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What’s Rye Bike Fes­ti­val?

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.

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Tell me about the sta­ges

I need an over­view of which tech­ni­cal ele­ments are part of the XCT, XCC, and XCO cour­ses

How do I regis­ter and by when?

The regist­ra­tion site is not avai­lab­le yet. Ordi­na­ry regist­ra­tion will be open until, and inclu­ding, 22. April 2019. Late regist­ra­tion is pos­sib­le for all cate­go­ri­es until 2 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 link that will be pro­vi­ded, 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). The invi­ta­tion for 2019 is not rea­dy yet, but the invi­ta­tion for 2018 is still avai­lab­le and is repre­sen­ta­ti­ve for how the race will be in 2019.

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.

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Accom­mo­da­tion

Booking.com, Hotels.com, and AirBnB are your fri­ends. We’ve listed some of the close­st hotel options in the invi­ta­tion. Prices can vary depen­ding on hotel cam­paigns, note that the prices are dif­fe­rent on week­days and week­ends. Use Goog­le Maps to find out how far away the hotels/apartments are from the are­na, use “Oset, Oslo” as the are­na desti­na­tion in Goog­le Maps, or the address “Mid­todd­vei­en 34, 0494 Oslo”.