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Aulanko MTB - SAT 20.5.2023 - PRELIMINARY INFO 

Aulanko MTB is the mountain biking event in Finland, held in the charming historic sceneries and challenging terrain of the Aulanko Park at Hämeenlinna. The event is aimed at everyone who has some experience in mountain biking. There's no need for any competition experience or a license.
·       Experience the beautiful spring nature of the National Urban Park of Hämeenlinna.  Scenic Aulanko Forest Park was established in the late 1800 century. 
·       The route consists of challenging terrain and loads of single track
·       Distances approx.: 6 km / 10 km / 24 km / 45 km 
·       Mass start and timing
·       Classes: Children / Youth / Women/Men, Men 50 +yrs, E-Bike

Aulanko area offers good selections of tourist services - why not spend a whole weekend at Hämeenlinna at the same time!  https://visithame.fi/en/hameenlinna/ 
Welcome to enjoy the lush spring nature of Aulanko on Sat 20th May, 2023!

EVENT INFO 
Event office, start & finish:
Aulanko Nature Activity Center, Linnanen 77, 13220 Hämeenlinna
https://luontoliikuntakeskus.fi/aulanko-nature-activity-center/

Reference map of course  from the year 2014 event:  
https://jalki.fi/routes/107-aulanko-mtb 

There will be some changes to the route. Place for start/ finish is different. The course is about 25 km long and the total ascent is about 450 meters. 45 km course is a 2 x 24 km loop with a special challenge . Most of the course is a somewhat narrow single track. There are some short road sections in between.

There will for sure be enough challenges to even a very experienced mountain biker. However, the course can be completed also with just basic mountain biking experience. No competition experience or license is needed. Use of a helmet is compulsory.

A skilled & very fit rider can complete the course with a rigid mountain bike, but we do recommend a proper suspended mountain bike. There is no insurance provided to the participants from the organizers, so every participant should take care of his/her own insurance.

FEES AND SERVICES 
Registration for the 2023 event will begin on 1st Feb 2023 at 18:00 EET.
Please fill in the Registration form - at Tawast Cycling Club TCC website
- registration opens 1.2.2023. (LINK WILL BE ADDED HERE)   
Registration fee depends of the date of your payment as follows (DD.MM.YYYY):
 

Payment schedule 1.2.-31.3. 1.4.-16.5. 19.5.-20.5
1 round ~ 24 km  30 € 40 € 55 €
2 rounds ~ 45 km  40 € 50 € 65 €
Children & youth  15 € 15 € 15 €

Payments are completed online. 
The number of participants is limited to 300, so the event might be sold out.

The participation fee for 24 km and 45 km includes:

  • Timing 
  • Service points during the course offering: water, sports drink and pickles
  • A tasty lunch after the event
  • Shower and/or a sauna chance / swim at Lake Aulanko 
  • Bike wash facility
  • Participation in the prize draw

 

PRELIMINARY SCHEDULE 2023 
Friday 19.5.
18.00           Event office opens at Aulanko Nature Activity Center
                     - participant number pick up, changes, late registrations
20.00           Event office closes

Saturday  20.5.
08.30       Event office opens at Aulanko Nature Activity Center
10.30       Participant number pick-up closes
11.00 - 11.30   Start 
12.00 - 16.00   Light lunch at Lake Cafe by Aulanko Nature Activity Center
                           Price for non-participants is about 10 EUR per person
13.30       Start for last lap closes
17.00       Finish and event office close

ACCOMODATION AND OTHER SERVICES 
Accommodation can be found both in hotels and cottages in the Aulanko area. Please mention our event when inquiring about accommodation, for some businesses might have special offers.

Hotel Scandic Aulanko + Aulanko Spa -https://www.scandichotels.fi/hotellit/suomi/hameenlinna/scandic-aulanko 

  • Hotel accommodation and restaurant services
  • Spa and sauna services
  • Bowling

Aulanko Outdoors - https://www.aulankooutdoors.fi/en/aulanko-outdoors/ 

  • FAT bike rental
  • SUP boards, kayaks, canoes rental by Lake Vanaja
  • Sauna rental for groups 

Hugo Park Aulanko – Climbing tracks - https://www.hugopark.fi/

Aulangon Tornikahvila - Cafe & Aulanko Scenic Tower - https://www.aulangontornikahvila.fi/en/home 


TRAVELING TO AULANKO 
Easiest way to reach the Aulanko area is by train from Helsinki or from Tampere. You can also arrive by car, and there are parking spaces available by Aulanko Hotel and Spa and at Aulanko Park.
Event office, start and finish on the map. https://goo.gl/maps/n2t39pzkLFFzHMji8


FURTHER INFORMATION / NEED HELP?
If you have any further questions or need help with something, please don't hesitate to contact us via email at tawastcc [ät] gmail.com 
More info about Aulanko Nature Reserve - https://www.nationalparks.fi/aulanko