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This page will be  ''under construction''constantly, meaning that I hope to be able to give you  the track-files after I rode a nice trip , so come back to visit this page regularly.
 
Always pay attention when riding a track, I can not be held responsible for any possible injury occuring when riding a track from this website. Download and ride them at your own risk. I guarantee that the routes were safe when I rode them and that no forbidden or private paths were used.Some of the tracks were created by myself, but most of them I adjusted from files found on the net ,magazines,or just local routes .Just keep in mind the safety regulations as you always should do when riding a bike. Always wear a helmet !
Keep in mind that tracks may change in time and create hazardous situations due to: changes in weather (ice, fallen trees...) , changes in traffic regulations , people leaving litter (glass, debris, ....) or lunatics stretching lines across the tracks or throwing nails. Be carefull and have fun.
 
You can download the files for free, but I sure am curious about your comments, so please let me know what you think of it. If you have GPS tracks you want to share, let me know.

 
soon to be expected:
Other of my training rides.
Rides in Les Vogues (FR)

Destelbergen:
 
This is actually the place I ride a lot during training sessions. Especially when I promised myself to do a road training , I finally end up leaving the asphalt for what it is , and ride the dusttrails.
It can be quit nice when the azaleas are  there, you find whole fields of them here in the region. Combining the 3 tracks will give you a solid 65 km. For me it is 80 km riding to it from my house

Destelbergen Green BLOSO Track :
 
This is a 32 km long family ride with only a few bridges over the highway to conquer , so as flat as a pancake, like all the rides in the neighborhood. The problem with this one is that there are supposed to be signposts but these are very difficult to see or have disappeared, so this mps-file will be  a help for all those that want to ride it anyway.
remark: the route changed around the pools because it has become private property there, but i made an alternative that will bring you back on the route.
Start: best is the swimmingpool Kristalbad in Destelbergen.

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Destelbergen Blue  Bloso Track:
 
Same story as the green track , rode it on 27/06/2003 and it was quite sandy.
Only difference : the people who maintain the track have placed all new signalisation wich makes the GPS track a bit superfluous , that is for now.
It is 21 km long and has not one hill to climb.
 
Start: Best at the Laarne sportcentre

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Destelbergen Red BLOSO Track:
 
This one is much nicer then the green one. Still flat but a lot more off-road. The signposts are there mostly, but they are (depending on the season) overgrown by weeds. Especially after long periods off rain , some parts are not doable due to too much mud that's good for you. It's 22 km long.
start: same as Green route.

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Oudenaarde

I rode the track on 30/3/2003 after a rainless period of a month. Some places were still quite muddy. Not recommandable after a period of heavy rains. It is the combination of the 3 local BLOSO-routes . The famous ''Koppenberg'' is included, some heavy climbs, and nice downhills. Still a lot of riding on roads instead of offroad. Quite a nice one. A high average is possible. +/- 37 km and 480 hm .
Start:on the parkingspace behind the swimmingpool and next to the fitnesscenter in Oudenaarde.

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Braine-Le-Chateau

14/3/03 a really nice day in spring nice hot sun really showing herself for the first time this year and a soft 20 C. Only 25km south of Brussels lies a beautiful MTB playground, noone expects it to be there and the climbs are steeper then you expect it here. Don't underestimate this one take enough water and food because the terrain will wear you out without you even noticing it.We cross the language border (walloon-flemish) several times. Lot of offroad, few roads.Lots of woods , castles and chapels, lots of water. The trip is  68 km long  with 1200 hm.
Start: Ride to Dworp and find Sept Fontaines, park your car and pick up the track around the lakes.

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Peruwelz:

75 km south of Ghent.  Rode this one after one week of heavy rains. Still the track was doable . The mud was not sticky , more slippery like soap , but it never anoyed me because it stayed within limits. There is a lot of variety :lakes ,rivers, singletracks, woods , a very steep climb on an old mine mountain (the only one) , a quarry etc. it is never spectacular but it is just a solid ride with 670 hm for 55,5 km . it really pleased me.
I rode this one as a participator of the bike tour organized by the local MTB -club . The organisation was so good (getting rare these days ) that I would like you to know that it is worth your money to support them during their anual bikefeast in may, you get a lot in return.
Start: you can park your car at the station and ride to the startpoint at the open air swimming pool.

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Sauveniere :
 
It was the mai 4th and a really beautiful day to go out and ride. It would be 72 long and about 680 hm . It is a nice ride without much difficulties. Just a sloping track in nice woods and fieldtracks for people with power in the legs to keep the machine running , sometimes with a strong headwind in open terrain and a sucking , slightly muddy ground in the forrest. The flowers in the woods really made my day : just beautiful.
start: the centrum of the village.

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Seraing :
 
This 46 km ride is a very nice one with a lot of singletracks and some challenging climbs in it. The start is so exciting that it will bring your heartbeat easily way up. And there is no point in trying to keep the bike clean and fresh, crossing the streams on your bike is really fun !
Start: complexe du Bois de L'abbaye

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BEVEL:
 
The county of Antwerp , not very well known for its mountainbiketracks, but here and there there are some nice woods , if you want a sandy underground,  here is where you want to be. This track is about 57 km long with 230 hm. It has great singletracks. The only thing that is missing : climbs. I was one of the participators in a perfectly organized tour. A real ace!
 
Start: at the local Football field in the center of the village.
 

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Leefdaal:
 
15/6/2003 this one's very close to Brussels again. This one I wanted to ride very calmly and didn't expect much of it. But it is cool. It is never flat.Although you never get the impression you are climbing you get a total of  700 hm for 54 km. Thats why I felt so tired in the end because the track really got me speeding here. Nature is great around here but don't expect it to be spectacular, you don't have to be an ace in bikecontrol here.This track was based on the Winksele TT.
 
Start: center of Leefdaal ,park your car on the ''Sportzaal'' parking.
 

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Langdorp: 
 
Really really really great ride. 70 km long for 950 hm in the Aarschot area.
Lot of nasty climbs, lot of singletracks and woods. Lot of everything your MTB-heart ever wanted in a surprisingly lovely region of Vlaams- Brabant..
I Participated in the ''Hagelandse Chronorit '', that is probably one of the best you can get. A must do.
 
Start: Church of Langdorp

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Florennes:
 
This ride is just mountainbiking ''pur sang''. And that's all I want to say about it,  discover it for  yourself. 68 km long for 1285 hm.
 
start: the Florennes salle des sports

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Blaugies:
 
This track is 54km long with 750 hm and is constantly flirting with the French border in the south of Henegouwen. Always sloping and a nice passage in the local forest. The final 15 km are for the roadrunners amongst you.

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Pecrot:
 
A few kms above Wavre we can find Pecrot. The ride is a nice one constantly going up and down with nice passages through the local forests, but with here and there some asphalt.
48km and 760 hm.

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Try not to think about what your mountainbikeriding has cost you so far !