#ngsjyvaskyla - July 29th 2023
Finnish pronunciation: [ˈjyʋæsˌkylæ]
The Jyväskylä region offers one of the best gravel road networks in Finland. Surrounded by breathtaking lakeland nature and four national parks, it is a great setting for a summer gravel event. Add UNESCO World Heritage Sites, the most instances of Alvar Aalto architecture in the world (!) and the title of Sauna Region of the World and you know this is an event not to be missed. Distances of 60, 110 and 172 km + timed race format option (172km).
Accommodation options can be found below. A booking discount for participants applies until June 15th. Premium BMC URS and Kaius rental bikes are available.
The event is limited to 600 participants. This event welcomes riders from all levels and fitness and is open to e-bikes (not allowed in the race).
15-18:30h Alvar Aalto Gravel Tour (separate registration)
09-13:00h Alvar Aalto Gravel Tour (separate registration)
14-20:00h Registration & Race Office open (Hotel Alba)
14-20:00h Bike Service & Repairs by Meilahti Garage + Rental Bike Handout
16:30-17:30h - Race Brief at Toivolan Vanha Piha
17:30h Warmup Ride (registration free but obligatory)
07:00 - 08:00 Registration office open for Finnish/Nordic Championships Race 173km (all categories) - Hotel Alba
08:30 Registration office open for 173km NGS event (recreational)
09:00 Start of Finnish Championship race categories 173 km: M U23, M Elite, M40, M50 and Nordic Championship
09:00 - 10:30 Registration office open for 109 + 60km
09:15 Start of Finnish Championship race categories 173 km: W U23, W Elite, W40, W50 and Nordic Championship
09:30 Start 173 km, M & W NGS event (recreational)
10:15 Start 110 km, M & W, NGS event (recreational)
11:00 Start 60 km, M & N, NGS event (recreational)
13 - 19:00h Post-ride Streetfood (included in registration)
Post-ride sauna & lake swim
17:00 Award ceremony for Finnish Championship and Nordic Championship
19:00 Race office and event area close
20:00h NGS Party Vanha Toivolan Piha, Cygnauksenkatu 2, 40100 Jyväskylä. (free access for all)
Event registration Includes:
- Participation in the event
- 1 to 4 food & drink stops (depending on distance)
- GPX route downloads & marked 50km route
- Komoot Regional map download (value 8.99€)
- Event timing (race option only)
- Post event food ticket (please add your dietary preferences to your registration)
- Participation in the Warmup Ride (optional - free registration)
- Registration deferral right to another person or other NGS event until July 10th 2023.
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 about payment methods please check our Registration FAQ’s or firstname.lastname@example.org
148km Route - UPDATE JULY 28th
The long distance and Nordic/Finnish Championship route.
The route has ~2500 ascending meters and 3 food & drink stops: 40.5km / 84.9km / 123km
The middle distance route.
The route has ~1800 ascending meters and 2 food & drink stops: 50km / 83km
The short distance for entry level riders. Great fun on the bike and accessible with all types of bikes (30mm tires minimum)
The route has ~900 ascending meters and 1 food & drink stop: 29.3km
Located at the Mattilanniemi event and start/finish area on the shores of the Jyvasjärvi. Multiple room options available.
The Verso hotel is located in the Jyväskylä city center, 1.5km away from the event area. Multiple room options available.