Once a year, cities all around the world come together at the same time to make cycling more accessible, safe and fun as part of our Global CycleHack Event.
We grant each organiser a free event licence to host a component of our global event in their local city / place.
As a CycleHack Event organiser it’s up to you how big or small your component of the global event will be. A CycleHack Event can be anything from a group of friends coming together to over 100 people at one event. All you really need is some passionate people, a venue with internet access, and a creative mind!
You may choose to make use of your own personal network and run your local CycleHack Event on very little budget, or you may seek out sponsorship for your event and bring in extra resources. Some organisers charge a small fee for tickets to help cover costs, while others make their events free to attend. Some provide food and drink, while some ask participants to bring their lunch or even do a pot-luck meal.
While you, and your team, decide how your will coordinate your local CycleHack Event, we support you with the basic agenda, network, platform and tools for a successful event!
Once you register…
We’ll be in touch & invite you to our shared online platform. We invite new organisers in batches, so if you don’t hear from us straight away, don’t worry we’ve not forgotten about you!
You'll get access to the CycleHack ‘Hack Pack’ which will talk you through all you need to know about hosting your local CycleHack Event. You will also have access to the full range of CycleHack tools to help get you & your team going.
Use our branding template to customise your event logo, build a team (if you haven't already) & follow our steps to hosting an awesome CycleHack Event.
Oh, and have lots of fun along the way!
We have designed CycleHack to be an open movement that is founded on a pro-active & collaborative attitude.
Over the years we’ve put together a series of rules to make sure everyone is on the same page and that we maintain an open and friendly platform for all CycleHackers. Here at CycleHack HQ we provide you with the opportunity and tools to take part in the Global CycleHack Event, and while we do not have too many rules, we have put some in place that we are strict about.
Not For Profit
The Global CycleHack Event is strictly not for profit. Each local component of the event can charge for tickets but only to cover food / drink and material expenses. Talk to us if you have sponsorship left over, we can advise on how to be transparent about storing it for the next event or giving it to a local cycle charity.
Join & Take Part in the Community / Online Platforms
We use Basecamp and Slack as resources to share important files and notices to all organisers and need you to be active on there. We want you to be part of these platforms and we expect you and your team to interact with us & other organisers on them.
Social Media is also an important part of CycleHack and it is important that you and your team share your experience of CycleHack on there in a pro-active and positive way - with clean language and an open mind to all arguments and opinions.
No Challenges or Themes
Your local CycleHack Event cannot focus on a specific challenge or theme. We want every event to remain open and allow all participants to contribute a range of barriers and ideas they want to work on. While you might find that your component event attracts a certain demographic of people dependant on location, etc, it is important to allow for all barriers and ideas to be explored and developed - no matter how big or small.
Play Nice & Collaborate
Collaboration is what makes CycleHack work. We have designed CycleHack to be platform where people from all backgrounds, expertise and skill-sets can come together and prototype new ideas that reduce the barriers to cycling. It is important that you and your team remain open and impartial.
CycleHack Event Name
You cannot name your CycleHack Event after a country or region name. You must choose a city, town, village or place and name your event in the following format - CycleHack (place name). We want to encourage many different cities / places to host CycleHack Events, and naming a CycleHack Event after a country or region gives no room for other places close by to host. For example: CycleHack Glasgow is great! While CycleHack Scotland is not!
You also cannot name your CycleHack Event after a company or directly affiliate it with a company. While you can be sponsored by a company and give them credit for their support, one company cannot take full control. For Example: CycleHack Giant Bicycles is not allowed.
These rules apply to the name of your event, social media handles / names, URLs and any other places you might communicate your name.
Register & Upload to the Open Source Catalogue
Make sure your participants register to the CycleHack Open Source Catalogue during the first day of the Global CycleHack Event and upload what they have worked on throughout the weekend by 5pm local time) on the last day. We are looking for detailed descriptions along with photos and any links to videos or other files when uploading.
& have fun!!
We review our rules and policies with our community annually and ask for input on updating them. These are a collaborative set of rules & policies that we all share.
Check out our full CycleHack Global Movement Policies here!