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Dirty Sipoo - August 18th
Dirty Sipoo, taking place 25kms east of Helsinki, celebrates it’s third anniversary and is the final event of this years Series. Exquisite gravel roads and singletrack, potentially a bit muddy, and overall nice surroundings. Distances of 50, 85 and 135 kms and hosting the not-so-serious unofficial Finnish Gravel Championship over a 40km stretch of the 135km route. The event area provides a wide range of food- and beer trucks, rental bikes and side activities. Participants can also take advantage of an accommodation deal nearby.
Our long loop is 135 kilometers and includes anything from muddy single-track, to gravel fire roads and short tarmac sections. There are no mountains here but you can still expect to gain more than 1400 meters of elevation during the long loop. Take this event the way you feel. Some will go hard and aim for the Finnish Gravel Championship others will just enjoy a day out in nature and a bite and beer in the event area afterwards. Immerse yourself with the beautiful nature and the best gravel roads around. You can also opt for 50km short loop or a medium 85km. Team up and support other riders to make this event an experience and fun for all.
participation in the event - marked route & gpx track
event area €10 food ticket
food and drinks at 2 to 4 feeding stations depending on distance
participation in the Nordic Gravel Series to win a Polar V650 competition
services in the event area: showers and dressing room, recovery massage,…
Distances: 50-85-135 kms
Departure time: 10:00 (135km + 135km SM) - 10:30 (50km) - 11:30 (85km) / registration office open 08:30-11:00h
Event area and start/finish: Pohjoinen Koulutie 2, Sipoo
Categories: Solo men & women, Finnish Championship men & women
Course: marked course
Bike type: gravel, cyclocross or mtb. Tyre width 30mm or more.
Registrations:e online until August 17th and at the registration office on August 18th until 30 mins before the start of the specific distance. SM Kisat registrations close on Friday 16.08 at noon.
Registration Price: €50 - €65- €75- €85
Accommodation: hotel package deal for 1 or 2 nights available below.
Race Instructions: Instructions for the Finnish Gravel Championship will be announced mid June. Limited places (75) available for this category. The route will be clearly marked. A gpx-file for your cycling computer is not needed but we will upload one prior to the event. Roads will be open for traffic. Guides will be placed at the busiest crossings and other locations that include any risk. Some roads are private but we have exclusive permission to enter during the event day. Littering is forbidden and we expect riders to bring their trash to feed stations or finish. Riders participate at their own risk and the organizers take no responsibility for accidents. Before registering you will need to go through the terms and approve. Please read carefully.
Required equipment: Helmet & mobile phone, drinking bottles, spares and inner tubes.
Supplies: Supplies are available at 3 feed stations on the route. The event area offers multiple paying options for food and drinks. Including vegetarian and vegan options. Participants receive a €10 food ticket included in the price