What is bike to work?
bike to work is a Swiss wide health promotion campaign . Each year more than 70,000 commuters pedal to work and back home by bike in May and June. Through bike to work, about 2400 companies strengthen their staff's team spirit and fitness, while supporting sustainable mobility practice.
How does bike to work function?
The company registers the whole staff for the annual Challenge and covers the participation fee. The staff of the company forms teams of 4 and travel to work and back home by bike as often as possible. They record all kilometres covered online on the Challenge calendar. Those who have biked on at least half of their workdays will take part in the draw for prizes worth a total of over CHF 140,000.
Who is behind it?
bike to work is a project of Pro Velo Switzerland. bike to work has established itself as a simple and effective health promotion campaign for small and large companies alike. Pro Velo Switzerland represents the interests of cyclists. Its goal is to promote the bike as an ecological, energy-saving and healthy means of travel.
The first bike to work Challenge kicked off in 2005. The pilot project began with 20 Migros companies and 1600 participants. bike to work proved to be a popular bike campaign throughout Switzerland and grew steadily. In 2019, 2397 companies and 71'834 participants took part. Altogether the participants covered over 17 million kilometres by bike on their way to work.
bike to work has established itself as a simple and effective health promotion campaign for both large and small companies. Its success is based on its practical and easy implementation. With an online calendar, printed material and a prize draw everything is taken care of and the administrative effort is minimal, while the fun and motivation are maximum.