The city of Bochum plays host to the Sparkassen Giro bike race with accompanying events on one day during the middle of the summer.
Several races take place on the inner city circuit with a total length od 1.6 kilometres. Professional cyclists provide terrific entertainment as do amateurs who join in the fun and take part in numerous races. Over 500 take part during the day.
While enthusiasts come for the excitement of the challenge on the course, many more attend to enjoy the marvellous festivities. A true tradition.
The Ruhr holds a long tradition of cycling races, with the first one recorded long ago in 1926 in Dortmund. The six day race events that developed over many years eventually became history and Bochum leapt into the fold.