Saturday morning coffee ride, Scandic Plaza.
SATURDAY 15 JUNE
On the day before the event, participants arriving early to Umeå will have the opportunity to take part in a guided coffee ride, making a stop at a chosen café outside of Umeå. The ride will start from the hotel Umeå Scandic Plaza at 10:00 on Saturday the 15th of June. If you would like to participate and have questions about the ride please send an email to Jan Olsson (email@example.com) for more information. Sign up for the coffee ride when registering.
If you would like to explore the landscape round Umeå on your own and don’t mind a couple of extra kilometres on gravel we suggest you visit the rapids below the Stornorrfors hydroelectric power station and check the fish ladder there. Bring walking shoes. The gravel road up from the river is steep. At Norrfors you can also see rock carvings and marvel over the post-glacial land uplift that is still ongoing in this part of the world. When the rock carvings were created the cliffs were situated by the sea. To see them you must cross the river via a road on the dam. A gravel road leads down to the carvings. Also there walking shoes will come in handy. For more information visit Ume Älvdal.
Pre-Event Buffet Dinner
Please join us on Saturday the 15th of June, the day before the event, for a pre-booked buffet dinner at Brännland Inn which starts at 17:00. The dinner provides an excellent opportunity to meet participants and make new friends before the event starts. At the dinner you can also pick up and try on your pre-orded MSR-jersey. We’ll have a few extra jerseys available if you want to change size.
After registering you will recieve an email when dinner tickets are available.
|BUFFET DINNER MENU
BBQ-grilled Carré sausage with Västerbotten cheese
Pasta salad with sun-dried tomato and olives
Creamy potato salad
Mixed green salad
Bearnaise sauce and BBQ sauce
Bread and butter
SUNDAY 16 JUNE
Umeå Scandic Plaza 12:00
Check out time is 12:00 if your staying at Umeå Scandic Plaza. If you have booked a room at the hotel after the event, your bike box and luggage will be stored in a separate locked luggage room for MSR-participants until you return from your ride.
Bike shop 13:00 – 15:00
For last minute purchases and bike service, head to the bike shop Umeå Cykelsport on Skiftesvägen 6B. The bike shop is normally closed on weekends but will be open for MSR-particiants between 13:00 and 15:00 on Sunday. The mechanic, Jan-Eric, will be available at Baggböle Manor later on in the day to assist participants arriving by car who are assembling their bikes at Baggböle Manor. You’ll also find Jan-Eric at the start location Brännland Inn in the evening.
Baggböle Manor 13:00 – 19:00
During the day, before the start of the event, participants will gather at Baggböle Manor: a historical building situated in pleasant and peaceful surroundings overlooking Ume River. Food, rest and long-term parking facilities will be provided for at this location. The manor is located 3 km from the start location in Brännland and approximately 8 km from the centre of Umeå. See route between the different locations: Umeå – Brännland.
At Baggböle Manor you can prepare for the event, relax and rest. Park your bike on the terrace behind the manor (the side facing the river). If you want to get some rest before the start there is a quiet room with air mattresses on the first floor.
Between 15:00 and 16:00 a catered lunch (included in the entry fee) is served on the ground floor. For participants travelling to the event by car a long-term parking at Baggböle Manor is available from Saturday the 16th to Thursday the 20th of June.
|Kaiserschmarrn (scrambled pancakes) with icing sugar and blueberry jam.
We are using a web app during the event for rider safety and to facilitate preparations at checkpoints. When using the app your friends and family can follow your progress on the course and see when you check in and out from each checkpoint.
Whilst at Baggböle Manor please check that the app is working on your phone. If you have problems using the app please inform the organiser when you sign in and pick up your brevet card at Brännland Inn in the evening.
Instructions – Web app
A demo-version of the web app is online here. It will be activated during the spring. Login to the app with the username and password that you received in the the email receipt after registering.
1. SIGN IN during the day before start (the clock starts at 23:05).
2. CHECK OUT when leaving a checkpoint to notify the next checkpoint that you are on route (when arriving to a checkpoint you’ll be checked in by a volunteer).
3. If you DNF, alert the organiser via the red button at the end of the list of checkpoints.
If you’re staying at the Scandic Plaza bring a bag with extra shoes; take the stairs down to the river and take a stroll through an arboretum by Ume River housing trees and plants from across the world. Your bag will later be returned to the hotel when you leave Baggböle Manor (tick the box ”Bag drop to Scandic Plaza” in the registration form).
For late arrivals pre-ordered MSR-jerseys can be picked at Baggböle Manor.
Brännland Inn 19:00 – 23:05
A buffet dinner (included in entry fee) will be available at Brännland Inn between 19:00 and 21:00. Treats such as waffles with cloudberry jam and whipped cream can be purchased separately during the entire evening.
|Baked chicken fillet
Pasta salad, two varieties
Creamy potato salad
Mixed green salad
Bread and butter
You can sign in and pick up your brevet card after the buffet dinner. Please check that the MSR web app is working on your phone at the same time. If you have problems you’ll find help at the event registry. You may also find a few MSR-jerseys on sale.
The brevet starts at sunset 23:05
PLAYLIST MSR 2023
Playlist – Spotify
Playlist – Apple Music
After the ride, hand in your brevet card and pick up your post ride meal box at the Scandic Plaza reception desk. And in the web app, check out from the final checkpoint.
During opening hours, visit a french pâtisserie called Laure’s Fika next to the railway station for a coffee and our own version of the famous pastry Paris–Brest which we have namned ”Soleil de minuit”. This well deserved treat is included in the entry fee for which you’ll find a digital voucher in the web app when you check out from the final checkpoint.
FRIDAY 21 JUNE
Swedish Midsummer’s Eve
For cyclists staying in Umeå on Midsummer’s Eve, Friday the 21st of June, there will be an opportunity to take part in a traditional Midsummer celebration with a maypole, folk music and games in the village of Norrmjöle and lake Kläppsjön. Norrmjöle is situated on the coast about 21 km from Umeå.
Jan Olsson will be the guide and for the day. The bike ride to Norrmjöle will start from Umeå Scandic Plaza at 12:00, and the group will return back from Norrmjöle in the evening. If you would like more information about the midsummer celebration in Norrmjöle please send an email to Jan Olsson (firstname.lastname@example.org).