Västgötaloppet MTB

Don’t miss this year’s big cycling party in Sjuhärad!

Welcome to a wonderful challenge on the scenic mountain Sjuhäradsmassivet. We start the mountain bike race at the sparkling lake Åsunden in Ulricehamn and reach the finish line at the banks of the river Viskan’s flowing forces in Borås. A hilly, scenic spring experience in the Sjuhärad area. It is possible to participate in the Västgötaloppet MTB at three different levels, 70, 35 or 10 kilometers. That way there is a fun challenge for everyone!

You will be warmly welcomed along the way by our fantastic officials at the various posts along the way. Afterwards, everyone meets at the Sjöbo Arena in Borås, where we hang out together and talk about wonderful cycling experiences from the route.

Entries are pouring in for our cycling party, Västgötaloppet MTB, which takes place on 26 May. There are already over 200 registered cyclists, more than ever before! There are a limited number of places for the race, so hurry to secure your place today so you don’t miss the lovely spring day on Sjuhäradsbjerget. We would like to give more participants the opportunity to enjoy our beautiful routes. Therefore, at the request of several of the clubs, we have lowered the age limits for our various distances. 15-year-olds can now cycle our 70 km course, 12-year-olds can cycle our 35 km course and 6-year-olds accompanied by their parents can now cycle our 10 km course. The race is a great opportunity for everyone to cycle together. Register now to secure a place in the Västgötaloppet MBT 2024.

Exercise bike race
Three distances – 70 km, 35 km, 10 km

Registration
Registration must be done via the website before 8 May
Prices: 70 km – SEK 695, 35 km – SEK 595, 10 km – SEK 245
Late registration after 20 May is subject to an additional fee

70 km run
Start / finish; Ulrica Park, Ulricehamn – Sjöbo Arena, Borås.
Start procedure: Wave start – people start in teams
Team challenge – H2 Team Challenge: at least three people per team

Starting groups:
Ride Fast, Men(Cykla Snabbt Kille); Two groups with a maximum of 150 cyclists in each group.
Start time at 11 a.m
You must choose this starting group if you want to use your lungs to the fullest and drive to the maximum. Your time at Cykelvasan 90 km is under 4 hours.

Ride fast, Women (Cykla Snabbt Tjej); Two groups with a maximum of 150 cyclists in each group.
Start time at 11.03
You must choose this starting group if you want to use your lungs to the fullest and drive to the maximum. Your time at Cykelvasan 90 km is under 5 hours.

Ride just right (Cykla Lagom): Two. groups with a maximum of 150 cyclists in each group.
Start times: 11.06 and 11.09
You should choose this starting group if you want to enjoy nature, but at the same time pedal fast and sweat on your forehead. Your time on Cykelvasan 90 km is 4-5 hours.

Ride quietly (Cykla Lugnt): Two groups with a maximum of 150 cyclists in each group.
Start time at 11.12 and 11.15.
Electric bicycles are placed in this starting group.
You should choose this starting group if you prioritize enjoying the forest along the route, take it easy and enjoy the music and various energetic refreshments along the way. Your time on Cykelvasan 90 km just needs to be that you have arrived before darkness descends over Mora.

Age limit: from 15 years
Timing: Gross times are calculated based on the start time of the starting group.
Posts: Tvärred (16 km), Äspered (37 km), Gunnarstorp (49 km), Borås GIF Arena (60 km)
Route: hilly approx. 1000 meters of altitude. Lightly cycled, ie. predominantly gravel road, forest road and a smaller part on paths.
Price: SEK 695

35 km run
Start / Finish; Start at Äspereds Idrottsplats – Finish in Sjöbo Arena, Borås
Start procedure: joint start
Start time: 11.15
Age limit: From 12 years
Timing: Gross times are calculated from the start time.
Posts: Gunnarstorp (12 km), Borås GIF Arena (21 km)
Route: hilly approx. 400 meters of altitude. Lightly cycled, ie. predominantly gravel road, forest road and a smaller part on paths.
Price: SEK 595

10 km run
Start / Finish; Start at Borås GIF Arena – Finish at Sjöbo Arena, Borås
Start procedure: joint start
Start time: 12.15
Age limit: From 10 years (6 years with an adult companion)
Timing: Gross times are calculated from the start time.
Route: Lightly cycled, i.e. predominantly gravel road, forest road and a smaller part on easy paths.
Price: SEK 245

Posts / food
Tvärred IP (16 km) serves water, energy drink and bananas.
Äspered IP (37 km) serves water and energy drink, bananas, pickles and cinnamon sticks.
Gunnarstorp (49 km) serves water and energy drinks, bananas, pickles, cinnamon sticks and coffee.
Borås GIF Arena (60 km) serves water and energy drinks, bananas, pickled cucumbers, cinnamon sticks, coffee and KEX chocolate.

Catering
Before the start: You can buy light refreshments in the start area and coffee / drinks.
After the bike race: We offer all participants hot food including drinks and coffee after the race. Any allergies or dietary variations can be handled by our experienced kitchen. There is also a stall at the finish area where you can buy a wide selection of sweets, coffee, burgers and other delicacies.

Starter envelope
On the day of the event, the start envelope is picked up at the respective start locations in Ulricaparken Ulricehamn from 08.00, Äspered’s IP from 10.00 and Borås GIF Arena from 10:00 a.m.

Enter your name and start group when you pick up the start envelope. The timing chip in the start envelope is reusable and must be attached to the leg, down by the foot. No chip, no timing. The chip must be returned after the race.
The bike’s race number must be attached to the front of the handlebars, secured with cable ties and readable from the front. The second license plate must be on the back, secured with safety pins. The race number of the bicycle may not be changed or folded. Safety pins and cable ties are in the starter envelope.

Transportation
Transport of bicycles and cyclists is offered from Borås – Almenäsvägen 20. Buses and trucks will be on site from 08.30 and will depart around 09.00 to the starting points in Ulricehamn and Äspered. There are staff to help with loading and packing (in bubble wrap).
Ordered upon registration for a fee of SEK 250
Parking for those who have booked transport is available at Almenäsvägen 20.
Västgötaloppet signs have been set up to show the way to parking spaces.

Marking of the course
The track is marked with orange arrows and Västgötalopp markings. There are also warning signs in certain places. There are security guards along the track and instructions from them must be obeyed.

Late registration
Late registration can be done from 20 May to 26 May at 10:00 a.m.
Prices for late registration are:
70 km – SEK 995
35 km – SEK 795
10 km – SEK 245

Cancellation of registration
If for any reason you do not participate in the race, the entry fee will not be refunded.
We refer to the Cyklistforbundet’s Motion running insurance in these cases.
Register here: https://apply.cardskipper.se/saw
Cover / storage
Bag with start number can be handed in at the start and returned at the finish line after the race is over.

Bathing / changing – close to the goal – Sjöbo Arena, Borås.
Toilets – at the start, at the posts and at the finish line.
Bike wash – at the finish area.
Recommendation of bicycle:
We recommend a MTB. E-MTB is allowed in the starting group ”Ride quietly and calmly”

Bicycle service
Will be available on records. Staff can perform simple service, repairs. Some security guards will be equipped with bicycle pumps. They are clearly marked so you can see them when you walk by. 

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