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Riding pleasure without time pressure

New: Touring rides on Saturday and Sunday

Riding fun on the unique Nürburgring-Nordschleife without a clock ticking in your back, these are the attractions of touring rides. Starting from 2019 there will be two touring options: On Saturday for leisure-oriented cyclists and e-bikers, on Sunday for the more ambitious riders who can cope with the riding situations occurring in the 24-hour race that will be taking place at the same time. Entry and exit to and from the track are via pits 23-25 (see site plan for changes). The touring ride version of a lap  is 20,8 km long. Apart from 73 turns it also offers  500 meters of difference in altitude. As expected, the tarmac of the race track is perfect and provides a decent grip, especially in the twisting passages downhill.

 

Touring sportiv

We have given the well-known touring discipline the attribute “sportive”. Firstly, because we want to ensure that the participants who are on the track at the same time as the 24-hour riders can handle this situation and also do not obstruct the 24-hour participants. Secondly, because we have created an extra discipline for the more leisure-oriented riders and we want to create a clear differentiation. The timing and all other framework conditions have remained the same as in previous years.
The participants can ride as they like and are able to performance-wise. How long you are on the Nordschleife is almost up to you. The number of laps ridden is also completely irrelevant. However, at 11:30 a.m. the last one has to be started according to schedule. The touring riders are on the track parallel to the race, which will not cause any complications due to the dimensions of the Nordschleife. The loop through the paddock area is always omitted. The touring riders do not ride on the GP circuit, but turn right directly on T 13 and thus remain on the Nordschleife. The GP track is only ridden on by touring riders for entering and exiting the track.

 

Touring leisure-oriented

The Nürburgring-Nordschleife is a real treat: for road cyclists, trekking cyclists, e-bikers and even mountain bikers. For all those who want to ride their laps without taking part in a race, we have included this discipline into our program on Saturday. In the course of the new event element ebike am Ring, participation is free of charge for all e-bike riders. Participants can register online to pick up their starting numbers at the participants center pit 19-21 at eBike am Ring.
The participants can ride as they like and are able to performance-wise. How long you are on the Nordschleife is almost up to you. The number of laps ridden is also completely irrelevant. However, at 11:30 a.m. the last one has to be started according to schedule. The loop through the paddock area is always omitted. The touring riders do not ride on the GP circuit, but turn right directly on T 13 and thus remain on the Nordschleife. The GP track is only ridden on by touring riders for entering and exiting the track.

Timetable & Prices

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  • Touring sportiv So, 07:00 — 13:00
  • Touring leisure-oriented Sa, 09:00 – 12:30
  • Touring sportiv 23,00€
  • Touring sportiv U16 12,00€
  • Touring leisure-oriented 15,00€
  • Touring leisure-oriented U16 5,00€
leisure-oriented sportiv
Day Saturay Sunday
Duration 9:00 until 12:30 7:00 until 13:00
Start last lap 11:30 11:30
Standard price 15€ 23€
Standard price U16 5€ 12€
E-Bikes Reg. February not allowed
Informations / Rules
sportive driving style yes yes
leisure-oriented driving style yes no
E-Bikes yes no
Youth 14 years + 14 years +
Helmet duty yes yes
Trailer no no
Child seat no no
Tandems no no
Handbikes or similar no no
Load wheels no no
Material provisions see Terms see Terms
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Track

Nürburgring: legendary Nordschleife and modern Formula One arena

The Nürburgring, since 1927 this has been the legendary Nordschleife, often also called the “Green Hell”. And the Grand Prix circuit, built in 1984 and expanded by the Mercedes-Arena in 2002. It can be driven and ridden on in two sections (sprint track and Müllenbachschleife) and it can additionally be connected to the Nordschleife.

At “Rad am Ring” we combine the existing routeings for the single disciplines in different ways and with the “24h-Rennen” we additionally lead the participants through the Grand Prix paddock.

Thus, the different track lenghts, elevation profiles and turn variations are created.

Who wants to pass the “Green Hell” will have a unique experience!

Regardless of the athletic level on which one will tackle the Nürburgringʼs legendary Nordschleife, the old track in the Eifel will demand a lot and give everything. It is the most beautiful stretch of tarmac between the North and South Pole, alluring with scenic charm and challenging with is 500 meters of difference in altitude and some 73 turn passages on 20,8 kilometers of length (These are the pure Nordscheife data. Exact data of your discipline see “information”) . Who wants to pass the “Green Hell” will have a unique experience!

At the Nürburgring cycling world champions have been crowned, individual riders have tested their personal limits for 24 hours, and amateur athletes have returned from the “Green Hell” exhausted but happy. The fascination that this unique track holds for both car drivers and motorbike riders is seamlessly transferred to the cyclists.

During countless hours the possible reason for this fascination has been philosophised upon at regulars’ tables and many reasons have been found. Itʼs quite possible, however, that each and every person had his or her very individual experience, thus resulting in a very individual love for the “Grande Dame” of race tracks. But regardless of the “why”: Who is once infected with the Nürburgring virus canʼt get rid of it that easily anymore. This also and very specifically applies to the participants of the 24-hour race.
It all starts in a harmless and at the same time impressive manner. After all, the start on a Formula One circuit is something that you donʼt experience every day. The track is 18 meters wide, there will be no huge crush, no ascent. The right turn into the Mercedes-Arena will not be a challenge yet either. The starting lap on the short configuration will challenge the participants a little bit when ascending to the “NGK Schikane”. After transitioning to the Nordschleife it will be downhill until reaching “Breidscheid”, except for a few interruptions. Those really avid cyclists will reach speeds of up to nearly 100 km/h in the section “Fuchsröhre”; wonderful outlooks onto the Eifel landscape will add alternative charms.

Starting in “Breidscheid”, it will get serious for some four kilometers. Via “Ex-Mühle” and “Bergwerk” the track section “Klostertal” will be entered– and this one is not to be underrated. The tarmac will rise very slowly, suggesting an easy job. But the ascent will grow bigger with every meter. Between the legendary “Karussell” and “Hohe Acht” the peak of nearly 17 % gradient will be hit. Here at the very latest it will dawn on everybody that the Nordschleife is also respectfully called “Green Hell” by cyclists, and rightly so.
“Wippermann”, “Eschbach”, “Brünnchen”, “Pflanzgarten”, all of these will be rather harmless again, despite the turning ups and downs. Then, passing “Schwalbenschwanz” and “Galgenkopf”, the track will lead towards the long straight called “Döttinger Höhe”. At its end, only the chicane “Hohenrain” will separate the cyclists from the start-finish straight of the Grand Prix circuit. Grandstands and pit complex will rise out of the ground. More than 5000 participants will have set up camp along the track, some of them luxuriously, thus creating a unique atmosphere. And behind all this the door of the “Green Hell” will open up for another lap.