The Nordschleife is probably on of the best places to do some cycling - not only for racing fans Super smooth asphalt, no cars and lots of elevation changes. So just in case this is not on your radar already, here is a short summary about dates and prices for 2018 Rad am Ring (27. - 29.07.2018) This is the biggest event where the entire weekend is focused on cycling. Casual touring rides are on Sunday from 7:00 am to 13:00 pm (21-28€, Nordschleife only) and public races with varying distance start on Saturday: 25km (43€ - 53€) 75km (50€ - 70€) 150km (50€ - 70€) Link: https://www.radamring.de/en/ Rad- & Lauftreff In addition to "Rad am Ring", there are also several short evening meet-ups throughout the year where you can casually cycle the track without any other event going on. Prices are 5€ for GP track and 17€ for GP+Nordschleife (as many laps as you can do). GP track opens at 7 pm, Nordschleife at 7:30 pm and you need to start your last lap around the Nordschleife before 8:45 pm. Dates (more might follow): 30.04.2018 (Mon) 16.05.2018 (Wed) 12.06.2018 (Tue) 04.07.2018 (Wed) 16.07.2018 (Mon) Link (in German): http://www.nuerburgring.de/fahren-erleben/erleben/rad-lauftreff.html MTB track There is also a public and free MTB track that runs along the entire Nordschleife and can be accessed all year.