Kitka - Ruka Mountain Bike Weekend 2022

This MTB and DH event offers lots of fun for all riders on Ruka trails during 26.-30.7.2022!

Evening parties are of course included!
26.7.2023 - 30.7.2023
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Kitka MTB - what, where and when?

There is something for riders of all levels and ages to ride and experience during the event. In addition to the Ruka Bike Park tracks, there is a pump track, a skills track and also enduro and XC trails.

Take a look at social media channels @kitka.mtb and @rukabikepark and stay on the map of what's to come!

Event schedule

10:00 – 20:00     Lifts open

10.00 – 14:00     Funduro Cup - race office open
10:00 – 19:30     Funduro Cup - open training
19:30                 Funduro Cup - riders meeting in Ruka Village
19:45                 Funduro Cup - special stage

10:00 – 20:00     Lifts open  

11:00                 Funduro Cup - race starts
17:30                 Funduro Cup - race finished
20:00                 Funduro Cup - prize giving

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10:00 – 20:00     Lifts open                                                                          

10:00 – 20:00     Rookie DH - open training                                 Saarua 14
11:00 – 16:00     Vintek DH Cup - open training                           FIS-start gate
11:00 – 16:00     Ride & Climb Turbo Slalom - course open          Talvijärvi slope
18:00 – 19:30     Pump track - sessions (weather reservation)     Ruka Valley

17:00 – 20:00     DH Cup + Kitka MTB - race office open             TBA

09:00 – 10:00     DH Cup + Kitka MTB - race office open             TBA
10:00 – 20:00     Lifts open                                                                                      

10:00 – 11:00     Rookie DH* - training run (1 run)                       Saarua 14
11:00 – 13:30     Rookie DH - race runs (2 runs)                          Saarua 14

10:00 – 11:00     Vintek DH Cup - course inspection                    FIS-start gate
11:00 – 12:00     DH Cup ryhmä 1 - official training                      FIS-start gate
12:00 – 13:00     DH Cup ryhmä 2 - official training                     FIS-start gate
13:00                 Vintek DH Cup - riders meeting                        DH finish area
13:30                 Vintek DH Cup - timed trials                             FIS-start gate
15:00                 Vintek DH Cup - finals                                      FIS-start gate

11:00 – 16:00     Ride & Climb Turbo Slalom - course open        Talvijärvi slope

17:30                 Rookie DH + Turbo Slalom - prize giving           Bar Ihku terrace
18:00                 Vintek DH Cup - prize giving                             Bar Ihku terrace
22:00                 After Party / K-18                                              Bar Ihku terrace

The organizer reserves the right to change the schedule

FUNDURO CUP July 27-28, 2022

The fourth and northernmost race of the Funduro Cup will be held run in Ruka. The race is for two days. The muted landscapes of Kuusamo and the long race tracks compared to the southern bike parks leaves no one cold.

Ruka's race routes are moderately gentle in profile, but rather long. The difficulty levels of the trails are blue or red. There are several different styles of lifts, in addition to which there also will be some pedaling transitions in the race.

On Wednesday, the race tracks will be trained and one special stage will be conducted blindly after the mandatory riders' meeting. Thursday’s race kicks off at 11 p.m.

More info and registration

FINNISH DH CUP # 5 July 29-30, 2022

The final race of the downhill biking Finnish Cup tour will take place in the mountain scenery of Ruka with the fifth race of the Vintek DH-Cup.

In the previous two seasons, Ruka has organized the Finnish Championships of downhill biking. Due to the excellent feedback received from them, expectations are high for the teasing end of the season. The new race track will bring it's own spice to the soup.
The audience is also promised something very fast to follow.

More info and registration


The new format for the Kitka Mountain Bike weekend is Ride & Climb Turbo Slalom, which, as the name implies, includes both descent and ascent. This race is performed on electric mountain bikes. You can participate in the race either on your own e-bike or on e-bikes brought by the race's partner, Specialized. The course includes berms, small piers / jumps and a slalom section.

You can enter the Ride & Climb Turbo Slalom race by registering and paying the participation fee of Kitka MTB by July 27, 22.

Kitka ROOKIE DH July 30, 2022

On the Saarua Flow DH track, amateur drivers can compete against themselves, each other and the clock. The Rookie DH race is suitable for riders who have ridden before in bike parks or enduro races and 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.

You can enter the Rookie DH race by registering and paying the participation fee for Kitka MTB by July 27, 22.

preliminary TIMETABLE

Funduro Cup - Wed 27.7. training + blind track, Thu 28.7. race
Finnish DH Cup - Fri 29.7. training, Sat 30.7. race
Ride & Climb Turbo Slalom - Fri 29.7. + Sat 30.7. races
Kitka Rookie DH - Sat 30.7. training + race
After Party - Sat 30.7.

The organizer reserves the right to make changes.


Junior boys aged 15-17
Junior girls 15-17 years old
Junior boys 12-14 years old
Junior girls 12-14 years old


59 € / 45 € (Adults / Juniors and young people)
Post-registration on site 69 € / 55 € (also card payments!)


Pre-participation 25e
Post-registration on site 50e



Register by purchasing a race package from the online store.
There is a limited number of places to enter each race / sport.

Registration includes participation in Rookie DH and Ride & Climb Turbo Slalom.
When purchasing a ticket, also indicate the series you are registering for.

Participation in the competitions requires a valid lift ticket.

Adults - over 18 years of age
€ 35 + Live service fee

Eligibility for the Rookie DH & Ride & Climb Turbo Slalom
Result service and Race number
First aid during the race

Free admission to the Friction After party Sat 30.7.2021 (entrance fee is charged at the door)

Juniors - under 18 years old
€ 25 + Liveto service fee

Eligibility for the Rookie DH & Ride & Climb Turbo Slalom
Result service and Race number
First aid during the race


Ruka offers lift passes on discount for the racers of Kitka Moutain Bike Weekend for the duration of the event on July 27-30. The discount is -15%.

A discounted lift ticket can be redeemed at the Piste rental shop for ticket sales by a person who has pre-registered and paid the entry fee to at least one event event - Funduro Cup, Vintek DH Cup or Rookie DH and Ride & Climb Turbo Slalom.


Stay in an apartment at Ski-Inn RukaVillage30, RukaSuites43 or Aurinkorinne49 for 4 nights for the price of 3 nights during the event from 27 to 31 July 2022. If you wish, you can also buy extra nights for the accommodation.

Book accommodation at Ruka's sales service by email You can get the offer by entering the code: Kitka.


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