The members of student’s mountainbike and cycling association Dutch Mountains in Maastricht are in for sports and a sociable time. Cycling and mountainbiking is possible on any level, from starter who never rode on a racing- or mountainbike before to experienced competitive riders with a license. Besides sports, there is also more than enough time to be sociable. We have monthly activities, three member’s weekend a year and more than enough fun in between.
Dutch Mountains went to Valkenburg on a snowy Thursday. Why could you ask? Well we had a diner at the restaurant of one of our sponsors: Haselderhof. Everyone was dressed fancily and excitement was all around. Also some hungry bellies, but that would be taken care of as soon as we entered the restaurant. The food was great, the atmosphere too. There was a lot of laughter, interesting conversations, delicious meals and even a speach from Thijs to top it all of. It is save to say that we all enjoyed the evening and some of us also the night, because they kept on going until the small morning hours, when the sun rose almost. The evening was a complete succes, we cannot wait until the next time this many members are present to celibrate an event. Hope to see you all soon!
Thanks to all our sponsors for a great 2018 and hopefully an even better 2019!
Last weekend (16th untill 18th of November) our members had a weekend packed with fun and games. After the very succesful weekend to Malmedy we didn’t bring our racing bikes to cycle this time. Instead we enjoyed snacks, drinks, games and of course the magnificent company that all members provided. Even some Classics, who live miles and miles away, decided to join this weekend. We left Maastricht on Friday evening and cycled on our city bikes to the infamous Koestal. Arrived, we played some games and had a lot of fun. Everyone could have had a good night’s rest on Saturday morning. So everyone completely refreshed the activity in the afternoon was really enjoyable. The dropping was planned later that day. A dropping was something that we had wanted to do for ages and we finally could do one. The only downside was the cold outside. So everyone put on a lot of winter clothes and quite warm gloves to prepare themselves for the approximately 2 hours walk. We split up into two groups, one was dropped on top of ‘de Plank’ and the other one near Dalhem. One group was a bit better prepared than the other and managed to get a ride back to the Koestal, a shame to play it this way, but better than walking for hours in the cold probably. The others managed to complete their way back in a reasonably good time. After the exhausting night some more games were played and more drinks were drank. The toughest part of the weekend was the Sunday morning activity: Cleaning the whole place. But with good teamwork we managed to do just that in a good fashion and left back for Maastricht, because another week of studying was waiting. We hope that all of you enjoyed the weekend and see you hopefully soon!
It’s been a while, but we’d still like to thank our members for competing at the Dutch team time trial championship and at the regular championship. Both races were in hindsight quite a succes,this because our members suffered more than they would have probably wanted to. We couldn’t achieve the succes we had in 2017, but still performed great.
Also a huge thank you to all our sponsors who made it possible for us to participate at these events.