The BIKE AID Continental Team is a professional cycling team founded in Saarland. It represents fresh, honest cycling against a backdrop of social responsibility and sustainability. The team enters over 100 races on all continents each year, and has already managed to achieve significant international success and podium finishes. The BIKE AID Continental Team supports athletes from Africa specifically: from fulfilling their sporting dreams to educational and training opportunities and intercultural exchanges.
The BIKE AID Continental Team wants to help as many people as possible to experience the thrill of cycling, regardless of their social and cultural backgrounds. The team chooses to be associated with the BIKE AID e.V. association because we believe that the roots of honest sport are in the people and the clubs, and not in money.
BIKE AID e.V. is a unique cycling community founded in 2005 in Saarland as a charitable association.
With around 1,200 members, donors and sponsors, BIKE AID is one of the largest and most active cycling clubs in Germany. BIKE AID promotes cycling and being in nature for the fun of it, together with a commitment to social responsibility.
To date, over EUR 850,000 in donations has been collected for charitable projects, and numerous young athletes have been successfully helped along. Thanks to the activities of our members, the club is represented at around 400 events a year.
- 2020 German Youth Power Sports Association Sports Ethics Prize, Diocese of Trier, for BIKE AID e.V.
- 2020 Most successful German Continental Cyclist, Radsport News best of list, for Nikodemus Holler
- 2019 Sports Star, Gold Spectator Award, Sports Star of the German Olympic Sports Federation, for BIKE AID e.V.
- 2019 Marketing Award “Best of Charity” of the Marketing Club Saar e.V., for BIKE AID e.V.
- 2017 Silver Star, Sports Star of the German Olympic Sports Federation, for BIKE AID e.V.
- 2014 African Cyclist of the Year, for Mekseb Debesay
- 2015, 2017, 2018, 2020 Most successful German continental team by UCI victories
- 2015, 2017, 2019, 2020 most successful German continental team by UCI points
- 2020 most successful continental cyclists in the German Cycling Federation rankings (Lucas Carstensen in 8th place, Nikodemus Holler in 10th place)
- 2019 Highest ranked continental cyclists in the German Cycling Federation rankings (Lucas Carstensen in 9th place, Nikodemus Holler in 12th place)
- 2017 winner of the UCI Africa Tour, team ranking
- 2014 winner of the UCI Africa Tour, individual ranking, Mekseb Debesay
2020 Top Achievements
- Prologue winner, Nikodemus Holler, Sibiu Tour UCI 2.1
- Overall winner, Nikodemus Holler, Tour of Thailand UCI 2.1
- Two stage wins, Lucas Carstensen, Tour of Thailand UCI 2.1
- Winner of the first virtual GCA national league, Lucas Carstensen
- Prologue winner, Justin Wolf, Turul României (Tour of Romania) UCI 2.2
- Gold medal in the mixed team race, Justin Wolf, European Championships
- 7th place in the individual time trials, Justin Wolf, European Championships
- Seventh best continental team in the UCI world rankings (out of 170 teams)
- Winner of the best newcomer award, Erik Bergström Frisk, Sibiu Tour UCI 2.1
- Winner of the team award, Tour of Thailand UCI 2.1
- Winner of the team award, Turul României (Tour of Romania) UCI 2.2