Vuelta de Maats
The Vuelta Espana will start in Utrecht this year. Maats is the new cycling hotspot of Utrecht and we cannot just let this pass. That is why we are organizing Vuelta de Maats on Saturday 20 August. A great route with food and drinks and plenty of Vuelta spectacle. This event is powered by our friends from Pas Normal Studios and the finest brewpub of Utrecht: De Kromme Haring.
We will start the day and head out from the new Maats store on the Twijnstraat in Utrecht. We created a route of 125 km which is tailored to give you the full experience of cycling along the Vuelta route, including a stop at the Pas Normal Studios-van for a light lunch and cheering zone as the peloton pass by.After the peloton has passed we will ride to De Kromme Haring brewery in Utrecht. Here we will watch the remainder of the stage on screens with some beers and Spanish Cuisine Food. Vegetarian and non-alcoholic options included.
9.30: Meet up Maats Utrecht for coffee and ridebriefing
10.00: Rollout in groups for a route of approx 125km
14.30: Arrival at the route of the Vuelta Stage and watch the peloton pass with a light lunch at the PNS-van
15:00 Riding back to Utrecht
16.00: Arrival at De Kromme Haring for drinks and watch the finish of the race on screen
17.00: Family style paella dinner
18.00: Finish of the day
More about the ride
What is included?
Coffee in the morning before the start.
Lunch stop at the PNS van along the route
2 drinks at brewpub De Kromme Haring
Spanish Paella Family Style Dinner
Maats Goodie Bag
What to bring?
Water, on-bike snacks, spare tube/tools, and a well-serviced bike. Also, please wear a helmet whenever you ride your bike.
The route will be approximately 125 kilometers in total, so a good level of fitness and experience cycling in a group is expected. Expect average speed to be around 28-30 km/h. The exact route will be shared with you prior to the event.