In FrankfurtRheinMain we love our bicycles. Why? Because in the region you are only a bike ride away from everything. There is almost no better way to get around, explore the nature and at the same time do something for your fitness. In addition, to rather flat stretches, e.g. along the rivers Rhein and Main, there are even imposing trails in the Taunus or Spessart, home to Grimm’s tales, or in the Odenwald. Further, the region does not only have many great cycle paths to offer, the region’s also a bike innovation centre where bicycles are made and designed. So why not get on the saddle and spend the Indian summer on the cycling paths of the region? First, you should get yourself the right equipment and we will tell you where to find your unicum made in the FrankfurtRheinMain region!
Storck, Idstein im Taunus
Starting with his parents‘ bicycle shop in Frankfurt am Main, Markus Storck had already developed his first ideas for others like a brake booster for Bike-tech MTB until he launched his own brands. Since 1995, he has been establishing several completely new brands and technologies onto the German market with his own company named Storck and has won numerous design awards for its bicycles. The Idstein based company not only equips top athletes, but also uses the technologies and knowledge for urban bicycles – top technology and design from FrankfurtRheinMain available all over the world.
Riese & Müller, Weiterstadt
With Riese & Müller it all began with two engineers, a good idea and a garage. Nevertheless, not in California, rather in the south of FrankfurtRheinMain, in Darmstadt, to be more precise. Immediately after the company was founded, it has been awarded with the Innovation Prize in 1993 and has grown to become an internationally renowned premium manufacturer of E-Bikes, folding and special bikes. As previously, Riese & Müller manufactures the most innovative bikes of tomorrow with the passion of “yesteryear”. Therefore, if you are looking for a special bike they have got one for your needs. May it be one for 2-4 children or the dog, a cargo bicycle or a simple e-bike – manufactured still in Weiterstadt, not far from the old garage ;).
Darmstadt and its bikes! In the huge sales and production hall of the brand Cucuma, also located in the south of the Frankfurt region, everyone can adapt its own perfectly customized bike and watch how the professionals work. You choose the style of the bike, frame colour, decor and personalized equipment and thus create your own dream bike. It will then be assembled in Darmstadt and delivered to your home or you can pick it up.
Berner Bikes, Odenwald
For many years, Berner Bikes has been the address for individual bikes with outstanding riding characteristics and accessories. Since 1981, the bikes have been built in a workshop in the Odenwald with perfection and above all a love of detail. The goal is to create frames and attachments in such a way that everything fits the rider as if it was tailor-made. New designs, on well-chosen frames with proven geometries, as well as the product line “Leichtsinn”, make every bike a one of a land.
You successfully found the perfect bike? Then how about a little tour: Around 550 kilometres of cycle paths in the FrankfurtRheinMain regional park are waiting to be explored. From tours in the Frankfurter green belt, the „heart of the regional park“ west to the Rheingau or east into the Kinzig valley. From challenging trails to relaxed rides to popular destinations, FrankfurtRheinMain has it all 😉
Competitiveness wanted? Then checkout the cycle race “Eschborn-Frankfurt”, which annually takes place on May 1st and being of the most important German one-day races. Although the competition regularly brings the world’s best cyclists to Frankfurt and the Taunus mountains, everyone can follow in the footsteps of the pros over three distances. Besides that, during summer there are many smaller MTB and street races in FankfurtRheinMain. If you prefer the mix of swimming, cycling and running, then take a look at events like the Frankfurt City Triathlon, Woog-Sprint in Darmstadt or the Rodgau Triathlon…