“The date for inaugural FNLD GRVL is set for June 10, 2023 in Lahti, Finland, when the new world-class gravel event debuts in Northern Europe. FNLD GRVL is the brainchild of Formula 1 driver Valtteri Bottas and the team behind SBT GRVL. The event will feature three course distances with a 20,000 Euro pro prize purse, and is expected to attract 1500+ gravel riders from around the world.”
“Lahti is less than an hour north of Helsinki by train, bus or car in the heart of Finnish lake country, a region defined by more than 55,000 lakes that dot a forest-covered plateau. At a test event this summer the region’s gravel roads, which weave through and around the lakes, left everyone wanting more (lots more).”
“Just like SBT GRVL, FNLD will be a one-day race wrapped in a four-day event. Starting June 8 and rolling through June 11, a full weekend of activities and entertainment for all will include social rides, an expo, a packed schedule of events and will be tied to advocacy efforts including environmental sustainability & climate change.”
Registration for FNLD Gravel will open November 15, 2022 on BikeReg. Additional information on registration and travel packages will be announced shortly.
2023 FNLD GRVL Pricing
- Midnight Sun 177k course: $200
- Lakes 77k course: $150
- Forest 40k course: $100
- VIP (Limited Availability): $1,000
- Thursday morning coffee and pastries ride with Valtteri Bottas and Tiffany Cromwell
- Entry to VIP Party at the Concert Hall in the Lahti Harbor on Friday
- Race entry for 1 participant to FNLD GRVL, any course distance
- Weekend access to VIP lounge in Lahti Sports Center
Registration includes fully stocked aid stations, marked routes, a post-race meal, evening award ceremony, official finisher’s hat by BOCO and more.
Pre-Ride of the proposed Midnight Sun 177km Course
For those subscribed to website email updates, click this link to see the course pre-ride video.
Sponsors include Canyon, Castelli, Zipp, SRAM, Strava, Giro, BOCO, O/TH, Visit Lahti, City of Lahti and Lahden Pyöräilijät Sports Club. For more information visit FNLDGRVL.com, or write to [email protected]