One Million Cyclists Take Over Germany's Autobahn

Jul 22, 2010
Outside Magazine

One million cyclists crowded a 37-mile stretch of the world's most famous highway last Sunday, the Huffington Post reports.

The Autobahn, known to car enthusiasts as the highway with no speed limit (there is an 80mph suggested limit), was shut down in west Germany for a cultural celebration of the Ruhr region.

If the spectacle of a million cyclists cruising down the superhighway weren't enough, there was also a dining table (make that 20,000 individual tables shoved together) stretching the entire 37 miles that drew an additional two million festival participants. 

The European Union chose the Ruhr region as the European Capital of Culture this year. For photos of the event, click here.

--Erin Beresini

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