Bike Festival "Fête du Vélo": Cycling for all on the Mettet race track!
Just this once, the J. Tacheny race track will be inundated with bicycles. Lots of activities will be there for you to enjoy in Mettet, 30/06/13!
6-hour relay races for road bikes and mountain bikes, 14km family bike ramble, beginners BMX track, bike trial demonstrations, mini bike exhibition and activities for children. There'll be something for everyone!
The idea is to reunite 2 worlds which are theoretically the complete opposite of each other in a secure site with parking close to the sports centre and toilet facilities.
The bike festival is 4 events in 1:
The third François Vanassche trophy
This pays tribute to the cycling lover and great figure in Wallonian cycling.
1st Mettet Mountain Biking Trophy
2.860m (34m D+) mountain-biking track with 8 jumps from the Superbiker track. 4 types of surfaces: gravel, soil, grass and asphalt. There will be several hills. The race begins at 10am and booking takes place on the website until 27/06.
The bike festival is not just for sportspeople but for families too. A signposted track marks out a pastoral 14km ramble through the surrounding countryside. Halfway along, there will be free drinks.
Back at the circuit, there will be free activities: bouncy castles, croco run, and a beginners' BMX track with instructors. The signposted track is open until 6pm and is free.
A mini bike exhibition will show you the latest developments in this field.
The bike festival will also feature:
Trial cyclist Pierre-Charles Thomas, Belgium's runner-up, will give staggering demonstrations and professional continental cycling team "Accent jobs Wanty"'s coach will be open to the public.
From 4pm, the race track will be open and you can walk on it, roller-skate on it, ride you scooter or bike on it... This is a way of discovering the inside of the 2.4km track!
Opposite, the sports centre has organised its open day on the same day with many demonstrations and the opportunity to try many activities like Zumba, indoor football, ju jitsu, boxing, psychomotricity, and more!
- website : http://www.fete-du-velo.be
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