General rules for the Bike to Work challenge 2020 - Do práce na kole

General rules for the Bike to Work challenge 2020

The organizer of the Bike To Work challenge is Auto*Mat, z.s. (civic association) with its registered office at Vodičkova 36, 110 00 Prague 1.

Conditions of participation and registration

  1. Bike to Work welcomes participants from all over the country over 16 years old.
  2. When registering (on dopracenakole.cz), choose the town which is geographically the closest to you. The results of all competitions will be announced separately for each town. Prize ceremonies will also take place separately in each town.
  3. The participation fee amount depends on the date of registration. For registration from 1st to 31st March 2020 (inclusive), the fee is CZK 290. For registration from 1st to 15th April 2020, the fee is CZK 360. For registration from 16th to 30th April the fee is CZK 420. For registration from 1th May to 10th April the fee is CZK 500 CZK. In each registration period, the participant may also choose the „Good Cause“ starting fee of CZK 500, of which a proportion is intended for sustaining and supporting of AutoMat. The price of the  fee also includes the participant’s T-shirt (or neckerchief), the opportunity of entering the “T-shirt prize event” and entry to the closing party. All prices include VAT. In the case of participation fee payment by employer, the invoice will include a 21% VAT increase.

 

Participation of teams

  1. To take part in Bike To Work challenge you must: compose team of 2–5 participants, register by 10 May and pay the registration fee. All teams are automatically included in “Regular team activity” contest. Even individuals may take part in – but they can not succeed in categories designed for teams.
  2. One organisation may have an unlimited number of teams. The team is registered under one branch of one organisation. If, however, a participant cannot find a colleague willing to join in, they can put together a team with anyone else (people from a different branch or organisation, friends, family or a similar enthusiast enlisted on the Bike to Work website).
  3. A team member may quit the team at their personal request at any moment. The decision is irrevocable; they cannot join the team again. A team member cannot be replaced by a different person during the competition. If only one person is left on the team, they will be moved to the Individual Performance category.
  4. The team can be made up of participants who commute to work, as well as those who work from home.

 

The course of the challenge, recording of activities and trips

  1. The challenge runs from 1 May to 31 May including the first and last day of the month.
  2. The competition is open to anyone who walks, runs, rides (even an electric) bicycle or uses non-motorized means of transport (this year not only to get to and from work). The maximum number of routes that can be counted in one day is two. The minimum route length is not set this year.
  3. In the case of work from home you can record any walk / ride / workout. If you do two health walks a day, write them down as a trip there and back. If you do only one, divide it into two parts and write them as down and back (in the case of using the application, it is necessary to save the entry in the middle of the path and start a new measurement of the path back).
  4. As part of the challenge, you can also enroll in any sports home activity (e.g. workout, yoga, strengthening). This option allows people working within the home office or in another similar regime to participate.
  5. You can freely switch from one activity to another during the challenge. Each participant regularly records the selected activities in his/her online profile or mobile application.
  6. When recording individual activities in his/her web profile, the participant enters the type of activity and the distance (or duration) he/she made. Following methods of entering are possible:
    – via the mobile applications Cyclers, Strava, Na kole Prahou (from the mobile app will play automatically to the web’s profile)
    – entering a number of completed kilometers into the tab/ calendar in the online profile
    – manual uploading of the GPX file into the online profile from another applications
    – filling in typical routes in the online profile
  7. Combined routes (bike+tram, walk+bus…) are OK. However you can record only the part you performed by your own power.
  8. It is possible to record activities manually for a maximum of 8 days back (i.e. e.g. on Monday it is possible to record activities for the past Monday at the latest). After the end of the Bike To Work, activities can be registered no later than June 3, 2020 23:59.
  9. The announcement of results and award of local prizes shall take place in the town where the participant is registered. The results of the national categories will be announced at the closing party, which will be held in June in Prague. In case of extraordinary circumstances, the winner can be announced only through the website and the award ceremony can be made in person or by mutual agreement in another form.

Competition categories


REGULAR TEAM ACTIVITY

  1. “Regular team activity” category runs from 1 May to 31 May including the first and last day of the month.
  2. The category is announced both at the national and municipal levels.
  3. Prizes in the category are awarded on the basis of a draw. All participating teams that have achieved (after averaging the personal regularity values of all team members) a regularity of 66.6% at the municipal level and 90% at the national level enter the draw.
  4. Personal regularity is counted according to sample:

    the total number of journeys covered by non-motorized means of transport (or other activities) in May
    _________________________________________________________________________________ X 100

    twice the number of working days of the individual in May*

    * The minimum number of trips to and from work to reach for is 26 (i.e. 13 working days). If the total number of trips to and from work for a particular person is less than 26 (for example due to long-term leave, etc.), the denominator is automatically substituted with the number 26.

  5. In order to reach 100% regularity, the number of activities equal as double of number of participant. In the case of long-term leave or illness, when the number of working days falls below 13, 100% regularity cannot be achieved.
  6. Team regularity is counted according to sample:

    the total number of journeys covered by non-motorized means of transport (or other activities) in May by all team members
    ________________________________________________________________________________________ X 100

    twice the number of working days of all team mebers in May*

    * The total number of registered trips of individual team members is based on the actual registered status, if it is at least 26 per individual (see point 4). In the case of a lower number of trips, it is based on the fictitious state of the 26 trips made.

  7. The Local Coordinator will draw at least three winning teams that meet at least 66.6% regularity and will announce and reward them at the June 2020 closing party.
  8. The main organiser will draw twenty-five winning teams that meet at least 66.6% regularity and reward them with free entry for the next team year.
  9. The main organiser will draw five winning teams that meet the condition of at least 90% regularity and will announce and reward them in June 2020.


PERFORMANCE FOR A GOOD CAUSE

  1. The category Performance for a Good Cause will také place from 1st to 31st May inclusive.
  2. Invitation is announced at a national and local level.
  3. In the online prfile system, each individual performs for one of the charity projects that (s)he wants to support.
  4. Every km covered by individuals by bike, jogging or by ones own steam, will be added to the overall amount for the given project.
  5. The total number of kilometers cycled, jogged / covered by the participants will be distributed among the projects in which they have applied.
  6. The local organiser shall announce at the final announcement which pedestrian / cyclist belonging to the given city has contributed most to the development of the selected projects. For this purpose, the organiser relies on the kilometer data entered in any of the above-mentioned ways.
  7. The main organiser will read out at the final announcement which three pedestrians / cyclists throughout the nation have contributed most to the development of the selected projects. For this purpose, the organiser relies on the kilometer data entered in any of the above-mentioned ways.
  8. The main organiser will read out at the final announcement the total amount of kms covered by each individual project. For this purpose, it is based solely on the kilometers measured through apps or GPX files, since the total amount covered in each individual project will be proportionally distributed among these given projects which have received donations from our partners.


RUN FOR A GOOD CAUSE

  1. The Run for a Good Cause competition takes place from 1st to 31st May inclusively.
  2. The competition is announced at a national and local level.
  3. Every individual when registering choses one of the charity projects in which s(he) would like to support through ones performance.
  4. Every km covered by individuals by jogging or by ones own steam, will be added to the overall amount for the given project.
  5. The total number of kilometers jogged / covered by the participants will be distributed among the projects in which they have applied.
  6. The local organiser shall announce at the final announcement which pedestrian / jogger belonging to the given city has contributed most to the development of the selected projects. For this purpose, the organiser relies on the kilometer data entered in any of the above-mentioned ways.
  7. The main organiser will read out at the final announcement which three pedestrians throughout the nation have contributed most to the development of the selected projects. For this purpose, the organiser relies on the kilometer data entered in any of the above-mentioned ways.
  8. The main organiser will read out at the final announcement the total amount of kms covered by each individual project. For this purpose, it is based solely on the kilometers measured through apps or GPX files, since the total amount covered in each individual project will be proportionally distributed among these given projects which have received donations from our partners.

Voting competitions

BIKE EMPLOYER OF THE YEAR

  1. The competition is for teams as well as organisations. Any employer can enter the competition through one of its employees designated as the company coordinator. If the company does not have a coordinator, it can be registered by any other employee. The organisation will be registered by sending us answers to a questionnaire on bike-friendly measures. You will find the questionnaire in your member area, after logging in to your online profile.
  2. The questionnaire evaluates how much employers support their employees in riding a bike to work. If the organisation has more branches or buildings (locations) where employees work, each building is regarded as a separate competitor.
  3. The title of the Bike Employer of the year will be awarded to the competitor who receives the highest number of points in the questionnaire.
  4. The organization that achieves the highest number of points in the questionnaire can be visited by the local organizer Do práce na kole and, based on the ascertained real level of cycling measures in the given competition entity, will confirm the final winner.
  5. The questionnaire must be filled in by 29 May at the latest.
  6. One of the criteria of this category is whether the competitor has held its own internal competition for employees as part of the Bike to Work competition.
  7. The title cannot be awarded to a company which was the winner of two past editions in given town.
  8. Through participation in this competition a certified European standard for employers can be created for companies supporting their employees commuting to work.


BIKE CITY OF THE YEAR

  1. A bicycle city will be evaluated on the basis of a detailed questionnaire taking into account indicators of the conditions of movement and feelings of cyclists, joggers and pedestrians in the cities involved. This evaluation takes into consideration an internal analysis of the approaches of each city to the development of sustainable mobility.
  2. The organisers committee will assess not only the results of the participants’ questionnaire, but also take into account the increase in the number of participants compared to last year, the proportion of participants in the city population, the highest overall regularity in the city, already completed bike projects and perspectives for future development.
  3. Bike City DPNK 2020 will be announced during June 2020 (exact date to be announced soon). We will then contact the representatives of the cities and associations involved for further information. We will the award the first  three cities which best fulfill all the given criteria.
  4. The winning city will receive from our side support and motivation to draw new inspiration from abroad.