Meet us again at Nokia Track in August 2018 !
2017 results are on line
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Recumbent
Open 2017 Finnish Championships
and meet-up

Everything went almost in schedule

Program was as follows

Saturday 5th August

200 meters flying start.
1 hour race.

  • 9:00: Gate opens
  • 10–11: Registration (200 m, 1 h , 6 h, 12 h races)
  • 11:00: Event opening session
  • 11:20: Safety briefing for pilots at starting grid
  • 11:30: Start of 200 meter sprint rounds
  • 14:30-17: Paddock action
    - Swap meet (parts etc)
    - Slowest recumbent rider
    - Test rides
  • 15:50: Safety briefing for pilots at starting grid
  • 16:00: 1 hour race, group I ("slow")
  • 16:50: Safety briefing for pilots at starting grid
  • 17:00: 1 hour race, group II ("fast")
  • 18:15: Podium (200 m and 1 h races)

Note! Safety briefing sessions are mandatory for participants, so you need to be on the starting grid 10 minutes before the race starts.

Sunday 6th August

12 h race
6 h race

  • 7-7:45: Registration (12 h)
  • 7:50: Safety briefing for pilots at starting grid
  • 8:00: 12 race starts
  • 9-9:45: Registration (6 h)
  • 9:50: Safety briefing for pilots at starting grid
  • 10:00: 6 hour race starts
  • 16:00: 6 hour race ends
  • 16:15: Podium (6 h)
  • 20:00: 12 race ends
  • 20:00: Podium (12 h)
  • 21:00: Gate closes

Note! Safety briefing sessions are mandatory for participants, so you need to be on the starting grid 10 minutes before the race starts.

Where to sleep

Some cottages are reserved from Alisniemi. It's also possible to sleep in a tent or caravan at the track area.
(Note! no drinking water, neither bathrooms at the track).

On stand


Arcusvelomobile Ltd
will display several recumbents on their stand at Nokia track area on Saturday.

Available will be at least their main product Arcus velomobile fairing and - if schedule allows - also the brand new Arcus II . On the stand you will find also the ICE Sprint-X 26" and two foldables: two wheeler Azub Origami and three wheeler TRIcon 20F.

All bikes are available on Saturday for test rides, you can even participate to 200 m sprint with the ICE Sprint-X.


Takakenobikes
is also present at the paddock. They will show at least Hase Kettwiesel trike, which is also available for test rides.


Apuväline Avux
will be present at the paddock too, with HP Velotechnik Gekko 26 and Hase Ketwiesel. Both trikes are available for test rides.

Info

Miscellaneous event information

Why ?

Recumbent Racing Finland is a nonprofit operation, our reasons are

  • We promote

    recumbent cycling for sports and health

    Anyone can ride a recumbent bike, whatever his or hers physical condition. Recumbents are not for racing only.

  • We organise

    annual Finnish Championships at Nokian Tyres Test Track in Finland

    Traditionally the event takes place in the first weekend of August and serves both as a racing event and as a general bent riders' meet-up.

  • We empower

    recumbent record attempts

    e.g. Pekka broke the masters Hour World Record in trike category on 2016.

  • We are

    the Finnish connection point for the rest of the recumbent world

    On 2016 we organized Nordic Recumbent Championships. Our active members have participated to the World Championships in Netherlands and France and amazed folks in National races in Denmark and France.

  • We believe

    in diversity in cycling

    Recumbent bike constructions take endless forms, you can find two-, three and four wheelers, short and long wheelbases, low and high racers, all kind of cruisers as well as fully faired velomobiles. There's no limit, there's no UCI rules. Many of us even build our very own individual machines.

  • We are running

    nojapyorafoorumi.fi

    discussion forum, which is an active Finnish site for recumbent enthusiasts.

  • We ratify and list

    the Finnish HPV records

    Current records can be found from the INFO section

  • Join
    us !

The team

We make it happen.

Teppo Mäkelä

teppo.makela@rrfi.fi

Mastermind of the event. Race commander, track maister. Teppo takes care of everything.

Tero Linnanen

tero.linnanen@rrfi.fi

Chairman of the board. Regular competitor in international races. Carbon fiber specialist.

Pasi Räsämäki

pasi.rasamaki@rrfi.fi

HC recumbent rider and builder from the North Karelian town of Joensuu.

Sauli Nurila

sauli.nurila@rrfi.fi

Velomobile rider from the western flatlands. Reputed social media activist.

Henri Heikkari

henri.heikkari@rrfi.fi

"Fine-tuning by welding" specialist from Manchester Finland.

Pekka Heimonen

pekka.heimonen@rrfi.fi

The French connection. Ex. Masters World Hour Record. Webmaster.

We don't ride because we have to. We ride because we like it.

Registration


On-line registration form

(form does not support IE, sorry)

Prices:

If you register before 15th July, the registration fee is
30 euros for RRF members (includes all participants of a family),
40 euros for all others.

Between 15th July and 5th August the registration fee is
35 euros for RRF members
45 euros for others.

RRF subscription fee is 20 euros for 2017.
This fee can be paid with the same transaction as the race registration.

For more info send email to

info@rrfi.fi


Payment

You can pay either on-line using PayPal links below or by wire transfer.
If you pay for the family, please list other family participants to the payment notes!


Bank account information

Account owner: Recumbent Racing Finland ry
Account number: FI45 1158 3000 2318 05
Reference number: 20174