The third edition of the Dusty Moon Gravel Ride will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2023.
The Dusty Moon Gravel Ride is a labour of love. A group of gravel enthusiasts living in Mechelen, in the heart of Belgium, wanted to map out the best unpaved sections and celebrate all of the challenges that the region has to offer.
The name of the ride comes from Maneblusser (or Moon Extinguisher), a nickname for the people of Mechelen since the seventeenth century. The story goes that, one night in 1687, a man mistook the moon shining through the fog for a tower on fire and tried to put it out.
And the dust*? Well, that explains itself, right?
And that's the story of how the Dusty Moon Gravel Ride was born.