The Race around the Netherlands (RatN) is an unsupported bicycle round. It follows a few long-distance bicycle paths through the Netherlands. One hundred percent of the route is paved. Limited participants field of 90 participants. First come, first served registration. You can register here: www.adventurebikeracing.com/ratn.html Start and Finish of the Event will be the: De Proloog Allemanswaard 27 3958 KA Amerongen The event starts on May 1st, 2019. You can start your trip from at 08:00 local time. Finish officially closes May 8th, 2019 at 18:00 local time. The event has two categories: solo and pair The RatN is a do-it-yourself challenge. You are your own ride organizer. Nobody helps a rider when something goes wrong for him. Riders have to fend for themselves. Understand that this is a personal challenge against the clock and not against others. Tracking participants is nothing more than showing where the participant is on the route. It is nothing more then a web-based framework to show participants progress through the tracking device. Participants are urged to take planning seriously. Particpants must study the route and the services available along the route.
Registration, the Fee and what you get for it
When and How much is the Registration? Early Bird Registration! Early Bird Registration opens September, 1st 2018 and closes September 16th 2018 Fee for Early Bird Registration Solo category is 165 Euro. Fee for Early Bird Registration Pair category is 145 Euro. For the pair category both riders have to register and pay. Please tell us your riding partner. Payment until September, 17th 2018 Late Registration if not sold out! Late Registration opens March, 9th 2019 and closes March 24th 2019 Fee for Late Registration Solo category is 185 Euro. Fee for Late Registration Pair category is 165 Euro. For the pair category both riders have to register and pay. Please tell us your riding partner. Payment until March, 25th 2019 Refund policy: 65,-Euro refund until April, 15th 2019 After April 15th 2019 no refund! . Limited rider field of 90! First come – first served
What you get for the fee: The Route in form of a gpx file Provided tracking site (linked here: http://adventurebikeracing.com/ratn.html) Tracking device for the duration of the event Official race cap Place to sleep at the start: DE BOSRAND Majoorsweg 15, 3958 GW Amerongen, Netherlands http://www.bosrandamerongen.nl/ Pasta dinner after sign up on April 30th the day before the event starts! Welcome at the finishline in de Proloog cafe: Shower, the option to sleep it off if you finish at night time Digital pictures we make during the event (can`t guarantee we have yours but we will try) Publishing individual times on our website. Refund policy: 65,-Euro refund until April, 15th 2019 After April 15th 2019 no refund! .
You will receive the route from us. You must follow and complete the entire route anti clock-wise. Your challenge is to only navigate the route and complete the entire route on your own. It is your responsibility to put the route on your navigation device. Please understand that we cannot and will not help you one day before the event with uploading the route on your navigation device. We will send the final route via e-mail to all participants on April 10th, 2019. Also you can download the route on our website but please note that some minor changes will be made until April 10th 2019. Facts about the Route: Distance: around 1680km Elevation: around 5000hm Highest point: 167m (above sea level)
Start and Finish
Start, Finish and Sign up location will be: Allemanswaard 27 3958 KA Amerongen https://deproloog.cc/
Sign up and bike check:
16:00 – 20.00 local time – April 30th, 2019 You get: Tracker and Cap We get: Signed Participant Agreement, Signed Participant Release and Waiver, Signed Next of Kin Info and Proof of insurance We do: Bike check (light, helmet, brakes) You can: Leave your bikebox at the cafe proloog for the duration of the event. (Note: You will leave your box on your own risk. Adventure Bike Racing or the Cafe Proloog are not responsible if something gets lost or forgotten.)
Briefing before the Start:
07:30 local time – May 1st, 2019 Start: From 08:00 local time – May 1st, 2019 The end will be at the latest: 18:00 local time – May 8th, 2019
Hostel location here:
DE BOSRAND Majoorsweg 15, 3958 GW Amerongen, Netherlands http://www.bosrandamerongen.nl/ Please check in at the organisation before 18:00 local time on 30 April. You’ll need your own sleeping bag and pillowcase!