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The German Cyclists' Federation (ADFC) is a nationwide, non-profit organization with approximately 145,000 members. It aims at making traffic friendlier for cyclists. In addition to its commitment to environmentally conscious and thus sustainable mobility the ADFC advises on all aspects of the bicycle. This includes consumer advice, technology and, equipment as well as tourism and political issues. The ADFC was founded in 1979 in Bremen and has 16 state associations, over 400 district associations and information centres in 80 cities. When campaigning for the resolute promotion of cycling the ADFC cooperates with, many clubs, organizations and institutions. At the European level, it is a member of the European ‘Cyclists’ Federation (ECF) and is politically neutral, but biased when it comes to the interests ofbike riding people.
ADFC members enjoy valuable benefits such as insurance, legal advice, discounted rates at partner institutions such as green energy providers, car rental or bicycle-rental systems and reduced participation at many events. On the Internet at www.adfc.de you get exclusive access to technical advice and the ADFC legal database. Every two months the ADFC members magazine Radwelt presents the most beautiful bike rides from around the world, gives a fascinating insight into bicycle technology and up-to-date information about bicycles and cycling. The magazine's ivw-audited circulation of 83,000 copies offers an attractive environment for ad placement.
Behind this full service for cyclists hides the concentrated tourist expertise of the ADFC. Information and planning tools make the organization of a cycling trip child's play. On the Internet at www.adfc.de/reisenplus all these offers can be found gathered in one single place.
ADFC Premium Routes and ADFC Cycling Regions
Cycling on "excellent" routes with no nasty surprises assured: The ADFC classified premium cycle routes make it possible. Up to five stars show what quality cyclists are offered on a route - after all, the journey is the ultimate goal.
More information on the classification is available at www.adfc.de/sternerouten.
New from the ADFC: Certification of Cycling Regions. This quality award shall provide qualitative standards for tourists to inform themselves. More informations: www.adfc.de/radreiseregion
Bed+Bike - Cyclist-friendly hospitality enterprises
The ADFC accommodation directory Bed+Bike makes it particularly easy for cyclists to find suitable accommodation. Nationwide, there are now more than 5,500 hotels, guesthouses, youth hostels, Friends-of-Nature houses and camping sites that have adapted to the specific needs of pedaling guests.
All bicycle-friendly businesses can be found on the Internet at www.bettundbike.de.
"Discover Germany by Bike" - the cycle-holiday planner
Get on your bike and go off on holiday – in Germany this is particularly enjoyable. Here countless long-distance cycle routes develop each region of the country. The most beautiful of them can be found in the brochure "Deutschland per Rad entdecken" [Discover Germany by bike], the popular cycle-holiday planner. The General Cyclists' Federation (ADFC) presents the standard work for the healthy and environmentally conscious holiday in Germany. The ninth edition (circulation: 500,000) presents on 92 pages 70 long-distance cycle routes in detail, including almost all the ADFC premium routes, as well as approximately 100 additional routes in an overview. At www.adfc.de/reisenplus there is all the information online as well.
The brochure "Deutschland per Rad entdecken" can be ordered within Germany from the ADFC Keyword "Deutschland per Rad"
Postfach 10 77 47, 28077 Bremen,
Tel: +49 (0) 1805 00 3479 (0.14 € / min. from landline, mobile rates max 0.42 € / min.)
Shipping fee 5 €, including VAT, by bank transfer after receiving the brochure
or at www.adfc.de/dpr-bestellen and is available for free in ADFC offices and in many bicycle shops.
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