The ABC rules for participants

  1. At participating universities the Academic Bicycle Challenge (ABC) 2019 takes place during 30 days per university. 
  2. A participant has to select his or her university when he or she subscribes for the ABC. Cycled trips of the participant, tracked with the free Naviki app, will then count for the selected university.
  3. A participant can select an academic discipline she or he belongs to. Trips cycled by the participant will then also count for the selected discipline.
  4. Participants can create user-generated teams. The minimum number of participants for a user-generated team is 5. The maximum number of participants per user-generated team is 10. Each participant can join only one user-generated team. Trips cycled by the participant will then also count for the team she or he joined.
  5. Participants can collect miles/kilometres for their university, discipline and team wherever they cycle. In order to make sure that only cycled trips will count for the contest, the following filters on the average speed, the maximum speed and the total length of each recorded trip apply: average speed ≤ 30 km/h, maximum speed ≤ 45 km/h, maximum length ≤ 80 km.
  6. In case a participant subscribes for the ABC after its start, all trips tracked before having subscribed (but after the start of the ABC) will count if they pass the above mentioned filters.
  7. All kinds of bicycles are allowed – owned or rented, bike-sharing, electric bicycles, cargo bikes, etc. 
  8. All trips made by bicycle are accepted if the bicycle is used as a means of transportation. For instance, trips to and from university, to shopping, to visit friends, to go to the cinema or to the swimming pool. Valid trips are not restricted to the city or region of the university a participant selected.
  9. To ensure fair play in the Academic Bicycle Challenge, the ABC coordinators can check the trips of the participants. The ABC coordinators reserve the right to exclude any trips that they consider to be fake, unrealistic or doubtful.