Cycle Vasaloppet! Cykelvasan 90 is the whole traditional Vasaloppet, but with bikes instead of skis. The start is in Sälen and you pass by all the famous Vasaloppet checkpoints on your way to the Mora finish line. The race is a real challenge, run on about 89 km of forest road or gravel, and 7 km of asphalt. Inflate your tires and get your helmet on!
Since the start in 2009 tens of thousands of cyclists have struggled from Sälen to Mora.
The course record for men is 2.39.00 (Magnus Darvell, 2010), and for women 2.53.44 (Hildegunn Gjertrud Hovdenak, 2014).
The race is sanctioned by Svenska Cykelförbundet (SCF, the Swedish Cycling Federation), and run in accordance with SCF’s regulations TR 1, TR 4 and TR 12. Read the rules in their entirety at SCF’s website.
In competition class, violation of rule 1.3.008 in TR 1 leads to disqualification.
Approved bike helmet is mandatory. The track is technically quite light, suitable for all bikes that can handle a gravel road. Swedish traffic regulations apply whenever there is other traffic.
Due to the risk of injury we do not allow cycling with:
- earphones, for example with music
- bottles that are not suited for the bottle holder
- tow bike, electric bike, unicycle, child seat or bike trailer
- bike with drop handlebars in the competition class
- tandem bike in the competition class and the first groups of the leisure class.
Tandem bikes are allowed in the leisure class from start group 12 and up. Bikes with drop handlebars are allowed in leisure class.
Cykelvasan 90 has a competition class and a leisure class. In the competition class you compete for prize money.
Membership in cycling club
Swedish participants in the competition class need to be members of a cycling club and must have a competition license. For purchasing your license, please visit the Swedish cykling federation’s website, scf.se.
International participants do not need to be members of any club; they automatically represent their country. Even non-Swedish participants need to have a license that can be purchased on the Swedish cykling federation’s website.
You may participate in leisure class from the year you turn 12, and in competition class from the year you turn 17.
Time penalty for littering in the Vasaloppet Arena
It is allowed to throw garbage in three different ways during Vasaloppet’s Summer Week. If you will be caught by throwing debris otherwise you may be penalized with a time penalty of 15 minutes.
You must throw litter:
- in the bins at the Vasaloppet checkpoints.
- in the marked littering zones between each Vasaloppet checkpoint.
- where you as a participant know that a team leader or associate will pick up what you throw.
Vasaloppstrippeln – three Vasaloppet in one year
Vasaloppstrippeln, the Vasaloppet trifecta, is a challenge where participants complete three 90-kilometre Vasaloppet races during one calendar year.