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Ride Reports

Events & rides have played an important role within Maats since day one. It is the perfect way to get to know new people and discover new routes in an accessible way. Events have proven to be the perfect tool for building the Maats community of which we are extremely proud. Our events consist of monthly social rides, gravel events, trips abroad and sometimes even a race. We have organized many different rides and events over the years. These events consist of Sunday social rides, gravel events, cycling trips abroad and sometimes even a race. We wrote a ride report of the most special Maats events. With this we hope to inspire you to go out on your bike and discover new routes.

Exploring Slovenia 

July 2021

Maats Rideleaders Erik Mus and Anne-Marie Schonkie traveled to Slovenia and did a five-day bikepacking trip. Slovenia may not be the first country that comes to mind when you think of cycling holidays, but according to Anne-Marie and Erik, this should change very soon. Erik wrote an article about their journey and explains why this country is prefect for a cycling adventure.

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Torino - Torino Bikepacking Trip 

July 2021

At the beginning of July, Maats co-founder Joost and Maats C.R.O. (chief route officer) Ewout made a very cool bikepacking trip through Italy and France. The route consisted of six stages with many altimeters and start and finish in Turin. For Joost it was the first time that he rode such a multi-day bikepacking trip. He wrote an article about this journey.

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Around the Netherlands in three days

Juni 2021

On Friday morning, June 18, 2021, Floris von Bönninghausen started a three-day trip along the border of the Netherlands. To put it in perspective, in terms of distance it is equivalent to a ride from Amsterdam to Madrid or 100, yes really 100 loops of the Ronde Hoep. Floris did not just ride this tour for fun. In December 2020, his mother (62) was diagnosed with Alzheimer's. Read his story here.

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3-daagse van de Voerstreek

September 2020

September 2020 for us would be all about racing in Traka Girona. Because of the forced cancellation because of Covid, we had to look for an alternative. We organized our own 3-days stage race in the Belgian Voerstreek region (just across the border), rented a large house with a big garden, invited our friends, stocked up with food and beers, and off we went for a long weekend gravel adventure. 

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Maats x Pas Normal Studios Race

September 2020

The second edition of the Maats x Pas Normal Studios Plus One race was scheduled for Saturday 5 September 2020. In 2019 the win went to Denmark through the victory of PNS big man Ashleigh Jones after an ultimate collaboration with his teammate Sune Nicolajsen. The latter was absent this year, which placed a heavy burden on Ashleigh's big shoulders. On this page you can read everything about the 2020 race. 

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Bikepacking in the Netherlands

May 2020

The plan was quite simple: Three days of cycling through the Netherlands with as many gravel roads as possible. Not from hotel to hotel or from camping to camping, but sleeping in the open air. Read here the story of Maats Rideleader Erik Mus who  had his first hardcore bikepacking experience and went on an adventure with three experienced bikepackers.

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Maats Explorer Twente

December 2019

During the Maats Explorer series we organize events at challenging locations throughout the country. The first edition of the Maats Explorer took place on Sunday 15 December 2019. The start and finish were in Lonneker, near Enschede. More than 100 participants had traveled to Twente for this new Maats event.

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Maats Girona Gravel

September 2019

Mid-October 2019 we went to Girona with the lovely Maats crew for a long weekend of gravel cycling. We went to Girona several time before but this was our first gravel trip in this cycling mecca. On this page you'll read all about the routes we rode, the (cycling) life in Girona and the best place to stay!

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