21.07.2021 - 21.07.2021
Of the Levi Bike Fest competitions, Ylläs-Levi MTB takes place in the great national park landscapes on 21.7.2021
Ylläs-Levi MTB will be raced on Wednesday 21 July 2021 through the landscape of Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. There are two different trips to choose from this year: a new, demanding 69-kilometre route and a 30-kilometre route, already familiar from previous years. In addition, a separate electric bike series is raced on 55 KM route.
The electric bike series starts at 9.30 a.m. and the full-length competition starts at 10.00 a.m. from Kellokas Nature centre. 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.
Entry fees include a number and chip-time recording, a commemorative prize for those who finish, an opportunity to take a wash, a sports lunch for all participants, and a bike wash opportunity. The public has free access to both the venue and the viewing area.
The competition package can be picked up from Zero Point on Tuesday 20th July from 16:00 to 20:00 and from Kellokas on 22nd July from 8:00 to 9:30.
Cash prize for the top three (women and men) in the general series of a full marathon trip (55 km):
Product prizes offered to the top three of the 30 km semi-marathon by the partners. Commemorative prize at Levi for everyone who finishes.
55 KM ROUTE
The longer Ylläs-Levi MTB route starts from the Kellokas nature centre. Warming up is done by heading uphill towards the parking area of the ski resort, from which you will cycle back down the official off-road cycle route towards Äkäslompolo village. After following the shore of Lake Äkäslompolojärvi, the route runs across Nilivaara to Lake Kesänkijärvi and goes around it to Hangaskuru. From Hangaskuru, a rise of about four kilometres is cycled to Kukastunturi.
After the peak of Kukastunturi has been conquered, we will descend to Kotamaja. The journey continues along the gorge between Lainio and Pyhätunturi to the south end of Lake Pyhäjärvi. From the lake we will pedal down to the lower quadrants of Aakenustunturi to Äkäslompolo-Kittilä road. After the bridge over Aakenus River, a gravel road is pedalled to the hut of Lake Aakenusjärvi, from which the route will continue as the forest trail south of Pyhätunturi and Kätkätunturi heads towards Lake Immeljärvi. The rest of the journey will be pedalled on the landscape route of Levitunturi to the centre of Levi.
The MTB route runs partly in Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park. The route will not be closed to other travellers, so other walkers, cyclists and hikers can come along. Littering on the route is strictly prohibited. Time recording closes at 18:00, 8 hours after departure time.
30 KM ROUTE
The shorter distance is suitable for new beginner riders. The 30 km distance starts from the parking lot of Lake Pyhäjärvi, from which we will pedal down to the lower quadrants of Aakenustunturi to Äkäslompolo-Kittilä road. After the challenging and technical distance of 3.5 km at the beginning of the route, the route becomes easy to pedal. After the bridge over the River Aakenusjoki, a gravel road is pedalled to the hut of Lake Aakenusjärvi. From there, the forest trail south of Pyhätunturi and Kätkätunturi will continue through Homevaara, offering competitors a couple of tougher but technically easy climbs. The next direction is towards Lake Immeljärvi. The rest of the journey will be pedalled on the landscape route of Levitunturi to the centre of Levi.
The route will not be closed to other travellers, so other walkers, cyclists and hikers can come along. Littering on the route is strictly prohibited. Time recording closes at 18:00, 5 hours after departure time.
at 16 - 20: Ylläs-Levi MTB race office is open at Zero Point
at 7 - 18: Race and event office open at Zero Point / Levi
at 8 - 10: Race and event office open at Kellokas / Ylläs
at 8: The bus transfer for bikes and riders from Levi to Ylläs, arrival to Ylläs around 9 am
at 9.30: Ylläs-Levi MTB 55 KM eBike - START from Kellokas / Ylläs
at 10: Ylläs-Levi MTB 55 KM normal bike - START from Kellokas / Ylläs
at 13: Ylläs-Levi MTB 30 KM normal bike - START from Pyhäjärvi / Ylläs
at 16.30 -17: Ylläs-Levi MTB prize giving ceremony (about time)
at 17 & 19 The bus transfer for bikes and riders from Levi to Ylläs
Service stations can be found at Kotamaja, halfway through the longer route at Lake Pyhäjärvi, Hirvikämppä and at the finish at Levi centre. Bike servicing operates on the competition route where possible. The competition office and the bike wash station are located on Zero Point.
Competitors will be provided with hot food and a washing opportunity after the competition. These are included in the entry fee.
Ylläs-Levi MTB runs partly through Pallas-Yllästunturi National Park, so littering is strictly prohibited. Please note that Everyman Rights do not apply in the national park area.
Parking: The Kellokas nature centre parking area capacity is limited, and approx. 50 m from Kellokas Y1 to the ski resort there is free access to the ski resort's parking area.
Safety and first aid: The event's first aid is organized by Kittilä Red Cross, Kolari Red Cross and MediYlläs. Having a phone and GPS positioning is mandatory for competitors so that they will be within reach of the rescue services in emergency situations. Here you can read more about the app that you can download to your phone. About halfway to Lake Pyhäjärvi, there will be a ride off the route, if fatigue strikes. Participants are not insured organizer. Bringing up the rear will be an organizer’s cyclist, who will, if necessary, give guidance to cyclists along the way.
Hiring a bike: You can inquire about rental bikes by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Storage of personal belongings: Storage can be found at Levi Outdoor & Bike Fest Information Point.
Organisation: Lapland Productions Oy / Levi Events is the organizer responsible for the event and has also assembled the organization associated with the event.
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