In early January, the annual Egmond-Pier-Egmond takes place. This mountain bike race is, with more than 3,000 participants, the largest and most prestigious ATB Beach Race of Europe.
Among the hundreds of recreationists there are many famous mountain bike participants and cyclists. The track is 36 kilometers long, and goes over the North Sea beach, with the start (at 11 am) and finish on the boulevard in Egmond aan Zee. Any reasonably trained cyclist should be able to finish this wintry race.