ROADS WE RIDE
BBB has prepared a library of GPX routes from Brussels. These are free to browse and use for anyone based in or visiting Brussels, and have been carefully reviewed – and ridden – by experienced riders.
We also use them during our rides and training sessions.
Muur - Bosberg - Congoberg (99km, 700D+)
The season highlight for many members is our visit to the hallowed cobbles of Kapelmuur. The tension builds as we approach Geraardsbergen from the South via the winding lanes of the Pajot. Spurred on by the memories of Cancellara, Boonen and co, it’s a race to the Chapel before regrouping and the traditional Flanders follow-up on the Bosberg. Keep some energy in your legs though, or else with the Congoberg climb still to come, it will be a long ride home.
Eddy Merckx Route (103km, 750D+)
Our ride out to Eddy Mercx’s birthplace is about much more than just a selfie with the statue of the sporting legend. The morning starts with the steep climb of the Smeysberg before a number of shorter tests on the winding lanes of the Hageland to the East of Leuvan. After a quick stop to pay hommage to ‘the cannibal’ the roads level out as we return home, so there should be no shortage of volunteers to ride ‘la course en tete’.
WE ALSO RIDE OFFROAD!
BBB is also building a collection of gravel routes. These rides start from the same meeting point at the Kiosque, which is just a few minutes ride from the vast Foret des Soignes / Zoniënwoud.
New routes are added regularly, so keep an eye out for new tracks to explore!
TEAM'S GRAVEL FAVORITES
Coffee Time in Genval (46km, 575D+)
The route heads out towards Overijsebefore heading South on the magnificent Leemveld gravel road. Enjoy your coffee in Genval as its an easy ride back across the Bois des Dames and the Drève de Lorraine forest track.