26-28 may 2017 A 3-day Bicycle Event, ca 580 km, run for the 46th time.
Start and Finish in Örebro
The start and the finish will be at Adolfsbergsskolan, just like last years. To get there take exit 110 from E18/E20 Oslo-Gothenburg and exit 110B Stockholm-Falun Follow the sign Adolfsberg-Glomman and then our sign "Vänern Runt". A guarded parking lot is close to the school.
Day One, climbing 1110 m
The first start is at 7.30 a.m. at Adolfsbergsskolan. We go through Täby, Fjugesta and Svartå to the first food station in Degerfors (60 km). Then towards Björneborg and Kristinehamn. At Karlstad (140 km) the second food station is situated. Grums and Slottsbron to the third food station at Ed church (180 km). We pass Liljedal, Värmlandsbro and Säffle before we reach our final destination in Åmål. Dinner is served between 5 and 7.30 pm. The first day’s ride totals 224 km.
Day Two, climbing 1359 m
Breakfast is served from 6.00 a.m. The first start is at 7.30 a.m. We ride towards Tösse and Tisselskog to the first food station at Håverud (42 km) where we cross the beautiful Dalsland Canal. Then we pass Järn, Gestad, Vänersborg and reach our next food station in Vänersborg (105 km). We ride across flat land towards Salstad and Örslösa, passing the small town of Lidköping and finally reach the third food station at Filsbäck (175 km). After that we cross the hill of Kinnekulle and drive past Hällekis before we get to the final destination in Mariestad. Dinner is served between 5 and 7.30 pm. Day two totals 227 km.
Day Three, climbing 605 m
The same procedure again – a solid breakfast is served from 6.00 a.m. and the first start at 7.30 a.m. We head towards Hasslerör to reach the first food station in Gullspång (43 km). Then we pass Rudskoga, Åtorp and come to the next food station at Svartå (81 km). From there towards Fjugesta, Folkavi, Täby and soon we reach the final destination at Adolfsbergsskolan in Örebro, where lunch (pasta) and coffee will be served. Here the medals will be handed out. Day three totals about 130 km.
If you want to ride together with some other people in the same group, write the names of each of you under "Want to ride together with".
The participation in the race is at everybody’s own risk. As the race has been sanctioned by the SCF (the Swedish Cycling Federation) there is a collective accident insurance.
N.B. Participants must turn at least 18 during 2017.
Make sure your bike is in good condition before start. Adjust brakes and gears and use good tyres. Bring your own spare tyres/tubes, pump, water bottle and rain cape. Triathlon bars/Time trial bars/Aero bars, Recumbents and Tricycles are not permitted.
Your sleeping kit for lying on a hard floor must be packed as one parcel. This parcel and one bag with your personal belongings will be transported by us.
Concerning accommodation and breakfast on Thursday-Friday.
There will be no accommodation or breakfast organized by us at Adolfsbergsskolan before start.
NB no camp bed! Bring a cycle lock, too.
Medical and Biking Service
First aid equipment will be available at the foodstations and at the different final destinations. In Åmål and Mariestad you will be able to receive massage from the authorized masseurs from Massagepunkten. Norra Cykel are responsible for the biking service during the race. They also sell spare parts and different cycling kit at the start and at the final destinations.
For Information before the event, send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Cycling in a Group
Our aim is to try to make good PR for cycling together in beautiful surroundings. The cyclists are divided into groups of 10-15 bikers in each group. In every group there is an appointed leader who is responsible for the group staying together. The bikers are to follow the instructions of the group leader. If somebody has a flat tyre the whole group stops to try to help. No riding outside of the group is allowed. A change of group can be made after an agreement with the group leader and some responsible steward. NB! The slowest group will ride at an average speed of 24 km/hour incl. rest stops.
Repayment of the Entrance Fee
Signing up is binding but a cancellation can be made if you have insurance. Read more about Startklar http://www.startklar.nu/
There are no particular privileges for anybody. Ordinary traffic rules apply to every biker in Vänern Runt! An approved helmet must be worn.
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