General Info City

We are pleased to invite you in Dessel Belgium for the European championships and European challenge 2020.
The city of Dessel is located in the north/east of Belgium, just 10 min. away from the Dutch border.
Dessel is a small town with a population of 10.000 people but we have also a lot of interesting things what you can see or do, we have a cross section of two canals with a 36 m high tower where you can overlook the area.
Dessel is besides BMX also know for the metal music festival “graspop” GMM and Dessel is the hometown from 5 time world champion motocross Joel Smets who is also a proud member of the BMX 2000 DESSEL board.



The off-road club BMX 2000 DESSEL started in 2000 with only 8 riders and has grown the past 20 years until one of the greatest clubs in Europe with 110 BMX riders and 40 mountain bikers.
We have organized in the past more than once a big race event like regional and national championships, nationals, European rounds in 2009 and the European championships finals in 2013. In 2020 is the club celebrating the 20 years anniversary with the organization of the European championships 2020 on the JOEL SMETS BMX CIRCUIT.

Points of interest in and around Dessel