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Bicycling: Ronde van de Westfriese Omringdijk 2013 (30KM / 60KM / 130KM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What: Organized Bicycling event, around the West-Frisian encircling dike
Distances: 130KM (full dike), 60Km or 30KM (parts of the dike)

Start & Finish:
Restaurant De Alkmaarse Poort,
Omval 72,
1812 NB Alkmaar

Start Timings:
130km 8.00 – 9.00
60km 9.00 – 11.00
30km 10.00 – 12.00

Finish Time: before 17.00
Official site: http://www.rondevandewestfrieseomringdijk.nl/


Short history of the dike:
Being more than 800 years old, the Westfriese Omringdijk is one of the oldest dikes of Netherlands and the only dike to be named as World Monument.


Registration: https://www.inschrijven.nl/formulier?id=2013071403901&ag=j&tl=nl
Cost: EUR 10 or 8 or 5, depending on the distance
On the spot registration on the day of the event costs EUR 1 extra.

 

Update (08-Jul):

* Registration: I think we are all planning to register on the spot? Take cash with you; I don't think they'll accept cards.
* Train: For those who are doing 130KM, it is better to sart early so that we have enough time to finish (latest byt 17:00).
There's a train leaving from Amsterdam Centraal at 07:00 from platform 8a, reaching Alkmaar at 07:48. From Alkmaar station, the start is 3.5KM

* The first part of the 60KM route is also along the 130KM. Would be great if both the groups can start together.
* Don't forget sandwiches, energy-boosters, helmet, sun glasses... :)
* You can reach me on this nr: [masked]
* BTW, if you can't make it any more, please update your RSVP.

See you all on Sun :)

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  • Jeremy

    The ride was good. But did not find any of the people from the meetup group. There communication around where to meet and the start was not clear enough.

    July 14, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Looks like an unfortunate misunderstanding. I didn’t mean to sound negative by the way, so thank you for taking the initiative and introducing us to the event! Really enjoyed it.

      July 15, 2013

    • Jordy B.

      I overslept as well. Moved to a new place and experienced trouble sleeping. Pity because I really wanted to join! Sorry to let you down, and hopefully I am able to do this another time with this Meetup

      July 18, 2013

  • Franco

    I did the 60km like said in advance.But alone. Was cool

    July 14, 2013

  • Venkat

    Not sure if anybody else went biking today. 3 of us did the 130km in 5hr 40min :)

    July 14, 2013

  • Venkat

    3 of us started the 130km at 8:40.

    July 14, 2013

  • Jeremy

    Is anyone at the start now

    July 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I overslept, sorry if I kept you guys waiting. I'll now he starting around 9:30, if anyone wants to join then call me at[masked]

    July 14, 2013

  • Venkat

    NS train diversions: Trains from Amsterdam to Alkmaar does not pass through Zaandam because of maintenance works. Check http://www.ns.nl/werktrajecten/detail.form?disruptionId=2013_utg_zd_13_14jul @Alisa: especially for you :)

    July 14, 2013

  • Jeremy

    I am now only going to do 60kms. I have not been well this week and am not up to the 130kms.

    July 13, 2013

  • Zoe W.

    Sorry for last minute cancellation. Done hiking for 2 days in a row. Gonna give my muscles a break:(:)

    July 13, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    60km for me. Will the route be signposted well? My Garmin died :(.

    Looking forward to it!

    July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi all, I'm keen to join for the 60 km ride. Just got a new race bike... can't say that I am all that experienced yet, but would like like to take it out more.
    I'm confused on the start times though, is there a specific time that we meet, or? And from what I gather this is a formalized cycling event (i.e. will there be loads of cyclists on that day, or is it mainly for the Adventures Meetup). Hope it works to join you!

    July 8, 2013

    • Venkat

      Jennifer: yes, we meet at 08:00 at the start (or at Amsterdam Centraal). It is an organized event, and yes, there'll be lot of cyclists, more so because of the promised great weather :)

      July 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sounds good. I think I may make a last minute trip to Paris this weekend though - family in town. If things change, I will update my status on Saturday afternoon to yes. If not this time, the next go!

      July 12, 2013

  • Franco

    Hi, I'll go for the 60 km. Coming from Rotterdam with train leaving 6 52. Alkmaar 8 30. On time to the depart of 9 AM. If someone one to join me, will be good. Not fast like walking. I suppose 20/25 km/h.Depending also on the wind.Cheers

    July 12, 2013

  • Alisa S.

    Probably 30... I have a regular old dutch bike

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Venkat

    BTW, some of you have not mentioned which track are you planning to do. Please drop a comment below. Would be nice to have a rough idea :)

    July 9, 2013

  • Jessica H.

    This looks like a professional bike riding event. I expect it isn't suitable for regular bikes like mine. :(

    June 29, 2013

    • Venkat

      Most of us are amateurs :) Our average speed, excluding breaks will be 20kmph. Of course it helps if you have a race bike.

      June 29, 2013

    • Venkat

      And? decided? You can try the 60KM track.

      July 9, 2013

  • NearlydutchDan

    tho I am thinking of buying a race bike :)

    July 3, 2013

  • Jordy B.

    130 :)

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Jeremy

    130

    1 · June 7, 2013

  • Gaurav K.

    130 .. ;)

    1 · June 5, 2013

  • Rebeca

    60 KM ;)

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • Venkat

    130KM :)

    1 · May 11, 2013

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