Let's Ride


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. On this page you will find our favorite routes. With this we hope to inspire you to go out on your bike and discover new routes. Have fun!

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Gravel Series Routes

In AW23/24 we organised the first edition of the Maats Gravel Series: a new series of gravel events with the most beautiful off-road routes in the Netherlands. From November to March, we hosted a monthly gravel ride in a different part of our country. The Maats Gravel Series is an off-road group ride of approx. 75-85 km with some timed segments. On this page you find the routes of all five locations.

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Holiday Routes

We have selected a number of routes for you especially for the Christmas period. Here we make a distinction between gravel routes and routes on the road. Are you looking for inspiration for the Festive 500, are you looking for routes to enjoy cycling during your holiday or are you ready for some exercise after all the food violence during the holidays? We got your back!

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Maats Favoroutes

Every cyclist has them: local loops that you can always fall back on. Sometimes you feel like a new and exciting route and sometimes you want to ride something you already know. On this page you will find our regular local Loops that we can dream of but never get bored. Take a look there is something for everyone.

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Gravel Escape Routes

At Maats we are big fans of gravel rides. With our new store in Utrecht we finally have a place where you are on the first unpaved section within a few kilometers. During the autumn and winter months, we proudly organize the Maats Gravel Escape: a monthly ride with start and finish at Maats Utrecht and (almost) nothing bur gravel in between. Together with Local Legend Ruud Groeliken, who created these routes for us, we present you this challenging gravel routes! Enjoy!

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Local Loops

What is your favorite local loop? We asked some friends around the Netherlands to share their favorite route in their local area. As a result, five fantastic gravel routes all over the country. For some you might have to travel a bit, but trust us they are more than worth it. Expect some fantastic gravel routes that you can ride yourself.

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Rideleaders Choice

Because cycling alone is not as much fun as with your friends and because you often only ride your regular local loops, here's some inspiration for some new routes. We asked our Maats rideleaders about their favorite route and we are happy to share it with you. They start and end (of course) at Maats!

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