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Invitation. Oslo Sportslager Rye Mountain Bike Festival 3-5 June Fun, challenging and exciting!


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Oslo Sportslager Rye Mountain Bike Festival

3-5 June 2016

Fun, challenging and exciting!

3-day UCI category 2 stage race (Norwegian Cup races 5, 6 and 7) for Elite (19+) and Junior categories 2-day mini-stage race for masters and age group categories

Sportsklubben Rye


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Content ... 1

1. TiME AND Place... 2

2. Race description ... 2

2.1. Friday stage: NC #5 Cross-country Time trial (XCT) ... 2

2.2. Saturday stage: NC #6 Cross-country Olympic (XCO) ... 2

2.3. Sunday stage: NC #7 Cross-country Short course (XCC) ... 3

3. Race regulations ... 3 4. Categories ... 4 5. Seeding ... 4 6. License ... 5 7. Registration ... 5 8. Team tents ... 5 9. OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATION ... 6

10. Times and rounds ... 7

10.1. Opening hours for the Secretariat ... 7

10.2. Training times ... 7

10.3. Team leader’s meeting ... 8

10.4. Timing chip check before start ... 8

10.5. Calling to the start ... 8

10.6. Timetable for Friday’s stage (NC #5) – Cross-country Time trial/XCT ... 9

10.7. Timetable for Saturday’s stage (NC #6) – Cross-country Olympic/XCO... 10

10.8. Timetable for Sunday’s stage (NC #5)– Cross-country Short course/XCC ... 11

11. Arena and courses... 12

11.1. Arena map ... 12

11.2. Technical assistance and feed zone ... 14

11.3. Course map for Friday’s stage (NC #5) – Cross-country Time trial/XCT ... 15

11.4. Course map for Saturday’s stage (NC #6) – Cross country Olympic/XCO ... 16

11.5. Course map for Sunday’s stage (NC #7) – Cross country short course/XCC ... 19

12. Results ... 21

13. Points and prizes ... 21

13.1. Stage race (3-day) ... 21

13.2. Mini stage race (2-day) ... 22

13.3. Individual races ... 22 14. Parkering ... 23 15. Information ... 24 16. Contact persons ... 24 16.1. Organizing committee ... 24 16.2. Commissaries ... 24


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Friday 3rd through Sunday 5th of June 2016 at Langsetløkka. Langsetløkka is in Kjelsås in Oslo. For driving

instructions, see Park.



Oslo Sportslager Rye Mountain Bike Festival is three days of mountain bike races in the fun terrain at and around Langsetløkka. Here, as riders and as spectators, you have the opportunity to experience a new and exciting race format that will boost mountain bike sport in Norway.

1. For Junior and Elite (19+) categories, we offer a three-day stage race. The results in the stage race are a ranking of riders’ total time. UCI and NCF points are awarded based on the riders’ ranking in the stage race (see 13Points and prizes). Riders who do not finish one of the stages do not receive a total time.

Based on the results in each of the individual stages (Norwegian Cup races), NCF points are also awarded. Riders may therefore qualify for NCF points despite not participating in all three stages.

There are good opportunities to accumulate many UCI and NCF points during the Festival, Points and

prizes) for a detailed overview.

2. For riders in the Masters and age group categories (see Categories), we offer a “mini stage race” over

two days. Finishing times for the Saturday and Sunday races are summed for each rider. The results in the mini stage race are a ranking of riders’ total times. No NCF points are awarded based on riders’ place in the mini stage race. Riders who do not finish one of the stages don’t receive a total time. Based on the results for each individual stage, NCF Master Cup points and NCF points are awarded in, respectively, the masters categories and the 15-16 year-old categories. Riders may, of course, choose to participate in only one of the two races.

3. For the youngest riders (under 11 years), we offer a circuit course on Saturday with a mixture of

gravel road and fine single-track that flows through the forest, with good overtaking possibilities. The course is also friendly for spectators, so Mom and Dad can cheer on the hopefuls for large parts of the route.


Friday stage: NC #5 Cross-country Time trial (XCT)

This year the stage race starts with the time trial. The time trial race consists of a short course awards swift riders with good technical skills. Here you have the opportunity to give it all you have in your fight against the clock. The results from this stage determine your starting position for the stage on Saturday. The race time for the time trial is short compared to the race time on Saturday and therefore we award bonus seconds to the five fastest riders in the time trial. These bonus seconds only have effect on the total time in the stage race, not on the result list for the time trial stage itself.


Saturday stage: NC #6 Cross-country Olympic (XCO)

The cross-country Olympic race takes place in our well-tested course, which has several long stretches of single-track, shorter gravel stretches, technical elements with alternative lines, and good overtaking opportunities. We have two new segments that offer single-track, jumps, and turns which we think will appeal.


P a g e 3 | 24 In the cross-country course, riders usually spread out and the loop is long with capacity for many riders. Therefore, we do not plan to remove lapped riders in this race. We take the decision in consultation with the Commissar and announce it on the race website and at the Team Leaders’ Meeting on Saturday morning.


Sunday stage: NC #7 Cross-country Short course (XCC)

The short circuit stage gives a fast-paced, technically easy course that alternates among fun single-track, easy elements and fine gravel stretches. Expect shoulder-to-shoulder challenges in this course! There are “bonus seconds” for the first five riders at each round and at the finish. These “bonus seconds” are deducted when calculating the total time in the stage race, and therefore have no effect on the results for the individual race (NC #7).

To avoid a situation where a final sprint is hindered, we might choose to remove lapped riders from the race according to the 80% rule. This implies that we estimate a finishing time for the stage for those riders who are removed, which allows them to continue in the stage race the next day. According to the

simulations we have performed, this is likely to apply to very few riders. We will take the decision in consultation with the Commissar and announce it on the race website and at the Team Leaders’ Meeting on Friday afternoon.



The race follows the rules in the UCI and NCF Regulations. It is compulsory to wear an approved helmet. All riders participate at their own risk and shall follow the instructions of the race organizer. We assume that it is obvious that you use a helmet also when you test, train, and warm-up. There is always a risk for accidents and collisions. Helmets protect. We ask riders, parents, and team leaders to take helmet use seriously.

Oslo Sportslager Rye Mountain Bike Festival is a clean event. Anti-doping Norge performs unannounced controls at all NCF-registered races. We support Anti-doping Norge in implementing this. All riders and team leaders shall follow instructions given by representatives of Anti-doping Norge. Klasser


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We seed the riders that have registered for the race within the ordinary registration and have a valid license for 2016. We use the UCI/NC/NCF ranking points the riders have amassed at the beginning of the Festival. We don’t seed riders that have registered after the ordinary registration.

Riders in the Elite and Junior categories start in the Saturday stage based on the results after the Friday stage, and on Sunday based on the total standing after two stages. All other categories start according to their start number on Saturday and Sunday.


P a g e 5 | 24 *) In categories with many riders and big differences in rider speeds, we put riders in an order in the start field that secures good flow for the riders and reduces the risk of accidents.



All riders who are 13 years old or older must have a valid license for 2016 and are thereby insured. Riders up to and including 12 years of age are insured through the NIF’s children’s sports insurance. As

organizers we are insured through NCF/NIF.

Riders in Junior, Elite (19+), and Masters categories must have full year licenses, whereas riders in age group categories (12 years and older) and Sports categories may choose between a full year and a single race license.

We check the license of registered Norwegian riders against the NCF’s registry immediately after

registration. Norwegian riders who do not have a license when that check is performed will not be seeded (applies to categories with seeding). For further information on licenses, see the NCF website.

If you have a Norwegian license and need to use the insurance, go to




Ordinary registration is open until, and including, 23rd May 2016. Register at

https://rittresultater.no/ryeterrengsykkelfestival. If you want to participate in the 3-day stage race, tick NC #5, NC #6, NC #7. For the mini stage race, tick NC #6 and NC #7.

Starting fees are:

Late registration is possible for all categories until 2 hours before start for your category. We do not seed riders that register after the ordinary registration. Use the link provided above or go to the Secretariat. The Secretariat has a terminal for card payments.

Registration is binding and payment is refunded only upon presentation of a doctor’s note that you are ill.



Go to https://rittresultater.no/ryeterrengsykkelfestival to reserve a place for your team or club tent. There is space for 30 tents in the arena. Those who have a reserved tent space may drive up to Langsetløkka and offload the tent and any other equipment, before immediately driving down to the parking area. Contact the kiosk for your assigned tent space. If you forget to reserve, we cannot guarantee a tent space. Ask the parking attendant when you arrive if any tent spaces are available.

It is extremely demanding to organize a race, and it is uncertain whether such an arrangement yields a surplus or not. NCF and UCI set requirements for prizes, and establish ceilings for starting fees. Therefore, there are not many ways to cover the costs of such an arrangement. We therefore charge for a tent space


P a g e 6 | 24 in the arena. Many cross-country skiing events also do this. The price is 300 kr for a 3m x 3m tent and 600 kr for a 6m x 3m or 900 kr for 9m x 3m.

This solution helps those clubs that do not arrange races to contribute to those clubs that do organize races.



Hotels.com, Booking.com and similar services give a good overview of prices for accommodation in the vicinity of the venue. Look for areas like Sinsen, Ullevål, Nydalen Here are some examples:

Haraldsheim Ungdomsherberge (Youth hostel), Haraldsheimveien 4, 0587 Oslo, Telephone: +47 22 22 29 65, http://www.haraldsheim.no/

Thon Hotel Linne, Statsråd Mathiesens vei 12, 0598 Oslo, Telephone: +47 23 17 00 00, E-mail:

linne@thonhotels.no, www.thonhotels.no

Thon Hotel Ullevål Stadion, Sognsveien 77C, 0855 Oslo, Telephone: +47 22 02 80 00, E-mail:

ullevaalstadion@thonhotels.no, ullevaalstadion@thonhotels.no, www.thonhotels.no

Radisson Blu Nydalen, Nydalsveien 33, 0404 Oslo. Telephone: 23 26 30 00, E-mail:


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This section has all the important times from when you arrive in the arena.


Opening hours for the Secretariat

You collect your start number from the Secretariat, which is located in the small building at Langsetløkka (see Arena map). The Secretariat is open:

To collect the start number, you must have a license for 2015. If you ride in the Master, Elite (19+) or Junior category, you must have a full year license. When the ordinary deadline for registering for the race has passed, we check whether registered Norwegian riders in these categories have a full year license. If you do not then have a license, you must show your license when you collect your start number. In any case, take your license with you to the race. Foreign riders must show their license in order to collect their start number.

Riders in age group categories may use either a full year or a race license. You may purchase a one-race license at the Secretariat. It costs 50 kr. We have a card payment terminal.

Attach the start number in a visible location on the handlebar. Elite (19+) or Junior riders shall in addition wear a number on the back of their jersey. A timing chip is glued to the back of the start number. You use the same start number/pair of numbers every day, so look after it/them. If you lose your start number, you may purchase a new one in the Secretariat (50 kr). Note: Start numbers usually fall off during transport outside a car; therefore, please remove the start number before you put the bike on the car.


Training times

The official training times might be adjusted if there are delays in the race, listen for messages from the speaker. If there still are riders competing in the course, you can’t train in it yet.

Regulations for training on the course:

 Your start number must be fixed to your bicycle when you train during the official training


 Cycling on the course is not permitted while a race is underway; this applies regardless of which

category is cycling. Breach of this regulation might lead to disqualification.


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 It is not permitted to modify the course, for example by moving a marker or digging/moving parts

of a built element. Breach of this regulation leads to the rider being excluded from the course and possible disqualification.

 Respect walkers.

 All training is done at the rider’s own responsibility and risk.

You find a link to the GPS track of all the courses in Arena and courses. The courses are roughly marked in the course of Saturday, 22nd May. The courses are fully marked on the afternoon of Thursday, 2nd June

During the official training periods, first aid providers are at the arena.


Team leader’s meeting

There is a team leaders’ meeting each day of the Festival. The meetings are held in the same building as the Secretariat. Note that UCI regulations require team leaders or their representatives to attend team leaders’ meetings in stage races (paragraph 4.1.026).


Timing chip check before start

Riders are themselves responsible to go to the tent to check their timing chip (integrated into the start number). Do this at least 30 minutes before your start.

In connection with the timing chip check, the NCF Commissar may perform an inspection to ensure that the rider has an approved helmet, bicycle and jersey (mainly with respect to the Norwegian Elite (19+) and Junior categories). Riders must then sign a statement that they have undergone this inspection. Riders in these categories must therefore present themselves for this inspection and bring their equipment with them.


Calling to the start

On Friday we call each rider to start about 5 minutes ahead. The speaker announces the start of each category about 10 minutes ahead of the starting time for the first rider in the category.

Riders are called to assemble at the start no earlier than 20 minutes before the start on Saturday and Sunday. We give more information at the team leaders’ meetings. In categories where riders are called and put in starting number order, we issue a warning 5 minutes before the assembly begins. Riders themselves are responsible to assemble at the start; if they arrive too late, they do not get the starting position corresponding to their start number. We provide information about which categories are called up and organized in starting number order on our website, and at the team leaders’ meeting.

In the Master categories we organize the riders according to their ranking points, but across the

categories in the same start. Using the Master men as an example, riders on the first row can come from several age categories. If two riders from different age categories have the same number of ranking points, we give the younger rider a position at the start line first. This means that we have some level of sorting across age categories in the same start. We do the same for women.


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Timetable for Sunday’s stage (NC #5)– Cross-country Short course/XCC

Notice that the course is based on two shorter versions of the time trial course from Friday, see Arena .


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We have course marshals where the course crosses gravel roads, their task is to keep other people out of the course and to contact the first aid personnel in case a rider needs help and treatment in the course. Riders are responsible for finding the way on their own and to know how many rounds they have cycled and how many rounds they have left. Study the course maps and use the training times well.


Arena map

Here you can see the start of the course, the route through the arena for the laps, and the finish, as well as the location of the most important points of the arena.

Key to the map: 1. Unloading zone, 2: Team tents, 3: Secretariat, team leaders’ meeting, toilets, and anti-doping station, 4: Timing chip checkpoint, 5: Toilets, 6: To areas for warm up, 7: Start field, 8: Start, 9: Finish, 10: Kiosk, 11: Awards podium, 12: Showers/toilets, 13: First aid station, 14: Bicycle wash


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Team tent

Only those have reserved a space may erect a tent in the arena. You may reserve a space for your tent at https://rittresultater.no/ryeterrengsykkelfestival.


Our first aid team consists of qualified medical personnel. The team assists with scrapes and small injuries as well as coordinates with the public emergency services if that should be needed. The first aid station is in a tent on the arena. We also have first aid personnel two places in the course. Course marshals alert the first aid team in case of injuries in the course that need attention at the site of the injury. Riders and spectators can alert of an injury to the nearest course marshal or to first aid personnel.

If a rider withdraws, the time keeper at the finish or the Commissar shall be informed as soon as possible.

Changing rooms and toilets

The changing rooms with showers are open on race days. The changing room and two toilets are in the basement of the building at Langsetløkka. Entry from the rear. There is one toilet on the ground floor of the building, entry adjacent to the Secretariat.


The menu is fruit, sandwiches, cakes, waffles, hot dogs and hamburgers. We also offer smoothies, mineral drinks and coffee. On Friday hot dogs are the only warm food we offer.

We have a card payment terminal, but unfortunately cannot give cash back.

The kiosk opens right before the team leaders’ meeting and closes after the last prizes are awarded.

Bicycle wash


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Technical assistance and feed zone

We have a technical zone and a feed zone which are partly overlapping and are located near the arena. We use the same zone in all the races.

1: Technical zone no 1 2: Technical zone no 2 3: Feeding zone

You can feed your riders from either side of the course on the northward section (yellow section on map).

You can give your riders technical assistance at two places on the course, as shown in the map (orange sections). point 1 is at about the half-way point of the lap and point 3 is at the end of the lap, after a drop/jump.


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Course map for Friday’s stage (NC #5) – Cross-country Time trial/XCT

Link to the online map:

http://www.gpsies.com/map.do;jsessionid=AFA2D86037302B574FCB81862A5D63FE.fe3?fileId=griftxwddl levyag


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Course map for Saturday’s stage (NC #6) – Cross country Olympic/XCO

Red course

All categories for women 15 years and older, and men 13 years and older ride on this course. Link to


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Blue course

Categories women 11-14 and men 11-12 ride on this course. Link to the on-line map:


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Green course

Everyone who is 10 years old or younger rides on this course. Link to the on-line map:


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Course map for Sunday’s stage (NC #7) – Cross country short course/XCC

Course: Yellow XCT short

Categories women and men 11-12 ride on this course. Link to the on-line map:

http://www.gpsies.com/map.do;jsessionid=AFA2D86037302B574FCB81862A5D63FE.fe3?fileId=bjiefq sylchkanpl


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Course: Yellow XCT

Categories women and men 13 and older ride on this course. Link to the on-line map:

http://www.gpsies.com/map.do;jsessionid=AFA2D86037302B574FCB81862A5D63FE.fe3?fileId=thpiq maaaradznac


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Live results at https://rittresultater.no/:

 Friday’s stage: https://rittresultater.no/sb_tid/765

 Saturday’s stage:https://rittresultater.no/sb_tid/767

 Sunday’s stage: https://rittresultater.no/sb_tid/769

 Combined: https://rittresultater.no/sb_tid/769/resultat/tidresultat_sammendrag

We will also post unofficial and official results at the arena as soon as they are ready. Results are published later on www.sykling.no and http://ryebikefestival.sportsklubbenrye.no/.


Below is an overview of the points and prizes for all categories. There are prizes and points both for the stage race and for each individual stage, as described in this section. Prizes are awarded at the arena; see

where on the Arena map.


Stage race (3-day)

Riders in senior categories get UCI points in accordance with the UCI points system for category 2 stage races.

Riders in Elite (19+) and Junior categories with results in the stage race get points in accordance with NCF category 3 races. Note that riders also get NCF points for each stage (see Individual races).

The best in Elite (19+) and Junior categories win the following monetary prizes:


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Mini stage race (2-day)

Riders in age group categories and masters’ categories who finish both the Saturday and Sunday races are automatically entered into the mini stage race. No NCF ranking points are awarded in the 15-16 year age categories nor in the masters’ categories for the overall place in the mini stage race.

We award prizes in the mini stage race as follows:

M/W 11-12

We randomly draw prizes amongst the riders in each of these categories.

M/W 13-14 and M/W 15-16

 The three best in each category get prizes.

 We randomly draw prizes among the rest of the riders in each category.

Categories Masters

 The three best men and the three best women regardless of age get prizes.

 We randomly draw prizes among the rest of the male riders and among the rest of the female



Individual races

Both riders who participate in some of the individual races (stages) and riders who participate in the stage race are awarded points and prizes in individual races.

Elite (19+) and Junior categories

Each stage is one NC race. Riders get NC points in accordance with NCF point system for category 4.

The best in Elite (19+) and Junior categories win the following monetary prizes:

Masters categories

Riders get Master Cup points in accordance with NCF point system for Master Cup category 2.. The best

one-third in each category gets a prize.

M/W 15-16

Riders get NCF ranking points in accordance with NCF point system for category 3. The best one-third in

each category gets a prize.

Categories from M/W 13 to M/W 16, inclusive, as well as M/K Sport

The best one-third in each category gets a prize.

Categories from M/W 6 to M/W 12, inclusive

Each gets a prize.


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Langsetløkka is in Kjelsås in Oslo, in a residential area with narrow streets. All traffic to and from Langsetløkka disturbs the neighborhood residents. We wish to maintain a good relationship with the residents; please respect them when you visit the area for inspection and on the race weekend!

There is a large parking area below Langsetløkka where everybody must park. A program costs NOK 50 which you must pay for when you park. Only cash accepted. Exact change makes the process faster.

Note: It is not possible to park in the few ordinary parking spaces at Langsetløkka nor in the narrow

streets in the area.

We have been informed that last year many disregarded our plea and parked in the streets in the area and made it difficult for neighbors and public transportation. We request that you use the big parking lot below the arena out of consideration of the neighbors, whom we would like to keep a good relation to, and to keep the streets open for any emergency vehicles, as well as public transportation.

How to get to the arena:

Take Ring 3 to Storo. Exit at Storo, direction Grefsen. You should then be on Grefsenveien. Follow the road with streetcar tracks up to the street car’s end station. Continue in the same direction past Kjelsåshallen. Immediately after Kjelsåshallen, the parking area is on the left.

Use “Oset, Oslo” as the destination in Google Maps, or the address “Midtoddveien 34, 0494 Oslo” on GPS.

How to get from the parking area to the arena:

Walk about 400 meters, taking about 6 minutes.


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We update all the information about the race on our website:

http://ryebikefestival.sportsklubbenrye.no/. This invitation is also there. Important information about the race, for example changes in the technical assistance zone or the number of rounds, are also given at the Team Leaders’ Meeting.

You find news about the race both on our website and on the Facebook group «Norges Cup Terreng Rundbane».



Organizing committee


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