Zurich, May 23-26, 2024

Mastercard Climb for Trees Challenge

Climb hills and mountains and let trees grow with your altitude meters.

Cycle Week and Mastercard support the fight to conserve natural resources - in cooperation with At this year's Cycle Week, Mastercard is making people sit up and take notice with a new challenge! All of Zurich is pedalling Mastercard is planting 100,000 trees together with Cycle Week - help us reach this goal.

Mastercard and Cycle Week are growing trees

The challenge on the Gustav-Gull-Platz

The new Mastercard Stage invites you to linger and plant trees. Pedal your way up and plant up to With a bit of luck, you could also win an instant prize from Bergamont.

Climb for Trees Pro Challenge

On Friday evening, eight personalities will pedal upwards against each other - with a common goal: to plant 5,000 trees for a good cause.

Time and place
Friday, 18:00 - 18:30, Mastercard Stage Gustav-Gull-Platz

Starting list


  • Nathalie Schneitter, Biker and reigning E-MTB XC world champion
  • Korina Smyrek, wakesurfer, runner-up world champion 2010, Swiss and European wakesurf champion in "Pro Women Surf"
  • Carina Cappellari, Downhill biker, 3-time Swiss champion
  • Fabienne Dirksen-Reuteler, snowboarder, Olympic third halfpipe, Salt Lake City, 2002


  • Mathias Frank, cyclist, Tour de France 2015, 8th overall
  • Jan Van Berkel, triathlete, 4 x Ironman Switzerland winner, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2023
  • Sven Riederer, triathlete, multiple Swiss champion, European triathlon vice-champion, multiple Olympic participant
  • Matthias Dandois, (FRA), BMX Flatlander, World Champion 2008, Vice World Champion 2013
Climb for Trees Public Challenge

We are looking for the fastest climbers of Cycle Week 2024. Register on site for the big showdown and help plant 5,000 trees.

Mode and time
Saturday 18.30 - 19.15 open qualification (walk-in registration)
Saturday 19.30 - 20.00 Head-to-head final of the top 4 men and women from the qualifiers

Mastercard Stage Gustav-Gull-Platz

Climb for Trees Obstacle Challenge

The new Obstacle Challenge will also make trees grow at Campus Brunau in 2024!

Conquer the Get a test bike of your choice at the Bike Expo or tackle the obstacle on your own bike. Wear Bergamont-Mastercard-Gravelbike.

Climb for Trees Strava Challenge

The motto of Cycle Week is "Planting trees". Register anywhere on Strava for the "Climb for Trees Challenge" and help plant 100,000 trees.

How it works:

  • Register from 13.May on Strava for the Mastercard Climb for Trees Challenge
  • Climb 500 vertical meters from 20 to 26 May. May 500 vertical meters and plant 5 trees
  • Register for the prize draw after completing the challenge and, with a little luck, win the unique
  • Bergamont Mastercard gravel bike
Tree list

Tree list

With your help, 100'000 new trees should take root. World Resources Institute and Conservation International. These global environmental organizations implement projects on three continents, for example in Africa:

  • Reforestation and natural improvement of depleted soils in the hills of Makuli-Nzaui, in southern Kenya
  • Promoting the national action plan against climate change with measures to sequester CO2 in forests and agroforestry landscapes
  • Strengthening local organizations in Kenya in their fight against erosion and forest loss

Graubünda Quiz
Tgutg or Gigi?
Public Challenges
Place: Festival - Europaallee
"Bike dr Bock" challenge
Place: Festival - Europaallee
Artistic bike show
Place: Festival - Europaallee
Snooq: The innovative cargo e-bike from Zurich's Kreis 5 district
Snooq - take your whole life with you! Developed and designed by the makers of Diavelo Schweiz AG from Zurich, built in the social integration workshop WTL, Rapperswil-Jona.
City & Mobility
Europaallee Velofest
Place: Festival - Europaallee
Unicycle show
The Scacciapensieri duo offer breakneck action on the unicycle with their unique unicycle act.
Kids & Family Shows
Place: Festival - Europaallee
Main sponsors
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