Kitka MTB - what, where and when?
There is something to ride and experience during the event for drivers of all levels and ages. In addition to the Bike Park tracks, there is a pump track, enduro, and XC routes. Get to know Ruka Bike Park and its service offering: https://www.ruka.fi/rukabikepark. Follow the social channels @kitka.mtb and @rukabikepark and stay on the map of what's coming!
DH SM & FINLAND DH CUP #4 28.-29.7.2023
The downhill cycling championships and the fourth race of the DH-cup tour are run in the fell scenery of Ruka. In the previous three seasons, Ruka has competed in both the SC and Cup finals. This summer, the Finnish championships are held again on a wonderful track, where the track champions still have a couple of aces up their sleeves. A cozy venue right next to the village, the toughest drivers, and a relaxed atmosphere guarantee an unforgettable race weekend for both the competitors and the audience following the fast-paced action. More information and registration for the final competition of the Suomi DH Cup: https://www.suomidh.fi/events/suomi-dh-cup-4-ruka/
FUNDURO CAMP 2.0, KITKA MTB RUKA, 26.-27.7.2023
The very popular Funduro camp will continue in Ruka during the Kitka MTB week! In the guaranteed Funduro camp style, you get personal guidance in a small group with the guidance of an experienced instructor. Two days can fit approx. 10 hours of riding - that's where our focus is at! The camp is also perfect for DH riders.
The guidance takes place in level groups (bike park/enduro/DH/junnu group) whose detailed descriptions you can find on Funduro's website. When you register, you can choose which level group you want to participate in. A more detailed division into groups is made based on registered people. In a small group, approx. 5-6 participants per instructor. More detailed description of the camp, program and registration here: https://www.fundurocup.fi/leiriruka/
FUNDURO: MORE IS MORE, 28.7.2023, RUKA
Funduro: More is More, run alongside Kitka MTB, is an easily approachable competition format where you ride 3-4 different tracks as many times as you have time/can do/want. A perfect opportunity to test the effect of different driving lines or even different bikes on route times!
Those who ride within the given time go at their own pace riding the designated routes at least twice or as many times as they can. All times are displayed in the results, but the two best times are counted as the final time. The routes will be blue and red Ruka Bike Park routes, depending on their difficulty level. Participating in the two-day Funduro camp in Kitka will give you good tips for driving those routes! You can ride the routes in the order you want. Lifts may be used for transfers (lift ticket must be purchased separately). The competition program, additional information, and registration here: https://www.fundurocup.fi/moreismore/
FUNKI SAT 29.7.2023
Funki is a joint mountain biking adventure competition between Funduro and Kitka, where participants perform various tasks and collect points as a team. Completion time is the whole day and the teams can plan their own route and which tasks they want to perform. So gather your own group and spend a day full of laughter in the fells!
There are dozens of different tasks to choose from in the competition, which are scored according to difficulty or accessibility. You decide for yourself which tactics and intensity you will use to complete the race - you don't have to try all the tasks, even if it is possible within the time frame... The tasks can require, for example, visiting a place, taking a certain type of photo, riding a bike park route, answering quiz questions, or searching for something. The publication of the to-do list starts in the spring, and the list is supplemented until the morning of the competition day. Some of the tasks can be completed even before the actual event day!
FUNKI's detailed description, program, and registration are here: https://www.fundurocup.fi/funki/
ROOKIE DH 292023
On the slightly easier Saarua Flow DH track, amateur riders get to race against themselves, each other, and the clock. The Rookie DH race is suitable for riders who have ridden in bike parks or enduro races, who have an enduro/DH bike, a full-face helmet, and at least knee pads. We also recommend the use of back armor and other protective equipment.
Participation does not require a license. Competitors participate at their own risk and are responsible for their own insurance coverage.