Frequently Asked Questions

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Event Day

What are the starting times for riders?
The starting times for riders are:
  • 140 km 07h30 - 09h00
  • 85 km  08h00 - 09h00
What is the time of registration?
  • The time of registration is:
  • 140 km 07h30 - 09h00
  • 85 km  08h00 - 09h00

What is the full program look like?
The full program of LtD Gravel Fest is: 07h30 - 18h00

  • 140 km 07h30 - 09h00
  • 85 km  08h00 - 09h00

Starting times
  • 140 km 07h30 - 09h00
  • 85 km  08h00 - 09h00

Official welcome
08h00 - 08h15

Free pre-ride Il Magistrale coffee (americano/espresso)
07h30 - 09h00

Feed zones
  • Feed zone 1 09h00 - 11h30
  • Feed zone 2 13h30 - 15h30
  • Mystery Stop powered by PurePower Sport

Free Wahooligan x The Bastard Burger
11h30 - 14h00

De Bisschopsmolen Limburgse Vlaai
12h00 - 16h00

Finish Festival 
  • Entertainment program 11h30 - 18h00
    • Goodie bag
    • Stretch tent with Kwaremont Koerse Kaffee
    • Food - vlaai and burgers
    • Music
    • Expo area 
    • “Jaarmarkt” / Fair
    • Pumptrack kids
    • Booths  partners
    • Hottub (yeah!)

Tombola with great prizes
17h00 - 17h30
What is in the starting package?
This is included in your starting package:
  • Personalized number plate 
  • PurePower Sport product
  • Voucher pre-ride Il Magistrale coffee (americano/espresso)
  • Voucher Wahooligan x The Bastard Burger
  • Voucher Kwaremont 0.3%
  • Voucher goodie bag
  • Ticket tombola
What is the event location?
The location of LtD Gravel Fest is Shimano Experience Center. 

Shimano Experience Center
De Leeuwhof 2
6301 KZ Valkenburg
Are there lockers at the event?
No, we don't have lockers at the event. Keep your belongings with you, leave them in your car or give them to friends/family.
Is there a bike wash?
Yes, you can clean your bike at the Dynamic Bike Care bike washing station. Follow the signs.
Are there shower facilities?
You, inside the Shimano Experience Centere there are shower facilities.
Is there a secured bike parking?
Yes, volunteers will take care of your bike.
When having issues with my bike, are there mecanics?
Yes, there will be mechanics by Shimano Service Center at feed stations and the Shimano Experience Center.


What route are we taking?
LtD Gravel Fest brings you right to the heart of Dutch gravel heaven: South Limburg. You can choose between two distances: 85 km or 140 km.
How many feed stations are on route?
There are extensive two feed stations powered by De Bisschopsmolen / GrainLabs. One in the morning loop and one in the afternoon loop. There is also a mystery stop powered by PurePower Sport.

Feed zones:
  • Feed zone 1 09h00 - 11h30 - 44 km
  • Feed zone 2 13h30 - 15h30 - 114 km
  • Mystery Stop powered by PurePower Sport

There will be sports nutrition, water, candies, fruit, etcetera. 

After the morning loop you'll arrive at the Shimano Experience Center. There you'll get a Wahooligan x The Bastard burger on a De Bisschopsmolen bun for free.

  • Lunch at Shimano Experience Center 11h30 - 14h00
What is the elevation gain?
You'll be riding in South Limburg. This means hills are involved :)

  • 85 km - morning loop - elevation gain 830
  • 140 km - morning and afternoon loop - elevation gain 1,200
Is the route signposted?
No, the route is not signposted.

You can download the routes on komoot. We're good friends with them, so they're giving all participants a komoot Region Bundle for free (normally it's € 8.99). One week prior to the event you'll receive an email with more information.
What are the facilities on route?
There will be two feed stations, one mystery stop, first aid and mecanics by Shimano Service Center. If you are facing any issues, call service number +316 38696540. Call emergency number 112 by serious issues.  


What's the deadline for registration for LtD Gravel Fest?
There is no closing date regarding registration. But don't wait too long, we might run out of tickets. As soon as we are sold out we will close the registration, that may be well before the event will take place. 
Can I cancel my registration?
If you registered for LtD Gravel Fest and you decide not to participate, for whatever reason, total or partial reimbursement of the registration fee is not possible.
I have not received confirmation of the registration by email. Now what?
All participants will receive a confirmation of the registration by email. Make sure you enter your correct email address. Check your spambox, maybe it ended up in there. Still no confirmation mail? Contact us


Until when is the early bird discount valid?
The 15% discount rate is valid until February 5, 2023. 


Can I enter the festival area without a ticket?
Yes, feel free to visit LtD Gravel Fest and to experience the great festival vibe.


What bike do you recommend?
A gravel bike is the go-to bike for LtD Gravel Fest. However there are no limitations. A CX, MTB or road bike with gravel proof >33mm tires (with profile!) will also do the job.


Do you offer sleeping accommodations?
We don't offer sleeping options ourselves, but we have a preferred hotel partner: Hotel Valkenburg by Mercure. It's located next to Shimano Experience Center. Contact Hotel Valkenburg by Mercure and book your room. Highly recommended any time you are riding your bike in the Valkenburg area!

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