Nils and Jochen of Dirty Dropbars have designed what is likely the first documented multi-day off-road cycling route in Flanders, Belgium: The Flanders Divide. Continue reading below for an overview of the route!
The GravelRide des 13 Terrils took place in Liège Belgium. Its idea is to connect 13 Terrils around the city, bringing the riders through a dichotomic, post-industrial landscape mixed with countryside views in close proximity. This route came out to be 117km.
Fred sent in this video recap from a Belgian gravel event called Le Fabuleux which took riders from Limburg to the Ardennes over two, 170km days of riding.
This first episode of the ‘On Gravel’ features Bart Houben, from Leuven, Belgium, who started building his own bike wheels a few years ago…
I was hardly surprised when he turned us away. After three seasons battling these neon-vested, parking fascists at Belgian cyclocross races, I’d come to expect rejection.
Max and I were racing today, and we’d just tried to enter the Renner’s Parking, the exact place for people like us. Yet the gatekeeper grunted in Flemish that there was no room for our little Peugeot Partner in the lot stuffed with hundreds of camper vans and buses from the larger Belgian teams.
Photos by Jack Chev
How’d I miss this one!?
If you’ve got 19 minutes tonight, you should really watch this documentary on cycling in Brussels. It’s not just your ordinary courier documentary, it’s a story about how the car has created one of the least cycling friendly cities in Europe. I thought all Flemish cities were havens for the bicycle but Brussels only boasts 4% cycling traffic. Some of these shots make Brussels look like Los Angeles at rush hour.
The Stoepidity continues and I spy Jupiler!