Get ready for the Second Tour de Belgique cycling tour to raise awareness for DAB!
It's gearing up (get it? Cycling? Gears?) for an exciting start next Thursday night with a lively Pub Night to bid farewell to our riders. Following that, we have over a week of planned stops all around Belgium. Help welcome the riders as they pass through your town and connect with fellow like-minded Americans. Bring along your friends, and let's turn it into a memorable celebration! The complete itinerary can be found below. And, if you'd like to join us as we ride into or out of your town, respond to this email and we'll try to coordinate!
BRUSSELS - Thursday, Sept. 14 beginning at 5:30: Talk with US/Pub Night!
Join us on Thursday, September 14th, for a Pub Night to launch the 2023 Tour de Belgique! This event will take place the evening before our dedicated DAB riders embark on their journey across Flanders to raise awareness for Democrats Abroad. We'll be gathering at Ultime Atome, located in the vibrant Matonge area in downtown Brussels. You can find us at Rue Saint-Boniface 14, 1050 Ixelles.
Let's come together for a fun evening and kick off this exciting journey! You can find Details and a link to RSVP here
GHENT - Saturday, Sept. 16 - Lunchtime
. Interested in meeting the DAB cyclists as they pass through Ghent around lunchtime? Details and RSVP on Facebook
KNOKKE-HEIST- Sunday, Sept. 17
- Get ready for an extraordinary bi-country gathering
brought to you by Democrats Abroad Netherlands and Democrats Abroad Belgium! Join us for a memorable day at Zwin Nature Park
, the self-described "International Bird Airport" nestled along the picturesque Belgian-Dutch coast.
- Pack your favorite bites and beverages for a delightful "bring your own picnic" lunch. Share your culinary creations, and exchange stories, as we get to know each other.
- Scenic Hike: Lace up your hiking boots (or shoes) for a leisurely walk through the captivating Zwin Nature Park. Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature, soak in the serenity, and perhaps spot some local wildlife along the way.
-Connect and Engage: Forge new friendships, discuss pressing issues, and share your ideas on how to make a difference, all while enjoying the company of fellow Americans passionate about democracy and community.
-Bi-Country Bonding: Experience the camaraderie of being part of both Democrats Abroad Netherlands and Democrats Abroad Belgium as we come together for an unforgettable day.
This is your chance to connect with your fellow Americans, relish the outdoors, and engage in meaningful conversations about our shared values and the future of our nation. RSVP now to ensure you receive all event updates, including the final meeting time. We can't wait to see you at Zwin Nature Park for a day of fun, friendship, and shared purpose!
YPRES - Monday, Sept. 18 - Talk with US/Pub Night, from 7:00 p.m.! Join us at the Biking Bar in downtown Ypres to talk cycling, history, politics, and the exciting ride open to everyone the following day (see below). If you've never seen The Last Post, catch it at 8 p.m. at the Menen Gate, just steps from our meeting spot. Details and RSVP on Facebook.
YPRES - Tuesday, Sept. 19 - SPECIAL GUIDED BICYCLE TOUR AROUND YPRES - Join Democrats Abroad for a guided bicycle tour of the emotional and inspiring sights around one of the greatest battles of all time. We'll be on E-Bikes and grab lunch on the way. Plan for a day you'll never forget. And, if you haven't already, plan on attending The Last Post at the Menen Gate that evening at 8 p.m. Details and RSVP here.
OUDENAARDE - Wednesday, Sept. 20 - Plans are still coming together for a gathering in this center of cycling. If you'd like to join, or want to recommend a great gathering place, simply respond to this email!
MONS - Thursday, Sept. 21 - This great night of DAB fun and community is still being planned! Details and RSVP here.
LEUVEN - Friday, Sept. 22 - Talk with US/Pub Night! Meet us at Downtown Jack's beginning at 8 p.m. and bring your friends! Details and RSVP here.
BRUSSELS - Saturday, Sept. 23, from 5:30 p.m. - Let's bring it all home by welcoming our cyclists back to Brussels. Join us at BrewDog in Brussels to celebrate the final event kicking off DAB's 2023 fall offensive. Details and RSVP here.
Friday, September 15, 2023 at 05:30 PM Brussels Time through
September 24, 2023