Pro Velo Switzerland promotes the use of the bicycle as a means of transport in everyday life, to ride to work or to school. 

Cycling Wednesday

Our youngest project in promoting cycling was launched in 2017. Participants can win prizes every Wednesday.

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Bike to work

This project is directed towards companies, whose employees are invited to cycle to their worplace during the months of May and/or June. 

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This project is directed towards schools and pupils between 10 and 20 years. A contest is also included, in order to motivate kids and teenagers to jump on their bike as often as possible. 

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Bicycle markets

We are the largest organizer of second-hand bicycle markets in Switzerland. Each year there are over 60 local bike markets where people can buy and sell inexpensive used bicycles, trailers and accessories of good quality.

Bicycle safety courses

In various cities we offer Courses (in German and French) for safe cycling to children (age 7+) and adults. The courses are supported by the Swiss Foundation for Traffic Safety and consist of theoretical and practical training of traffic rules, riding techniques, vehicle handling and technical vehicle safety.

Contests "bike-friendly company" and "bike-friendly infrastructure"

Our contest rewards companies that have implemented bicycle-friendly measures.

Pro Velo Switzerland has also launched another contest for bike-friendly infrastructure. Cities and municipalities as well as tourist and transport organisations are welcome to apply and give in their dossier.  


BikeStations offer a variety of services to bicycle commuters who "park and ride" at railway stations:

- guarded bicycle parking
- bicycle cleaning
- bicycle maintenance
- inexpensive bike rental
- free recycling of old bikes 

Pro Velo Switzerland offers a coordination service for the various bikestations present in the country.

Switzerland - a cycling country

A network of 9 scenic bicycle routes (3'300 km in total) throughout the country was opened in 1998. These sign-posted routes enable cyclotourists to explore the most beautiful landscapes of Switzerland on mostly paved trails undisturbed by motor traffic. Hotels, hostels and B&B-places along these routes are specialized in accommodating cyclists. Bicycles can be rented at many railway stations, and the Swiss Railways offer bike-friendly services.

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