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, 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.
All those who sign up to participate in the CITY CYCLING campaign as a CYCLE STAR will be entered in the prize draw for a “Spacer” bicycle rack from WSM worth €187. Two bicycles can be attached securely to this space-saving double bicycle rack by their frame – perfect for your second bike or families with lots of bikes to store.
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!
It won’t matter how secure the bicycle parking facilities are if your bike lock isn’t up to scratch! The “Bordo X-Plus 6500” folding lock by ABUS worth €130 is the perfect solution for your peace of mind. With features such as 5.5 mm steel bars, the ABUS X Plus cylinder with a hardened lock case, and special reinforced links, this lock ensures extremely high protection against manipulation. The total length of 85 cm means you are also able to securely attach your bike to fixed objects. The lock has an extra-soft dual-component coating to prevent damage to bicycle paintwork, meaning it is also ideal for securing top-of-the-range bicycles.
These days, helmets no longer merely offer head protection but are also a very stylish accessory. Which is why we are giving away sleek “Urban-I” bicycles helmets from ABUS worth €80 each as one of our many fantastic prizes. They offer individual size adjustment for optimal stability and feature 15 air inlets and 6 air outlets for great ventilation, along with an integrated LED rear light for enhanced safety!
See and be seen! Excellent visibility is not only crucial during the CITY CYCLING campaign, which is why Busch + Müller has developed the smallest LED front light approved for road usage to date, the “Lumotec IQ2 Eyc”, and the “Toplight 2C” back light. For those who prefer to be able to quickly clip lights onto their bike, we have the bright and robust battery-powered LED front light, the “Ixon Core”, and what must be the lightest, smallest battery-powered LED back light, the “Ixxi”. Each sets of lights is worth €83.
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.