Amsterdam Roubaix Paris Jan 19, 2010

This sounds like a crazy ride. Full press-release below.

A Fixed Gear Adventure Through the Hell of the North

From April 9th untill April 16th a group of “young” fixed gear riders will ride their bikes from Amsterdam to Paris and make a stop at the finish of the famous Paris – Roubaix race. During this 7 day trip, we’ll session street spots along the way, play some polo, cheer for the finishing racers in Roubaix, torture their bikes on the coblestones, taste the local culture (beer or wine) and try to have as much fun as possible!

In Roubaix we’ll meet a guy that rode the Paris – Roubaix course a day before on a fixed gear bike and in Paris we’ll play some polo with the locals.
A film and photo crew will follow us during our adventures to capture all the mayhem this group of enthousiastics will bring to the City of Love and all the little towns along the way! So you can experience a bit of all the fun we had!

Besides the fun part, we’re still looking for a bike related good cause to raise money for. So while we’re having fun, we can raise money to give other people some fun too.

Amsterdam – Roubaix – Paris on Facebook

Amsterdam – Roubaix – Paris, the blog

  • In 1997 6 messengers from philly (myself included) embarked on a very similar tour. We traveled from London to Barcelona via train, ferry and track bike. Certainly didn’t ride the whole thing, but did ride through Holland and Belgium, hopped the train to paris then rented a car to Barcelona. It was epic, I long for that kind of freedom now that I own a home and a small business…
    I am going to post some pics and tell more of this story as it pertains to my 1983 Merckx Professional Track bike.
    Sounds like an awesome adventure, can’t wait to hear about it.

  • thanks for spending some space on your blog to our project! it will be a very crazy ride indeed!

  • quick release rear wheel?…

  • stoffel

    ya i really hope its going to be epic like you said. its my last trip before i become dad and shit really hits the fan, so i am counting the days. when do we leave again?…