Bicycling: Ronde van de Westfriese Omringdijk 2012

  • July 8, 2012 · 7:30 AM
  • Amsterdam Central Station

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:

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 a World Monument.

Cost: EUR 10 or 8 or 6, depending on the distance
Open till: 24 June.
On the spot registration on the day of the event costs EUR 1 extra.

Plan for 08-Jul:

* I am planning to do 130KM; so I've to start biking before 09:00. Going by train from Amsterdam:
07:44 from Amsterdam Centraal, platform 13a, reaching Alkmaar at 08:18
The START is about 4KM from Alkmaar station.

* If you've not yet registered, you can still register on the spot, before starting.

* If you've registered already, do not forget to bring your registration card (you would have got it via post by now)

* For those who've not yet decided whether to do 60 or 130KM: "Yes, we can!!" 130KM :) Good company guaranteed ;)

* Here's my nr:

See you all on Sunday!

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  • Venkat

    Too much rain + thunder showers predicted today :( Sorry, dropping out!

    1 · July 8, 2012

  • Kasia L.

    I must give up ;( my chain is too loose and i lost it 2 times already on a short distances today ;( so I guess first i need to find a repairman. Venkat, have a nice ride!

    July 7, 2012

  • Kasia L.

    ha ha ha.. but there is still NO way ;)

    July 5, 2012

  • Venkat

    Nice typo ;)

    July 5, 2012

  • Kasia L.

    Thanks, Venkat! Lets see whether i find anyone to do 60km.. There is now way I can do 130 before 5pm ;-)

    July 5, 2012

  • Venkat

    Technically taking the bike on metro requires a ticket, but all these yeras I never saw anybody buying one, neither the checking inspectors ask for it. Bike ticket for the train should be enough.

    July 5, 2012

  • Kasia L.

    Is there anybody up to do 60km together? i would start as late as possible, i.e. 11 am. i would take train from Sloterdijk and metro before that. Btw. do I need two separate metro and train tickets for my bike? anybody know how its works? best ;)

    July 5, 2012

  • Venkat

    Updated the travel plan for Sun. See above.

    July 4, 2012

  • Venkat

    Those who've RSVP'ed YES, can you please update your RSVP with the distance? Useful for planning.

    June 17, 2012

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