Location: Brugge – Oudenaarde, Belgium
Date: Usually takes place in late March
Accomplishment: 237 kilometers, 170 kilometers, 130 kilometers, or 74 kilometers. The elevation is not the major factor, just the cobbles.
Ronde van Vlaanderen is, without a doubt, one of the most famous spring classics. It was first raced in 1913 on many of the same cobbled climbs that the pros pedal on today. The whole country comes to a standstill on race day as this Gran Fondo gives riders the opportunity to go pro for a day. Roads are closed from Brugge to Oudenaarde, and the countryside between is absolutely stunning. Watch out for those cobblestones; a bit of advice from us: stay upright and get ready for a bumpy ride! LEARN MORE