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. In 2020 the fes­ti­val starts May 1st and ends May 3rd.

The races are: a Point-to-point (XCPrace on Fri­day, a Short cour­se (XCC) race on Satur­day, and a XCO race on Sun­day.

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

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).

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

For riders 10 years and youn­ger we will have two race days this year, but not a sta­ge race. See the invi­ta­tion for the full over­view.

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 will pub­lish the com­p­le­te invi­ta­tion March 1st. We main­tain the invi­ta­tion active­ly.

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How do I regis­ter and by when?

Ordi­na­ry regist­ra­tion is until, and inclu­ding, 20th April 2020 23:59. The regist­ra­tion site will open 2 mon­ths before the race. 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 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.

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Accom­mo­da­tion

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

E‑mail: linne@thonhotels.no

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.

Spec­i­al prices for 2020 to come.

To get the prices use the tag “Sports­klub­ben Rye” when you book. Safe stora­ge of equip­ment. Evening buf­fet is offe­red. Par­king at the hotel for a fee. Free stre­et par­king and at a par­king lot about 300 m from the hotel.

Haralds­heim Hos­tel

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: oslo.haraldsheim@hihostels.no

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.

Spec­i­al prices for 2020 to come.

To get the spec­i­al prices, give a code (will be added) 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.

Cam­ping cars

For par­king of cam­ping cars, please con­tact our par­king mana­ger.