Gravel & Coffee

A social gravel ride, starting every first Weekend of the month, in a cycling inspired place. The rides will be all about being outside Together.

We will write our story inspired by famous races and places, but leaving the beaten tracks. engaging our senses and getting up close with the world.

The ride Can be short (around 3 hours) or longer. Weekender’s edition and bikepacking adventures will also come along. Der Lokomotiv aims within the concept of Gravel & Coffee on a social experience with small groups (max 25 people)

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. And during sleepovers it can be that we make our bed and prepare our own food.

So you will have to carry your stuff, but it is still a social event, so we will help each other out. We will leave no one behind.

Gravel & Coffee 2020

Breakfast rides (€30), 2 Ladies First Rides (€16) and some extra rides. 

The Breakfast will be provided by the host of the event, Der Lokomotiv, Cycling Adventures will make sure that there is always enough choice for Vegetarians and Non Vegetarians, At least a brownie and one drink after the ride will always be included. Everyone who participate in at least 6 Gravel & Coffee Breakfast Rides in 2020 will get the Gravel & Coffee T-shirt by The Vandal.

To welcome more ladies to the gravelsport we like to pay special attention to them in 2 rides this year. 2 ladies rides on (inter)national womens days. We don‘t exclude men, but want to put our ladies in the Spotlight. So, only as many men as women can participate. No breakfast but 2 coffees and a brownie are provided during these social group rides

Extra rides will pop up when there is a chance we can not ignore or when we just want to go out and spin our wheels.




The ‘Grote Nete’ valley

Join us 01 03 20 in Veerle laakdal

Brabantse Kouters

Our 2nd ride was a wet adventure, not that it rained a lot. But the days before our paths had changed into small rivers, mud baths and puddles that sometimes looked like small lakes.

However, this was not a brake on the pleasure that the gently rolling hills north-west of Brussels served us.

Kim made a delicious breakfast and surprised us after the ride with a warming soup and pasta buffet, meantime we could watch the big Van Der Poel show.

Thank you SWS Cycling for hosting another successful edition of Gravel & Coffee.

New Years Breakfast

The first Gravel & Coffee of 2020 became a small party, not only because it was Anneke’s birthday.

JP provided us with a cozy breakfast. A wonderful winter sun warmed us completely while we discovered the perfect gravel roads in the Schelde valley east of Ghent.

Thank you Bataia for hosting us

Mar 2020
01 March 2020 09:00 - 17:00
SurPlace Café, Herseltseweg 11
Veerle, 2431 Belgium
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The ‘Grote Nete’ valley

Café SurPlace will host our gravel ride in March. They promise to serve us a reach breakfast buffet. After the breakfast we will start our group gravel ride, that mostly will follow the Grote Nete, trough the Kempen. A 58 km gravel ride on good rolling gravel, dirt and paved roads. Good company for a […]

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08 March 2020 09:30 - 17:00
Kaffee-cyclette, Marktplein 37-1
Diepenbeek, Limburg 3590 Belgium
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Extra Gravel & Coffee, Ladies First Ride

To welcome more ladies to the gravelsport we like to pay special attention to them. March 8, International Women's Day. we will celebrate this with an extra Gravel & Coffee. Our adventure will start again in Diepenbeek, where we can taste the delicious coffee from Kaffee-cyclette After the coffee we will start our social group-ride […]

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Apr 2020
05 April 2020 09:00 - 17:00
Brasserie d’Hoppe, d'Hoppe 6
Vloesbergen, Henegouwen 7880 Belgium
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Gravel & Coffee, Pays des Collines

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 […]

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May 2020
03 May 2020 09:00 - 15:00

Gravel & Coffee, South Limburg Hills

The rolling hills of South Limburg will welcome Gravel & Coffee for the second time. After a breakfast we will start our group gravel ride, that will guide us trough the soft rolling hills around Valkenburg A 57 km gravel ride on good rolling gravel, dirt and paved roads, in good company for a nice […]

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