September 22-23rd 2023

Falling Leaves Lahti (FI)


Falling Leaves Lahti has become the traditional closing event of the Finnish (gravel) cycling season. Part of the NGS calendar for the 4ths consecutive season in 2023 we welcome you to a set of completely new routes for all distances!

Experience the beauty of the turning of the leaves while riding pristine gravel in the Lahti and Salpausselkä Geopark region. The area offers scenic gravel roads surrounded by fields and forests, a good amount of forest roads and more challenging trails. Distances of 50, 98 and 136km offer options for enthusiasts and trained riders alike. The 136km route will feature 3 timed segments. This event welcomes riders from all levels and fitness and is not a race.

Warmup ride on Friday, post-ride buffet, lake sauna and the NGS season closing party are all part of the package.

Weekend Program

Thursday 21st September

12 - 18:00h - Shuttle Service Lahti Railway Station to Pajulahti (reservation required via "Get Tickets")
15:00h - Event area opens
16 - 21:00h - Registration office open
16 - 20:00h - Rental bike pickup

Friday 22nd September

08:00h Registration office open
09:00h FLL XL Pajulahti Start
09 - 20:00h Event area open
12 - 18:00h - Shuttle Service Lahti Railway Station to Pajulahti (reservation required via "Get Tickets")
15 - 20:00h Registration office open
15 - 20:00h Bike rental service
16:30h Warmup Ride (registration required)
19 - 21:00h Riders Buffet (signup required - not included in registration)

Saturday 23rd September

08:00h - Bus Service Lahti Railway Station to Pajulahti (reservation required via "Get Tickets")
08-10:15h Registration office open
09:00h FLL XL Porvoo start

09:30h FLL 136km Pajulahti
10:30h FLL 98km Pajulahti
10:30h FLL 50km Pajulahti
13:30 - 18:30 Post-ride food
15-22:00h Sauna & lake swim
20:00 - 00:00h - Event & Sauna Party
21:30h Bus Service Pajulahti to Lahti Railway Station (reservation required via "Get Tickets")

Event registration Includes:

  • Participation in the event
  • 1 to 3 food & drink stops (depending on distance)
  • GPX route downloads & marked 50km route
  • Timed segment challenge (136km route - requires Strava app)
  • Post event food buffet (please add your dietary preferences to your registration)
  • Post-event sauna and lake swim
  • Participation in the Warmup Ride (optional - free registration)

Registrations can be paid for online with a credit/debitcard, ApplePay or via alternative methods such as Edenred, Smartum or ePassi. If you have questions - please check our Registration FAQ’s or reach out:


Book your lake view room at the Pajulahti Olympic Training Center for Thu/Fri/Sat. Double room 130€/night (inc. breakfast). For reservations:

Multiple options Thursday to Sunday
Lahti - Pajulahti transport service

13:00h - Lahti Station to Pajulahti
15:00h - Lahti Station to Pajulahti
17:00h - Lahti Station to Pajulahti
19:00h - Lahti Station to Pajulahti


08:00h- Lahti Station to Pajulahti
20:00h - Pajulahti to Lahti Station

10:00h - Pajulahti to Lahti Station
15:00h - Pajulahti to Lahti Station


Welcome to the NGS Falling Leaves event area from Thursday to Sunday.

Pajulahdentie 167, 15560 Nastola

Falling Leaves 2023 Partners

Registrations & Services


Corrected ascending meters - 144km>1600hm and 98km>1200hm

Warmup Ride - Friday 22 September

Rentals & SErvices

BMC URS TWO - Event Weekend Rental

BMC URS TWO - Event Weekend Rental

Garmin Edge 530 GPS Rental

Garmin Edge 530 GPS Rental

BMC Kaius 01 THREE - Event Weekend Rental

BMC Kaius 01 THREE - Event Weekend Rental

AssSaver Win-Wing NGS branded

AssSaver Win-Wing NGS branded

BMC URS ONE - Event Weekend Rental

BMC URS ONE - Event Weekend Rental


7R Top Black

7R x NGS Top Tube Bag



7R x NGS Handlebar Bag



NGS x Velocio Men's Signature Jersey Pine


Partner Products for this event

NGS Velocio Women's Jersey Long Sleeve



Velocio Men's Ultralight Rain Vest


WM Rain Vest YL M

Velocio Women's Ultralight Rain Vest