Oberursel’s “Day of the Bicycle”

Oberursel is a very bicycle-friendly town.  We have new cycle paths running along the Hohemarkstraße (albeit with some traffic lights that often get ignored), a major cycle race passes through the town each year, you can hire bikes at the new Taunus Information Centre, and there were even special signs and stands for cyclists at the Hessentag last year.

Andreas Ripken (ADFC) engraving a cycle frame during Tag des Fahrrads in Oberursel, February 2012

Andreas Ripken (ADFC) engraving a cycle frame

And then there is the Tag des Fahrrads – the day of the bicycle, which was held last weekend on Sunday at the Stadthalle.  More than 1,000 people turned up to find out more about using GPS navigation, places to visit in the summer, e-bikes (pedelecs), or simply just to find out what models the local dealers have on offer.

The event was organised by the town itself and the local brance of the cycle club ADFC, who were also on hand to “code” visitors’ bike. [Read more…]

How to take a bicycle on a train to the Hessentag

Cyclists pass through a field - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / diego_cervoOnce you have decided to visit the Hessentag in Oberursel next month, you may be faced with the difficult decision of how to get there.

This week I have looked at the options available:

Each of them has their benefits, but one that may be particularly interesting is a combination of two of them, and take the bicycle on the train.  That way, you can get around the town easily, but do not have the long ride to get there in the first place. [Read more…]

How to get to the Hessentag: by bicycle

Cyclists racing in OberurselOne of the most environmentally friendly ways to get to the forthcoming Hessentag in Oberursel is going to be by bicycle, and by doing so cyclists will certainly be doing their bit to make the event “zero carbon”.

To support this effort, there will be a number of bicycle stands around the town with a total capacity of 3,500 bikes!

The main bicycle stands are in the “Obere Zeil” (in the Drei Hasen area), “Nassauer Straße” (near the station), and in Bommersheim near the open air arena – these all have 1,000 spaces each. [Read more…]

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