We believe that a 200 year-old invention is a fundamental enabler of human progress and planetary regeneration.

It is one of the simplest solutions to some of the world’s most complex urban challenges.

Explore the impact of our work and our ambitious goals for the future in our 2021 Annual Report:



Bicycle Mayors

Bicycle Mayors are active on every continent. They identify and lead projects that increase cycling to uncover massive economic, health, and environmental benefits.


Early Years

We researched the positive connection between cycling and early childhood development and produced a guide for cities at different levels of cycling maturity.




The Bicycle Architecture Biennale (BAB) is the first of its kind; a showcase and celebration of outstanding, cutting edge built environment solutions around cycling.


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Call in BYCS

Want to improve cycling in your city or organization, or want to increase your influence or involvement in city mobility, then let’s create a bespoke solution through our Impact Services.

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adopt a program

Take it off the shelf. We are creating a portfolio of innovative programs and campaigns that can be adopted by any city or organization, anywhere. From BYCS Labs to BYCS to Work, find out which is right for you.

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Partner with us

We invest our profits to help grow the ideas that have the potential to affect millions. And we are always looking for new partners who share our vision. Join us as a funding partner or creative collaborator.

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United Nations Cycling Award for the Bicycle Mayor Network

Valeria Leyva & Daniela Abril Gutierrez, write on what it means for the Bicycle Mayor Network to be recognised by the UN, and how the Network’s impact is grown. In June this year the Bicycle

Alle Kinderen op de Fiets

1 op de 3 kinderen gaat nooit op de fiets naar de basisschool. In Amsterdam kan maar liefst een kwart van de kinderen niet fietsen. Onze Nederlandse fietscultuur is beroemd en wordt overal geprezen, maar

All Things Cycling at Velo-City: 4 days of learning & exchanging in Ljubljana

Lucas Snaije, BYCS Research & Advocacy Manager, looks ahead to the Ljubljana edition of ECF’s Velo-City conference, and shares our top picks of this year’s stellar program of talks.  For a relatively small capital city,

Shifting Virtual Gears: The Cycles Games Project in Ecuador

Amanda Padilla, Project Manager of the Cycling Games in Ecuador, highlights how the initiative started, overcame the challenges caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the potential for cycling in Ecuador’s youngest generations.  As part of

BYCS Annual Report 2021

Maud de Vries, Co-Founder and CEO of BYCS, introduces our 2021 Annual Report. A core tenet of our organisation has always been to position the bicycle as the real zero-emissions vehicle that the world needs

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