Invitation and Information


Rokua MTB Saturday 19.8.2017 10:00 and Kid’s Tour de Ahveroinen at 16.00.

Rokua MTB is a mountain bike competition located right next to the Rokua’s National park. The competition includes fast and rideable track, but altitude differences makes it physically demanding. From beginners to more advanced mountain bikers the competition suits everyone, because there is not technically demanding parts.

  • Rokua Health & Spa’s services at the location!
  • Meal and use of spa facilities (shower, sauna and swimming) are included in the fee
  • Routes:  26km / 52km
  • Mass start / timing
  • race categories: M/W 18 26km, M/W general, M/W40, M50 52km, Fatbike M 52km and W 52km
  • recreational categories: M/W 26km/52km and Fatbike M 26km and W 26km.
  • Fees: before 30.5.2017 45€, 1.6-13.8.2017 55€ and before raceday 75€. Payments after the registration to Rokua MTB Team RY’s account: FI77 1840 3000 0314 56, Reference number: 1009.
  • Prize giving for the best riders and also lottery prizes.
  • Inquiries: Hannu Kaikkonen +358 406508950, e-mail: isoh.kaikkonen(at)gmail.com
  • REGISTRATION TIME is END:
  •          www.facebook.com/rokuamtb

THE NUMBER OF COMPETITORS IS LIMITED TO 400!!!

Rokua MTB Information / Rules

COMPETITION-/EVENT LOCATION: Rokua MTB event location is at the spahotel Rokua Health & Spa, Kuntoraitti 2, 91670 Rokua, Finland

COMPETIOTION-/EVENT OFFICE: the office is at the Hotel lobby and it opens on Friday 18.8. 19.00-21.00 and Saturday 19.8 7.00-9:00.

HELMETS: it is mandatory to wear a helmet.

PARKING: hotel’s parking lot is available.

CONFIRMATION OF REGISTRATION: Those who have registered prior the race day, the race number, fastening equipment, swimming- and meal tickets are in an envelope with your race number written on it. Check your race number from the list and take your envelope from the event office’s desk.

POST-REGISTRATION:  You can post-register by phone on Friday 18.8 16:00- 20:00 Phone number: +358 40 650 8950. NO POST REGISTRATION ON 19.8. MORNING!!!

DRESSING: Dressing rooms before start: for women and men there are conference rooms reserved for dressing rooms. You can leave your personal belongings to the dressing rooms, for the time of the race, at your own risk. You cannot wear your biking shoes inside the hotel!

RACE NUMBER: fasten the race number using the included cable ties to the bike’s handlebar.

START: Kid’s Tour de Ahveroinen will be raced on a track that circles around the pond called Ahveroinen. Start and finish lines are by the tipi-like hut, starting at 16.

Rokua MTB’s starting line is at the lower parking lot of the hotel. COMPETITION CATEGORIES START AT 10:00 AND RECREATIONAL CATEGORIES AT 10.15.

GUIDEPOSTS: The route is marked by using arrows and plastic string

THE LONG ROUTE is 26km, which will be circled twice on 52km route.

SERVICES: For the 50km route there 3 service stations (12km, 26km and 38km), for the 25km route: 1 service station (12km). At the finish line there is drinking station and buffet meal at the hotel. There is sports drink and water at the service stations.

SPORTS DRINK is POWER BAR®.

SELFSERVICE POINT: There is a table provided where you can place your own drinking bottles etc. right after the road crossing at midpoint of the race.

DROPPING OUT: If you drop out during the race, you have to inform the officials at the finish line.  

FINISH LINE: The finish line is located right by the hotel. Leave your race number to the finish line. If you loose your race number you will be charged 20€. The finish line will be closed at 17:00. Please Note! Timelimit for the second lap is 2,5h (52km), after that you are not allowed to go for the second lap.

PRIZE GIVING: In all competition categories best three riders will be given prizes. In recreation classes the winner gets the prize. The prize giving ceremony is at the hotel’s auditorium around 14:00.

LOTTERY PRIZES: all the competitors participate the lottery. Lottery will be drawn right after the start. Prizelist is at the event office, you can also collect the possible prizes from the office.

RESULTS: you can find the results from www.rokuamtb.com and www.rokua.com

SHOWER AND SWIMMING: at the hotel’s spa/sauna section. Hotel’s reception will give you a key when you give your swimming ticket.

MEAL: There is a buffet meal at the Rokua Health &Spa’s restaurant after the race. The meal is served from 12 to 19. The meal ticket will be collected at the entrance of the restaurant.   

BIKE CLEANING POINT: There are signposts to the bike cleaning point.

INSURANCE AND FIRST AID: All the competitors are participating at their own risk. The competitors should make sure that they have their own personal insurances. The first aid point is located near the finish line. There are some named race doctors riding the race, but everyone is obliged to help injured. Phone number to the first aid point: +358 40 650 8950.

PLEASE NOTE!!! THE EVENT IS HELD AT VERY SENSITIVE ROKUA GEOPARK AREA. IT IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED TO RIDE ON THE AREAS COVERED BY LICHEN! THERE WILL BE A INSPECTION ON THE ROUTE AFTER THE RACE, AND THE FUTURE OF THE COMPETITION WILL DEPEND ON IT. IT IS PROHIBITED TO LITTER ON THE ROUTES!

ON THE ROUTE THERE ARE SHORT ROAD SECTIONS. USE THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE ROAD, OBEYING THE TRAFFIC LAWS. BEFORE YOU ENTER THE ROAD THERE IS A WARNING SIGN. CROSSINGS OF THE ASPHALT ROADS, THERE IS A TRAFFIC CONTROL.