Gilgen on Bikes


Bike to Work Challenge with Daniel Bringold

Healthy for the body and good for the environment: the bicycle. The Bike to Work Challenge calls for people to cycle to work. It runs from May to June and teams of up to four from companies can sign up for it. Gilgen is also participating, as several years ago Gilgen's electrical planner Daniel Bringold got the ball rolling. He coordinates the challenge and the teams, five different ones from Schwarzenburg and Bern taking part this year. So far, Gilgen's cyclists have covered a total of more than 4,350 kilometers. "Cycling is balance and stress relief, fresh air, beautiful landscapes and freedom - simply a good thing," thinks Daniel Bringold, himself a passionate cyclist.

Gilgen supports bicycles

The Challenge brings people together, Daniel Bringold says, saying how nice it is to be around Gilgen employees from all kinds of departments. Gilgen also motivates its employees to participate in the Challenge: All participants receive a small gift from a bike store. In addition, covered bike racks are available in Schwarzenburg after rigorous arrivals. E-bikes can also be charged there. Gilgen also promotes Swiss cycling culture; for example, it has supported the new Swiss Bike Park.

Cycling 22 kilometers to work

Daniel Bringold is a prime example when it comes to many kilometers covered: he cycles from Blumenstein to Schwarzenburg several times a week - a whopping 22 kilometers. "When the weather is nice, I also like to take a detour home. The route over the Gurnigel Pass leads through beautiful countryside," says Daniel Bringold of his favorite two-hour route. He is well equipped and has a bike computer that records all his cycling data: The electric planner covers between 12,000 and 16,000 kilometers per year.