Friesland Eleven City Tour

The Frisian eleven cities Tour is a 200 km long race skating that goes along the 11 Frisian cities on natural ice. Immediately after the match begins a tour, which follows the same route.

History

1890 was Pim Mulier the first skater who made an ice skating along the eleven cities. 19 years later, Mulier head of the Organization organized the first official Elfstedentocht. Since 1909 there have been 15 Elfstedentocht. The last held Elfstedentocht on 4 January 1997. Some people expect less Elfstedentocht of global warming will be operated. Until 1997, the journey took, on average, about every six years. In 1997, it was 11 years ago, the last trip was in 1986. Interestingly, there was also a trip in 1985. Before through a period of 22 years without features until 1963.
Organization

The Frisian eleven cities Association is responsible for the organisation of the Frisian Elfstedentocht. The trip is not organised by the Dutch Federation. The Association has divided the skating trail in 22 rayon. At the head of each area is a rayonhoofd or icemaster. The rayon heads measured in a period of frost at the LAT-on a daily basis. Further ensure rayon heads for a good quality requirements and, if necessary, klunvoorzieningen.
Route

Start and finish is Leeuwarden. The tour continues sequentially through the following towns: Sneek, IJlst,
Sloten, Stavoren, Hindeloopen, Workum, Bolsward, Harlingen, Franeker and Dokkum. Along the way are often hundreds of thousands of spectators to encourage truckers. The finish is at Bonkevaart in Leeuwarden.
Contest

Since 1985, women also participate in the contest. Participants in the competition must be in possession of a licence also KNSB and member of the Association of the Frisian eleven cities. On winning the competition, there is no prize money. The past has shown that the winners of the contest receive much attention.
Tour

To participate in the Tour Association Skater Member, the Frisian eleven cities, and is also in possession of a ticket. It became a member of the Association for 1985 will automatically receive a ticket to. The remaining expiration tickets will be raffled among the other members. Assignment start condition happened before the skating season. 16 000 participants at a time can start their trip.
Elfsteden Angry

The completion of the journey gives the coveted Elfsteden cross on. To complete the journey must have a stamp card stamped on punching stations along the way. Riders also have to get a stamp. In addition, only drivers comes with a maximum that exceeds 20% of the running time of the winner/winner eligible for an Elfstedentocht cross. Tour Riders must before 12:00 on Bonkevaart in Leeuwarden at the finish.
The cross is not so big and is awarded in the form of a medal. So it has the shape of a Maltese Cross of the original design from 1909. In the middle of the cross is an enamel pie, containing the arms of Friesland and the text “The Frisian eleven cities”.
Other major skating in the Netherlands

The Noorderrondritten tour on natural ice in Groningen. This tour is approximately 150 km in length. In addition, the Netherlands still Rottemeren Tour in South Holland Zevenhuizen, 200 km long. In addition, several tours operated on Ankeveense urination.
Alternative Elfstedentocht

Alternative Elfstedentocht ice skating is an annual competition in Austria. The competition will take place at the Weissensee. During the weeks surrounding the game is also deported several tours. Only in extreme weather conditions such as in 2007, the game has been canceled. In Finland Kuopio every year Finland Ice Marathon takes place. This is also seen by many as a Dutch eleven cities. This tour can also be run as a tour organized several times a year.
On February 3, 2012 to be motivated Skate4AIR 200 skiers in Austrian dawn be the beginning of the 23rd Alternative Elfstedentocht at the Weissensee. The target of this 2nd Edition is to skate 400.000 euro sponsor money together. The money will directly benefit a specific research on cystic fibrosis to provide children with this disease a better life.

Alternative ways

Due to the fame of the Frisian Elfstedentocht passes the route of the journey thousands of tourists who make the trip in an alternative way. The journey is like a car, bike or just walk.

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Friesland 11-City Bike Tour

Friesland 11-City Bike Tour

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Friesland 11-City Bike Tour

Friesland 11-City Bike Tour

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Friesland 11-City Bike Tour

Friesland 11-City Bike Tour

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Friesland 11-City Bike Tour

Friesland 11-City Bike Tour

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Friesland 11-City Bike Tour

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Friesland 11-City Bike Tour

Friesland 11-City Bike Tour

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Friesland 11-City Bike Tour

Friesland 11-City Bike Tour

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Frisian Eleven Cities Tour

Frisian Eleven Cities Tour

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