About and How it works - Do práce na kole

About and How it works

About Bike to Work

The main challenge of the season is here – For the 14th year running: Bike to Work (Do práce na kole) which, with several new novelties, is taking place the whole of May 2024 throughout the Czech Republic. Registration for teams and individuals is open from 1st February until 30th April 2024. The contest is organized by AutoMat.

The project aims to motivate as many people as possible to learn to use a bike as a regular urban means of transportation (alternatively to walking or running). If more people switch from cars to bikes and other non-motorized vehicles, they will not only improve their physical condition, mood, and work relationships but they will also jointly contribute to cleaner air and more pleasant, safer, and healthier cities where they live and work.

Bike to Work is a team challenge for companies and institutions. Anyone, who can make a team of at least 2 and a maximum of 5 members and regularly bike to work with their co-workers in May, can join the competition. Runners, walkers, skaters, skateboarders, longboarders, and wheelchair users can join too! There is no limit as to how many teams from one company (one employer) can join.

As part of our challenge, participants can take part in categories focused on regularity and length of travel. Each participant receives an organic cotton T-shirt from our partner Merchyou. The competition is accompanied by various social activities which promote the goals of the competition, point out the benefits of cycling to work, and make the competition more vibrant.

Except for the competition participants themselves, the campaign also aims at the management of companies and institutions because it is they, the employers, who can significantly motivate their employees to use bicycles to commute to work. The competition category “Bike Employer of the Year” is there for companies to strive to offer the best conditions for their employees to be able to cycle to work (stands, showers, changing rooms…). Employers can compete in the category “Best Internal Company Competition” as well. Furthermore, we announce “Bike City of the Year”.

Examples of accompanying social events:

  • Coffee on a T-shirt – everyone who visits selected businesses wearing the campaign’s T-shirt will receive a free coffee or tea.
  • Breakfast for Cyclists – the goal is to surprise the passing cyclists on their way to work with a free breakfast.
  • The Great Spring Cycle Tour – the goal is to promote the approaching competition and offer to try out what is cycling in the city like.
  • Closing Ceremony – a party where the competition results are announced, winners receive prizes, and visitors can enjoy a rich cultural program.

How it works

1. Sign up

Sign up individually and create your web profile. Invite another 2-4 of your colleagues to join your team. You can compete anywhere in the Czech Republic, but you have to sign up under one of the competing cities. Don’t s forget to pay the entrance fee?


2. Dress up

You will receive an original challenge t-shirt made from organic cotton. Receive several discounts and benefits and the chance to win great prizes. At the same time, enjoy the good feeling that you are involved in supporting the development of cycling infrastructure in your city.


3. Ride, run (or walk)

During the whole month of May use bicycles, e-bikes, scooter, skates, and longboards as your mean of transport. Or just simply walk or run. You can combine means of travel as you like during the challenge. For example, you can cycle on Monday and Wednesday, walk on Tuesday, run on Thursday, and arrive on a longboard on Friday.


4. Record your trips

Record your trips at your profile or use a mobile app. You will automatically compete in the Team Regularity category. Employers can also compete for the title Bike Employer of the Year in the category: Best Internal Company Competition.


5. Monitor the performance of others

You can check up on your colleagues and opponents in your profile.


6. Coffee with colleagues/bike service for free

Take advantage of our “T-Shirts” series. Free coffee or ice cream with colleagues after work? Or even bike service? Perfect! Up-to-date information on T-Shirts offers can be found on your city’s competition page.

7. Win prizes

In each city, we organize an awards ceremony – the best of you will win bicycles, scooters, or tickets to cultural and sporting events and maybe something even more valuable – new friends. We will also announce Bike Employers and Bike City of the Year.