In the next five years, "Rad am Ring" will continue to thrill athletes and spectators alike. The Nürburgring operating company concluded a long-term contract with the organiser until 2028, meaning that the traditional event, which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year, will also complete at least the quarter century at the legendary race track.
"As an integral part of the Nürburgring calendar, Rad am Ring completes our variety of motorsport, festival and sporting events. We are very pleased about the good partnership, which we will now continue for at least the next five years," explains Ingo Böder, Managing Director of Nürburgring 1927 GmbH & Co. KG and adds: "Rad am Ring perfectly represents the central values that define the Nürburgring for athletes and fans: this includes the sporting ambition to master our demanding course in the best possible way and the friendly cooperation as well as the mix of leisure, amateur and professional sport."
Varied programme for recreational, amateur and professional athletesEvery year, the cycling event, which celebrated its premiere at the Nürburgring in 2003, becomes a meeting point for thousands of cycling enthusiasts for an entire weekend. The programme is varied and, in addition to the 24-hour cycle race as the highlight, offers many other disciplines and activities for visitors and active cyclists. A 24-hour race for mountain bikes is just as much a part of the programme as the Dextro Energy Kids Race, tour rides over the Nordschleife, races for everyone over 25, 75 and 150 kilometres as part of the German Cycling Cup or a race of the German Cycling League. The heart of the cycling festival at the Nürburgring is a comprehensive expo in the paddock, where companies from the urban, tourist and sporting cycling sectors present their products.
The fact that this multifaceted concept was developed over 20 years and still works so successfully today is largely thanks to the organiser eventwerkstatt GmbH. The managing director of eventwerkstatt GmbH is also the organisational director of Rad am Ring and has been involved from the very beginning: "The contract extension ensures that this fun will continue for at least another five years. This is good news and for me also very emotional," says Hanns-Martin Fraas happily. "The Nürburgring with its legendary Nordschleife and the modern Grand Prix Track is the perfect home for our event and inspires our participants every year. We will certainly be able to celebrate 25 years of Rad am Ring in the Green Hell."
This means that two-wheeled fans will be able to pull out their calendars in the coming years as well, when the Nürburgring presents its annual calendar each year. Rad am Ring will certainly be included in this calendar. Cycling & Running ClubIn addition to the major event "Rad am Ring" organised by eventwerkstatt GmbH, there are also other highlights for sports enthusiasts in the Nürburgring calendar. The operator of the race track organises the so-called "Rad- & Lauftreff" (bike & run meeting) regularly throughout the year. On various evening dates, participants can conquer the Nordschleife and the Grand Prix Track by bike or jog around the Grand Prix circuit. The event always starts at 7 pm. Runners and cyclists pay just €5 for the time slot on the Grand Prix Track. Two and a half hours of cycling on the combined Grand Prix Track and Nordschleife cost €18. Participants can park for free in car park D5.