The eleven cities bicycle tour has been organised since 1912. Initially, the organisation was an association, but in 1976 the activities were combined in a foundation.
The Pentecost weekend of 2012 was the 100-year anniversary of the Eleven Cities Bicycle Tour. The Eleven Cities Bicycle Tour (Stichting de Friese Elfsteden Rijwieltocht) was awarded the Royal Medal during that Pentecost weekend.
For the 2022 tour, the board of the foundation consists of the following persons:
At the top: Sietse. Second row: Marten, Jan and Johannes. Third row: Stephan, Edwin, Saskia and Willem. Fourth row: Mark, Bert and Edwin
Mr Stephan Rekker - president
Mr Sietse la Roi - secretary
Ms Saskia Bonthuis-Toering - treasurer
Mr Bert Altenburg - vice-president/organisation Bolsward/MINI
Mr Marten Homma - route south/MINI
Mr Willem Visser - route North
Mr Edwin Stevens - organisation Bolsward
Mr Jan Ludema - start/finish
Mr Johannes Hazenberg - logistics
Mr Mark Vallinga - PR/communication
Mr Edwin Velzen - organisation Bolsward
Ms Gerie van der Beek - secretariat/Volunteers
The board is assisted by a team of divisional heads and coordinators.
The team of divisional heads consists of:
Bolsward start - Ms M. Salverda-Bijma and Mr H. Boonstra, Bolsward
Harlingen - Mr J. Kluitenberg and Mr. L. Schadenberg, Harlingen
Franeker - Mr L. Visser and Mr W. Koopmans, Franeker
Holwerd - Ms W. Brander, Holwerd
Dokkum - Mr B. Schoorstra, Mr R. de Vries, Ternaard
Leeuwarden - Mr P.H. Hilarides and Mr. T. Bouma, Leeuwarden and Mr W. Yedema, Heerenveen
Bolsward tc - Mr C. Snoeij, Oldeboorn and Ms L. Dijkstra, Heerenveen
Sneek - Ms H. Visser, Rien
IJlst - Mr H. Koopstra and Mr K. Kootje, IJlst
Sloten - Ms Y. Schram-Albada, Balk
Oudemirdum - Mr J. Bouma, Witmarsum and Mr H.J.Meeter, Beetgumermolen
Stavoren - Mr M. van der Zaag
Hindeloopen - Ms I. Mulder, Hindeloopen
Workum – Cycling Association Workum contact: Mr L. van Poelje, Workum
Contacts for the divisional heads are the board members Marten Homma and Willem Visser.
The divisional heads and coordinators can be reached through the office at the Eleven Cities Bicycle Tour.
In addition to the aforementioned persons, several volunteers are active for the organisation in the preparation period. In the Pentecost weekend around 750 volunteers ensure a smooth process. If you want to become a volunteer, please register through the button "Becoming a Volunteer", which is shown on the different pages.