The MTB Marathon as part of Rad am Ring 2022 must unfortunately pause for another year. After two Corona years, damage in the forest now prevents the event.
Due to a storm, there are fallen trees on the entire route and there are more trees unstable and threatening to fall down. Currently there is danger to life and it is not foreseeable when this storm damage can be repaired.
There are two reasons for this: First, every resource in and around the Ahr Valley has multiple schedules due to the flood disaster, and anything that is not centrally important cannot be accurately scheduled. Second, all forestry administrations often work seasonally with forestry workers from Eastern Europe. Here, the Ukraine war has an impact in that fewer resources are available.
Therefore, we cannot guarantee that the route will be passable in July and that we will receive a permit for the route. We regret the cancellation very much and ask for your understanding!
The already paid participation fees will of course be fully refunded within the next two weeks. In addition, we offer the participants already registered for the MTB Marathon the possibility to register for another discipline at Rad am Ring 2022 at an early bird rate. The participants have already been informed by eMail.
If you have any questions regarding the cancellation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call our service hotline at +49 7042 28922 18 (Mon, Wed, Fri between 9am-12pm).