Bringázz a munkába! Hungary is cycling to work
The Hungarian bike to work campaign has been relaunched in 2018 after a short break in the past few years. Now the campaign has been fitted with the Bike Citizens app, with which participant can win prizes just by logging into the app and cycling at least 50% of their individual work days to work.
The bicycle motivation campaign now has a fresh new start in Hungary. The bike to work campaign Bam! (Bringázz a munkába!) has been successfully implemented for several years already. Since May 14th commuters are cordially invited to complete their daily way to work by bike and participate in the bike to work campaign which lasts until June 10th.
This environmentally friendly and healthy performance should not stay unrewarded. In addition to the opportunity to compete with other cities, companies and teams during the campaign, there are also great prizes to win in the two lotteries at the end of May and in the middle of June.
But beware: The prizes are drawn amongst participants, that cycled in teams of 2 to 4 team members. A second requirement is, that the whole team cycled at least 50% of the working days in the drawing focus time range. These rides must be tracked with the Bike Citizens app. Thanks to great sponsors, there are many attractive prizes to win such as various bike accessories, food and accommodation vouchers and last but not least a bicycle!
The bike to work campaign is organized by the Hungarian Cyclists’ Club (HCC), the representative of the cycling Hungarian population. The Ministry of National Development supports the campaign and therefor is financing it as a sub-organisation of the European Cyclists’ Federation (ECF). The HCC is continously growing with new members and advocates a more bicycle-friendly infrastructure and a better cooperation with local institutions.
Unlock your city with Cycle-to-Free feature
Just in time for the launch of the bike to work campaign, a lot of new maps of Hungarian cities have been released within the Bike Citizens app. So now your bike kilometres pay off twice: Win prizes and additionally unlock your city package for free – in the Bike Citizens app.
All you have to do
When downloading the city package, choose the Cycle-to-Free “payment method”. Then, the city package is installed. Track 100 kilometers by using the Bike Citizens app within 30 days. If you succeed, the city map is still available for you after the 30-day trial.
The competition is open. Register now!
All participating cities, companies, their teams and individual cyclists are displayed in the ranking and challenge each other. In addition, the campaign statistics screen reveals the climate-friendly potential of the bicycle. Here you can find overall statistics such as avoided CO2 emissions, saved money, cycled kilometers and calorie consumption. This statistic can be also retrieved for yourself in your profile.
Cycling to work is basically nothing new for Hungary’s commuters. The bike to work campaign has been successfully implemented in 2002 and shows impressively with more than 20,000 participants that Hungary is definitely ready for 2018.
Whilst Hungary is collecting kilometers for Bringázz a munkába!, Austria also just recently launched its bike to work campaign “Radelt zur Arbeit”.
About the Author
Thomas Rottensteiner has lived in Graz since 2015. He soon found out that the best way to get to know the city is by bike. As a student at the University of Applied Sciences in Bad Gleichenberg, a quaint town in southeast Styria, he enjoys both peace and quiet as well as the many facets of urban life. Thomas works as an intern in the Communications Department at Bike Citizens.