At Rudi Altig Race, this year for the first time pro riders will compete again in “Green Hell” of Nürburgring and nearby at Off-road Park in a race of mountain bike Bundesliga series. However, 24-hour races will remain the centerpiece of Rad am Ring with more than 5,000 participants expected to take part again this year. Touring rides, test bikes and a diversified entertainment program will round off the cycling festival that will take place from July 29 to 31. And the best thing about it: entry is free. Rad am Ring is worth a visit more than ever.
Already on Friday spectators will have the opportunity to watch pro riders do their job. At Profile Design time trial over 22 km triathlete and reigning Ironman European champion Sebastian Kienle will be at the starting line. Furthermore, track cyclist and Olympic athlete Gudrun Stock will try to defend her 2015 title.
On Saturday, Expo will be open the whole day and visitors may explore lots of sports-oriented products (nutrition, GoPro Actioncams ...) there as well as the exhibitor’s current bike models which can be borrowed for a test ride, if desired. Those loving historic bicycles may watch the steel classics cruise on Grand Prix circuit or spend some time at the historic parts market.
In the afternoon the first pro race will take place: KMC MTB-Bundesliga. Spectators and team members will be transferred to Off-road Park near Nürburgring every 30 minutes via a free shuttle. There, the race can be watched from a visitors’ platform from which 70 percent of the whole racetrack can be seen. MTB-Bundesliga races will be moderated, reports will be broadcasted to the visitors’ platform so spectators will be informed at any time about what is going on in the fight for Bundesliga points. It will be an exciting race with riders like two-times overall champion Simon Stiebjahn and his strong competitor from Switzerland, Nicola Rohrbach.
Relax after a busy day at our show stage where a diversified entertainment program will be run. In our Expo area there will be various special offers available, there will be a barbecue near the stage and visitors can enjoy themselves in our beer garden while there will be raffles, interviews and a sprint competition on rollers on stage.
Sunday will be THE day for fans of pro road cycling. Start of the inaugural Rudi Altig Race, a race of UCI category 1.1 over 140 km and 3,500 vertical meters, will be at a quarter past noon and was made possible by our partner GROFA® - House of Brands. In order to watch the registered top teams like WorldTour team Giant-Alpecin or two-times Tour de France participant team Bora-Argon 18 from as close as possible, spectators and supporters have free access to anywhere at the circuit – except for some restricted zones.
Alongside start- and home stretch visitors’ areas will be set up and the pits’ roof will be open for access. Alongside Grand Prix circuit between Hatzenbachbogen and final bend the race can be watched from the grass strip and from some other spots outside Nordschleife.
As a service for our guests and to facilitate orientation we collected some coordinates for navigation aids like GoogleMaps on our website.
Those who are not mobile or don’t want to change places have the opportunity to see pro riders five times on their final rounds on Grand Prix circuit and afterwards (approx. 4:05 pm) watch the awards ceremony on stage.
For further information please go to our website www.radamring.de
About Rad am Ring
Rad am Ring is a cycling event which has taken place at Nürburgring since 2003. The course leads through the very modern Formula 1 arena and over the legendary Nordschleife. In 2016 Off-Road-Park near Nürburgring will be the third extraordinary race location. Highlights are the 24h races on the traffic free, partly lit race circuit and the team quarters in the pit lane. Furthermore a pro race of the category 1.1 will take place this year. Besides the ultra- and the long-distance event several amateur races, a time trial and some bike rides without timekeeping will be held at 2016 Rad am Ring. The amateur races are part of German Cycling Cup, Germany's largest series of amateur cycle races.