FAQ - bike to work
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How can I participate in bike to work?

bike to work is a campaign to promote health within companies. You can participate in bike to work as soon as your company is registered. To do this you create a personal profile, assign it to your company and then record your bike days regularly on the calendar.

How do I register a company?

First create a personal profile. Then you can register your company. If the company already exists, the respective coordinator must register it and subscribe for the current Challenge. Please enter the total amount of employees in your company and not only the number of participants. The participation fee is in function of the total number of company staff, irrespective of the number of participants in bike to work.

Can I also register my company after the Challenge has started?

Yes, you can still register your company for the current Challenge at short notice.


When is the registration deadline for the participants?

If your company has registered for the Challenge as from May, the registration deadline is 30 April. For companies that bike in June, the deadline is 31 May. However, we recommend you register one month before the Challenge, so that you have enough time to form a team and prepare accordingly.

Can I choose the months in which I wish to participate?

Your company determines in which months you can participate in bike to work. May or June or May and June. You can see under ‘Company‘ which months your firm is participating.

What do I record on the calendar?

You record on the calendar how you have travelled to work on your work days. Also indicate how many kilometres you have covered.
GREEN: The participant has covered the way to work or the trip during a home office day by bike, on foot or with his/her own muscle power. The kilometre display of the last work day appears automatically. This display can be adjusted manually each day.
RED: On the way to work the participant has not used a bike but exclusively public transport or motorised Individual transport (MIT). If the bike has not been used during a home office day, the day must be tagged in red in the calendar.
GREY: On this day the participant did not go to work (free day, vacation, illness, other absence)

I work from home because of coronavirus. Can I still participate?

Yes. If you are working in home office, you can enter your bike rides as ''green'' in the calendar. If you don't bike on home office days, you must enter as ''red''.

Are teams of 5 also possible?

No, this is not possible. Team spirit is an important component of bike to work, and so as many as possible 4-person teams should ride along. In exceptional cases teams of 2 or 3 people or only one person can be formed. However, only teams of 4 can take part in the draw for the team prize.

What is the team pool?

The team pool shows you all the teams of your company that still have places available. Here you can join your desired team.

Can I participate by foot?

Per team, one person can participate without using the bike, but still using the own physical strength, for example on foot, with Inline skates etc.

Can I participate with the E-bike?

Yes, a participation with your E-bike is possible.

Which kilometres count for my Challenge and can be recorded in the calendar?

You can record the kilometres that you cover on your way to work and back. Detours on the evening ride from work to home via swimming pools or lookout points can be included in the count. If you are working in home office, you can add your private bike trips during home office days to the calendar.

Are combined forms of mobility possible?

A combination with public transport is permitted. Days on which you use the bike in combination with the car also count as bike days.

Am I insured if I have an accident during the campaign?

Insurance is the responsibility of the participants. All employees in Switzerland are covered by an occupational accident insurance.

Can a friend of a work colleague also take part?

No, only employees of a registered company can participate. In addition, all members of a team must work for the same employer.


With which devices is the app compatible?

The app is compatible with Android- or iOS phones. With Android the app requires Android version 9 or newer. With iOS it requires iOS 9.0 or newer and is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.

Why does the app track inaccurately on Android phones?

For your tracker to function precisely, the bike to work app must also run in the background. For this you must deactivate the optimisation of the battery consumption. In this way the battery use is increased only slightly.


Why doesn‘t bike to work’s website work on Internet Explorer?

The website has not been renewed on Internet Explorer, as Microsoft has stopped supporting this browser. We recommend you use Firefox, Chrome, Edge or Safari.


What are the conditions for taking part in the prize draw?

If you use a bike for at least half of your personal work days, you automatically participate in the draw for individual prizes. All teams of 4 in which each team member has travelled to work at least 50% of the time also have the chance of winning team prizes.

By when must I record the bike days and kilometres?

You can record your bike days and kilometres at the latest 4 July 2021, 11.59 pm. After that, no entries or changes are possible.

When will the winners be announced?

The winners will be announced on 7 July 2021 on Facebook, by e-mail and on the bike to work website. The prizes will be sent by post at the latest by mid-August.

How is the CO2 saving measured?

We do not calculate the saving but the equivalence. That means we look at how much CO2 would be produced if the bicycle kilometres were covered by a passenger car with 144g/km CO2 emissions. For an exact calculation of your consumption/savings, it is best to consult the Mobitool comparison calculator.

How is the number of my bike days calculated in percentage in my calendar and company?

The sum of the green days is divided by the sum of the effective work days (green and red) multiplied by 100. This gives the number of bike days as a percentage. You can find this information on your personal status as well as on the company status.

How is my team's ranking calculated on the company page?

The ranking is generated in descending order according to the following criteria: 1. percentage, 2. days und 3. per kilometre. If a criterion is at the same level with two teams, the next criterion is decisive.


We will gladly respond to your question by phone on +41 31 318 54 13 or by e-mail via info@biketowork.ch

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