Race description

Welcome to Kalas Rye Bike Festival 2022

What’s Kalas Rye Bike Festival?

Kalas Rye Mountain Bike Festival consists of three days of mountain bike races in the fun terrain in and around Langsetløkka.   

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.

Elite (19+): Three individual races with UCI status. Both UCI points and NCF points are awarded. 

15-16 and Junior:  3- day race. The results in the 3-day race are a ranking of the riders’ overall time in the three races, minus bonus seconds. Riders who break one of the races, or doesn’t start in a race, don’t receive a total time in the 3-day race. Those who don’t compete all three days, receive a result per race they participate in. 

  • NCF points are awarded based on the riders overall time in the 3-day race and in each single race in the Junior classes and 15-16. 
  • UCI points for the Junior classes are awarded based on the results for the XCO-race on Sunday. 

The classes 13-14 and Master: 2 individual races. 

  • NCF ranking points I 13-14. 
  • NCF Master Cup points in Masters. 

6-12 year-olds: A circuit course on Saturday and Sunday with a mixture of gravel road and fine single-track that flows through the forest, with good overtaking possibilities. This spectator-friendly course means Mom and Dad can cheer on the hopefuls for large parts of the route. 

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.

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How do I register and by when?

Ordinary registration is until, and including, 18th April 2022 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 1 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.