Press Area

Welcome to the press area of Rad am Ring!

Here you will find information about press work at Rad am Ring. We provide you with press information as well as pictures which you can use for your editorial work. 

NEWSLETTER REGISTRATION

You will receive current press information and pictures from us with the Rad am Ring newsletter on a regular basis. Simply register here:.

PRESS CONTACT:

eventwerkstatt GmbH

Hanns-Martin Fraas

Eichendorffstraße 92

D- 71665 Vaihingen/Enz

Fon 07042/28922-0

Fax 07042/28922-19

presse@radamring.de

OPENING TIMES PRESS OFFICE ON SITE: :

  • Friday04:00pm to 10:00pm
  • Saturday8:00am to 10:00pm
  • Sunday8:00am to 04pm

NOTES FOR MEDIA REPRESENTATIVES ON THE VISIT OF RAD AM RING 

ACCREDITATION 

Accreditation in advance is not mandatory. Instead, you can also register directly at the press office at the Nürburgring. To do this, park at the Nürburgring in parking lot A 6. Since 2019, the parking lot is free and will be cashed by Nürburgring staff (press representatives free of charge). Please let the cashiers know that you are a media representative upon entry. 

Please bring a valid press card or an Editorial Order with you for accreditation. We would also appreciate it if you could bring copies or copies of your preliminary coverage. 

PRESS OFFICE 

Location: The press office is located in the start and finish building. The entrance is a few meters to the left of Box 1 on the paddock side. 

Phone: You can reach the press office up to one week before the event at 07042/28922-0 and afterwards at the following mobile number: +49 15750726387


ON-SITE PRESS WORKROOM 

A press workroom with WLAN access is available on site. 

With our press pass, you have free access to almost all positions on the event site. We will be happy to show you interesting photo locations on a route map on site. 


NOTE REGARDING AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHY 

It is not permitted to fly over the grounds with drones during the event. 

 

We wish you a good yourney and a lot of fun at Rad am Ring.

FAQ about Rad am Ring

Frequently Asked Questions and the answers

Anyone who feels fit enough to participate can do so, both on a road bike and on a mountain bike. The range of participants is huge, both in the team ranking (2-person, 4-person, 8-person teams) and in the single riders range. This ranges from members of a leisurely 8-person team to ambitious or semi-professional single and team riders. And that’s what makes Rad am Ring so special! Everyone can look for their individual challenge – or just ride a few easy-going laps and have a great time at the barbecue😉.

No – even single riders can take as many breaks as they wish. The sporting range is – see above – large. And that is part of the concept! Individual riders and teams who want to compete for the top positions in the overall or age group rankings usually ride without major breaks.

According to the ambitions – see above – very different. The very fast road cyclists ride times around 40 min per lap. A passably trained hobby athlete will settle between 60 and 80 minutes per lap. The very fast mountain bikers complete the 8.4 kilometer course in less than 20 min. Those who need longer and still ride a reasonable line are nevertheless – or precisely because of this – welcome.

Lap records 

Rad am Ring is run in different disciplines. Accordingly, the route differs.

Click here for an overview 

An overview of the lap records can be found here 

The Fuchsröhre is certainly the fastest section of the Nordschleife. Top speeds of over 100 km/h are reached here. However, riders should bring the right equipment and a decent cap of driving skills for this. 

All participants of the 24h race is given a parcell directly at the Grand Prix circuit to set up their own personal team camp. Whether in a tent, camper, hotel or even in a box in the pit lane – the accommodation is up to everyone.  The team camp around the track creates a very special atmosphere at Rad am Ring. Not only on the track, but also next to it, a unique sense of community has developed in recent years.  

In recent years, the number of participants has settled at around 10,000. Visitors and accompanying persons should increase the number to about 20,000 in total. 

A total of about 400 organizers and helpers are working on site during the event weekend. 

Unique, emotional, fascinating, strong: The Nürburgring and the event format are unique, we ride the most beautiful piece of asphalt between the north and south poles or over great off-road trails and tracks, the team camp is located in the middle of the Formula 1 arena of the Nürburgring, the community of Rad am Ring is strong. 

Rad am Ring sees itself as a multidisciplinary cycling festival, where every cyclist – even with less sportive but more touristic motivation – will find his personal challenge and/or satisfaction. 

Due to the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschliefe, the focus of Rad am Ring has traditionally been on road bike offers. However, the terrain around the Nürburgring is also fantastically suitable for a wide variety of off-road fun. We take these customers just as seriously, see them as part of our Rad am Ring community, and want to distinguish ourselves as a unique and service-oriented organizer for offroaders as well. 

The idea has been around since the opening of the Nürburgring. In the first year, 1927, one of three world championships took place on the Ring. It was won by Alfredo Binda. In 1966 Rudi Altig spectacularly won the home world championship on the Nürburgring, and in 1978 Gerrie Knetemann. The idea of Rad am Ring in its current form dates back to 2002. The two cycling-savvy and -crazy brothers Alexander and Manfred Donike found an open ear with the then marketing and sales manager of Nürburgring GmbH, Hanns-Martin Fraas. Manfred Donikie has unfortunately passed away, Alexander is still race director of the event and Hanns-Martin Fraas has been an independent organizer since 2004. 

Every year, about 5 to 10 percent of international athletes take part in Rad am Ring. Benelux, Austria and Switzerland are strongly represented countries. But there are always exotics who follow the silent but legendary call of Rad am Ring even across oceans or long distances: USA, Hawaii, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, Finland…