After the large success of the last 6 editions, Roc d’Ardenne is coming back to Belgium and will once again be one of the largest mountain bike festivals in Belgium.
As part of the Roc d’Ardenne, O2Bikes will once again host the Happy Bike Days, Belgium’s biggest test event for moutainbikes.
How do I get there?
Leave early to have enough time to park your car, pick-up your race number and prepare yourself for the start.
It is a festive weekend so the mobility in the center of Houffalize will be restricted. We advise not to drive to town where it will be IMPOSSIBLE TO PARK.
It will not be possible to park in the center of Houffalize.
Instead we invite you to park your car on one of the four parking area near the motorway exit. These parkings are indicated and stewards are present to help you further. We ask participants to cycle into town.
Participants travelling with a camper and who choose not to go on a campsite, can park as from Thursday night 30 April at the parking near the football pitch.
Address: Rue Saint-Roch 106, 6660 Houffalize
Keen to make Roc d'Ardenne a proper outing, with or without friends?
You can browse through the other available options via the Houffalize Tourism Service. Click here.
Collection participation kit
Anyone who is individually registered and whose e-mail address is provided correctly at registration will receive a personal e-mail one week before the event. This e-mail will include additional information about their participation in Roc d'Ardenne and/or Happy Bike Days
Important! Locations of picking up the participation kits are different.
Read carefully the information below.
Bring this e-mail along to Roc d’Ardenne to collect your ID plate in person at the registration stand at the Place de l’Eglise.
Friday 1 May: 12.00 – 21.00
Saturday 2 May: 6.30– 20.00
Sunday 3 May: 8.00 – 11 :00
The control of the licences for participants at the UCI Mountainbike series race will take place on Friday from 16:00 pm to 20:00 pm.
There will be no license control on Saturday morning.
Belgians without yearly license who wish to participate in the official UCI Mountainbike Series competition and want to purchase a daily license, can do so under the following conditions:
1) The UCI marathon is not complete yet.
2) Only on Friday during the opening hours of the license check (4 PM – 8 PM).
Registering for the UCI MTB Marathon Series is not possible on the day of the Marathon itself. Non-Belgians without a license have to buy their daily license in advance at their national federation. They cannot buy a daily license at the event.
Participants at the Happy Bike Days
Bring this e-mail along to the Happy Bike Days to collect your testing pass at the registration stand of the Happy Bike Days.
Opening times registration stand:
Friday 1 May: 9 :00 – 12 :00
Saturday 2 May: 9 :00 – 12 :00
Sunday 3 May: 9 :00 – 12 :00
If you haven’t received an e-mail or letter, don’t worry! You will find the list of participants online on Friday 24 April. Look for your number, make a note of it and come along with some form of ID (driving licence or passport) to collect your personal participant’s envelope.
To find out more about the waves per race, click here. (available +- 2 weeks before the event)
Showers and changing rooms for riders are available in the Hall Omnisport, Cours de L'Abbaye in Houffalize (200 meter before the finish line).