ABOUT

Race around the Netherlands is a fully self-supported bike packing race.

The RatN is a do-it-yourself challenge.

You are your own ride organizer.

Understand that this is a personal challenge against the clock. Not against others!

It is 1900k in distance with 6800m of elevation.

The RatN has two categories – solo and pair.

Start and finish location:

De Proloog Cafe
Allemanswaard 27
3958 KA Amerongen
https://deproloog.cc/

Start time and date:

Sign up and bike check: April 29th from 1200 to 1700 local time.
Pasta: April 29th at 1800 local time.
Start:  April 30th at 0800 local time.
Official Finish: May 8th at 1800 local time.

RULES

1. Riders must complete the full course from start to finish under their own power.

2. Riders must be fully self-supported.

3. No Drafting at any time.
(pair riders may draft each other)

4. Riders must follow the Dutch laws at any time.

5. Riders are required to use a provided GPS device.

6. No prize money.

ROUTE 

The start and finish is in the village of Amerongen, located at the Utrechtse Heuvelrug at the famous cycling cafe De Proloog. The route takes us first along the rivers Neder-Rijn and the Waal to the historic cities of Nijmegen and Arnhem (known from the film “A Bridge Too Far” about the Operation Market Garden). Next you leave the beautiful river landscape and the historic cities behind and the route takes you through the National Park Veluwezoom. The National Park is known for its endless heath fields, imposing country estates and of course one of the most famous hills in the Netherlands, the Posbank.

You will pass through the heart of Enschede and along the Dolmens in the province of Drenthe, prehistoric burial chambers where the cycle route passes by. After which the route leads you through the city of Groningen.

The wind starts to get stronger along the coastline. Instead of crossing the Ijsselmeer over one of the icons of the Dutch flood defense, the Afsluitdijk, riders will ride around the Ijsselmeer and will pass scenic harbors in the towns of Enkhuizen and Hoorn.

den Header the route takes you south along the Dutch coast. Beautiful beaches and dunes with little to no buildings, towards the port of Rotterdam, the largest port in Europe. First you will cycle through the city of Rotterdam and across the Erasmus bridge towards the Maasvlakte.

The route takes you further south over the Delta Park Neeltje Jans, which is part of the Dutch flood defense, in the direction of Vlissingen. A historic city due to its strategic location. In the Eighty Years’ War between the Netherlands and Spain, the city was in Spanish hands for a while.

You cycle along the Belgian border towards the hills in the province of Limburg. Where you hit one of the iconic Dutch hills, the Keutenberg with a maximum gradient of 16%.

If you have conquered the hills you cycle back through the beautiful river landscape of the Maas towards Nijmegen. Via the southern side of the rivers over the dikes you will finish at the cafe De Proloog.

PHOTOS along the Route

some impressions

REGISTRATION 2022

When and How much is the Registration?

Registration opens October 01st, 2021 and closes March 15th, 2022

Fee for Early Registration (until December 31st) is 195Euro.

Fee for Late Registration from January 1st 2022 is 235 Euro.

For the pair category both riders have to register and pay. Please tell us your riding partner!

Optional: Fee for the pasta meal in the evening of the sign up day is 15,- extra

Optional: Fee for a one night stay in the hostel the night prior to the event is 30,- extra

First come – first served!

 

What you get for the fee:

The Route in form of a gpx file

Tracking device for the duration of the event

Official race cap

Welcome at the finishline in de Proloog cafe:
Shower, the option to sleep if you finish at night time!

Pictures we make during the event (can`t guarantee we have yours but we will try)

Publishing individual times on our website.

 

Refund policy:
85,-Euro refund until December, 30th 2021

Use the EVENT SIGN UP in the top menu if you already have an Adventure Bike Racing Account!
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RIDERS 2022

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Nog een weekje te gaan voor de start van #ratn2020

Zal een zware strijd worden tegen de wind, regen en mezelf

De race is live te volgen. Zie link in bio
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Setup for #ratn2020:

My monster Cube Cross Race SLT with a Newmen Advanced SL carbon wheelset. 32mm Continental Grand Prix 5000 tyres and a Shimano Ultegra Di2 groupset.

I'll try to sleep in my Nordisk Lofoten tent on a Sea To Summit UltraLight Mat. Hopefully the NOMAD Pegasus 340 keeps me warm at night. My head lays down on a simple but very useful inflatable pillow from Forclaz (tip!). I've different types of bags for clothes and stuff. An Ortlieb Handlebar Pack on the front, a Koala Exo-Rail System underneath my saddle and a AGU frame bag. My old fasion Garmin Edge 605 helps me find my way, battery last forever 🙂 Eat everything that cross my path, so be careful!

Follow my race on ratn.legendstracking.com
My Capnumber is 109

#ratn2020
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Dit was gisteren, met het zonnetje en de wind in de rug. Vandaag wind, beetje heftig. Uitgebreider verhaal zie Strava #ratn2021 #racearoundthenetherlands #bikepacking #stravaride ...

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Bike check ✅

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Race around the Netherlands 2020 • #ratn2020

Hi guys 🙋🏻‍♂️! As you may know, I’m currently participating to Race around the Netherlands 2020 🚴🏻‍♂️🇳🇱 .

At the moment I write this post it’s end of day 4 and I covered 1.200km (300k a day in average). It’s less than expected but jeeeez it’s tough 🤭.

It has been brutal. The Netherlands might be flat as a pancake 🥞, they are windy as hell 💨. Battling all day long against the wind is mentally and physically challenging.

I also struggled a bit finding food. Bakeries and supermarkets open pretty late here. But thanks to tcrbart, I stocked up on food before a long deserted section of 150k yesterday. It saved me 😁.

It’s also pretty cold 🥶, especially at night when you sleep in a bivvy 😅. After 3 shitty nights where I did not get a lot of rest, I decided to call it a day earlier today and spend the night in a room, take a shower (it’s about time 😷) and recharge all my devices. Btw, on day 2 I slept on a lunch table in a parking lot and fell off the table during the night 😅.

In a nutshell, this race is made of ups and down that make me feel alive like never before.
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Slechtste juichteam ooit 🤣 Te laat en aan de verkeerde kant van de weg... Hup velogem! #ratn2021 #rotterdam #marconipleinwordtweerfijn ...

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Race Around The Netherlands Day 3
From dawn till dusk

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Race Around The Netherlands Day 1
Finished in Groningen. One of the highlights the flowering heather at Sallandse Heuvelrug.

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Plenty of blank spots for 2021 to 🚴🏿‍♀️🚴🏽🚴🏿‍♂️#wandrerearth #veloviewer2020 #gooutthereslifeoutside #adventurecycling #ultracycling #transiberica2021 #ratn2021 #vanherwerdenwaytobike #litespeedbikes ...

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🏁🏁
Got my bike ready for Race Around the Netherlands starting next Saturday. My bike is ready hopefully I'll be ready as well for this 1900 km long race across the whole country.

I’ll be riding my 2015 canyon Endurace CF 8.0 with a rideshimano 105 groupset (50/34T, 11-28T). Not my most shiny Canyon but the one I sit most comfortable on. Made hundreds of rides on it and still happy with it. I've got fulcrum racing wheels with continental 5000 tires. Nothing special or fancy it's all tarmac. Handlebars up front with wahoo and lights in between. Attached four bags to the bike: 1) zefalbike toptube bag 2) ortlieb_waterproof midloader 3) Ortlieb Saddle Bag 4) revelatedesigns Mountain feedbag. Above all I'd need to feed my self a lot. 😂🥨🍰🎂

For those interested in following the race, you can track it with the underneath links. I'll be cap 103 🚴‍♂️🧢

Dotwatching: https://dotwatcher.cc/race/race-around-the-netherlands-2020 (link in bio)
Tracking: http://ratn.legendstracking.com/

🏁🏁

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Nat begin van #ratn2021 blijven trappen ...

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Tapering time or taping time? That’s the question🤔

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Race Around The Netherlands Day 2
This foto says all about today: showery weather and Dutch Mountains

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Race around The Netherlands 2021 is on!
From 6.00AM this morning 70 riders start there individual 1917 kilometer journey at de Proloog in Amerongen!

Due to the covid19 restrictions there are some changes in this years Event.
Sign up and bike checks were done online prior to the start.

Due to the restrictions we could not offer the hostel or a group start this year. Therefor riders were given the choice to start on April 30th or May 1st. Riders start in a pre-chosen order. Faster riders start on May 1st. The Tracking site will show the individual starting time.

Really thankful about the engagement from #dotwatcher again this year. Read the reports here:
https://www.dotwatcher.cc/race/race-around-the-netherlands-2021

Direct link to the tracking site:
http://ratn2021.legendstracking.com/

Our website also has a follow section:
https://www.adventurebikeracing.com/ratn/

Follow riders in the Strava group to see some riding statistics:
https://www.strava.com/clubs/RatN

Our Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/adventurebikeracing/

Official Facebook Group for fans, friends and family:
https://web.facebook.com/groups/283625912161763/

Official Hashtag #RATN2021 and/or #racearoundthenetherlands

Enjoy!
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Sightseeing bij grootste klomp! #ratn2021 #klomp #overijssel #bikepacking ...

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Eerst hebben we 2 deelnemers van de #RATN2021 aangemoedigd en daarna een flinke strandwandeling vanuit Noordwijk voor 2 strandtegels. Het waaide hard en de zee was wild! Echt heerlijk buiten zijn. De afstand was iets verder dan vooraf gepland, maar ik heb echt genoten. Ik ben wel blij dat ik vandaag niet zoals veel deelnemers van de Race Around The Netherlands zo tegen de wind in hoefde te fietsen! ...

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Rondje martijndriedonks supporten tijdens de Race around the Netherlands. Nog 500 van de 1900km te gaan! #ratn #ratn2020 #cyclelife #eurosportnutrition ...

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It’s that time of the year again... the Race Around the Netherlands just commenced! Despite the bad weather, Johan and many other riders have taken the self-supported challenge to cycle 1.900 km around the Netherlands!⠀

We are proud to see our modular frame bag being used in an official bikepacking event! We would like to wish Johan and all the other riders a lot of fun and success for the upcoming week!⠀

More information about the race? Visit https://buff.ly/3vxnq2Z⠀


#ratn2021 #racearoundthenetherlands #custommeritgear
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#ratn2021 dinertime ...

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Mijn stoere paps rieksvanlubek start morgen in de adventurebikeracing Race Around The Netherlands. Het is supergaaf om te zien hoeveel sterker hij het laatste jaar is geworden door te trainen voor Race Around The Netherlands. Waar ik voorheen nog wel wat kopwerk kon doen zit ik nu vooral in zijn wiel af te zien! Hij is cap 125 en te volgen via de Race Around The Netherlands. Ik vind het super tof dat hij het een jaar na mij ook gaat proberen en ik heb er alle vertrouwen in dat hij succesvoller gaat zijn dan ik was. Het kriebelt hier nu wel met alle social media posts om zelf ook te rijden, maar ik ga heerlijk naar Frankrijk deze week! Via internet en social media ga ik de prestaties van de deelnemers volgen! Pap heel veel succes!!! ...

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Congratulations to the incredible jasmijnmuller, a fellow BellaVelo, who on Wednesday evening completed an astonishing 1907km in the Race Around the Netherlands. Coming in 1st place out of the women and 11th overall Jasmijn finished in 4 days 13 hours and 8 minutes. Well done Jas 👏👏👏🚴‍♀️💪💕

Photo credit adventurebikeracing

#ratn2020 #ultracycling #ultracyclist #ukcyclechat #thisisourtime #womenincycling #womeninspiringwomen #womenwhocycle #womenwholead #betheegg
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En weer op weg #ratn2021 ...

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All fun and joy this weekend!
And a bit of gravel during the route never harmed someone!
It was the last weekend gear check up for the #ratn2021 All set and ready!
A view more weeks and then this crazy idea comes to life 😅
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How was your weekend?
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Few riders hiding for the horrible weather 🌧️💨🌧️💨 in Almere! Take the rest you need guys; massive respect and support for all riders still out there!! #cycling #ratn #ratn2021 #outsideishorrible #velominatirule9 ...

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My favorite photo spot in last years Race around the Netherlands! Riders didn't see me so I could catch some authentic faces 🙂 https://www.adventurebikeracing.com/ratn/

#ratn2019 #ratn2020 #racearoundthenetherlands #adventurebikeracing
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Alé ze, Sven is weer vertrokken voor een ritje van 1900 km (nee ik vergis me niet met de nullekes ☺️)
Gestart deze ochtend om 7u45. Worden weer zenuwslopende uren/dagen.
Voor de liefhebbers, we kunnen terug live volgen, magic number 24 deze keer: http://ratn2021.legendstracking.com.
Het gaat natuurlijk om "enjoying the ride", maar we gaan toch voor 'the win' 😛.

Zijn persoonlijk verslag is via zijn insta te volgen, hij kan daar nog wat volgers en steun gebruiken 😉
https://www.instagram.com/svencappuyns/

#RATN2021 #racearoundthenetherlands

ps: mentale steun voor mij is ook welkom ze
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With Race Around the Netherlands full steam ahead, you can see why we are building so many dynamo wheels at HQ. Charging into the night means you're going to need some good light, and probably lot's of it.⁠

Although battery powered lights work, you'll be riding the whole time with the thought in the back of your head "do I have enough battery power left?". With a dynamo, the only question is "do I have enough Snickers with me?"⁠

Here in the shop we build mostly with SON hubs, but you'll see Shutter Precision roll out of the shop now and again. For lighting the options are endless, best to get in contact for q's about lighting, but if you're getting serious about your adventuring klite_dynamo_power is still the only light providing 1300 lumens (produced) on dynamo power alone.⁠

Interested? Confused? Just want to chat? Drop Parallel HQ a line today!⁠

#ratn2020 #racearoundthenetherlands klite #klitedynamo #rotterdamcycling #handgespaakt #koers #wielrennen #sonnabendynamo #bikepacking #adventurecycling #biketouring
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De race around the Netherlands was een fantastisch excuus om heel veel te fietsen en bikepacking-tripjes te maken. Nu is alles ingepakt, nog één nachtje slapen! Je kunt me volgen op https://dotwatcher.cc/race/race-around-the-netherlands-2021 (nr104)
#stravaride #bikepacking #ratn2021 #racearoundthenetherlands
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Race around the Netherlands crossing Hoorn again in 2020!

https://www.adventurebikeracing.com/ratn/

#ratn2019 #ratn2020 #racearoundthenetherlands #adventurebikeracing
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Ratn prepping today as I still need to work on Wednesday and Thursday. I will start Friday at 8 am as cap 44!!

Well what did I pack (weatherforecast is cold and wet😌): 2 pair of bibs, my Castelli Gabba jacket, 2 baselayers, 1 merino jersey from Isadore, raincoat from Cafe du Cycliste, buff, armwarmers, legwarmers, socks, waterproof Grib Grab gloves and merino undergloves, my Wahoo, sunglasses, light shoes, t-shirt, thin Nike trousers, sportsbra, underwear, FOOD!!!, spork, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, hairbrush, plasters, sun screen, butt butter, handwash soap, painkillers, 2 small locks, 3 spare inner tubes, bike lube + a cloth, tire lifters, 3 CO2 cartridges, vitamin pills, bike tool, missing link for chain, spare derailleur hanger, 2 usb cables, battery pack, tissues, bike lights (mandatory) + 2 small ones, Ortlieb and Restrap bags to put it all in!

#ratn2021
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#cyclinggirl
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Daan Marsmans wins the #RATN2020 in 3D 9H 34M 😯👏 it’s a new course record and we’ll bet he’s enjoying the recovery after that huge effort. The latest update from our commentator, quixoticgeek, is live at the link in our bio. ...

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2020 zit er op! 2021 is begonnen! Ondanks het vreemde jaar dat 2020 was heb ik toch veel mooie dingen mogen doen! Dit is mijn top 9 foto's die van jullie de meeste hartjes kregen! 2 bijzondere medailles die van de alternatieve elfstedentocht en onze eigen ontworpen #stelvirtualforlife medaille, mijn verjaardag, de start van pap zijn race around the netherlands en een aantal foto's van mijn fietsavonturen. Dat vat ook mijn hoogtepunten van 2020 wel goed samen! In 2021 hoop ik weer veel mooie herinneringen te mogen maken! Ik wens jullie allemaal een schitterend, gezond, gelukkig en sportief 2021 toe! ...

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Gisteravond finishte mijn stoere pap rieksvanlubek de adventurebikeracing Race Around The Netherlands. Hij heeft er 7 dagen en 9 uur over gedaan! De foto linksboven is voor de start genomen en de andere 2 na de finish. Nadat hij in mijn voetsporen is getreden door te starten hoop ik in de toekomst hem nog eens na te doen door de Race Around The Netherlands uit te rijden! Ik kon door vakantie helaas niet bij de finish zijn maar gelukkig kregen we via de Whatsapp wel wat updates! ...

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#ratn2020 🚵🏻 • Pre race face 🏁😄

As you can maybe read on my face, I was both happy and nervous but above all I hadn’t a single idea of what to expect for the upcoming days 🤷🏻‍♂️ 🗓 .

I had so much unanswered questions ❓:
- Will I do well ?
- Will my body and mind hold up ?
- Will I find shelters for the nights ?
- Should I push hard and see what happens or take it easy ?
- Is racing really different than going on multiday trip ?

Only a few hours later, most of my questions found an answer. It came naturally as I was pedalling. You can try to plan every single aspect of the race, it doesn’t go always as planned and it’s not necessarily a bad thing, so just take the plunge and enjoy 🤙🏻.
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And off we go! Into one of the biggest adventures I’ve ever done one the bike! 1913km in how many days? Who knows, what do you think?
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See our adventures in the story’s and of course our progress while dotwatching us! (Link in bio)
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After Francien finished the Race Around the Netherlands yesterday we received mail this morning. A great collage from my mother pim_van_huisseling about us riding RATN2020 😍

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Zaterdag is de Race around the Netherlands gestart. De klasbakken die hieraan deelnemen zijn momenteel onderweg voor 1900 km door het mooie Nederlandse landschap. En dat met deze weersomstandigheden. 🌧️💨🚴 Respect!

Wij wensen alle deelnemers nog heel veel succes en Koerspret toe! De race is te volgen via de website van adventurebikeracing.

Ps. Wat was eigenlijk jouw langste fietsrit ooit?

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I finished Race around the Netherlands a month ago and I’m already thinking on next year big challenges 🤩.

I’m considering registering to Three Peaks Bike Race 2021, an event organised by adventurebikeracing . It is due to be held in July. Anyone of you also planning on participating ?

What are your plans guys ? Tell me, I’m curious 👀. I’m also looking for an event in May since I might have something big in June 🤫.
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This looks like the start of a nice day of bike-messaging. Well, the day started nice, but unfortunately it soon started raining and hailing. Just like all the other days of this week: not the weather you expect in May.

But how can I complain knowing that those who are participating in the Race Around The Netherlands are continuously battling this stormy and rainy wheather. Those are the real heroes out there.

For those who already finished: a big chapeau! And for everyone still out there: bon courage.
I’m enjoying it from the side line this year watching the dots.

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Mijn pap en mam fietsen samen Nederland en Europa rond. Afgelopen maandag kwamen ze weer thuis na 2 weken door Nederland gefietst te hebben. Vorige week dinsdag kwamen ze in Voorburg aan en bleven ze een nacht slapen. Woensdagochtend fietste ik een stukje mee en maakte ik deze foto. Over 3 weken zal pap op de racefiets nog weer een rondje Nederland fietsen met de Race Around The Netherlands. Ik ben supertrots op mijn ouders en vind het mooi hoe ze zo met de fiets hele mooie vakanties vieren! ...

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It shouldn’t come as a surprise that most of the people working at BBB Cycling are cyclists. Tjerk is one of those cyclists. Working as a product manager he is the ultimate tester of our products. This coming Saturday, he will be at the start of the Race around The Netherlands (RaTN).⁠

Tjerk: “My preparations weren’t great. Next to a busy job and being a father of two kids it is difficult to find the time. I did some long distances, such as an extended #3LoopsLegends of 310 km, but I definitely have doubts going into the race this year. At least I’ll go into the race prepared with all the BBB gear. 🔥⁠

In 2018, the first edition of the RaTN, I became second. This year, my goal will be to finish and I’ll be happy with the result. The amount of contenders grew every year and are also becoming a lot stronger. I hope to finish in 5 days, but lets see ;). Having said that, it’s a great opportunity to test some new products that we are working on. So next to staying focused on my goal and having fun, I’ll also be doing a little bit of work in the side.”

Tjerk has cap number 112.

#RATN2021
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Het is zo leuk om via foto's en dotwatchen pap te volgen. Hij heeft er nu 800km op zitten en is nu verder dan ik vorig jaar! Deze schitterende foto is door adventurebikeracing gemaakt op de dijk in Friesland. Je fietst hier tussen de schapen en je moet regelmatig van de fiets af om weer door een hek te gaan. Volgens de tracking website fietst hij nu over de ketelbrug en gaat hij Flevoland in! Volgens mij ligt hij mooi op schema! ...

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En pap is gestart! Ze hebben het eerste stuk heel veel meewind gehad dus de kilometers gaan hard! In de adventurebikeracing Race Around The Netherlands Facebook groep heb ik nog een aantal foto's van de deelnemers geplaatst! Ik wens pap heel veel succes. Ik ga tijdens mijn vakantie een beetje dotwatchen als ik zelf niet aan het fietsen of de toerist aan het uithangen ben! ...

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RACE AROUND THE NETHERLANDS. Could‘ve been, should‘ve been, would‘ve been...
The bottom line: DNF. 41 hours. 860 kilometers. Sheeps. Heavy achilles tendon pain. Learned a lot. Had fun. Met awesome people. This is not over! I‘m not finished yet! See you next year!

Big up for the support everyone, especially radrace radrace_shop_hamburg stagescycling tubolitotubes komoot & oakleybike for some great gear.

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dotwatcher.cc adventurebikeracing #ratn2020 #racearoundthenetherlands #roadcycling #bikepacking #radrace #cycling #ultracycling #8000watt #fixedgear #roadracing
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Race around the Netherlands 2020 setup 🚴🏻‍♂️🔥

Hi guys 🙋🏻‍♂️

On Saturday I’ll be at the start line of Race around the Netherlands 2020. It’s an unsupported bikepacking race of 1.900km that takes place in ... the Netherlands (no sh*t 🕵🏻‍♂️).

If you wanna follow my adventures, feel free to check the link below (+ in my bio) and keep an eye on cap 34 🤪. It’ll show you my dot moving (hopefully 😅) on the map thanks to a tracker 📡.

https://ratn.legendstracking.com/

I’ll try to make stories along the way to keep you posted 📝📸!

If you have any question now or later, don’t hesitate to ask here or on DM, I’ll be glad to answer !

And by the way, can’t wait to meet elinevanstraalen, laurens.wolting, tcrbart, eelketjbakker, florinekoning , racingralph_68 and others riders 👋🏻 !

I’m so stoooooked and ... a bit nervous 😬.
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#endurancecycling #ultraendurancecycling #bikelife #bike #travel #fromwhereiride #discover #bikepacking #cycling #lifebehindbars #gooutside #bikepackinglife #cyclingshots #cyclingstories #adventurecycling #outsideisfree #ratn2020 #racearoundthenetherlands #cyclegram #bikewander
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Morgen gaat 'ie weer van start: de Race Around The Netherlands (🙌🏻adventurebikeracing)!

Neem je deel en zoek je nog een slaapplaats onderweg de komende dagen, dan liggen de volgende bikepack-vriendelijke hostels op de route (reserveer rechtstreeks met promocode “BikepackingHolland“)!

Succes aan alle deelnemers dit jaar! 💪🏻

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If you are participating in the Race Around The Netherlands 2021, then first of all: good luck! 💪🏻 And if you're still looking places to stay, check out these bikepacking-friendly hostels on the route (and don't forget to book directly with promocode BikepackingHolland).

#ratn2021 #fietscafe #bikepackingholland #bikepacking #fietstocht #fietseninnederland #gatochfietsen #fietsliefhebbers #netherlands #iloveholland #thisisholland #buitenleven #instabike #outsideisfree #fromwhereiride #cyclegram #instacycling #cyclingphotos #cyclingpics #cyclinglife #fietsvakantie #fietscafe #fietsroute #roadcycling #roadbike #staycation #lekkerwegineigenland #hiermoetjezijn #nevernotriding #dutchcycling
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I’d rather do post of things that happened on the day of posting. No throwback things for me but in my head this was only hours ago. Still looking back with loads of joy to the Race Around The Netherlands so here one more picture.

#veloviewer
#outsideisfree
#ultracycling
#bikepacking
#adventurecycling
#fromwhereiride
#roadslikethese
#summertime
#caferenner
#fietsclubledigerf
#whenindoubtpedalitout
#ridesolo
#wielrennen
#urk
#worldbycycling
#bikeholiday
#bikepackinggear
#cap103
#RATN2020
#racearoundthenetherlands
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Less then two week until the start of the Race around the Netherlands!
The weather is getting better and better! The nerves are slowly coming, and the endless thoughts of what do I need to buy are there as well!!
Let’s enjoy this new week! ✌🏻
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#putyourbikeonabridge #ratn2021 #cyclingphotos #cycling #cyclinglife #cyclingpics #fromwhereiride #iamspecialized #specialized #wielrennen #roadslikethese #rapha #rapha_rcc #rccams #lifebehindbars #wahooligan #cyclingaddict #roadbike #outsideisfree #cyclist #whereiride #stravacycling #picoftheday #instagood #instacycling #photooftheday #nevernotcycling #lovesroadbikes #cyclinglovers #bikeporn
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Shredding the Dutch cobbles in Bourtange 🧱🔨 • Day 2 of #ratn2020 🔥
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#endurancecycling #ultraendurancecycling #roadcycling #bikerace #bike #bikelife #travel #fromwhereiride #discover #bikepacking #cycling #lifebehindbars #gooutside #biker #race #bikepackinglife #roadslikethese #cyclingstories #cyclingshots #bikewander #biketouring #bikestagram #stravacycling #cyclegram #outdoor #adventure #adventurecycling #outsideisfree #ratn2020
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