About the race

Käringsundsloppet was organized for the first time a few years ago as an “anniversary race” for a bicycle interested birthday child and has continued to be held as a popular recreational race. The race has developed and has today both open class races and race classes with distances for both beginners and the more experienced cyclist that wants a challenge.
This year’s edition of the event will be a wonderful mix of both old and new!
The distances are broadly the same as in 2018, except that 85km now becomes 110km and all routes get a new name. Saturday’s 170km race will this year, in addition to the competition, also offer a open class and after Sunday’s race we invite all participants to our so-called Cykelträffen where everyone gets a light lunch and a chance to chat with both new and from previously known participants!

The 170km combined road and time trial race´s new name is Tour d´ArchiPEDALo and it continues to be a challenge even for the experienced cyclist. Both the long route and time limits will be a part of the challenge for the participants, especially in the competition class (no license needed). Intermediate sprints, bonus seconds and riders who finish in the same group are awarded the same time is new for 2019. In this year’s new open class the participants have more flexible start times and thus a little more time to get to the ferry.
85km will this year be 110km and will go under the name Dahlmanslänken, 33km is called SjälvSTYRET. The 11km- race is still primarily meant for our younger participants and it´s now called StödHJULET. All these are open races ie no winners are appointed. They are suitable for both the beginner and the holidaymaker who wants a little bit longer challenge.
Last year we took another step towards being available for all and allowed electric bikes in the open classes for Käringsundsloppet (110, 33 and 11 km), which we will continue with this year. By allowing electric bikes in our race, we are giving more people the chance to a more mobile life!Even when you are using an electric bike you are getting a workout since you have to move your legs for the bike to roll forward- you choose yourself how much work you do and how much the engine (netpower max 250 watts) helps you. The engine boosts the pedals and doesn’t get any additional force when the speed is over 25 km/h.

Just choose – there is a suitable route for everyone!

 

Start- and finish line is at Käringsund Resort & Conference, which is the competition center. The participants are here offered service as dressing room and sauna and also parking lots close to the start and finish.
Relatives and friends who aren´t participating in the race can, like other audience, watch the start and finish from the sunny terrace and during the race entertain themselves with various activities near the competition area – a successful day for everyone!
After crossing the finish line on Sunday, we invite the participants to our CykelTRÄFF – an opportunity for the participants to meet other cyclists! All the participants are offered a light grilled lunch consisting of local sausages from Dahlmans, a hearty salad and a Karhu 0% – beer (non-alcoholic)!
Our participants can hang out and talk to other participants. Maybe discuss the race they just participated in, or maybe makes plans for new bike adventures together – it´s up to you!

On Saturday evening 29.6 there will be a real Rockabilly party at Käringsund Resort & Conference, which means dinner and music entertainment!
The American buffet can also be pre-booked at the same time you sign upp for the Käringsundsloppet, also by non-participants!

The main organizer of the race is Åland Event,  in close cooperation with Åland Triathlon Club.

Classes and distances 2019

Tour d´ArchiPEDALo 170km (competition- and open classes)

Start Saturday 29.6 at 7.05 am (competition classes). Free start from 5.30 am for the open class
Classes: Competition men, Competition women and open class

Note the following:

  • Participants in the competition classes must complete the first road race (73km) in 2 hours 20 minutes, ie cross the finish line for the part at 9.25am. This means that the participants need to have an average speed of 31km / h
    The open class must also cross the finish line for the first part at 9.25 but they choose freely when they start from 5:30 pm onwards from 5.30!
Dahlmanslänken 110km (open class)

Start Sunday 30.6, at 10 am
Classes: Open class, open class for electric bikes

SjälvSTYRET 33km (open class)

Start Sunday 30.6, at 12.00 noon
Classes: Open class, open class for electric bikes

StödHJULET 11 km (open class)

Start Sunday 30.6, at 12.00 noon
Class: Open class (for adults), juniors (16 yrs and/or younger) and open class for electric bikes

Registration and fees 2019

Pre-registration closed!
Late-registration can be done at:
Thursday 27.6 from 5 to 9 pm at the TOWN SQUARE in Mariehamn
and at the as follows in Käringsund:
Friday 28.6 at 6-8 pm
Saturday 29.6 at 8-10 pm
Sunday 30.6 at 8.30-11.30


HERE are pre-registered participants for Käringsundsloppet 2019

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Registration fees

– 30.4.2019
170km – 80€
110km – 45€
33km – 26€
11km – 10€/5€ (adults/ 16 yrs or younger)

1.5- 23.6.2019
170km – 100€
110km – 60€
33km – 32€
11km – 10€/5€ (adults/ 16 yrs or younger)

Late registration at the competition site
Friday at 6-8 pm, Saturday 8-10pm and Sunday 8.30-11.00 (110km only until 9.00 am)
The times can be slightly adjusted!

170km – 150€  Note! Late registration only on Friday!
110km – 80€
33km – 48€
10km – 20€/10€ (adults/ 16 år or younger)

By signing me for the race and paying the participation fee I agree to the contest rules and give my consent to the organizer to publish my (or my childs) name, serie/class, compound and nationality on participant,- start- and resultlists.  Participation in Käringsundsloppet is at your own risk. The Organizer is not responsible for any accidents that may occur during the competition. A accident insurance is recommended. The Organizers have the right to photograph and film the participants during the event and has the right to use the material in their own marketing. The Organizer has the right to send information about our events 2019-2020


The registration fee includes:

  • Registration
  • Bib-number
  • Chip for electronic timing
  • Medal to all participants at the finish line
  • Dressing room, sauna after the race
  • Light lunch after Sunday’s race
  • Chance to win raffle prizes (applies for pre-registered)

Tour d´ArchiPEDALo 170km also includes following:

  • Free participation in Käringsundsloppets open classes on Sunday 30.6
  • Prizes for the three fastest in both competition classes (men resp. women) and prize for this year’s men’s and women’s time trial champion
  • Possibility to send your own drinks/ energi with the organizers´vehicles.

Course

All starts and finishes take place at Käringsund Resort & Conference.

Maps

Routedescription and interaktive maps for 10km, 33km, 113km and 170km

The route of the Tour d´ArchiPEDALo 170km takes the participants from Käringsund (Eckerö) – Lumparland – Föglö – Kumlinge – Vårdö – Käringsund (Eckerö). The race is a combined road and time trial race, consisting of two road race (c 70km and 75km) and three time trials (all about 11km).
Note! Participants must complete the first road race (70km) in 2 hours 25 minutes, ie cross the finish line for the part at 9.25am. The same time is valid for the open class that may choose freely when they start from 6:00 pm onwards

Map (pdf) and Route description of Tour d´ArchiPEDALo 170km

All routes are marked with arrows in advance of the upcoming turns and, if necessary, there are traffic wardens along the route to stop other traffic. At intersections without arrows means that participants continue forward. In places with officials their instructions are followed, otherwise normal traffic rules are followed. Despite the marked route participants are recommended to pre-acquainted with the map and route description.
Competition classes have car (-s) driving in front of the cyclists at the road races. Open classes have a car in front of them for about 1km.

StödHJULET – in cooperation with Smartpark!

StödHJULET cooperates with Smartpark, the family park on Åland.
The participants of the approximately 11km route will have their turning point at Smartpark, where they receive a discount coupon before turning back to Käringsund again!


Disclaimer:

The Organizers have the right, even on short notice, to change the routes if necessary (for example sudden roadworks).

Prizes and prize award ceremony

All participants receive a medal at the finish line.

In the competition classes at 170km the fastest in both men and women class are awarded. Also a male and a female time trial champion (lowest total time at the time trials) will be awarded. The prize award ceremony will be held at Saturday June 29th, at approx. 9 pm at Käringsund Resort & Conferences terrace.
Raffle prizes among all the pre-registered (lastest 23.6) in Käringsundsloppet. These are raffled before the race and can be picked up from the competition office.

Other information and timeschedule

Eventschedule

Eventschedule KSL2019, vers4 for the Käringsundsloppet 2019!
RacePM Käringsundsloppet 2019!

Organizers keep the right to make changes!

Registration packet

The packet includes bib number (2 pieces/ participants in race class, 1 piece/ participant in open class) and timing chip.
Participants in the race classes fasten their bib numbers with safety pins (included in the packet) on both hips or on both sides of the body, see pictures 1-2. In open classes participants fasten their bib numbers on the back, see picture 3

 

Registration packets are picked up as follows from the competition office at Käringsund: 

Friday 28.6 at 6-8 pm
Saturday 29.6 at 8-10 pm
Sunday 30.6 at 8.30-11.30

NOTE!
We will be at the TOWN SQUARE in Mariehamn on Thursday 27.6 from 5 to 9 pm so you can also pick up your registration packet or sign up for the race if you haven´t done it!

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Timing

Timing is done with chip attached with cable ties (get them from the organizer) far down at the left front fork of the cycle. Tighten the cable ties properly and cut off the extra part.

If a participant cancel the race, the chip shall be returned to the race office without delay. After finishing the race to organizers take care of the chip.
For non-returned / lost the chip the participant will be charged 90€.

For the 11km, 32km and 110km races the time is calculated from the start (starting shot) until the participant cross the finish line.
In the competition classes at 170km the participants gets five (5) different times which are being combined into a total end time. The participant with the lowest total time win the race.
This year we also have intermediate sprints at three places that gives bonus- (minus) seconds and at the road races all rides in a group get the same finish time as long as the gap between isn´t greater than one (1) second.

Intermediate sprints at stage 1 by Knutsboda and at stage 5 in Pålsböle and at the last finish in Käringsund.

At Knutsboda and Pålsböle the following minus seconds are given:
1st over the line à 5 minus seconds, 2nd over the line à 3 minus seconds and 3rd over the line à 1 minus second

In Käringsund the following minus seconds are given:
1st over the line à 10 minus seconds, 2nd over the line à 6  minus seconds and 3rd over the line à 3 minus seconds.

In the competition classes at 170km also  male and a female time trial champion (lowest total time at the time trials, stage 2-4) will be awarded.

The open class 170km has free start from 5.30 – 7.00, the timing starts for everyone at. 6.00 am (voluntary mass start).
Please notify the competition office if you start any other time than 6 am

First aid

First aid- trained personnel present at the race office/ along the route and can be contacted. In case of a serious accident, call 112!

Service points

Along the 110km route is a service point (water, sportdrink, coffee, buns and bananas) at Brobacka gästhem in Björsby, Jomala. At the 11km the participants will get fluid at the turning point at SmartPark. Along the 33km route there is no service station, but at the finish line there is fluid (water, juice, Powerade sports drinks, coffee), buns, banana and the light lunch for all participants!

The servicepoints in co- operation with

At the 170km -tour there is no service point during the races, but access to service (water, sportsdrinks) between the different stages. Lunch (ground meat soup, bread) is served between stage 2 and 3, snack (coffee, bun and banana) will be served between stage 3 and 4. Possible to send your own drinks/ energi with the organizers´vehicles.

Please don´t litter our nature! Bring debris from e.g. enery bars to the finish line.

 

Bicycle Service

There are no service stations along the distances on Sunday but there are service vehicles that are ready to help if needed. Contact the organizer (+358405223823) in case help is needed.
At the 170km- route on Saturday the skilled bicycle fixer Peter Korpi from Peters Cykel & Sportservice will follow the participants the whole day.
Own service vehicles are allowed.

Parking

Free parking lots close to the start- and finisharea.

Lost property

Handed to the organizers who keep them during the current season (until 31.10.2019) if they haven´t been collected during the competition weekend.
After the season, leftovers are submitted to charity organizations.

Canceling

If you for some reason have to cancel the race, you should notify the nearest volunteer or contact the organizer by phone (+358405223823). If you need help to get back to Käringsund it can be arranged.

We think about nature!

The disposable vessels that we use during the contests are compostable and are sorted during/after the contest. We have also joined barkraft.ax and made some promises that strives towards a sustainable society. We are Kranmärkt-certified, which means that we don’t give out bottled water during the contests.
We are constantly working further on this and our goal is to be eco labelled in the future!
Read more about our environment policy on www.alandevent.ax

 

 

Cancellation policy

The registration for the competition is binding, the registration fee will not be refunded if you can´t participate in the competition.
If canceled by 31.5.2019, your participation can be moved to the following year’s competition.
Until 23.6 it’s possible to change distances/ classes (no possible difference will be refunded), or transfer the participation to another participant.

Cancellations and changes shall be made by email to info@alandevent.com