SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge OF150 - our Formula 1 offer for MTB cyclists
Shorter than the longest, far from easy
Get a taste of Offroad Finnmark
SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge OF150 is the MTB ride for everyone
Offroad Finnmark 150 is our "Formula 1" race, and consists of 150 kilometers in tough terrain. The race is conducted as a day race. At 300 and 700 you have to ride in a team, you don't do that at 150. Here, like Ishavskraft OF700 Solo, there is individual registration.
The OF150 goes on much of the same terrain as our longer rides and you really get a feel for what Offroad Finnmark is all about. Every year we visit Jotka Fjellstue, a regular checkpoint on the OF150. Here you get free hot food and drink, before the return to Alta.
The race is excellent for those who do not have the opportunity to spend a lot of time on training, planning and equipment. At the same time, it is excellent for those who want to compete. If you want to win OF150, you have to be good. It is also a nice entry for those who one day dream of riding 300 and 700.
Our fastest participants complete the race in about 7 hours. To get a finisher's jersey, the race must be completed within 16 hours.
Information about SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge OF150
"The total experience - my best experience on a bike!"
Participant OF 2022
TBA* = To be announced
Prerequisite for prizes
Awarding requires a minimum of three to three starting teams in the class. If there are less than three starting teams, the first prize is the Offroad Finnmark trophy.
3 starting teams trigger more prizes 1st place. 4-6 starting teams trigger more prizes 1. and 2nd place. 7 or more starting teams trigger prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.
To get a finisher's jersey, you must reach the finish line within the set time limit.
Mandatory for all riders:
- 113 app must be downloaded on the front of the phone
- Effective mosquito and weather protection
- Mosquito repellent
- Mosquito hat/net for head
- 2 pcs. rescue foil or emergency rescue sleeping bag
- Insulation jacket - minimum 250 grams or down jacket
- Shell clothing for the whole body (windproof/water repellent)
- Not tight fitting
- If you have a jacket that covers all the functions that are described in the mandatory equipment list, then that is fine and within the requirements set out here.
- Warm clothes
- One layer of dry underwear (super or wool)
- Food in sufficient quantities
- First aid equipment (tape, strips, bandage and small scissors/knife)
- Match/lighter (in waterproof bag)
- GPS + extra fully charged power pack minimum 8000 mah.
- Must be able to load maps and tracks, as well as display maps on screen
- If the GPS strikes
- Extra map and compass or
- GPX tracks and maps downloaded on mobile or
- Additional GPS
- Mobile phone
- For emergencies
- Approved helmet according to NCF/UCI regulations
- You should ride a full shock absorber or a very good trail bike.
Technical support checkpoint Alta and Jotka mountain lodge. If you need assistance, call the race leader immediately, and they will try to get your equipment to the next checkpoint.
Our ambition is that the last participant receives as good follow-up as the winner.
track and Map 2023
offers at the checkpoints 2024 (mid-April)
Download Maps (.pdf files).
It is essential that you know how your GPS works and can navigate according to this during the ride. It is absolutely necessary to practice this before the race. Also, don't wait until the last minute to load and test your GPS against our tracks.
We post the tracks only in GPX format. This format is supported by all GPSs. When you follow the link to the GPX tracks above, select "Go to website" and find the track for your ride. We recommend that you first test Option A. If this does not work, try the next option.
When you download "OFxxx_stages" you get a file containing all the stages for the selected race (OF150, OF300 or OF700). This means that when you use the file on the GPS device, you must activate a new track for each checkpoint.
If you download a file from the "All-files" subfolder, you will get a file for the entire ride. Please note that the file for OF300 and OF700 may contain more points than your GPS can handle. Test that the entire file enters your device.
If you cannot get all the features to work on your device, you can download the features individually from the "One-by-one" folder
A final option if none of the above options work is to convert the gpx file to a FIT file. This can be done here: https://fit-route.pyrites.org.uk/
Some Garmin GPS may have bugs in relation to our files (Garmin 1030, 830 etc.).
Recipe for transferring tracks to Garmin Edge:
- Download the files via our link and save it locally on your PC/MAC.
- Connect your GPS via cable to PC/MAC
- Copy the GPX file into the "New files" folder on your 1030.
- Disconnect your GPS using the "Safely Release and Disconnect" icon.
- Test that all tracks work.
It is also possible to use the free program Basecamp (from Garmin) to transfer the tracks to your device. Here you can also convert the track (GPX file) into a route if you prefer a route to a track.
|No||Check point||Description||Technical||Hot food||Cold food||Number of kilometers||Estimated time (hours)||OBS! time check out||Absolutely last check out|
|0||Start Âltâ / Alta||Gågate Scandic||X||-||-||-||-||-||-|
|1||Âltâ / Alta Passing*||Gågate Scandic||X||-||Oatmeal/fruit||27||1 hour||12.30||-|
|2||Joatka / Jotka*||Mountain lodge||X||Lapskaus||Oatmeal||57||3 hours and 20 minutes||-||29.07.2023 at 22.50|
|3||Finish Âltâ / Alta||Gågate Scandic||-||-||-||62||2 hours and 45 minutes||-||-|
*NB. 10-minute mandatory stop at checkpoint Alta and Jotka Fjellstue.
Number of km. rounded to the nearest whole kilometre.
In wet conditions, the estimated time increases.
Cold food 2024 (X): cold oatmeal, omelette with ham, hard-boiled eggs, bread, polar bread, toppings (cheese, ham, nougatti, jam etc.). Nuts, bananas, chips. Cola, blue Farris, water, blackcurrant juice and coffee.
The selection can vary somewhat, especially at the manned mountain huts (Jotka).
Alternatives to hot dishes are made for all registered allergies.
Packages SpareBank 1 Nord-Norge OF150
Accommodation at a hotel
If you want a more comfortable stay, we would recommend Scandic Alta. The hotel is located in the middle of Smørøyet, with the start and finish area right outside the front door, and the secretariat and banquets at the hotel.
Room bookings can be made online on our website: www.scandichotels.com or at customer service:
Booking & customer service: 23 15 50 00
Opening hours: Mon-Fri: 08.00 – 20.00