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Fietsvierdaagse ("bicycle four-days") is a Dutch bicycle event. The event consists of four days of recreational cycling. Mainly during spring and summer several fietsvierdaagses are organised throughout the Netherlands. The fietsvierdaagse is an annual event. This racing bicycle is built using lightweight, shaped aluminium tubing and carbon fiber stays and forks. ... Tigers playing in the water Girl playing on tyre swing Adults enjoying the day. ... Spring is one of the four seasons of temperate zones. ... Summer is a season, defined by convention in meteorology as the whole months of June, July, and August, in the Northern hemisphere, and the whole months of December, January, and February, in the Southern hemisphere. ... A year is the time between two recurrences of an event related to the orbit of the Earth around the Sun. ...


The fietsvierdaagse is a family event and many elderly people participate in it. Every year they subscribe to a tour of four days of cycling through the local environment. The fietsvierdaagses are organised by local foundations. These foundations set a route that the participants have to follow. The goal is not to set a time, but to enjoy nature and to finish the tour. Most fietsvierdaagses are located in the countryside of the Netherlands. A fietsvierdaagse tour is always divided in four separate parts — one for each day of the event. When the participants have completed the four days and have passed through all checkpoints, they get an award in most fietsvierdaagses: often a small medal. A family of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso in 1997 A family is a domestic group of people, or a number of domestic groups, typically affiliated by birth or marriage, or by comparable legal relationships including domestic partnership, adoption, surname and in some cases ownership (as was the case in the Roman... This article needs a complete rewrite for the reasons listed on the talk page. ... Rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Sheep eating grass in rural Australia Rural areas are sparsely settled places away from the influence of large cities and towns. ... A Medal can mean three things: a wearable medal awarded by a government for services to a country (such as Armed force service); strictly speaking this only refers to a medal of coin-like appearance, but informally the word also refers to an Order (decoration); a table medal awarded by...


The fietsvierdaagse is a typical Dutch event. The Netherlands are full of special public cycle-tracks (fietspaden) where participants aren't bothered by cars and other traffic. The land is flat enough to enjoy relaxed cycling. A small variety of cars, the most popular kind of automobile. ...


Most famous fietsvierdaagse is the Drentse Fietsvierdaagse in Drenthe. Other major fietsvierdaagses are the Nijmeegse Fietsvierdaagse around Nijmegen and Fietsvierdaagse De Achterhoek in the Achterhoek, but almost every local community in the rural areas of the Netherlands has its own fietsvierdaagse. Drenthe is a province of the Netherlands, located in the north-east of the country. ... Nijmegen (obsolete spellings: Nijmwegen, Nymegen, Nieumeghen — known in German as Nimwegen, French as Nimègue, and Spanish as Nimega) is a municipality and a city in the east of the Netherlands, near the German border. ... The Achterhoek is a region in the eastern part of the Netherlands. ... Rural area in Dalarna, Sweden Sheep eating grass in rural Australia Rural areas are sparsely settled places away from the influence of large cities and towns. ...


A specific version of the fietsvierdaagse is the avondfietsvierdaagse ("evening bicycle four-days"). That's a four days cycle tour in the evenings. The Dutch tend to organise all different kinds of four days events: another example is the wandelvierdaagse ("walking four-days"). It's not clear why these events need to take exactly four days.


Contrary to those other events on public roads — the internationally more commonly known street races — the fietsvierdaagses are almost without exception legal events. For sanctioned racing taking place on temporary circuits erected on city streets, see road racing. ...


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