Are you looking for skating events now the weather is starting to become better? Look no further! Every roller bike
parade is listed on this amazing site called rollerbikeparade.be
This site has a list of all the cities that have a parade throughout the coming months. We're still waiting on the first
confirmations for the tours, but hell is it going to be fun! A DJ setup mounted on a car at the front and
the group, lots of skaters and the police blocking the road so we can pass safely through the city. What more can you
Of course there are smaller local tours as well, for example Ghent has a darling 'roller parade' (They don't like me
calling it a family tour) for all ages which is perfectly doable for less advanced skaters and most certainly a fun
event to socialize for better skaters.
Are they all the same?
Of course, they are all different tours in different cities, so let's bring you up to date with a few things you might
want to keep in mind.
Some cities, like Leuven, ask that the tour ends at 22h00 so the population isn't disturbed by loud music during the
nighttime. However, our friends from the local skating club (RSC Leuven) don't like the idea of riding less kilometers
than they would at other tours, so they ride a similar distance a little faster.
Others, like Brussels, just make sure you have a train home for those using public transport, which is amazing, but also
makes it a little later if you ride both the small and big tour. That being said, Brussels is known for letting us ride
through the tunnels, which is as amazing and exhausting as it sounds.
And then there's the smaller ones like Ghent where you can't forget to set an alarm if you want to catch the last train
at all. Otherwise you might get stuck like a certain person who proceeded to spend the entire night at Blaarmeersen to
catch the first train in the morning (couldn't be me, don't look at me. I didn't do it. Maybe I did...).