Cycle Vasaloppet!? Yes, that’s possible. Cykelvasan is the whole traditional Vasaloppet, but with bikes instead of skis and a distance of 94 km.
Helén and Erik, ambassadors from the Sustainable Racing Team, went to Sälen last weekend to experience Cykelvasan. Helén is a rookie riding a mountain bike. She usually runs in the forrest and when (if ) she bikes she bikes on asphalt. Erik is an experienced MTB-biker used to fly down the hills.
This was a new adventure for both of them.
Together with 18 000 others they started in Sälen and passed all the famous Vasaloppet checkpoints on their way to Mora and the finish line. Along the race there were thousands of cheering spectators and functionaries that made them bicycling with smiles the whole 94 kilometres.
The race goes threw forest roads, gravel and a few kilometres on asphalt. If you can take your eyes of the road the surroundings are so beautiful.
So.....if you want to experience Vasaloppet, but can´t ski and running Vasaloppet is overwhelming, cycle it! Even if you´re a rookie or experienced MTB-biker, you will have a great day going from Sälen to Mora. It´s up to you how fast you want to go down hill (or uphill;-))