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Bike to Work: On yer bike!

Sign up now for "Bike to Work" initiative! It's the best way to combine a gesture for the environment with an action for your health!

Some of the 504 CERN participants in the 2015 edition of the "Bike to Work" initiative. (Image: CERN)

Want to help the environment and boost your health at the same time? You can by participating  in the “Bike to Work” initiative.

This year CERN will again take part in the Swiss national campaign "Bike to Work", which is expected to attract more than 50,000 participants. In teams of four, colleagues will encourage each other to cycle to work throughout the month of June. Last year CERN was the organization in French-speaking Switzerland with the most participants; 126 teams pedaled some 97,462 kilometers. And several of the nice prizes were given to CERN participants. Let’s aim to keep our position at the top of the leaderboard in 2016! 

Participating is easy! Simply get together with three of your colleagues and register your "Bike to Work" team online before 31 May. There are no fees for registering teams, there is no minimum distance and parts of the journey can be done using public transport. There is even an opening for non-cyclists: one member per team can be a pedestrian or a skateboarder or use any other means of transport that does not depend on an engine. If you need help forming your team, add your name to this Doodle and you will be teamed up with three other colleagues.

A description of the event and CERN’s own “Bike to CERN through the whole year” challenge can be found on the website “Bike to work - Bike to CERN”.

Before getting in the saddle, please remind yourself of the safety rules for bicycling and follow the online course for Road Traffic - Bike Riding​! Enjoy your commute!

Challenge Mobilité

On Thursday 9 June, you can also participate in the Challenge Mobilité, organised by the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region of France.

Also known as the Commute-Another-Way Challenge, this event is designed to discourage single-occupant car journeys. So be kind to the environment and use an eco-friendly means of transport to come to work: walking, cycling, public transport, carpooling, etc. 

So on that day, if you travel to CERN in any other way than alone in a car, please let us know on http://cern.ch/commuteanotherway!