The great enthusiasm of people in Mönchengladbach for cycling is shown by the fact that there are 8 cycling clubs in the city. Furthermore, the Allgemeine Deutsche Fahrrad-Club Mönchengladbach e.V. (the local branch of the national cycling club) campaigns vigorously on behalf of regular and leisure cyclists. But a special high point was without doubt the holding of a stage of the Tour de France here on 2nd July 2017. Thousands of visitors and cycling fans lined the streets through Mönchengladbach cheering the riders on.
The Blue Route – Mönchengladbach’s first cycle route
The Blue Route is an attractive, quick cycle route with little car traffic on it which connects the town centres of Mönchengladbach and Rheydt. It’s signposted as a dedicated cycle route which runs from Berliner Platz and then along Viktoriastraße to August-Oster-Straße, Buscher Straße and Richard-Wagner-Straße, before ending on Brucknerallee which leads to Rheydt marketplace. It also connects the Niederrhein University of Applied Sciences to Mönchengladbach’s main railway station and the station in Rheydt, both of which have modern bike parking facilities.