To cover as many kilometres as possible by bike for both private and professional purposes in order to promote cycling, help protect the climate and improve the quality of life in municipalities – and ultimately have fun!
CITY CYCLING takes place on 21 consecutive days between 1 May and 30 September 2021. Your municipality sets the dates for the local campaign.
Anyone who lives, works, belongs to a local club or attends school or university in a participating municipality.
A journey is a route that starts in one place and ends in another, regardless of the number of stops that are made along the way. During circular trips, the start and finish can also be the same.
Here are a few examples to explain:
Your cycle to work is one journey, even if you stop to drop your kid off at daycare or to get something from the bakery along the way or make any minor detours. Your cycle home at the end of the day is then another journey – also regardless of the number of stops you make.
Cycling to the shops is also just one journey, no matter how many shops you cycle to; cycling home again is another.
Circular journeys such as bike rides out into the countryside are considered one journey, even if the starting point and final destination are the same. For multi-day cycling trips, the routes covered each day count as one journey.
Do you use several modes of transport to get to work? So, do you first cycle to the local railway station, then take the train to the railway station near your place of work and cycle to the office from there? Then this is also just one journey, as your destination is the office and the railway stations are merely stops along the way. Only the kilometres covered by bike count, of course – and not the kilometres you travelled by train!
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/privacy-policy.