The German Cyclists Association in Cologne

The German Cyclists Association (Allgemeiner Deutscher Fahrrad-Club e.V.) is an association of cyclists who together aim to make traffic more cyclable and pedestrian friendly. The Cologne chapter is responsible for the area of the city of Cologne.

Our goal

To make more people bike more often in Cologne

In addition to its commitment to environmentally sustainable and therefore sustainable mobility, the ADFC advises on all matters relating to the bicycle. This includes consumer advice on bicycle purchases, technology and accessories as well as legal and insurance issues. Enjoy the fun of cycling with our guided bike tours in the Cologne region.

The ADFC Köln e.V. was founded in 1979. In the meantime, the number of members has grown to more than 4800 cycle enthusiasts. The local jurisdiction includes the district of Cologne. The local association works 100% on a voluntary basis.

Many people in Cologne wish that the importance of cycling will be increased. They criticize the bad conditions that cyclists find in many places in Cologne. They make suggestions on where and how cycling infrastructure in Cologne should be repaired, rebuilt and recreated. And they are wondering why much takes so long.

Cycling in Cologne is a central theme of our association work. In this respect, we see ourselves as representing the interests of the cycling Cologne residents and are working in many different ways to improve the conditions for cycling in Cologne.

At the office in Mauritiussteinweg 11, members, citizens and visitors to the city can find out about all topics relating to cycling during business hours. The ADFC Köln reaches its members and the interested public via the local club magazine "fahrRAD!", a monthly newsletter and its social media channels.

Even if all outbound communication is done in German language only, English speakers are always welcome. You are new in Cologne or Germany? You have questions about our traffic rules? We are here to support you.

StVO for Cyclists

German traffic rules in English and many other languages

English Speakers at ADFC

Click on the pictures for details (in German).

Christoph Schmidt, ADFC Köln

Christoph Schmidt

Vorsitzender des ADFC Köln

Mitglied des ADFC Bundesvorstands

Christian Hölzel

Vorstand Radverkehr

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