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Levi Bike Fest 22. – 26 July 2020 is the latest meeting place for biker enthusiasts. Five days of cycling uphill, downhill, in the woods, in the villages and on the mountains.

Fall in love with a new hobby or develop as a cyclist. In the evenings, we gather at Levi Village to catch up and laugh at the best crashes.

SUPERBIKETRIAL SHOWS

BikeTrial is a type of skill and balance sport where you aim to bike in difficult locations without the need for support or falling off. Trial cycling is biked with special bicycles made for trial, and one of their characteristics is that they do not have a saddle. Trial cycling can be practised almost anywhere: in the backyard, in the park, in the forest, in the built urban environment.

SuperBikeTrial biker Antti Rekilä is last year's SM Hall silver medallist and Finnish Cup silver medallist in the men's Elite class. Antti also holds the Finnish championship of junior class B. In 2018, Antti represented Finland at the World Cup in China.

BATTERY MTB MOVIE NIGHT

Thursday night, we will relax and watch a bunch of cycling movies. Make your own video and enter the competition!

Record your best cycling moments, the most beautiful scenery, the most challenging ascents, and your steepest descents. Make your own cycling video, or maybe even call it a short film.

Please send your movie to outdoorfest@levi.fi by July 15, 2020. Write a description of the filmmakers, the bikers, the cameramen and at least two sentences about what the short film is all about. The sender must have permission to use the video footage. By submitting the video to the contest, the contestant agrees that the video can be shown at Levi Bike Fest.

Technical details:

  • Movie duration max. 5 min.
  • File format .mp4

The jury will select the five best films to be presented. On the spot, the audience votes for the winner. The winner will be rewarded with a product gift card.

LEVI MIDNIGHT ENDURO

The European Championship mountain biking competition is taking place in Finland for the first time. EC points will be offered at Levi Bike Fest from 24 to 25 July 2020. Register now!

The Enduro EC 2020 series includes seven competitions, of which Levi is the fourth. The event will put Levi on the world map and take it to a whole new level with a fast-moving and spectator-friendly sport. At the same time, the EC competition also serves as a Finnish championship competition for Enduro.

Levi has for years been actively working on the Enduro mountainbiking routes in cooperation with MTB-Enduro Finland, along which fans of the developing sport, both in Finland and abroad, have found the best framework for the sport in our country. Since 2015, the MTB-Enduro Finnish Championship in Levi has attracted a lot of praise. Levi as a mecca for Enduro differs from bike centres in other countries, as well as from other Enduro competitions in Finland with arctic surroundings, midnight sun and long routes known for their acidifying routes.

MTB-Enduro is an extremely fast and challenging sport with an emphasis on the combination of technique, biking eye and speed. In the two-day Enduro competition, the race against the clock starts after a free practice on Friday and continues throughout Saturday. No licence is required to compete, and the aim is to give biking pleasure to all those interested in enduro biking. The relaxed and instantaneous atmosphere that prevails during the competition is addictive for both the racers themselves and the excited spectators.

Levi Midnight Enduro runs through the magnificent landscapes of Levi and Kätkätunturi. Nearly 400 participants are expected to attend with the top Enduro cyclists of Finland and Europe, as well as involving a large number of spectators, amateurs and international media. Welcome aboard!

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YLLÄS-LEVI MTB

Ylläs-Levi MTB will be raced on Wednesday 22 July 2020 through the landscape of Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. For the first time, the competition is part of the Finnish Marathon Cup for off-road cycling.

There are two different trips to choose from: a full marathon of 69 km and a half marathon of 30 km. The novelty is a series for electric bikes over a distance of 69 km.

The electric bike series starts at 9.30 a.m. and the full marathon starts at 10.00 a.m. from Kellokas Nature centre Kellokas. At 1:00 p.m., the 30 km journey starts from the parking lot of Lake Pyhäjärvi. The goal for both trips is Levi village centre.

REGISTRATION AN ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Check out the National Park here.