The annual cycle ride to ADE will be returning, and this time it’s pedalling off  from London

Back bigger than ever, DJs and the music industry will gather again for the annual Amsterdam Dance Event cycle. Being the 6th edition, this ride pedals off from London cycling over 500km and will arrive in time for ADE, the biggest dance music conference and festival in the world. 

Stretched across four days, the ride will kick off on the 16th October from London, passing through France and Belgium to arrive in Amsterdam on the 19th October for the biggest dance music conference in the world.

The event was set up by charity, Bridges for Music, to raise funds for its program that provides quality education to young talent in underserved communities in South Africa. However, with the war taking place in Ukraine this year’s ride has partnered with Choose Love to help supply humanitarian aid for refugees.

DJ Rebekah, joined the ADE CYCLE in 2019 & 2020 said:

“Joining the ADE/Bridges for Music cycle was one of the most exhilarating experiences, yet challenging, a true test of fitness. All whilst raising money for an awesome cause”

Over the past six years 100+ industry heavyweights have been involved in raising over €200,000 for Bridges For Music, which has all been put towards the construction and running of a pioneering learning centre in Langa Township, South Africa. Each year 200 students are enrolled into Bridges growing MUSIC MBA program, a holistic program combining creative entrepreneurship, mindfulness and music. The funds raised from this annual cycle aims to enrol even more students to a free education.

With previous years welcoming the likes of James Haskell, Arielle Free, Richie Hawtin and Joris Voorn, as well as riders from leading music companies such as Beatport, Pioneer, Resident Advisor and Awakenings, this year’s team has already confirmed musicians, Msaki, Rebekah, Dope Saint Jude and teams sponsored by SONOS, as well as riders from Parlophone/FFRR, Fabric and more to be announced.

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Early bird fees start at €800 and include accommodation, breakfast and energy snacks, official ADE kit, bike return to London, luggage transport, a welcome lunch at ADE and an ADE Pro Pass (worth €525). ADE’S co-director Jan-Willem van de Ven: 

“After last year’s tour around Amsterdam, we’re happy to welcome this year’s riders from across borders again and be able to help raise funds for both Bridges for Music and Choose Love with the 6th annual cycle already.”

In addition to the funds raised by riders, the ADE CYCLE has been made possible thanks to the sponsoring from industry’s leading companies including Pioneer DJ.  Mark Grotefeld, Pioneer DJ’s General Manager said:

“As a long standing partner of Bridges for Music it is our honour once again to sponsor the stellar cycle to ADE. Not only is this an incredible experience for all of the riders involved, but an opportunity to make a significant contribution to such a worthy organisation that helps create better futures for the less privileged in South Africa.
Wishing everyone the best of luck and if you’re interested there are still a few rider spots available!”

Philli Boyle, Choose Love Founding Member / Director of Partnerships explained: 

“We are delighted to be partnering with the brilliant Bridges for Music on the ADE cycle this year. As momentum from the general public donating to Ukraine response begins to slow down, the crisis continues and we are providing everything from food to shelter and desperately needed medical supplies. This collaboration will help ensure we can continue to do this work”

With a limited number of places available, make sure to register for a spot soon. Bridges for Music – ADE Cycle runs from the 16th – 19th October 2022 Sign up and find out more here


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