Practical info

Participation package for each participant:

  • Unique We Ride Flanders gadget
  • Accident insurance (no helmet = not insured)
  • Signallers on the course and at the start/finish location
  • An extensive supply* at each checkpoint with sports food and drink, water, bananas, cookies, waffles,…
  • Technical assistance
  • Frame plate with chip for timing and live tracking during the event
  • Frame sticker indicating hills, cobbled sections and supplies
  • Perfect signage on the course
  • Medical service at each checkpoint and at the finish

* Supplies only on presentation of the frame plate! Participants without a frame plate will not be allowed on the course.

Signage to follow:

Participants from Belgium, registered before March 8, will receive their registration package by post the week before the event.

All other participants can pick up their package on the spot. They will receive a personal confirmation e-mail with a personal number at the latest 1 week before the event. With this number they can collect the frame plate at the registration desk.

The registration desk is open on:

  • Friday, March 29 between 12 am and 7 pm in Oudenaarde.
  • Saturday, March 30, from 7 am in Oudenaarde or from 6 am in Antwerp (237 km).


  • Antwerp – Orteliuskaai/Ernest Van Dyckkaai

237 km: 7 am – 8 am

  • Oudenaarde – Lindestraat

159 km : 7 am – 8 am
128 km : 7 am – 9 am
74 km : 7 am – 10 am


The finish of all distances is at the Qubus in Oudenaarde. The last supply post closes at 7 pm. If you arrive here later, you are no longer an official participant and are obliged to take the shortest route to the finish. The finish in Oudenaarde officially closes at 8 pm.


Oudenaarde (De Qubus, Lindestraat 47, Oudenaarde)

Opening hours

Friday March 29 : 12 am – 7 pm
Saturday March 30 : 7 am – 8 pm

Here you can pick up your participation package and hand in your frame plate after the ride.

Extensive supplies will be provided along the way with sweet and salty LIDL biscuits, LIDL fruit, water, 226ERS sports drinks and 226ERS sports nutrition.

Below is an overview of the number of supplies for each distance.

  • 74 km: 2 refreshment stations
  • 128 km: 3 refreshment stations
  • 159 km: 4 refreshment stations
  • 237 km: 5 refreshment stations

226ERS provides hypotonic sports drinks, energy bars and energy gels at the supplies. You can find the full range and product info here.

FOODMAKER provides pasta at the supply station in Geraardsbergen (237km & 159km).

Changes are possible at the following times:

  • Friday 29 March from 12:00 to 19:00 in Oudenaarde (for the 74km, 128km, 159km and 237 km)
  • Saturday 30 March from 07:00 in Oudenaarde (for the 74km, 128km and 159km)
  • Saturday 30 March from 06:00 in Antwerp (for the 237 km).

Distance change

  1. First collect your starter pack or bring the pack you received at home.
  2. Have your distance changed at the stand ‘change of name/distance’.

Changing to a shorter distance is free.

If you change from the 237km to a shorter distance, you will start in Oudenaarde.

For a change from a shorter to a longer distance the difference in price will be charged.

If you change from the 74km, 128km or 159km to the 237km, you will start in Antwerp.

Name change

  1. First collect the starter pack with the confirmation email of the person whose registration you are taking over, or bring the starter pack of the original participant.
  2. Change the personal data at the stand ‘change of name/distance’.

Don’t forget to bring your ID. For a name change an administration fee of € 5 will be charged on site.

* only for participants 237km

Participants of the longest distance (237km) can drop off a sports bag in the morning at the registration desk in Antwerp (Orteliuskaai) between 6am and 8am. Participants will receive a wristband with the same number attached to their sports bag.
The sports bags will be transported by truck to the 2nd supply point in Herzele after 96km. The sports bags will be there between 9:45am and 12:45pm.
At 12:45pm the truck will continue towards Oudenaarde where the participants can pick up their sports bags after their ride.
Loose articles of clothing or plastic bags will not be accepted. So make sure you bring a tight-fitting (sports) bag to put your belongings in.


Coming from Ghent take exit 8 De Pinte and then the N60 towards Oudenaarde.

Once on the N60 (Westerring) follow the instructions of the organization.

The Qubus will not be accessible by car.

Below you will find the parking plan with the different car parks provided by the organization.

Be sure to remember which parking lot you leave your car in so you can find it after the event (tip: take a picture of the parking sign upon arrival with the name of your parking lot)

Parkingplan >>

Are you coming to Oudenaarde with a motorhome?

Send your request to and they will let you know where you can go.


Participants who wish to leave their car in Antwerp for the entire day can use the pay parkings of the City of Antwerp.

Two kiss & ride zones will be provided (note: this is only to drop off participants, you cannot stay here!):

    • Northern side: parking Waagnatie
    • Southern side: D’herbouvillekaai + Ledeganckkaai

Shuttle service OUDENAARDE » ANTWERP

A shuttle bus (with bike trailer) is laid on for participants in the 237 km from Oudenaarde to Antwerp.

This bus leaves at 05:15am, 7pm and 8pm sharp in Oudenaarde and transports you, and your bicycle, to Antwerp and you must indicate your choice when you register.

SPORTOGRAF.COM is our official photo partner and will take photos of all participants during the We Ride Flanders. You can order these after your participation via this link.

You can find more info on how your photos will be handled here.

The organizer recommends that everyone avoid strenuous efforts for which they are not physically prepared. Make wise choices regarding the distance you want to cover and/or the pace you want to impose on your body.

If you want to perform sports at a high intensity, you should have yourself checked annually by a (sports) doctor. The presentation of medical certificates is not mandatory.

It is up to the athlete to decide how to deal with the information provided during a medical check-up.

The organizer bears no responsibility in this regard.