The 6th edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event Cycle will kick off on the 16th October, after a two-year gap in the annual event. Riders from across the world will be gathering in London before cycling over 500km, arriving in time for ADE, the biggest dance music conference and festival in the world. The 500km will be stretched across four days, taking the cyclists through France and Belgium, before arriving in Amsterdam on the 19th of October.
This is a charity event, raising money for Bridges for Music who are founders of the ride. They raise money to fund a program that provides education, and support to young talent throughout communities in South Africa. However, for this year specifically the event will pivot its goal towards helping Choose Love, a charity that supply humanitarian aid for refugees.
DJ Rebekah took part in the ADE CYCLE in 2019 & 2020:
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, the ride has seen 100+ industry heavyweights involved, raising over €200,000 in the process. All the money raised has been put towards “the construction and running of a pioneering learning centre in Langa Township, South Africa”. Bridges for Music take on 200 students each year for its Music MBA program, which combines creative entrepreneurship, mindfulness and music.
You can help out too, 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).
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.
ADE’S co-director Jan-Willem van de Ven said:
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.
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.