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:
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.