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. 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.
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.
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”.