SUNDAY 18 JUNE, IT’S BXL TOUR TIME!
The 40 km cycling race organized by the City of Brussels is back for a 7th edition.
In competition – Master or Cyclo – or ride mode – Ride – the BXL TOUR is the sporting event that will allow you to (re)discover our capital. Solo or as a team, choose the category that suits you best and register until 17 June(or until we are sold out)
This year, the BXL TOUR is collaborating with the BALOISE BELGIUM TOUR, whose finish line will also be located under the Atomium.
See you on 18.06.2023!
For World Bicycle Day on Saturday 3rd of June, the BXL TOUR and Westland Shopping are putting out a challenge to cyclists from all over Brussels!
Are you ready for the BXL TOUR? Come and prove it and try to win a free ticket for the race and lots of other prizes. Show us that you’re the best in your category or simply come and test your legs on Intersport’s home-trainers!
For the home-trainer competition, three categories will be able to take part: young people aged 12-18 / men / women. 200 BXL TOUR caps will be given to the first participants and five winners per category will receive a surprise gift pack (BXL TOUR ticket, Westland Shopping gift card, etc.).
For the curious ones out there, there will also be a BMX demonstration, a bike repair stand, a BMX and bike initiation course, DJ entertainment and a BXL TOUR info point.
From 1pm to 5pm
At Westland Shopping, Bd Sylvain Dupuis 433, 1070 Anderlecht
For the fourth year in a row and with the aim of supporting women’s sports, this project brings together twenty or so women from Brussels to learn how to cycle. The aim is to get them involved in the preparation of the BXL TOUR and to participate and finish the race. This enriching and fun experience also allowes them to familiarise themselves with this growing means of active mobility.
Various Brussels associations active in the field of cycling provide the training programme, which gives the participants the theoretical and practical means to cross the finishing line!
Average min. speed: 20km/h
Min age: 12 years old
Ranking : based on timing
The organisers advise participants to have a medical examination before the race.
Average min. speed: 16km/h
Age min: 12 years old
Ranking: no ranking
Electrics bikes are allowed.
At the Atomium.
A festive village full of activities will welcome you.
Place des Palais, access via the Brussels Park.
The departures are scheduled between 9am and 9.50am.
In order to facilitate departures, it is important that you do not arrive more than 15 minutes before your start time.
Coffee by Dolce Gusto for everyone who needs an extra boost!
Each participant must take notice of and comply with the regulations.
Helmets must be worn. Participation will be refused if the participant isn’t wearing a helmet
Plate number with timing chip attached to the front of the bike.
The course is entirely marked and supervised by the organization with the help of the police, flagmen (fixed and mobile), race vehicles (green flag, red flag, broom truck, …). support vehicles, a race director, supervising staff and marshals…
Toilets, water fountains and technical stands (minor repairs) will be available at the start and finish.
A free mobile locker service will be available. You will be able to drop off your belongings in the departure area and pick them up in the arrival area (starting around 10:30 am)
There are several route options for persons with reduced mobility:
40 km: enter the CYCLO category
Start from Place des Palais at around 9:30am
To help us stage a mass start, please select the 25–30 km/h category only in the “Start Box” field when you register
This option requires you to have a UCI licence.
Please email the organizers at
32km: enter the RIDE category
Start from Place des Palais at around 9:50am
E-bikes are permitted.
This option requires you to have a UCI licence
Please email the organizers at
Hand bikes, tricycles, reclining bikes and tandems are only allowed for licensed persons with reduced mobility. Hand bikes must be equipped with a flag or pennant indicating their presence, attached to the end of a strong, flexible rod at least 1.5m above the ground. Read all the regulations.
Want to participate with your friends or family?
Come and experience a fun and sporting moment by registering as a group.
In addition to the individual ranking, the groups will be included in a separate ranking. By giving the best of yourself, you will be able to find yourself in 2 classifications, and this for the first 2 categories.
Team spirit will be very important!
Moreover, groups (min. 5 persons) benefit from a reduced price.
Individual participants need a number plate to be fixed clearly to the front of the bike handlebars without bending it. Masters must collect this essential item on the race day in the Parc de Bruxelles (at the start). The cyclo and rider categories must collect their plates between 19/05/23 and 17/06/23, on presentation of the e-ticket received by email a few weeks before the race.
The collection points of the plates are :
Attention! Groups, group leaders, can only collect their numbered plates between 5/06/23 and 16/06/23 from Brussels Major Events: Rue de la Madeleine 51, 1000 Brussels, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm.
Master (m&w) based on the photo finish
Cyclo (m&w) based on timings
Sprint: A 1.5km sprint will be held in front of the castle of Laeken. One ranking will be made with the timings of the Masters and Cyclos.
Group classification: From 5 persons onwards you can register as a group for the BXL TOUR. The 5 best timings of your group will be accumulated and will define your group time. A ranking is made of the timings of the Master and Cyclo groups.
For the third consecutive year, the trophies of the BXL TOUR are made from the wood of the splendid Christmas tree of the Grand Place.
In a permanent concern for sustainability, this wood is reused to produce and give life to different objects such as boards of swings, furniture for the City’s events or the Bxl Tour trophies!
The base of the trophy is an A4 board made of fir wood on which a visual created by the Brussels collective Louves (www.louves.be) is laser printed in color.
Each trophy includes the category for which the participant wins the prize and is signed by the godfather of the race, our dear Eddy Merckx!
In addition to being an important lever for good physical and mental health, sport unifies, levels out disparities and brings people together.
It is therefore essential that it serve integration and citizen participation.
This initiative also shows the positive evolution of women’s sport in Brussels.
You like cycling and you like Brussels? Did you participate in the BXL TOUR before or are you participating for the first time this year? Then our BXL TOUR merchandising is definitely something that might interest you!
Read carefully where and when the different items are available.
Don’t forget to tag us on Facebook or Instagram if you have your jersey or cap on or are enjoying a BXL TOUR.
While the black jersey is still exclusive to winners, the white version is available as a collector’s item for everyone. Don’t hesitate any longer and make yourself recognizable on the road as a BXL TOUR fan!
From 18 March via the webshop while registrating
Pick-up needs to be done at the Brussels Information Point. from 18 May on presentation of a confirmation email sent a few weeks in advance.
Helmet off and BXL TOUR cap on, that’s how you can enjoy the BXL TOUR! Or after another fun bike ride in preparation of the best Brussels race of the year! Our Unisex and unisize cap looks great on everyone’s head!
– Free for the first participants who pick up their numbered plate in one of the pickup points.
– Available at the merch booth at the arrival for 5 euros. (Until stock runs out)
– Not available online
The best way to reminisce together at the finish, under the Atomium, is with a drink in hand! First ride the BXL TOUR, then drink a BXL TOUR together!
Since many participants like to drink a beer to celebrate their performance, we made a beer with the brewery Drink-Drink!
The beer :
The BXL TOUR designed just for you is a light IPA de 4,2%. Ingredients :
*From organic farming
IBU : 23 EBC : 8
The brewery :
Drink-Drink! is a project of 3 people from Brussels who met in school. They now decided to merge two of their passions: beer and cycling. Discover more info about the brewery here.
This year, the BXL TOUR has its own beer, brewed with love especially for you, in collaboration with the Brussels brewery Drink Drink!
This IPA (Indian Pale Ale) is a light beer (4.2%) of high fermentation, organically grown and composed of malt, barley, hops, yeast, and G water.
Drink-Drink is a project of three Brussels residents who met at school and decided to merge two of their common passions: beer and cycling.
You will soon be able to discover the beautiful label of the BXL TOUR on our social media.
The BXL TOUR will be the ideal way to cool off after the race!
Starting 10 April, you can find the BXL TOUR on “My beer box” and at the following places: Malt Attack, La Perruche, Amère à boire, Pédalo, Belgopop, Épicerie Horta, Bloum, Chez Marie, Smala, Comptoir Belge, Made in Anderlecht, Wandercoop, Walvis, Le Gist, Fernand Obb and Dekkera.
This year the BXL TOUR collaborates with the BALOISE BELGIUM TOUR!
For the first time the five-day UCI ProSeries cycling race through Belgium will end with a stage in and around Brussels. The finish will be under the Atomium, same as the BXL TOUR.
The collaboration between these 2 great events will be the occasion for amateurs, semi-professionals, and the greatest champions of the world to meet at the finish village for the award ceremony.
18 June will be dedicated to bicycle lovers, a festive day in our capital, for the participants as well as spectators!
To make the race even more attractive, starting this year there is the INTERSPORT GROUP CHALLENGE! Register as a team and compete together for the team prize! The ranking is calculated based on the time of the 5 fastest riders of your team.
To make the race even more exciting, there’sl also the “BALOISE SPRINT”, a 1500m sprint segment on the Avenue du Parc Royal, between the Parvis Notre Dame and the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken.
In addition to these two prizes, all cyclists in the Master or Cyclo category will be automatically timed individually for the general classification. You will thus have the opportunity to qualify 3 times. As a team or solo, it’s up to you to take on your own challenge!
Average min. speed: 40km/h
Min. age: 19 years old (or turn 19 in the year of the event)
Ranking: based on photo finish
Membership of a recognised cycling federation is highly recommended.
Read the rules of the category.
The Master category is sold out!
Don’t hesitate to join the waiting list in the hope that a place will become available.