24h-MTB-Race around the famous Nürburg

Single trail through the Eifel forest, challenging descents, and at the beginning of each MTB lap around the Nürburgring you ride across the Formula 1 arena at the Nürburgring. The 24 -MTB race is as unique, exciting and challenging as his cult counterpart on the Nordschleife asphalt.

The 24h-race excerts a special fascination. The sporting and organizational challenges have extraordinary dimensions – day and night. This challenges not only the athletes, but the entire team of carers, supporters and friends. 24-hour races are not alone athletic competition on the track, but also the coping with the common challenge. And after 24 hours through the “Green Hell”, there are only winners.

At the 24-hour mountainbike race at the Nürburgring everyone will find his personal challenge. The race is counted in the disciplines single rider and teams of 2, 4 and 8. Extreme athlete and passable trained amateur racers will enjoy themselves.

A mountain bike lap measures in the “Rad am Ring” version around 8.8 kilometers with about 170 meters of altitude. The first section leads across the asphalt of the Grand Prix track. Then it’s off on gravel and meadow paths uphill towards the historic Nürburg. The rise is followed by a firm downhill part with a narrow dirt track and later on a single trail with topography and narrow bends.

The Nürburgring, offers perfect conditions for the 24h-MTB race with its Formula 1 infrastructure. Each team / participant gets an exact pit or parcel on the extensive ground next to the racetrack. Each participant pit/parcel is right on the race track and provides enough space for the team camp.


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  • Riders’s meeting Sa, 09:45 — 10:30
  • Starting grid Sa, 12:00
  • Start Sa, 12:31
  • Finish So, 13:31 — 15:00
  • Award ceremony So, 17:30 — 19:00
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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.

Overnight stay

On the legendary Nürburgring

At Rad am Ring, all pits and lots for setting up the team camps are located directly at the track, in a few cases in the immediate vicinity. The pits and lots are numbered and their exact location is shown on the map. The lot must be selected in the registration system when registering. This does not apply if you book a complete pit – see “24h Informations”. If you prefer to stay at the hotel, you will further below also find the “ride only” packages of the Dorint hotel which is located directly at the race track, too. In this case, please select “Dorint lot” when registering.



  • 8er – Team 908,00€
  • 4er – Team 474,00€
  • 2er – Team 262,00€
  • Single driver 141,00€


  • 8er – Team 1028,00€
  • 4er – Team 524,00€
  • 2er – Team 292,00€
  • Single driver 171,00€