Bxl Tour: cycle round the city

After the success of the first edition in 2017, the City of Brussel reiterates the BXL TOUR by bringing together 3000 cyclists for a festive cycling race through the streets of the capital. This year, the tour will take place on Sunday, June 17, 2018.

🇨🇵 ⚠️ ️ATTENTION ⚠️ – 🚴‍♀️ Pour participer à la course Cyclo, vous avez besoin d'une plaquette numérotée à placer sur le guidon. Vous pouvez la récupérer dans les magasins Decathlon suivants jusqu'au vendredi 15: – Decathlon Evere, jusqu'à 20h – Decathlon Wavre, jusqu'à19h30 – Decathlon Anderlecht, 19h30 – Decathlon Brussels City, jusqu'à19h30 Les cyclistes qui font partie du race Master ont besoin d'une plaquette et d'un dossard. Ces 2 éléments esentiels sont à retirer uniquement le jour-même sur place, de 8h à 9h30). – —– 🇳🇱️ ⚠️ ️OPGELET ⚠️ – 🚴‍♀️ Om deel te nemen aan de race heb je een stuurstangplaatje nodig. Dit kan je tot 15 juni ophalen bij Decathlon na je inschrijving op de website. Haast je snel naar een van deze Decathlon winkels: – Decathlon Evere, tot 20u – Decathlon Waver, tot 19u30 – Decathlon Anderlecht, tot 19u30 – Decathlon Brussels City, tot 19u30 Wielrenners die deelnemen aan de Master-race hebben niet alleen een stuurstangplaatje, maar ook een rugnummer nodig. Beide items moeten afgehaald worden tussen 8u en 9u30 op de dag van de race, in het Warandepark. – —- – 🇬🇧 ️⚠️ ️ATTENTION ⚠️ – 🚴‍♀️ To take part in the BXL TOUR race you need a number plate for your handlebar. You can pick it up at the following Decathlon stores until Friday the 15th: – Decathlon Evere, 8 PM – Decathlon Wavre, 7.30 PM – Decathlon Anderlecht, 7.30 PM – Decathlon Brussels City, 7.30 PM Cyclists who take part in the Master race need a handlebar plate and a bib number. Both items need to be picked up on the day of the event, on site, from 8 AM till 9.30 AM).

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It will be a special route this year, as it will echo the Grand Depart 2019 of the Tour de France, which will take place in Brussels from July 4 to 7. The Tour’s famous “red car” will be present, and cycling legend Eddy Merckx will be the guest of honour at this event.

The race will begin at the Place des Palais and end at the Atomium, passing through multiple Brussels neighbourhoods. As racers cross the finish line, they are welcomed by an extraordinary view of the Atomium, as well as by visitors and residents who have gathered at the BIKECITY village to share in this exciting moment.

BIKECITY offers a variety of exciting events, including guided tours, workshops, and sustainable transportation activities. Visitors can also sling some suds after their accomplishments, choose from delicious dining, watch performances, listen to music, marching bands and rides. Various festive activities will take place with some featuring acrobatic carnival shows to celebrate the year of Circus, and a redesign session where a bicycle gets a collaborative makeover to rediscover the many different possibilities it offers will also be present.

There are two categories of races that will be on:

The “MASTER” category. Reserved for 200 experienced racers (minimum 18 years old) who hold an official license from a cycling, duathlon or triathlon federation.

The “CYCLO” category. Open to 4800 cyclists (age 12 and up). Faster cyclists will be in an earlier start wave than slower cyclists. Parental authorization is required for minors.

Meeting point: Place des Palais at 10:00 am on Sunday, June 17.