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 (XCP) race 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
For parking of camping cars, please contact our parking manager.