Bikers have fun in Sickingen County

Petra Lessoing
Kaiserslautern American

Every two years, the communities of Waldfischbach-Burgalben, Landstuhl und Kaiserslautern-Süd sponsor the event “Biking Fun in Sickingen County.”  County road L363 will be closed to motorized traffic from Nanstein Castle to Waldfischbach-Burgalben 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

***image1***Bicyclists, walkers, hikers, and inline-skaters can enjoy a 20-kilometer long car-free route. Villages along that route provide entertaining programs and culinary specialties.

This year, the official start of the event is at the traffic circle in front of the “alte Rathaus” in Waldfischbach-Burgalben.

The local mayors Winfried Kramer and Andreas Peiser, county commissioner Hans Jörg Duppré and musicians officially open the biking fun at 10 a.m.

Various clubs and associations offer food specialties such as crêpes, camembert, turkey strips, frikadellen and more.

Five kilometers north is Steinalben, where the tennis club serves beer specialties and pasta dishes.

After another 2.2 kilometers of biking, walking or skating, Horbach is reached, and after another 2.9 km, the town of Linden is reached. Here bicyclists can look at bikes for sale, accessories and outfits. They also will get help if having problems with their bikes. The local FCK Fan Club offers goal shooting and the bicycle club provides a children’s program. The band Crime & Passion performs live music noon to 6 p.m. Local clubs serve homemade cakes, pizza, Italian salad and fried potatos.

The next village en route, 3 km further north, is Queidersbach. A petting zoo is available, live music is being played and the local museum presents its special exhibition “Houses in rural regions.” 

After moving north for another 2.9 km Bann shows up. The tourist offices of all three participating communities have a common information stand here.

In Landstuhl, 3.5 km from Bann, interested people can tour Nanstein Castle and eat and drink there.