Here you can find the official maps for the ride and the drive. The 20km-route is marked BLACK; the extra 10km-loop for the 30km-route is marked RED.
TIP: right klick and then select “save as”
The scheduled distances for the ride are:
Endurance ride, March 10. 2018 20,5 – 30,5 – 41 – 61 – 81km max.: 100 entries
Endurance drive, March 11. 2018 20 – 29,9 – 40 – 49,9 – 61km max.: 20 entries
For the ride: 41km is twice the 20,5 km-loop and the 61km is twice the 30,5 km-loop. The 81km is twice the 30,5m km-loop and once the 20,5 km-loop.
For the drive: 40km is twice the 20km-loop, the 49,9km does first the 29,9km-loop followed by 20km, and 61km is three times the 20km-loop.
Approximately 1km of the 30km long loop passes along a busy driveway, with a segregated bicycle road and a wide grass verge. Each loop this road has to be crossed twice. Also app. 1 km is paved road with a small grass verge.
Around Ysselsteyn the soils are mostly sandy and there are hardly any heights. The ride takes you through wide grass verges, small stony verges, half paved sand roads, bush roads and grassy bush roads. Short pieces of roads will be paved.
However, if it rains a lot shortly before the ride, the roads can be pretty muddy and therefore very rough. It will become slippery, uneven with chances of stumbling, tripping and an increasing chance of lameness. If there is a frost period, it will also be slippery and rough. Please adjust your riding style and speed to the circumstances, or end the ride premature.