What’s Rye Bike Festival?
Kalas Rye Mountain Bike Festival is three days with MTB races in the fun terrain at Langsetløkka in Oslo. Many Norwegian riders consider these courses to be the most enjoyable ones in the Norwegian Cup. For the Elite categories, the festival is a three day S1 stage race also in 2019. In 2019 the race is 3–5th of May. This is a great race weekend that doesn’t totally drain you, so you can get back to training quite fast. The cross-country Olympic (XCO) stage on Sunday is a C1 race for Junior categories.
How do I register and by when?
The registration site is now available. Please go to “påmelding” on this site for further details and to make your registration. Ordinary registration will be open until, and including, 22. April 2019. Late registration is possible for all categories until 1 hours before the start of your category, at a higher cost. Note that riders who register after the ordinary registration are not seeded for the first stage (which is a time trial). To register late, use the same link as for normal registration, or go to the Secretariat on the arena. The Secretariat has a terminal for card payments.
Where can I find information?
You’ll find all necessary information about the race in the invitation. We keep the invitation updated, so it is THE source for information. If you need more information, contact the race manager (the email address is in the invitation).
Can I survive in Norway without speaking Norwegian?
Yes! Everyone here speaks English. Norway never dubbed foreign movies, so we’ve been exposed to a lot of English.
Getting to Oslo and away
By air — Fly in to Oslo airport. It’s outside Oslo, in the town Gardermoen. Efficient public transportation runs directly from the airport in to the city (train and bus) and takes about 35 minutes.
By train — Arrive at Oslo Central Station. From there you’ll find public transportation, or a taxi, to your accommodation.
By car — There are several routes to Oslo, most include a ferry either from Germany or Denmark. Use a route planner to pick the route that’s best for you. Tip: If you drive via Rostock and take the overnight ferry (Stena lines, Direct ferry, TT line) to Trelleborg in Sweden, you can travel while you sleep.
Getting around Oslo
Oslo is a compact city and is surrounded by woods and the fjord. You can bicycle from the King’s palace in downtown Oslo and to the arena of our festival in about 35 minutes. Public transportation is efficient, see https://ruter.no/en/ for information.
We cooperate with a hotel and a hostel. Use Google Maps to see how the hotels are located i relation to the arena. Use “Oset, Oslo” as the arena destination in Google Maps, or the address “Midtoddveien 34, 0494 Oslo”.
Thon Hotel Linne
Address: Statsråd Mathiesens vei 12, 0598 Oslo.
Telephone: +47 23 17 00 00
www.thonhotels.no (scroll down to the bottom to switch to English).
The hotel is located in a residential area. It’s about 15 min/25 min by car/bike to the race arena. From the hotel it’s about 500 m to the bus stop for the airport coach and about 400 m to the subway.
To get these prices give the tag “Sportsklubben Rye” when you book. Safe storage of equipment. Evening buffet is offered and costs 205 kr/person. Parking at the hotel for 10 kr/hour or 150 kr/24 hours. Free street parking and at a parking lot about 300 m from the hotel.
Address: Haraldsheimveien 4, 0587 Oslo.
You can book in one of the following ways:
• Live chat on www.haraldsheim.no
• Phone: 22 22 29 65
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The hostel is located in a residential area. It’s about 10 min/20 min by car/bike to the race arena. From the hostel it’s about 500 m to the bus stop for the airport coach and about 400 m to the subway.
To get the special prices, give us the code RYE2019 when you book. The prices also include: big breakfast buffet, towel, bed linen, free parking, wifi, access to guest kitchen and cool shared space with games, TV, and library. Safe storage of equipment.
For parking of camping cars, please contact our parking manager.