The top venue AquaBest (Best) hosts the LakeBike 24 Challenge every June. This is a unique event where participants mountain bike for 24 hours in relay teams or individually. The biggest challenge is not only speed, but also maintaining concentration, riding in the dark and staying focused on the other avid participants. Running continuously in relay form as many laps as possible throughout the day and night is quite a task both mentally and physically!
Competitive as well as recreational mountain bikers can participate in a category of their choice. The 24 hour race is all about sportsmanship, fun, promoting the sport of mountain biking and, of course, meeting other avid mountain bikers. This year, the NK 24-hour mountain biking will once again be held where solo riders and teams can compete for the coveted title of Dutch 24-hour champion! In addition to a 24-hour race, a 12-hour, 6-hour and 4-hour race will also be held.
Around the popular lake is a varied course of about 8 kilometers. Singletracks through the forest, dirt trails along the lake and the various natural and man-made elevation differences make the course challenging for everyone and there will also be the so-called “chicken runs” so that the more difficult passages can be bypassed via an easier and slower route. Various activities are also organized for spectators in the promotional village.
Its central location has the advantage that it will attract mountain bikers from the Netherlands, Germany and Belgium. The location is very accessible and is located next to the junction of A58 and A2 just a stone’s throw from Eindhoven. The site has a large camping meadow, electricity and adequate bathroom facilities.