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, Stadthelm, TERN, 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 €105 apiece.
The most secure of bicycle parking facilities won’t be any help if your bike lock isn’t theftproof! The “BORDO GRANIT XPlus™ 6500” folding lock by ABUS worth €150 is the perfect solution for your peace of mind. Its parts are made of specially hardened steel and connected using special rivets that mean bike thieves don’t stand a chance. Flexible and extremely difficult to saw, it offers the greatest possible protection against manipulation.
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!
See and be seen! Also – and especially – during the CITY CYCLING campaign thanks to the bright and stable “Ixon Core” LED rechargeable lights from Busch + Müller worth €80 apiece. Now also available in the CITY CYCLING design!
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.
Five winning municipalities are able to choose from the extensive range of high-quality, timeless bicycle parking systems offered by WSM worth up to €800 – where desired, also in the CITY CYCLING design!
The helmet bag is a lockable cover for your helmet and saddle that not only saves you the hassle of having to carry your helmet around with you, but also ensures your seat is dry next time you hop on your bike. It’s very easy to use: Simply pop your helmet in the bag, place it over your saddle, pull the special thread tight and attach it to your bike lock – done! The helmet bag protects your helmet and saddle from the elements as well as from theft. Compact and waterproof, it also doubles as a bag.
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 €14 (and a little practice and skill!), you can easily carry out minor repairs for yourself. The little telescope pump (also worth €14) with a pumping capacity of up to 11 bar quickly supplies the necessary air pressure when you’re on the go.