Like every year, Arctic Race of Norway has the pleasure of welcoming you to an unforgettable cycling experience. In Tromsø, a real challenge awaits those who want to test their fitness in parts of the same course as the professional riders. For those who would rather have a more amusing and easygoing bike ride, a fun ride with a truly relaxed feel will offer you a great alternative option. Take on the Challenge and join the Arctic Race of Norway Challenge!
Saturday 12th August
The finish of the third stage of the professional Arctic Race of Norway will take place at the top of Finnvikdalen on Saturday afternoon. An amusing and sporty opportunity to get to the finish and experience the excitement is through participating in the fun edition of the Arctic Race of Norway Challenge. The ride starts in the Arctic Race Village at Stortorget in Tromsø city center. The course stretches around the southern tip of Tromsøya, across Sandnessundbrua and up to Finnvikdalen. The last climb is tough, but certainly manageable for everyone. Local group leaders will take groups of cyclists from the start to the finish. Hence, everyone can have someone to ride with, which makes the trip really fun. A way of enjoying the ride even more will be to dress up in your most crazy costume or create animations during your ride in the best Arctic Race of Norway spirit.
Approx. 22 km.
Official race (trimritt). The character is more of a friendly “go see the pro race”-event. People are encouraged to dress up in costumes.
Open roads. Participants are encouraged to use bike roads where available.
No categories, open to all. Children under 13 must be accompanied by an adult.
13 years and younger; NOK 50
14 years and older; NOK 100
In addition, NCF insurance (license) is compulsory; NOK 50
Name registration in the start area on the day of the ride. Participants who want their time registered for the Finnvikdalen climb will have a timing chip to attach to their helmet.
No timing, except for those participants who want timing of their Finnvikdalen climb.
Open start between 1pm and 2.30pm.
Local celebrities will act as group leaders with departures approx. every 15 minutes.
Secure bike parking area to be organized close to the finish area.
Riders must bring their own extra clothes. No clothing transport.
ARN Challenge medals to all participants
Saturday 12th August
On the same day as the finish of the third stage of the professional Arctic Race of Norway in Tromsø, Tromsø CK organizes this year's Arctic Race of Norway Challenge. The race is 120 km long, with the last 30 km on the same course as the professionals. Not least, the tough climb up to the finish line in Finnvikdalen will be the same. This will enable participants to compare themselves to the world's best cyclists. An exciting twist at this year's Challenge is that you can participate without having to compete on the entire distance. If you decide not to be timed over the whole distance, your time can be taken solely on three pre-defined sectors. The length of the sectors varies from two to four kilometers and the final climb is one of the sectors. The fastest rider on each of the sectors will be rewarded.
Approx. 120 km
Open roads. Regular NCF regulations for races on open roads apply.
Competition: W/M 17-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Leisure: No categories, open for all.
Competition classes: NOK 500 + NCF license.
Leisure: NOK 250 + NCF license.
Mass start for all classes at 11am
1. Official race (turritt)
Timing of the whole distance.
Timed race only in predefined sectors:
Sector 1: From Brensholmen to the top of Buvikvoll climb.
- • Length: Approx. 2 km.
- • Profile: Flat for approx. 1 km. Next km easy climb, with a steeper finish.
Sector 2: From northern part of Straumsbukta to Straumhella.
- • Length: Approx. 3 km.
- • Profile: Flat.
Sector 3: Final climb up Finnvikdalen, same as the professional race.
- • Length: Approx. 4 km.
- • Profile: Average 5,5 % climb.
2. Untimed race (leisure).
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