Saariselkä MTB Stages will not be cancelled

With happy hearts, we can inform you that Saariselkä MTB Stages 2020 will not be cancelled. According to the latest information from the Finnish government, it will be possible to arrange the event as planned in 21st – 23rd August 2020!

We will have to make small adjustments to the original plan of the event, which of we will inform you during July. Regardless of the changes, our amazing trails, racing with friends, and our warm atmosphere will be here as usual! We take seriously our responsibility to protect our participants and staff in every possible way, and we will fulfill all the restrictions given by Finnish authorities.

The race manager of Saariselkä MTB Stages, Reima Idström, describes the feelings of the entire Saariselkä MTB Team as follows:

We strongly feel that sports can give people hope in these difficult times. Sports can also show the entire society the way to the ”new normal”. We also feel that it is our responsibily to organize the event, now when the restrictions are being taken down. We owe it to our participants.

The maximum amount of participants is 400 (participating in stage race). The registration is open in here: https://my.raceresult.com/143428/?&lang=en.

Note that if you want to get your Saariselkä MTB jersey during the event in August, you should register latest on 30th of June!

Finnish travel restrictions at the moment:

  • Foreigners are allowed to travel to Finland from Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania without quarantine.
  • It is very likely that the international travel will open to several European countries during July. The decicions will be based on the covid – 19 situation in these countries.

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