Belgium’s shrine to the legends: The Koers Cycling Museum

How many cycling world champions hail from your hometown? If you live in Roeselare, Belgium, the answer would be four. Just one reason why the massive Koers Cycling Museum exists here.

Soil samples from races won by Eddy Merckx. Shredded skinsuits from Quick-Step. Broken handlebars from the fatal crash of 1970 world champion Jean-Pierre Monseré. These are but a few relics stored in the multistory Koers Cycling Museum in Roeselare, Belgium.

Bring your bike, and an appetite. There are bike lockers, showers, a cafe, and scores of great cycling routes that leave from the front door.

For a quick virtual tour of the Koers Cycling Museum, scroll through the gallery below.