Each year SkateFresh is organised around the weekend of Ascension Day. That means that for 2020 the date will be from Wednesday May 20th till Sunday May 24th. Due to travelling schedules from participants the Sunday tour will end around 17:00 hrs.
SkateFresh is an inline skating event. Daily tours will be skated at an avarage speed of aproximately 20km/h. This means that if you wanna join this event you must be willing and able to skate all four days at such pace.
Inline skaters first
Like 2019 we have decided to give priority to skaters above cyclists. Reason for this: we see more and more skaters ditch their inline skates and hop on their cycles. We know some of you are forced to do that because of injuries, health issues etc. but SkateFresh still is an event meant for inline skaters.
This means that cyclists can register as usual, but in case the number of participants for a country is reached, inline skaters come first.
SkateFresh offers participants 4 inline skating days. Groups will be guided at different speeds (minimum average at least 20km/h). Each group at approximately 10-12 persons. Daily tours will be approximately 80 km, except for Sunday (a bit shorter).
As the SkateFresh team puts a lot of effort in arranging nice routes, it's expected that all participants join the Sunday tour as well, not leaving early for whatever reason.
Place to be
SkateFresh 2020 returns to the accommodation, in the 'Green Heart of the Netherlands' where SkateFresh Refreshed re-started in 2016: Kampeerhoeve Koole.
The daily tours will lead you through all this area has to offer. For returning visitors: don't think that tours will be copied and pasted from the past. Since roads have gone worse we'll visite other parts than in 2016.
As always we'll search and connect the smoothes cycling paths and roads we can find including all hot spots when it comes to nature and sceneries. In villages you have to count in to cross pavers (stones).
Like other years SkateFresh offers a combination of group accommodation and camp site. When registrating for the event you can choose between these two.
Drinks and meals
Included in the fee for the tour are evening dinners, starting Wednesday May 20th, and the morning breakfasts on each day, provided by a known catering service. While skating water breaks including a variety of snacks will be provided by the organisation. Lunch breaks, coffee stops and ice cream breaks are at your own expense and same counts for evening drinks.
Number of participants
Due to the limitations of our accommodation the maximum number of participants is 55. Our goal is to stimulate an international composition of participants. This means that we set a maximum number of participants per country. Same counts for skating groups with as much as possible mingled nationalities. Spoken language due to this needs to be english.
Due to the increased costs for insurance and catering the Event fee for SkateFresh 2020 is set at € 240 per participant, which according to the SkateFresh organisation is still affordable.
After registration and approval you will receive an invoice. Once paid your participation is definate and cannot be withdrawn. In case you cannot make it to join the event due to injuries you may resell your place to another inline skater. Kindly note that you have to take care of that yourself.