Virtual Reality cycling through the Great War (coming soon!) or just enjoying our new terrace!

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Virtual Reality cycling through the Great War (coming soon!) or just enjoying our new terrace!

The Biking Bar as a haven of peace center for the bicycle fans, that's indeed what Biking Box has become. Now also with superb front terrace! See here the images during the fitting. Freddy Maertens, 2-times world champion cycling and 3-time winner of the Green Jersey in the Tour de France was also our guest, as he is the official Ambassador of Biking Box! This coincided with our multi-day "Belgian Cycling Classics ' that we organized for 20 New Zealand and Australian bicycle tourists They had a ' meet and greet ' with the cycling legend during a cosy get-together in the Biking Bar!

The Biking Biking Box/Bar is in full development. You read that in the article of a Flemish newspaper (photo below, 28 June ’19). In record time the former shop-building in the Menenstraat has been transformed into a sparkling Biking Experience Center, close to the Menin Gate Memorial (Last Post every evening). But even without being cycling-crazy you will feel immediately at home! You can relax now, enjoying Belgian beer, inside the cosy ‘Biking Bar’ or while sitting on the stylish terrace in front of the door. In the meantime enjoy the other tourists passing by, strolling in the famous street that connects the Menin gate and the historic ‘central square’ of medieval Ypres? You may also pick up your rental bike, or you’re going for a guided tour guides through’ In Flanders Fields. Including a cup of coffee or tea in the morning! Breakfast will be prepared also in coming weeks!

Or,  who knows, don’t you have to leave even our door to go cycling, whilst you can do it all “virtual”? Indeed, starting in August, there will be a real virtual reality experience in our Biking Bar: you will see though the glasses of the past how the first winner of the Tour of Flanders (Paul Deman, winner in 1913) acted as a spy against German occupation, while using his bicycle as an instrument of resistance! Not to be missed!