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04.05.-24.05.2024 City cycling

CITY CYCLING from 04.05. to 24.05.2024 - BTU is part of it!

We want to take part in the nationwide "City Cycling" competition again this year. Join us and register now for the "BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg" team!

Last year, we were the largest team with 227 cyclists and ended up in 2nd place with 41,527 km!

Let's take part in this year's nationwide "City Cycling" competition together with all BTU locations and cycle as many distances as possible.

During the campaign period from 04.05. - 24.05.2024, the kilometers of all participants will be recorded and evaluated. Every kilometer cycled counts, whether in your free time or on the way to school / university / work, whether in Cottbus or outside the city.

Register now for the "BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg" team at: or with your cell phone via the "Stadtradeln" app. Together, let's cover as many distances as possible in a climate-friendly way by bike.

We are excited to see what team performance will be achieved this year!

You can find more information about the competition on the City Cycling Cottbus website.

Good to know: The "AG Fahrradfreundliche BTU" was launched in 2020. If you have any tips or requests regarding friendly at the individual locations, please contact the working group at fahrradfreundlich(at)
Innovation Hub 13 Research project: "Too close - more safety at a distance!"
Research by bike! For more safety on Brandenburg's roads - The project "Too close? - More safety with distance!"

According to the StVO, cars and trucks must keep a minimum distance of 1.5-2m when overtaking cyclists. However, the reality often shows a different picture: Cyclists are harassed if the overtaking distance is too short and accidents can and do occur more frequently. Studies also show that bicycles are often not used at all for fear of being endangered in traffic.

In the Innovation Hub 13 research project "Too close - more safety with distance", participants can use the "OpenBikeSensor" installed on bicycles to measure the overtaking distance between themselves and overtaking cars and thus help to create an objective and important collection of data.

The Innovation Hub 13, a transfer project of TH Wildau and BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg, is cooperating closely with the BMVI Endowed Chair of Cycling at TH Wildau, the Maker Space ViNN:Lab and the Luckenwalde office on this citizen science project.

Anyone interested can take part and register now. No previous knowledge is required. All important information about the project and the opportunity to register can be found on the website:

BTU self-help bicycle workshop

The BTU self-help bicycle workshop will open its doors again weekly from January 2023! Every Tuesday from 15:30 - 18:00 in the basement of LG10, students, lecturers and external persons can repair their bikes on their own or with the help of the people on site.

Does your bike have a flat tire? Or you have an eight? No problem! Just come to the BTU self-help bike workshop. There are plenty of tools and spare parts in the two cellar rooms that you can use for a donation. If you get stuck on your own, there are always people there to help you during opening hours!

Do you have any specific questions or would you like to get involved in the bike workshop? Then simply send us an email to: fahrradwerkstatt(at)

Opening hours: Every Tuesday 3:30 - 6 p.m. (from January 3, 2023)

Location: In the basement of LG 10 (Erich-Weinert-Straße 1)

What does it cost? The use of the tools and spare parts works for a donation

Who can come? Everyone :-) Students, Staff Members and residents from Cottbus and the surrounding area

The bicycle workshop is run by students as part of the BTU4Future module.

Basement room
Teaching building 10 (LG 10)
Main campus
Erich-Weinert-Straße 1
03046 Cottbus

We rely on the bike

Bicycles have become an indispensable means of individual transportation in urban and rural areas.

We are convinced that a bicycle-friendly climate and a bicycle-friendly infrastructure will lead to an increase in the use of bicycles as a means of transportation. This improves the health of employees, reduces road congestion and is noticeably better for the environment.

We are committed to ensuring that more employees cycle to work at the BTU and that the BTU develops into a bicycle-friendly employer. The Bicycle-Friendly BTU Working Group, Health Management and the Sustainability Working Group are working closely together to achieve this because their topics overlap.