MTB-VÄTTERN

The versatile race

The registration opens September 5

MTB-Vättern 7th of June 2019

On classical grounds in the beautiful city of Motala runs yearly MTB-Vättern, a versatile mountainbike race with fantastic views along the Göta Canal and Lake Vättern.

One name – two distances

MTB-Vättern is an entrance race with two distances – 50 km and 25 km. Both distances requires rather effortless biking and everyone from 11 years of age has the possibility to participate in this recreational race. As a participant you can count on a big variation along the road – fast asphalt passings alternates with forest roads, hills and more technical biking on paths.

First start

First start in MTB-Vättern 2019 is 6.00 p.m.

Pace groups – Long distance 50 km

In MTB- Vättern we use pace groups on the long distance (50 km).

Pace groups classifications will be used so that you as a participant will fit into a group that suits your pace, so that we can have less overtakings and higher safety.

When you fill in your registration of interest at My Pages you choose the pace group that fits best into your capacity. N.B you choose pace group based of your own judgement. Please don´t overrate your ability.

Pace Groups

Tough (25+ km/h)

Your ability: Suits you that are used to be in the front of the race and is holding a high speed, in both open parts and more technical parts of the course.

Medium (20-25 km/h)

Your ability: Suits you that exercise regularly and is used to hold an accurate speed both in the open parts and more technical parts of the course.

Moderate (-19 km/h)

Your ability: Suits you that recently discovered the charm with MTB and/or would like to bike in a smoother speed.

Map

Course profiles

MTB-Vättern 50 km

Service depots: Dunteberget (19 km), Motala Idrottspark (28 km) och Smedsby (37 km)

MTB-Vättern 25 km

Service depots: Dunteberget (15 km)

Registration

    1. MTB-Vättern The registration for MTB-Vättern 2019 opens at 9:00 a.m. September 5.
    2. Create your profile/log in If you don’t have an account, you must create one at My Pages to receive a unique customer id.If you have changed or forgotten which email address you once registered at Vätternrundan, please send an email to info@vatternrundan.se and state your birth data and which email address you want us to register. When you have received your login details, you can log on to My Pages.
    3. Registration of interest in MTB-Vättern means that you choose which distance and pace group you will take part of. (Only those who’ll ride the long distance, 50 km, need to choose pace group). This is also where you prepare groups.
    4. Registration The number of entries is limited to 2000 participants over both distances and is open for everyone from 11 years of age. You will complete your Registraton in direct connect to Registration of interest.
    5. Payment will be made directly after the Registration has been sent or within 5 working days. Read more about methods of payment here below.

Payment

Both distances (50/25 km) will cost the same but the amount will vary depending on age:

15+ years: 500 SEK (September 5 – April 2 2019)
11-14 years: 200 SEK
Please notice that payment must be received no later than April 2, 11.59 p.m.

15+ years: 600 SEK (April 3 – June 3 2019)
11-14 years: 200 SEK
Please notice that payment must be received no later than June 3. Unpaid start spots will be removed June 5.

On-site registration: Will be possible if there’s still entries left. – 750 SEK (15+ years) / 300 SEK (11-14 years)

Cancellation

Once your registration is paid and confirmed, it is legally binding. You are not entitled to any refund from Vätternrundan. All participants are advised to take out the “Folksam Motionsloppsförsäkring” cancellation insurance, provided by leading Swedish insurer Folksam, in case injury or illness prevents participation.

Cancelled event

If extraordinary circumstances prevent an event from taking place, the organizers reserve the right to retain half of the entry fee.

Rules

  • You have to be 11 years of age (the year you turn 11)
  • The start card may not be transfered to or used by another person.
  • Each rider is responsible for being registered on the number bib and chip that is used.
  • No private service cars or depots are allowed.
  • Cyclists not registered in the event are not allowed on the course during the event.
  • A safety approved bicycle helmet by European EN 1078 standard must be worn at all times when cycling and shall be placed on top of your head. The helmet must be visible for other riders and volunteers to see. Therefore helmets of inflatable (air bag type) isn’t allowed during Vätternrundans events.
  • It is not allowed to use your cell phone (for calls, texts or photographs) when seated on the bike. If you in a case of emergency have to use your phone you must get off your bike and move out of the road to not compromise the safety during the ride.Vätternrundan would like to urge on our participants NOT to photograph any accidents and injuries for sharing in social media with consideration to the concerned and their relatives.
  • Chip must be placed at the right side of the helmet above the ear, the number bib on the back and the bike number bib on the handlebar during the entire ride.
  • Consideration to other road users must be shown throughout the event.
  • Note that normal road traffic regulations apply
  • Rest after the ride before driving your car.

Rules for the bike:

  • Only bikes with two wheels are allowed. Unicycle, electric bicycles, tricycles, roller or motorized bicycles are not allowed.
  • Bicycles deemed a danger in traffic aren’t allowed, if in doubt contact the office.
  • Cyclo-cross with road handlebars is allowed in the exercise class and is allowed in MTB-Vättern 2019.

Insurance

“Folksams motionsloppsförsäkring” refund your fee in case of injury/illness

If you get sick or injured and get unable to participate your entry fee will be refunded if you have signed up for “Motionsloppsförsäkring” or “Motionsloppsförsäkring Stor”. You will be prompted to display a valid medical certificate that is proving the cause. The insurance is valid 1 year from the day you signed up for it. “Motionsloppsförsäkring” costs 155 SEK and “Motionsloppsförsäkring Stor” 275 SEK. Read more at Folksam.se (only in Swedish)

Report your wish for refund to Folksam via e-mail; folksam.sport@folksam.se or phone +46 (0)771-960 960.

Collective insurance

You participate at your own risk but by registering you will get a collective insurance signed by Vätternrundan, the Swedish Cycling Federation and Folksam.

Our partners

Vätternrundan would never be what it is today if it wasn't for our fantastic partners who share our passion for the sport of cycling.