This year, the Whitsun weekend in Hasselt is once again a real cycling weekend. During Hasselt Fietst, on Sunday 19 May, the city will be dedicated entirely to cycling. A day later, on Monday 20 May, it is the turn of the professionals during the Ronde van Limburg. And all in preparation for the cycling festival in September when, between 11 to 15 September, the European Cycling Championships come to Limburg’s provincial capital.

The varied programme of Hasselt Fietst includes activities for all ages. Hop on your bike for the 13 km family bike ride, perfect for recreational cyclists and for families with children aged 5 to 12. For those looking for more of a challenge, there is the 35 km bike ride on which you explore part of the European Championship course. Along the way, you can enjoy refreshments. Both rides depart from Kolonel Dusartplein and starting is possible between 10:00 and 15:00. The first 200 families at the feed zone will receive a fun tote bag and the children will also be rewarded with an EC gadget. Register in advance? You can do so here.

European Balance Bike Championship

The little ones (2 to 4.5 years) can take part in the European Balance Bike Championship between 10:00 and 15:00. No balance bike at home? Not to worry. You can borrow one on the spot. Register here.

Preschoolers who are quite ready to cycle without side wheels can participate in the workshop "Kijk! Ik fiets". This 1.5-hour session is supervised by experienced monitors and costs 5 euros per child. Furthermore, the youngest adventurers can enjoy themselves on a challenging kid's course with pumptracks, slopes, cobblestones and bends. Children aged between 5 and 14 can take part using their own bike and helmet or they can borrow a bike on site.

Fancy testing your steering skills on an agility course? You can do so with your own (electric) bike, or take the test using one of the e-bikes from OKRA Sport Limburg. Throughout the day, there are also fringe events providing even more fun and entertainment. Come and join us for this fun-filled day of cycling experience in Hasselt! Register quickly via