zondag 23 december 2018


You can now register by filling out the form in the link below.


Your registration will only be finalised by paying the €10 registration fee (mention Strada 'name') by banktransfer to XC Bikers vzw IBAN BE52 0015 4833 4309 or by paypal to: xcbikersdrv@gmail.com

We are offering the following courses: 80km, 105km, 150km, 200km.
Registration fee includes a free coffee at the start, feed stations along the course, GPS-files for all courses , a bloody good time on the bike on the best dirt roads of De Kempen.

We thank our partners @konabikesbenelux and @monsieur_velo_lichtaart for their support, they are offering a limited edition gift to the first 200 registered riders!

All details will be shared in time prior to the ride.

Je kan je nu inschrijven via de link hierboven.

Je inschrijving is pas definitief na betaling van €10 op de rekening van XC Bikers vzw op  IBAN BE52 0015 4833 4309 of via paypal aan xcbikersdrv@gmail.com

We bieden de volgende parcours aan: 80km, 105km, 150km, 200km.
De inschrijving houdt het volgende in: gratis koffie aan de start, bevoorrading op het parcours, GPS-tracks voor alle parcours, veel pret op de fiets over de mooiste onverharde wegen van De Kempen.

We bedanken onze partners  @konabikesbenelux en @monsieur_velo_lichtaart  voor hun steun, zij bieden een uniek cadeau voor de eerste 200 inschrijvingen.

Alle details volgen later.

vrijdag 5 januari 2018

Event Details

Date: Saturday 4/5/2019

Start/Finish: Cafe Barzoen, Warandestraat 42 , B2300 Turnhout
They always have a nice selection of food on the menu, serve a very good cup of fairtrade coffee and have cold beers on tap. Everything you need to fuel up before, and refuel after the ride.

All our routes are very dirt road heavy, showing you the fens, forests, fields and heather plains of De Kempen. All routes will be made available as a GPS track (they will not be marked).
200km: Our masterpiece. By popular demand we are offering a 200km loop. This will show you De Kempen from north to east to south (maybe some day we will include the west and make a 200mile/320km loop...).
150km: Based on last years 160km classic with some changes to keep it fresh.
105km: Compared to the 2018 loop we have cut out a lot of the paved sections from first quarter of the ride.
80km: A shorter loop still showing the region in all it's glory.

Start times:
200km and 150km: Will be communicated later
105km and 80km: 8h00 to 10h00

Registration and costs:
The GPS tracks will be emailed to the registered riders in the weeks prior to the event,
We ask for a small fee to cover our costs. This it to be paid in advance.
Included in the fee is a free coffee at the start, GPS tracks for all courses and basic feed zones along the courses. The final feed zone with technical support will be hosted by @monsieur_velo_lichtaart
@konabikebenelux and @monsieur_velo_lichtaart are providing a unique limited edition gift for the first 200 registered riders!
We have chosen to keep things simple. This is an event hosted by riders for riders.

The routes will be GPS-based only, it will not be marked, you will need a GPS device or ride with someone who has one.
There are no showers at the start/finish location.
This is not a race, the course is on public roads, crossroads and intersections will not be secured. Keep it safe. Be nice. Don't litter.
Participation is at your own risk.
Come prepared! Make sure your bike is in good order and that you carry essential spares and tools.
Don't underestimate the Kempen. The area may be flat but it 'packs a punch'.

Free Parking: Turnhout has 3 free parkings which are all within 1km of the start location:
Boomgaardstraat (near Talentenschool)
Papenbruggestraat (near Stadspark)
Nieuwe Kaai (near Dreamland)

Paid Parking: De Warande has an underground parking 100m from the start. Address: Wezenstraat 10

Train: Turnhout can be reached by train, the start location is 500m from the train station.

What is the Strada Campina gravel ride?

The Strada Campina is a mixed surface (gravel) ride through the Noorderkempen (Turnhout) and Zuiderkempen (Averbode-Westerlo) regions in the north of Belgium.

The routes will take you over the quiet backroads, the lonely sandroads and some nice singletracks of the area. Some asphalt roads will link the good stuff together.

The main waypoints along the routes are some of the many abbeys (each with their own special beer) of the region.

The Strada Campina is a GPS based social ride and will be held on Saturday May 4th, 2019.
The start and finish will be at cafe Barzoen in Turnhout. Before the ride you can enjoy a pre-ride coffee, after the ride you can hang at cafe Barzoen for a drink and something to eat while you catch up with the other riders.

What bike to bring? Anything with a 30-32mm or wider tire will work. How many knobs you want on those tires will depend on the weather and your riding style. Gears or singlespeed, drop bar or flat bar, MTB or cross bike, gravel bike or road bike? It doesn't really matter, you can run what you brung and feel most comfortable with.

What terrain will we be riding? The Kempen is known for its sandy soil, fens and woodland. The region is mostly flat with some very short but punchy up and downs. The singletracks we will be riding can be done on typical cross tires. Check out our Instagram-page to get an idea of what's coming -click link-

What more do I need? You will need to have a GPS-device so that you can follow the route. The course will not be marked.