistant tyres from Schwalbe. Choose from the Marathon Plus, Marathon Plus Tour, Marathon Plus MTB and Marathon E-Plus ranges offering profiles for a variety of different terrains. They all provide lasting protection against the typical tyre destroyers – even drawing pins will fail to puncture the protective layer! To ensure your tyres also have the right pressure, the set worth around €100 includes an Airmax Pro air pressure gauge.