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23 june 2020 Hírek Faculty news

Community, Exercise, Health, Environmental Awareness – University of Pécs!

Starting on June 26, the University of Pécs launches an international challenge for all members of society to promote a healthy lifestyle.

The challenge, called “MOON BIKE,” goes on for 80 days during which participants travel to the Moon on Earth by bicycle riding altogether 384 400 kilometers, anywhere in the world.


The summer campaign by the University of Pécs builds a virtual community to adapt to the new situation while keeping in touch with the students, national and international partners, alumni, and Hungarians living in the diaspora.

One of the headline targets of the University of Pécs as a Green University, is to promote environmentally friendly transportation.

The initiative is international to draw attention to the importance of exercise as part of a healthy lifestyle.

The patron of the MOON BIKE project is Prof. Dr. József Bódis, Secretary of State for Higher Education, Innovation, and Vocational Training.


Participants can join the project on Facebook. Lovers of cycling will be using an app to send a screenshot to the Facebook page MoonBike2020 as proof of the distance traveled. Should anyone be taking the challenge using a stationary bike, they will need to upload the photo of the odometer display.

We will document and sum up the distance traveled and give regular updates of “where we are.”


Join us for this challenge, as we look forward to receiving proof of kilometers traveled by amateur as well as professional cyclists.

It is possible to participate in reaching the Moon with distances traveled individually, in teams, or as part of official races.


Thanks to our sponsors, we will reward outstanding performances with valuable gifts!