Wel­come to Kalas Rye Bike Fes­ti­val 2021

Covid-19 infec­tion con­trol

Infec­tion con­trol due to Covid-19 is in accor­dan­ce with the Nor­we­gi­an aut­hori­ties and NCF and descri­bes the respon­s­i­bi­li­ty for par­ti­ci­pants, the race orga­nizer, teams and sup­port. 

The three main prin­cip­les for slowing the spre­ad of infec­tion are:
1. Sick indi­vi­duals should stay at home.
2. Good hand and cough hygie­ne, and enhan­ced clea­ning.
3. Keep at least one-meter dis­tan­ce and redu­ce con­tact betwe­en per­sons, avo­id­ing shaking hands and hug­ging.

Eve­ryone with inten­tion to come to Kalas Rye Bike Fes­ti­val this week­end, is respon­s­ib­le of read­ing the enti­re infec­tion con­trol guidan­ce:

2021-09-16 Infec­tion Con­trol Guidan­ce TSF 2021


What’s Kalas Rye Bike Fes­ti­val?

Kalas Rye Moun­tain Bike Fes­ti­val is three days with MTB races in the fun ter­rain at Lang­set­løk­ka in Oslo. This year we will part­ly coope­ra­te with Kalas Cup in their final race. Many Nor­we­gi­an riders con­si­der these cour­ses to be the most enjoya­b­le ones in the Nor­we­gi­an Cup. In 2021 the fes­ti­val starts Sep­tem­ber 24th and ends 26th.

The races are: a short XCO race on Fri­day, a XCC race on Satur­day, and a XCO race on Sun­day. This is a great race week­end that does­n’t totally drain you, so you can get back to tra­i­ning qui­te fast. Read about each race, see the cour­ses, and get an over­view of the tech­ni­cal ele­ments in the cour­ses.

For Eli­te cate­go­ries these are indi­vi­du­al races. UCI points are earned per race. The short XCO has C3 sta­tus, the XCC has C3 sta­tus, and the XCO has C1 sta­tus.

2021-09-16 Smitte­ver­svei­le­der TSF 2021The Eli­te cate­gory have three indi­vi­du­al races with UCI points this week­end. Inste­ad of our tra­ditio­nal XCT on Fri­day, riders will race one round in the purple cour­se. This will be a short, inten­se race with a lot of shoul­der-to-shoul­der chal­len­ges. We will faci­li­ta­te over­ta­king by mar­king cor­ri­dors in suit­ab­le parts of the cour­se.

For 15–16 and Junior cate­go­ries the fes­ti­val is a three-day sta­ge race as before. NC and NCF ran­king points are earned for results per race as well as for the sta­ge race. Junior cate­go­ries earn UCI points accor­ding to C1 sta­tus in the XCO race (Rye Junior XCO) on Satur­day.

The M 15–16 and M Junior cate­go­ries get to try a new start con­cept on the Fri­day sta­ge. Inste­ad of our
tra­ditio­nal XCT we start the riders four at a time for one lap in the purple cour­se. Riders are assig­ned to quar­tets based on their rank and the best ran­ked quar­tet starts last. The fas­test riders gets to rest in our
finish line chair until a new rider beat her/his time. The results from this sta­ge deter­mine their see­ding for the short cir­cuit sta­ge on Satur­day, you bet­ter work hard to get a good position for the short cir­cuit!
These cate­go­ries are under NCF rules on Fri­day and the NCF MTB Com­mittee has given us their bles­sing to test this con­cept.
Becau­se the women cate­go­ries have less par­ti­ci­pants than the men we will start W 15–16 and W Junior together with the W Eli­te mass start. The women get to com­pe­te with the fas­test riders regard­less of age – this is espec­ial­ly inspi­ring for the youn­ger. For once they’ll all race the same length and can real­ly com­pa­re them­sel­ves with older riders!
The Fri­day results deter­mine the start position on Satur­day for the 15–16 and Junior cate­go­ries so race hard!

For 11–12, 13–14, and Mas­ter cate­go­ries we have the two-day sta­ge race as before.

Riders 10 years and youn­ger race both Satur­day and Sun­day.

This is a great race week­end that does­n’t totally drain you, so you can get back to tra­i­ning qui­te fast. Read about each race, see the cour­ses, and get an over­view of the tech­ni­cal ele­ments in the cour­ses.

The invi­ta­tion con­tains all infor­ma­tion about the race days. We main­tain the invi­ta­tion active­ly. Due to Covid-19 the­re might be chan­ges.


How do I regis­ter and by when?

Ordi­na­ry regist­ra­tion is until, and inclu­ding, 13th Sep­tem­ber 2021 23:59. The regist­ra­tion site will open soon. Please go to “Regist­ra­tion” in the hea­der of this site for furt­her details and to make your regist­ra­tion. Late regist­ra­tion will be pos­sib­le at hig­her cost until 2 hours before the actu­al group starts and riders might not be see­ded accor­ding to their UCI points, more infor­ma­tion to come.

Whe­re can I find infor­ma­tion?

You’ll find all 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.