Long-distance races have always played a key role in the tradition of the Nürburgring. In 2003, the Nürburgring has gained yet a further attraction: the 24h race for cyclists. The flair of the race track and the unique atmosphere of a day-and-night race have already attracted a few thousand competitors over the last years.
The Nordschleife offers over 500 m of altitude difference and an overall length of 22 km. The race track offers 72 bends and it also features the bike arena at the Grand Prix paddock. The track leads right through this arena, where around 3,000 competitors put up their tents.
However, the 24h bicycle race not only implies tedious pedalling, but also the pleasure of cycling through the rough and beautiful landscape of the Eifel. When the sun gradually sets and the hilly countryside is tainted in soft light, when all you can hear in the silence of the night beyond the 'Planzgarten' is the sonorous whir of chains or when you simply cannot get enough of threading right and left through the 'Hatzenbach' downhill, the 24h race turns into a real joy.
The GBI offers participation in teams of 4 cyclists. The GBI Campis located directly at the race track. Here you can relax between the rides and get food and drinks to recover from the strain or even take a nap.