The Fiets4Daagse will have plenty of opportunities for people to cycle around Drenthe’s gorgeous countryside
This week, the province of Drenthe will fill with bikers. But there will be no leather-clad, Harley-Davidson riding thrill-seekers here, but plenty of people pedalling through the Netherlands’ prettiest province during the ‘Bicyle Four Days’. As reported by RTV Drenthe.
Last year, the Fiets4Daagse was canceled due to the Coronavirus, but this year, according to the board, there are sufficient preparations in place to make the event ‘Corona safe’. For example, this edition will work with time locks to prevent too many participants starting at the same time.
Otherwise, much is as usual: participants can choose from different distances, and then bike through Drenthe. People can choose from routes of 30, 40 and 60 kilometers, with several start places spread across the province: in Assen, Dalen, Diever; Emmen, Meppel, Norg; and Westerbork.
The event has been going on for decades. The first Drentse Rijwielvierdaagse, as the event was called in the early years, was held in 1966 with 239 participants. After that, the popularity of the four-day event steadily increased. More and more people joined the event, and it expanded by adding multiple starting places. For example, in 1973, 1978 and 1987 Hoogeveen, Emmen and Meppel became part of the multi-day cycling tour.
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