For the seventh consecutive year, the City of Munich invites you to Münchner Radlnacht, an evening tour through the Bavarian capital. The event takes place today, July 9, 2016 and begins with a gathering at the Königsplatz at 5pm, while the tour of Munich begins at 8:30pm. The Münchner Radlnacht is one in a host of events organised to promote cycling in the city.
If you have recently moved to Munich, the city organises “Radltouren für Neubürger” (cycling tours for new citizens of Munich) during which experienced Munich guides take you on a tour of the city’s most popular cycling routes. The tour are organised for free and the next dates are on Thursday, July 14 at 8:30pm until 10:30pm. The guided tour will take you 16 kilometres along the “Nachtroute” (night route). The next “Ringroute” takes place on Saturday, September 3. The 20 kilometre route can be explored from 3:30 until 6:30pm.
The city also offers free online and printed maps of cycling routes, here is the online version. Unfortunately, all brochures and the maps are only available in German. Below are five reasons why you should move through Munich on a bicycle.
1 Quick and flexible
In a five-kilometre radius in Munich, you will travel more quickly and flexibly on a bike than by any other means of transport.
2 Top Infrastructure
With its approx. 1.200 kilometres of marked bike lanes and some 22,000 bike stands, Munich’s infrastructure is first-rate.
3 Good for Your Health
Biking promotes your health. The World Health Organization has confirmed that regular cycling lowers the risk of coronary disease and of adults contracting obesity-related diseases or diabetes by approx. 50%. The risk of getting high blood pressure decreases by 30%. Osteoporosis risk also drops significantly. Besides, cyclists demonstrably suffer from less stress!
4 Top Options for Combining Biking and Public Transport
In Munich, biking and public transport are a great combination. At underground and S-Bahn stops, you will find numerous parking spaces for bikes. In addition, there is a Bicycle Day Pass that allows you to use any S-Bahn and underground as well as certain regional trains at the times indicated.
5 Friendly to the Environment and Easy on Traffic
When you opt for your bike rather than your car, you are not just being good to the environment but also making a contribution to sustained improvement of Munich’s traffic.