Cyclists with internet access
Keep a record of the kilometres you cycle during the 21-day CITY CYCLING campaign period and enter these in your online cycling log. To access the cyclist portal, you will need to complete a one-off registration on the CITY CYCLING website. This involves entering your name and email address. Once you have signed up, you can simply log into the cyclist portal in the same way that you would an email account.
PLEASE NOTE: if you participated in CITY CYCLING in the past two years, your user details will still be valid – meaning you do not have to re-register. You will simply need to select a municipality and either join or form a team when you log in for the first time in the new campaign season. You will then be able to view the kilometres you cycled in previous years and compare your results.
Recording kilometres for several people
It is possible to record the kilometres cycled by individual or multiple cyclists (e.g. school classes, families, etc.) in the online cycling log. To add the kilometres for a group, you will need to adjust the number of cyclists managed through one account in the online cycling log (Settings > Number of cyclists). Once you have done this, you can simply enter the total kilometres covered.
Exception: CYCLE STARS and members of local parliaments are only allowed to enter their own kilometres!
PLEASE NOTE: only cyclists who have recorded kilometres for one single person in the online cycling log can be considered for the most active (individual) cyclists category in the local awards.
Kilometres can also be entered via the brand-new CITY CYCLING app (for Android and iOS systems). In addition to countless other features, the app allows you to enter the kilometres you have cycled manually (meaning you no longer need to log into the CITY CYCLING website) or recorded using the GPS function.
The CITY CYCLING app tracks your exact route and calculates the kilometres you have covered.
A number of different results overviews are available and there is a comment function to communicate with your teams, e.g. to organise tours together or motivate one another.
NEW IN 2018: As part of the MOVEBIS mobility project in cooperation with the Technical University in Dresden (TU Dresden), the kilometre data will be used to analyse bicycle traffic in Germany. This data will be made available to all municipalities participating in CITY CYCLING in the long term and retroactively from 2018 and serve as an additional tool for developing effective bicycle traffic policy – see city-cycling.org/app for more information.
Cyclists with no internet access
Keep a record of the kilometres you cycle during the 21-day campaign period and enter these in the log form (available at city-cycling.org/materialien). At the end of each week, forward your completed form to your local campaign coordinator or team captain. The latter will then enter the kilometres on your behalf or compile these and forward them to the local coordinator (also every week).
You can enter kilometres up to seven days after the local CITY CYCLING campaign has ended; no entries or changes are possible after this time!
Everyone participating in the CITY CYCLING campaign should use their bicycle for private and professional purposes as often as possible. Cyclists participating in the special CYCLE STAR category should lead by example and only use their bike during the 21-day CITY CYCLING period rather than their car – public transport and train travel are permitted though. Where possible, CYCLE STARS should be public figures, such as members of local parliaments, (lord) mayors, city councillors, heads of public authorities, etc.
As an added incentive, all CYCLE STARS will receive a top-quality CITY CYCLING T-shirt and a smartphone mount for their bike. Provided they meet all of the requirements, CYCLE STARS will be presented with a waterproof bicycle bag in the CITY CYCLING design at the end of the local CITY CYCLING campaign period. At the end of the campaign season, all CYCLE STARS to successfully complete the three-week challenge will also be entered in a prize draw for fantastic cycling prizes, which include a top-of-the-range bicycle from Stevens Bikes (option of a pedelec with a Bosch drive system; according to availability).
Exception: CYCLE STARS, who previously participated in the campaign, will not receive an additional bicycle bag. However, they will be entered in the prize draw along with all of the other CYCLE STARS!
Please note that the following rules only apply for CYCLE STARS!
The climate, the environment, and each and every one of us! Every kilometre covered by bicycle instead of by car saves the environment 142 g of CO2 (according to the German Federal Environment Agency), means less traffic congestion, fewer exhaust fumes and less noise – and leads to more liveable cities and municipalities!
NEW IN 2018: Climate Alliance confers prizes in two categories within each of the five population groups (based on the number of inhabitants):
On the local level, the participating municipalities are encouraged to award prizes to the best local teams and/or cyclists.
Possible categories include:
For information on local awards, kick-off and closing events, cycling tours, etc., please see the subpage for your municipality at city-cycling.org/kommunen. You will also find the contact details for the local coordinators there.
Participation in the CITY CYCLING campaign is voluntary and at participants’ own risk. There is no recourse to legal action.
For more information on data protection, please see city-cycling.org/datenschutz.