Half the distance - just as fun!
TurBirken cycle 41 Friday August 26th 2022
Starting at Pellestova in Øyer, and finishing by Håkons Hall, Lillehammer, this 41 km event is a very good, and scenic alternative if you find that the 86 km Birkebeinerrittet is too demanding.
All competitors must have passed 17 years of age as per December 31, 2022 and must carry a backpack of at least 3,5 kg throughout the race.
TurBirken Cycle 41
Starting at Pellestova in Øyer, and finishing by Håkons Hall, Lillehammer.
41 km in scenic nature.
Food- and drink stations
At the start we will provide Maxim sports drink and water. At Elgåsen we will serve water, bananas, pastry and Coca Cola
If you need special food due to allergies, we strongly recommend that you bring your own food.
Keep Birken clean
littering along the track is not allowed. Bring your litter to the nearest food station or use the drop zones along the track.
Starting times and classes
There is one class for men and obe class for women. EL-cycle are allowed.
Results will be presented in alphabetical order. You can also choose "no timing".
Start when you want Friday August 26th from 11.00 - 12.00
All participants finishing the race recieves a participation medal at the finish line.
A diploma stating your time is also available at your My Page or inside Håkons Hall at the race day.
You can deliver your luggage at either at Håkons Hall before entering the bus to the start or in the starting area.
Luggage labelled with your name and start number, will be brought from the start area to the finish area.
Luggage claim at the finish line, Håkons Hall, Lillehammer. If it is raining we will provide plastic bags to keep your luggage dry.
Transport of luggage is included in the entry fee.
The organizers accept no liability for loss of luggage.
Bus to the starting area
Bus to the starting area
Bus to the starting area departs from Sigrid Undsets veg below Kristins Hall (Håkons Hall)
The ticket must be preordered at your My Page
Preorder opens in August
Please park your car by Håkons Hall, and use the bus transport to the starting area.
Cycles are transported in trucks following the bus
Race rules TurBirken
Race rules TurBirken 41 og 86 km
- All types of bikes are allowed, also electric and gravel bikes
- You may not start using another person's entry/bib or in an earlier wave than assigned.
- For your own safety it is not allowd to use any form of audio during the race.
All participants, regardless of class, must carry a 3,5 kilo backpack during the entire race, until crossing the finish line. The backpack must be visible, and can not be worn underneath clothing or bib.
For safety reasons the pack must contain
- wind-/water resistant jacket and pants
- Hat or buff headwear
- Extra food
- Tools and hose kit
- We recommend that you bring dry underwear and socks.
- A certified helmet is compulsory.
Cut-off time at Elgåsen: 16.00
Need to know in advance
- Change of Bib pick up place
- Registration and reregistration all races at 21.00 if available spots
- Booking bus at 20.00
- Ordering cycle license
- No registration/entry on race day
- Registration after August 23. for Birkebeinerrittet: You must pick up your Bib in Rena
Travel and accommodation
Start: Rena and Finsih: Håkons Hall, Lillehammer
Travel and accommodation
Bus transport for participants and bicycles is also available for these events, from Oslo and Lillehammer to Rena.
Other accommodation Rena and Lillehammer
Buses and trains
Buses from Oslo and Lillehammer to Rena is available for booking through your My Page from two weeks prior to the race. Booking must be made before 20.00 the evening before the race, or you can buy your ticket in Håkons Hall, Lillehammer.
Train: Check departures and order at VY
Oslo airport, Gardermoen
If you are arriving by car, please view recommended driving pattern in Rena and Lillehammer.
Travelling by car from Oslo is not difficult. Follow the E6 north. If you are going to Rena, take the exit to Elverum, and follow the road signs from there. Rena is approximately 2,5 hours from Oslo. Travelling to Lillehammer - follow the E6 until Lillehammer is on your right, this takes about two hours.
If you have more questions, or need help booking - please contact us.
Bus transport incl. bikes
Bus transport for participants (incl. bikes) - see bus table for dates, times and departures.
You can pre-order bus transport from week 32, through My Page , until 20.00 the day before your departure. There is no refund for unused tickets.
Cycle transport are included when ordering bus
Cycles are transported on lorries at your own risk. We advise you to protect your cycle with fabric or bubble wrap.
Note: If you are arriving by plane to Gardermoen Friday August 26th your option is to go by Flytoget to Oslo and Birken bus from Oslo to Rena - the Birken bus departs from Operagata (close to Oslo S) at 17.00 Friday August 26th and at 05.30 Saturday August 27th.
Mattress accommodation Rena
Mattress accommodation in Rena
Accommodation in Rena is available in schools and other suitable buildings for Birkebeinerrittet.
The mattress is provided, but you must bring your own sleeping bag, and sheet. In the evening, you can purchase food at, or close by, the facility.
If you wish to stay in the same facility as a friend, or you team, make sure you all choose the same site.
Breakfast is included in the fee.
Booking is available when entering or through your My Page.
• Booking in advance until Tuesday in race week: NOK 445,-
• Booking on site the night before: NOK 600,-
There is no refund for any reason.
Groups (more than 15):
Please contact Arve at firstname.lastname@example.org
Birkebeinerrittet 2022: August 23th
Åmot Ungdomsskole (Ungdomsskolen)
800 meters north west of the center of Rena. You can walk or bike. Parking available. Breakfast is served on site and you can buy a warm evening meal if you wish.
Rena skole (Barneskolen) - not available in 2022
1 km north west of the center of Rena. You can walk or bike. Parking available. Breakfast is served on site and you can buy a warm evening meal if you wish.
Berget Arena - not available in 2022
Berget Arena is a new gymnastic building, and close to Rena skole. You can walk or bike. Parking available. Breakfast is served on site and you can buy a warm evening meal if you wish.
All participants age 13-79 must have a valid license to start in cycle events in Norway. If you have a valid license through national cycling federetaion, please bring your license card when retrieving your BIB.
The license is not included in the entry fee. It can be purchased when entering, through your My Page, or at the race office when retrieving your BIB.
One time license 17-79 years old: NOK 220,-
One time license UngdomsBirken cycle (13-16 years old): NOK 50,-
One time license TurBirken cycle 41 km: NOK 60,-
The Norwegian Cycling Federation
The license is an insurance through the Norwegian Cycling Federation, and should you be injured while participating in an Birken cycle event, this license makes sure that your treatment is covered. Please find more information regarding the license:
On race day
What happens when ?
Lillehammer Håkons Hall
- 15.00-21.00 Sport 1 market, distribution og bibs and registration
Rena Åmot kulturhus, Rena Torg
- 08.00-21.00 Distribution of Bibs and registration
- 09.00- 11.00 start TurBirken 86 km
- 15.00 - Registration and distribution of bibs BarneBirken cyckle at Rena Park.
- 17.00 - Start BarneBirken 0-11 years old
- Activities for kids
- From 08.00 distribution of bibs
- 09.00 start UltraBirken
- 11.00-12.00 Start TurBirken 41 km
- 10.00-21.00 Distribution of Bibs and registration
- 10.00-21.00 Sport 1 market
- ca 14.30 UltraBirken prize ceremony
- 17.00-17.50 Start BarneBirken sykkel
- 18.30 Cycle show in Kleivbakken
Rena, Åmot kulturhus og Rena Torg
- From 07.00 Distribution of Bibs in Åmot kulturhus
- 07.00-15.00 Sport 1 market
- 09.00-13.00 Start Birkebeinerrittet
- 10.00 start kvinner elite
- 14.00 start menn elite
- From 07.30 distribution of bibs UngdomsBirken sykkel
- 09.00-09.45 start UngdomsBirken sykkel
- 09.00-19.00 Sport 1 market
- 09.00-19.00 Race office
- ca 09.30 first participant UngdomsBirken
- ca 11.40 first participant Birkebeinerrittet
- ca 13.00 Kvinner Elite
- ca 13.30 Price ceremony Kvinner Elite
- ca 16.30 Menn Elite
- ca 17.00 Price ceremony Menn Elite
Distribution of Bibs
Lillehammer, Håkons Hall
- Thursday August 25th: 15.00-21.00
- Friday August 26th: 10.00-21.00
- Friday August 26th from 08.00, before start UltraBirken and TurBirken 41 km
- Saturday August 27th from 7.30 before start UngdomsBirken
Rena, Åmot kulturhus
- Friday August 26th: 08.00 - 21.00
- Saturday August 27th: 07.00 - until the last start
Race packets that is ordered to Lillehammer and not been retrieved in Lillehammer the day before the race, may be picked up in Åmot kulturhus Rena, on race day.
On the race day race packets must be collected at least 1 hour before your starting time. Allow for some extra time as traffic will be heavy.
Please show your starting card to testify paid entry fee, license and bib number.
In your race packet you will find
A tag with your wave number to be fastened at the back of your pack.
Your bib, that must be visible throughout the race.
Luggage tags for one item.
Your personal time-recorder is part of your start number and must be worn throughout the race.
- Stadium maps
- Traffic / parking
Timing / Bib
The bib must be fastened to the handlebar according to instructions.
Your result is registered in the chip that is integrated in your start number.
Time keeping starts when crossing the start mat.
Exeption: Start at start shot
Start shot (the start time is registered by start shot) applies for:
- Birkebeinerrittet: The elite classes and best seeded women in wave 9
- UltraBirken cycle: Wave 1 for men and wave 2 for women.
- UngdomsBirken cycle: All classes and waves.
We offer simple service such as changing of hose, chain, brake pads, as well as adjusting the gears and brakes before start and at the service stations along the track.
The service is performed by experienced mechanics.
It will be possible to clean (flush) dirt off your bike at the service stations.
We recommend that your bike is well maintained and checked before you arrive at Rena.
It is also important to bring some equipment for bike care in your backpack, such as hose, small tools and a pump.
Free bike parking is available in the finish area. The parking is in a closed of area, and your bike is insured against theft while in the parking area. The parking area is open until 21.00
The owner of the cycle is identified by the starting number, and to retrieve your cycle from the area, you must bring your starting card, Birken-app, your wrist tag or your luggage tag.
It will be possible to clean (flush) dirt off your bike before you leave the area.
The bicycle park closes at 21.00 saturday.