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ABC – the international cycling contest for universities and colleges

The Academic Bicycle Challenge (ABC) combines joyful cycling, healthy exercise and applied climate protection. The common goal: collecting as many cycled miles as possible. Participation is easy, both for universities and colleges as well as for staff and students. The ABC is a brand new annual campaign. In 2018 it's possible to take part for the whole month of June of September.

The ABC counts all cycled miles and provides attractive rankings – for universities and colleges, faculties and teams. Which university or college will be most active? Will for example biologists, lawyers, or linguists cycle most, worldwide and university-wide? Who will be the best user generated teams and the most active individuals?

Everybody's fun, team spirit and exercise are in the ABC spotlight. Sportive performance is possible though not required. Jump at the chance and benefit from many ABC advantages

Benefits for Universities


It's evident that daily cycling is healthy. It keeps people's mind and body fit and significantly reduces medical leave.


The ABC makes participating universities and colleges internationally visible and provides them with an even better image.

Team Building

Teams, faculties and your university or college as a whole will have a common goal. This generates team spirit and positive interaction.

Climate protection

The ABC generates motivation for CO2 avoidance – a contribution to climate protection your university or college can be proud of.


The more people cycle the less unhealthy emissions arise. This is perceptible instantaneously and on the spot.


The ABC is pulsating and big fun. Your staff and students will gladly identify with your university or college.


The more people cycle the better for the local transport and traffic situation. The ABC is your efficient campaign for cycling.


The ABC is your tailor-made campaign providing significant benefits. At the same time your effort will be really low.

Participate in the ABC 2018 now!

You're a student or staff member of a participating institution?
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You're interested in the ABC on behalf of a university or college? 
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The following universities already joined the ABC: