Nordic Gravel Series 2019
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Gravel Race Mäntyharju

 

Gravel Race Mäntyharju - June 8th

Mäntyharju is located in the south of the Saimaa region also known as the Finnish lake district. Expect gravel and forest roads with occasional singletrack surrounded by lakes and the typical Finnish nature. The route has a modest amount of ascending meters but the distances varying from 21 to 210kms will provide you with plenty of time in the saddle. You can ride solo or share the experience in duo. The event area provides accommodation and catering provided by local producers and breweries. And a refreshing sauna and lake swim of course.

Program (updated 22.05)

06:00 Registration and event area opens
08:00 Start of the timed race
10:00 Start of the non-timed race
14:00-22:00 Nilkko Brewing present stand opens and serves excellent cold beers
14:00-22:00 Taavi's old lakeside sauna open to participants
17:00-19:30 Afternoon outside summer dancing
19:00 Participants Award Ceremony
22:00 Closing of the evening programme
00:00 Finish line closes

Linkkumylly's café is open all day for visitors. Coffee, savory and sweet dishes available.

Practical Information

Distances: 21-32-88-153-210 kms
Departure time: 08:00 (registered riders) 10:00 (non-registered riders)
Categories: Solo men & women, Duo men, women & mixed
Course: gpx track available for download 24hrs prior to the event
Bike type: gravel, cyclocross or mtb. Tyre width 30mm or more.
Registrations: Close June 5th - Early Bird until May 31st (afterwards +€20/registration)
Registration Price: €40 (solo) - €60 (duo)
Accommodation: available at the event area

Race Instructions:
Checkpoints are rotated in numerical order so you can skip one or more for a shorter distance, but always proceed in ascending order. Results start counting from checkpoint #1.
The route has a separate Strava timed segment “Pikataival” (n.16.5km), with an award handed out for the fastest time. First part of the route needs to be completed prior to the timed segment - you can not just ride the segment. External help is allowed in the vicinity of the checkpoints/service areas. Use of shops for additional drinks & food is allowed. One or two cars are available for evacuation on the course if needed.

Required equipment: Helmet, red rear light (flashing or full), mobile phone, white front light when moving in low light.

Supplies: There is a car + trailer where you can leave your luggage or supplies in the morning. Supplies are available at checkpoints halfway through the route and return to the competition center in the evening. The competition center offers food, drinks and sauna.

 

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