Do I have to qualify?
No, you don’t have to qualify. However, we strongly recommend riding some brevet-rides (for example BRM 200km, 300km, 400km and 600km) beforehand, especially if you are not familiar with riding brevet type rides.
When can I sign up?
The registration will open sometime in January 2020. Before that you will be able to secure a starting spot with a pre-registration.
What if i don’t receive any confirmation email after signing up?
First check your spam filter. If you don’t find it there, send us an email.
What will the registration fee be and what is included?
We don’t know yet but hopefully not more than 3500 SEK
(approx. 320 EUR).
- Transport to Smygehuk of a bike case and personal things that you don’t carry on your bike
- One bagdrop along the route
- Pre ride pasta buffé
- 24 hour breakfast buffé in Östersund
- Lodging one night in Smygehuk
- A basic accident insurance
Will I get any money in return if I cancel my start?
No, but you are free to find a new participant to whom you can sell your starting spot.
Where is the recommended place to stay before the start?
Katterjokk, 2 kilometers south of the starting point has been the ”hq” the last times.
There are two places to stay and both are within close reach of the train: katterjokk.nu (Katterjokk Apartments) and katterjokk.se (Katterjokk Tourist Station, the first establishment at Katterjokk).
Katterjokk holds a restaurant and a small but well stocked grocery store.
There is a hostel at the ski resort Riksgränsen that lies one kilometer closer to the starting point. There is a grocery store here too.
Will there be aurora borealis?
Unfortunately not, July is very much in the off season for aurora borealis or northern lights.
Instead you will get to experience midnight sun in the north of Sweden, above the arctic circle to be exact.
Which animals are worth mentioning..?
You will most surely meet reindeers in flocks on the road in Lapland. If you tire waiting for these peaceful animals to move out of your way, just start pedaling calmly). Mosquitos can pester you when you stop, especially up north, so always carry a repellant. There aren’t any aggressive dogs to chase you, or lethal reptiles waiting for you beside the road for that matter.
Will I be covered by an insurance?
We advise you to arrange your own insurance but we have signed a basic accident insurance for you. You will sign a liability waiver before the start.
Is group riding allowed?
Do I have to wear a helmet?
Yes, wearing a helmet is mandatory while riding.
Are tri bars allowed?
Yes and of any length.
Is it okay to ride a fixie without external brakes?
Can I bring a support car?
What are the roads like?
The general rule is that the whole route is paved. However, in the north there are yearly road works going on for a few kilometers at a time. We try to reroute if we get to know about any larger road works.
The measured elevation gain is about 12 000 meters.
Is the route fixed?
If you miss a turn, you need to return to the place where it happened and get on from there. You can use any means of transportation when returning to the route.
What about food etc along the route?
During daytime in the first 1300 km (800 miles) there are some sections with 150 km (90 miles) between services. There are numerous sections with 60-90 km without food or drinks to buy. Still, you will find villages and small towns scattered along the same route. At 950 km you reach the town of Östersund where we treat you with a manned control. For the around-the-clock riders, there are 24 hour fast food/petrol stations just along the route in the villages Dorotea (700 km) and Sveg (1200 km) and in the city of Skövde (1700). In Karlskoga there is one also but but you have to make a small detour to reach it.