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

The RatNGX 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!

Full route is around 1932k in distance.
The sprint version is around 1230k in distance.

The RatNGX has two categories – solo and pair.

Start and finish location:

De Proloog Cafe
Allemanswaard 27
3958 KA Amerongen

Start time and date:

Coming June 2023


1. Riders must respect the Environment and other Trail Users.

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

3. Riders must be fully self-supported. (No private resources allowed)

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

5. Riders must wear a helmet

6. Riders must follow the Dutch law at any time.

7. All bikes have to pass a check up before the start.

8. Riders are required to use a provided GPS

9. Self enforcement of the rules

10. No prize money.


Facts about the full route:
Length: 1932 kilometers
Elevation: 5000hm
Ferries: Ijsselmeer, Texel, Rotterdam
Pavement: 32% gravel

There also will be a sprint variation:
Length: 1230 kilometers
Elevation: 2000hm
Ferries: Ijsselmeer, Texel

Please read the event manual to not miss out on the route rules regarding riding at night!


When and How much is the Registration?

Registration opens October 01st, 2022 and closes December 30th, 2022

Fee for Registration is 190,- 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


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 the Cafe De Proloog:
Shower and the option to sleep it off if you finish at night time!

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

Publishing individual times on our website.


Refund policy:
no refund

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What was my problem with the BBBR2021?
1. Wrong race for me (too much altitude)
2. Wrong strategy (too fast on day 1)
3. Too heavy (some gear too many)
4. No experience with ultracycling

Less altitude, less equipment, better racing strategy.

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2000 km of mixed terrain with 5000 meters of altitude. I know I can do that.
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Oelala, is september komt er een gravel-editie van The Race Around The Netherlands. 1700km waarvan 25% gravel! Nice!
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RatNGX - Gravel in September!
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