The purpose of the „Cyclists Welcome!” certificate is to create a network of tourist services and establishments set to the needs of cyclists to promote bike transportation and cycling tourism in Slovakia. All of the certified establishments must be up to predefined standards to ease the visit and stay of cyclists; e.g. they must have secure storage for the bicycles, basic tools, provide necessary information for the cyclists, allow them to clean their bicycles or wash their equipment etc.
Full list of compulsory and voluntary criteria
On the other hand, the Cyclists Welcome! certificate represents an interesting marketing tool that in various ways promotes certified establishments amongst cyclists and cycling tourists home and abroad. At the same time, the certificate allows the establishments to raise their attractiveness amongst the cycling public and become more known throughout this growing target group of cyclists and cycling tourists. a common sense expects, that when a cyclist or cycling tourist plans his trip, he will prefer establishments and services that welcome cyclists with open arms.
The certification scheme is directed and guaranteed by Ekopolis Foundation that has been supporting cycling transportation for many years.
The Certificate Cyclists Welcome! is inspired by certification schemes in Germany (Bett&Bike), Austria and Switzerland and results directly from Cyclists Welcome certificate in Czech Republic that certified over 750 establishments.
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