The Rings are light blue loops found in the Special Zone. Though their properties are not specified, they can be absorbed by people through touch. Collecting enough enables one to travel between Star Posts through the Special Zone.
Seeking a shortcut in the "Mobius 5000", Sonic, Tails and Professor Caninestein collected droves of Rings upon entering the Special Zone, allowing them to teleport into a desirable position in the race.
- The Rings' purpose is much like their game counterparts' in the Special Stages in various Sonic games where the player has to collect enough Rings to obtain a Chaos Emerald.
- In "Robotnik's Pyramid Scheme", in order to get into the burial chamber of the Pyramid of Robotnikhotep, Scratch and Grounder had to fall down a long chute while collecting gold rings hanging on the walls before they landed on a spike trap. They were a ring short when they landed, after which Robotnik jumped down with the last needed one.