Good news: bike course Challenge Almere-Amsterdam shortened a bit

Following your comments to our slightly changed bike course, we have spent some evenings behind the ‘drawing table’ once again and have tried – together with all parties involved – to shorten the bike course where possible. Good news: we succeeded! 

We will skip the section in the Kromslootpark and follow the same route as we did last year for the Middle Distance. This year all athletes will follow that route: both Long Distance and Middle Distance athletes. That will make a significant difference in distance and we will save our participants a few kilometers.

The Long Distance bike course is now 181.5 kilometers.

The Middle Distance Bike Course is now 96 kilometers.

You can find the exact course maps here:

We have also updated our athlete guide. The latest version can be found here: