Past years - Do práce na kole

Past years

For the thirteenth year, the Bike to Work challenge has been organized by the AutoMat association in cooperation with local coordinators.

Challenge history


This year, over 1,500 brave people from across the country applied for the 6th annual January Challenge (January 15-21, 2024). As part of the weekly challenge – despite the not entirely favorable January weather – they entered more than 3,600 sustainable journeys into the To work by bike system. We thus recorded almost 27,200 kilometers covered and a CO2 saving of more than 3.5 tons – compared to the same distance covered by car. However, the number of active journeys, kilometers and tons of carbon dioxide saved within the challenge was actually much higher. Not all participants recorded their journeys (about 1/3 of the journeys were recorded). At the same time, anonymized data about routes can help the development of infrastructure for sustainable transport.


The seventh annual September challenge Bike to Work, walk or trot was held 11.-24. September 2023 as part of the European Mobility Week. 1,047 people took part in the challenge, and together they covered a total of 114,000 km in 12,600 sustainable journeys and thus saved 15 tons of CO2.

The 13th year of the May challenge To work by bike, walk or trot brought another record – 25,621 participants from all over the Czech Republic, from 2,500 companies and in 52 host cities. The number of recorded journeys made by bicycle and on foot was almost equal, totaling over 696,000 journeys. The May Challenge 2023 also reports over 739 tons of CO2 that we saved on the 5,700,000 kilometers driven and walked compared to the journeys made by car. See the detailed results of the May Challenge 2023.

The January Challenge Bike to Walk, walk or trot 2023 attracted 2,000 participants from all over the country. You have uploaded or entered a total of over 42,000 kilometers traveled (32,000 km by bike and 10,000 km on foot) into our registration system within 6,200 journeys. Together, we thus saved almost 5.5 tons of CO2 emissions (compared to traveling by car). Prague, Brno, Pilsen, Olomouc, Ostrava, Pardubice, Zlín and Hradec Králové recorded the highest participation.

Jan Charvát created the typographical visual and DPNK font.


The 12th year of the May Bike to Work challenge (walking or jogging) broke all previous records. The event attracted almost 24,700 enthusiasts for non-motorized movement. For the whole month, they were transported (not only) from work to and from work on foot, by bike or by jogging. Together, they covered 6.3 million kilometers and thus saved over 800 tonnes of CO2 compared to the same journeys made by car.

Look at the detailed results of the May challenges Do práce na kole 2022. Look at the video with the results and interviews with the participants.

The last days of January 2022 already belonged to the 4th annual Bike to Work (or walk or trot) January challenge. Years ago, the participants of the classic spring challenge spoke about the event, which motivates them to exercise regularly even outside the main cycling season.

This year, 1,854 people from all over the country took part in the event, who together covered 31,300 km by bike and 9,700 km on foot. In total, they recorded 3,300 bicycle trips and 2,744 foot trips into the system, which works out to an average of 9.5 km per bicycle trip and 3.5 km per footpath. In total, we theoretically saved 5.3 tons of CO2 (compared to the same distance traveled by car). Results of the January challenges Bike to Work 2022.

In 2022, 1,092 participants from all over the country took part in the 6th edition of the September Bike to Work challenge. Together they covered 80,810 km by bike and 12,226 km on foot and trot – i.e. a total of 93,036 green kilometers. 8,207 bicycle trips and 3,192 walking and trotting trips are recorded in the system, and most importantly the total score: 12 tons of CO2 saved. But there were actually many more emission-free journeys, because not everyone recorded their challenging journeys. Prague, Brno, Zlín, Ostrava, Plzeň and Pardubice report the largest representation in the appeal motivating sustainable transport. As part of the September challenge (and the European Mobility Week), we announced Jihlava as the winner of the Cycling City to Work 2022 category. Uherské Hradiště became the city that made the most progress in the area of ​​supporting sustainable transport – i.e. Cykloskokan 2022. Otrokovice entered the Hall of Fame.

Eliška Podzimková created the visual for the Bike to Work 2022 challenge.


Also, the 11th edition of Bike to Work took place during an unpredictable pandemic. This time, however, we were very pleasantly surprised by the desire for healthy and safe movement and joint activity with colleagues. It was possible to break the record from the “last normal” year of 2019. 22,114 people from 2,102 organizations and companies within 9,213 teams participated. All together, we sparingly covered 5,425,000 km, thereby saving almost 700 tons of CO2 emissions. Detailed results for 2021.

We motivate cities and employers to be more receptive to sustainable transport. This year’s title of Cycling City of the Year went to Otrokovice, and the ÚJV Group became the Cycling Employer of the Year.

During the hard lockdown in January, the January Challenge Bike to Work also took place. It attracted the interest of 1,550 participants who recorded: 31,700 km covered by bicycle or scooter, 11,200 km covered on foot (or jogging), 3,200 bicycle trips, 2,800 walking trips, 5.6 tons of CO2 saved (compared to completing the same number of km by car).

On the occasion of the European Mobility Week, the 5th edition of the September Challenge was also held. You can find her results here.

The visual for the Bike to Work 2021 challenge was created by Toy_Box.


The tenth anniversary year in May 2020 was marked by the ongoing covid-19 pandemic. Even in a state of emergency, 15,813 brave participants from around 2,700 companies and institutions took part in the challenge. Due to the circumstances at the time, some of us were too close to work, and therefore it was exceptionally possible to record home exercises instead of traveling to and from work. The tenth edition of Do práce nak na klok became a national team building event. Detailed results for 2020.

In January 2020, the 2nd annual Bike to Work January challenge took place. You can find the results here.

Take a look at the results of the 4th year of the September Bike to Work challenge with the support of Hello bank!

The visual for the Do práce na bike 2020 challenge was created by Jaromír 99.


The ninth edition in May 2019 was once again a little bigger and better than the previous year. 19,576 participants from a total of 2,737 companies and institutions were sustainably transported to work. In total, we saved a total of 465.7 tons of CO2 compared to if we had made all the trips by car. Detailed results for 2019.

January 2019 brought the 1st year of the Bike to Work January challenge. Check out the results.

In September 2019, the 3rd annual Bike to Work September challenge took place. Detailed results can be found here.

The visual for the 2019 Bike to Work challenge was created by David Suda.


By the eighth year in May 2018, 16,347 employees from 1,838 companies and institutions went out, ran in and out. In total, they traveled 3.56 million eco-friendly kilometers together. For the first time, the associated challenge for students Bike to School was held. Detailed results for 2018.

In September, the 2nd year of the September Bike to Work challenge took place. Check out the results.

The visual for the Bike to Work 2018 challenge was created by Jakub Spurný and illustrator Nikola Hoření.


In the spring of 2017, 12,883 participants from 1,958 companies and institutions set out and ran for the seventh year. They overcame 2.57 million gentle kilometers, although it was not just kilometers, but above all regularity. The most diligent cyclists in 2017 lived in Krnov, a newly joined city. Out of 21 working days, they traveled sparingly nineteen times. The most powerful were the representatives of Otrokovice, who traveled an average of 395 km per month. Detailed results can be found on a separate page.

In September 2017, we started the 1st year of the September Challenge. You can find the results here.

The visual for the Do práce na bike 2017 challenge was created by Jakub Spurný and illustrator Nikola Hoření.


In the sixth year of the challenge, one big change awaited the participants. Not only cyclists, but also runners, walkers, skaters, skateboarders and longboarders could participate in the event for the first time. A total of 10,800 cyclists, runners and walkers from 1,825 institutions from 27 cities of the Czech Republic participated in last year’s event. They cycled over 2 million kilometers and covered 161,535 km. Thanks to this, 85 kg of fine dust particles and 341 tons of carbon dioxide were saved.


In the fifth year, 7,280 people from 1,156 companies and institutions from twenty-four cities cycled to work. If all these employees drove themselves to work, they would produce approximately 212 tons of carbon dioxide, 1 ton of carbon monoxide and kilos of other substances that harm our health and the environment.


5,768 people from nineteen Czech and Moravian cities signed up for the fourth year, increasing the number of participants by a third compared to last year. And because they chose active movement, they burned 40 gigacalories.


The year 2013 was in many ways groundbreaking and completely new, as employees and employers from a total of eleven Czech and Moravian cities took part in the challenge – from Prague, Brno, Ostrava, Liberec, Pilsen, Ústí nad Labem, Olomouc, Jablonec, Pardubice, Jihlava and Uherské Hradiště. For the first time, it was a nationwide event. A total of 3,890 participants in 1,327 teams from 776 companies and institutions took part in the event.


A year earlier, the challenge was held in four cities (Prague, Brno, Liberec and Pardubice), and we counted 2,537 participants from a total of 829 teams, who traveled to 510 companies or institutions. They drove more than 533,000 kilometers, which would be enough to circumnavigate the globe thirteen times. They saved 57 tons of carbon dioxide by leaving their car in the garage for their commutes. By riding a bike, they saved two and a half million crowns for gasoline, car wear and fees.


In 2011, 1,025 participants divided into 274 teams from 181 companies and institutions took part in the first year of the challenge in Prague and its surroundings. In total, more than 318 thousand “green” kilometers were covered, i.e. a distance eight times around the globe.