The radrevier.ruhr cycling district is mainly based around the three large regional themed routes – Industriekultur per Rad (Industrial Heritage by Bike), the RuhrtalRadweg (Ruhr Valley Cycle Path), and the Römer-Lippe-Route (Roman Lippe Route). The 700-kilometer cycle path of the Industrial Heritage route is in the central Ruhr Valley, and the popular Ruhr Valley Cycle Path runs along the southern border, while the Roman Lippe Route runs through the northern Ruhr Valley.
In addition to these three main themed routes, the Emscher-Weg Route and the Rhine Cycling Route play an important role in the regional cycling routes network. With a view to the future, the Radschnellweg Ruhr (Ruhr Bike Freeway – RS1) will also be a key part of the regional route network. The first stretch between Mülheim an der Ruhr and Essen is already open, and shows what the future of cycling mobility may look like.