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Gravel & Coffee, Pays des Collines

26 April 2020 @ 09:00 - 17:00


Today it is Vlaanderens Mooiste‘. Our Flemish holy day. We are aware that everyone should sit in front of their TV to study every squire inch of Flemish Ardennes during the day. The only real alternative is to go on site yourself!

Today our breakfast ride will be a bit different. Because we believe that a cycling party is only complete if we are allowed to taste it ourselves. So we are going to explore the Gravel roads of Pays des Collines. but above all, we will also make time to see the Riders of the Tour of Flanders pass by, After they have passed ‘de muur’ we will enjoy the Tour of Flanders together. Then we go back to La Houppe, the shortest way possible. Not to miss too much of the final and to scream our heroes for eternal fame.

Brasserie D’Hoppe will host our gravel ride during the Tour Of Flanders. They promise to serve us a Tour of Flanders inspired breakfast buffet. After the breakfast we will start our group gravel ride trough Pays des Collines

A 55 km gravel ride on good rolling gravel, dirt and paved roads. Good company and a racy atmosphere are guaranteed. The course should not be too technical, and along the road we stop just after the second supply zone to see the Tour of Flanders. Our adventure will entirely be devoted on being outside together.

We gather around the breakfast table starting 9:30 am and will ride on at 10:45 am.

the schedule of the day will be:
09:00 Breakfast
10:00 Gravel Ride
11:25 Mobile Bar By Ferm Kombucha
13:30 After Ride Drink at Brasserie D’Hoppe

Included in the ticket price will be:

  • A breakfast buffet provided by Brasserie D’Hoppe.
  • A guided Social group ride with a lot of experience on Gravel, Dirt and Paved roads.
  • Sport drinks to fill your bottle before the ride.
  • A Ferm Kombucha while waiting for the Pro Peloton at the Ferm mobile Bar
  • A drink and some cake after the Ride.
  • The GPS track.
  • Photo service: find images of the ride on the Gravel & Coffee Facebook / Instagram page and tag yourself.
  • A secure bicycle parking trough the event
  • Everyone who participate in at least 6 Gravel & Coffee Breakfast Rides in 2020, will get the exclusive Gravel & Coffee, King/Queen of the Gravel Roads T-shirt by The Vandal.

Gravel & Coffee is a series of social gravel rides organized by Der Lokomotiv, Cycling Adventures. We have carefully chosen the roads so that we can have the best possible group experience.  The ride should not be too technical but some more challenging sections can spice the ride. Our adventures will entirely be devoted on being outside together.

Mountain Bikers and the more experienced Roadies are welcome, but the track is made with Gravel Bikes in mind. So if you accompany us, be mentally prepared for a route that is not always the most suitable for your bike.

The gravel rides are unsupported, what means there will never be a car nearby or feeding stations on the way. We will have to solve our mechanical problems ourselves. So you will have to bring and carry your own stuff, but it is still a social event, so We will help each other out. We will leave no one behind.

Wearing a bicycle helmet is mandatory during our journeys

Every participant declares to be the holder of a third-party civil liability insurance policy

Our adventure is a social story, both to members of the group and to outsiders. Respect the highway code and be courteous to other road users. Gravel paths are excellent and often busy hiking trails, where people with children and pets experience their own adventures. A group of cyclists can quickly come across as a threat, so we kindly ask you to pass serene and say Hi. This way we can ensure that these types of journeys can continue to exist.

Gravel & Coffee is made possible thanks to the following partners:


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26 April 2020
09:00 - 17:00
Event Category:


Der Lokomotiv, Cycling Adventures
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Brasserie d’Hoppe
d'Hoppe 6
Vloesbergen, Henegouwen 7880 Belgium
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