Cycling for everyone

June 1st and June 2nd 2018

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The event

Cycling in downtown Reykjavík and also all the way to Þingvellir National Park, both challenging and scenic course. Everybody should be capable of taking part in WOW Tour of Reykjavík.

WOW Tour of Reykjavik has variations of cycling routes for everyone that is interested in cycling. Participants can ride all the way to Þingvellir one of Iceland´s most beautiful National Parks or enjoy shorter criterium laps in downtown Reykjavík. The sports for all event will meet the expectations of the youngest, kind of a family friendly race. This event will hopefully help cyclists in reaching new standards regarding the achievement levels of elite racing. Participation of foreign riders will hopefully increase every year and that will encourage and inspire Icelandic riders.
There will be seperate races for both genders in the 50km city race. The roads will be completly closed for traffic and the atmosphere hopefully electric when participants rush through the streets of Reykjavík. On top of that there will be a team competition in 50km where colleagues from the same workplace can compete as a team, both men and women category (best three results count). Participants will also have the oppurtunity to win there age groups in B category of the 125km race.

Those taking part in category A, both 50km and 125km race, will not qualify for the B category (seperate events). Participants registered for the A category gets a long sleeved shirt from Cintamani.

The awards for category A (no agegroups):
• 1st place – 150.000kr.- and 100.000 gift card from WOWair.
• 2nd place – 100.000kr.- and 50.000 gift card from WOWair.
• 3rd place – 50.000kr.-

The awards for category B (50km):
- For all ages and both genders:
• 1st place – 50.000 gift card from WOWair.
• 2nd place – 25.000 gift card from WOWair.
• 3rd place – gifts from Cintamani and Cannondale Iceland.
- For U19, U17, U15:
Long sleeved „City road“ Cintamani shirt, and gifts from sponsors
- Team competition:
• 1st place – Skating in Skautahöll Laugardal, entry fees to WOW Northern Lights Run in February and Powerade six packs (for the entire workplace).
• 2nd place – Garmin equipment, Pearl Izumi accessory and gift cards in Reykjavík marathon
• 3rd place – Cintamani accessory for the team and Culiacan mexican lunch for 5

The awards for category B (125km):
- For all ages and both genders:
• 1st place – 50.000 gift card from WOWair.
• 2nd place – 25.000 gift card from WOWair.
• 3rd place – gifts from Cintamani and Cannondale Iceland.
- Age groups (19-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+)
Long sleeved „City road“ Cintamani shirt, and gifts from sponsors

*the awards ceremony will take place after the race on Saturday.
*all participants are invited a free entrance to Laugardalslaug swimming pool.
The start and finish line will be in Lækjargata where riders gather before the start.
Our motto is „ Cycling for everyone“.

The start and finish line will be in Lækjargata where riders gather before the start.
WOW Tour of Reykjavík aims to meet the expectations of UCI in 2018. Safety cars, police, judges and other service cars will follow the racers both in the 50 km course and 125 km race (rules).

Our motto is „ Cycling for everyone



Tour of Reykjavik has four different paths so everyone can choose one that suits their performance and age.

Friday 1.6.2018

The 125km race is through a scenic and challenging route from downtown Reykjavík to Þingvellir National Park. Riders ride through Grafningur and Nesjavallaleið, and in controlled traffic the shortest way to the finish line in Árbær. This category is for experienced riders. Service cars and motorbikes will service /guide all those who meet the time limits at Suðurlandsvegur. All participants will be able to finish the race but participants that will not meet the time limits of 5:00 hours will have to finish the last appr. 2km on there own.
Race starts from Reykjavík City Hall at 18:00. Riders gather in Lækjargata and enter the start zone. Riders will ride together in a group and accompanied by the police to Miklabraut, were the formal start will take place, in two different gender groups. Service cars, police and others part of the staff will guide the racers.
A King and Queen of the Mountain on the highest peak at „Nesjavallaleið“ will be awarded.
*Note the map along with a technical handbook will be updated closer to the event.

Saturday 2.6.2018

The sports for all event will meet the expectations of the youngest, kind of a family friendly race. The fun race takes into account the age of the participants and we hope to make the experience memorable for the entire family. The participants will race a 2km circle in downtown Reykjavík and can go as many as they want for 40 min. The route suits kids from 3 years old and it would be safest if the youngest where accompanied with their parents. No automatic timing is at the race and no prices except for the pleasure of participating. Hjólakraftur organizes the race but the organization has been growing in the Icelandic cycling movement.
All participants will get a free entry to Laugardalslaug swimming pool after the race.

Saturday 2.6. 2018

The route is from Reykjavik City Hall along Sæbraut, past Harpa, around Reykjavík Pond called „Reykjavíkurtjörn“, in downtown Reykjavík and back. Every contestant goes four rounds each appr. 12,5km on this route which will be closed to traffic and will create an electric atmosphere and exciting competition. The cyclists go through the start and finish area after each round. This route should fit for both competetive riders and public bikers.
Riders will gather at Lækjargata and enter the start zone. It is important that participants estimate their race time and place themselves in the appropriate area. Participants in A category will will be started before those taking part in B category. This race is suitable for 13 years and older. Pace area will be at the start due to safety to avoid congestion and collisions during the first kilometers. Automatic timing will be used with a timing chip. No chip = no time (see awards for the B category above).

Seperate starts:
• 16:00 Women - participants in category A starting first
• 18:00 Men - participants in categoty A starting first
(The course will start to be opened for trafic at appr. 19:45)

*Note that the map of the course will be published closer to the event.

Traffic disturbance

It is necessary to close streets while Tour of Reykjavik race takes place.



The race rules issued by WOW Tour of Reykjavik function as a framework for the execution of their races, the goal being to ensure the smooth functioning of the event and the greatest enjoyment of the participants.

1. The purpose of the rules is first and foremost to ensure the safety of riders so we ask participants to show the organizers understanding and follow their directives.
2. General traffic laws apply to every participant although service cars will follow mostly riders in the lead.
3. Competitors can register teams of 3-5 riders. The overall score of the team is based on the three best finishing times in men’s and women’s category. At least 3 riders in the team have to finish. Teams may not combine genders.
4. Every team in the team competition can apply for a service car in the 125km race otherwise they are not allowed. The organizers decide what teams can have a service car and who can´t. Too many service cars on the track can be dangerous. The service car can help with clothes, tires, wheels, handlebars etc. It is allowed to change rims in the competitions.
5. Driving on the track:
a. Service car/Noise car leads the first racers in 50km and 125km all the way from start to finish.
b. Motorcycle cops will lead in the 125km race course, the route isn´t all closed for traffic.
c. Motorcycle cops will lead in the 50km and make way for the leading racers from other racers and external factors.
d. With the leading cars there will be red marked judges cars (one in 50km and three in 125km)
e. Service car/drawer follows the participants and picks up the ones that give up, broken bikes and other equipment off the track.
f. Media car follows the leading racers in 125km race.
6. All participants must wear a bicycle helmet during the race.
7. TT bars, long handle bar ends and comparable equipment is not allowed in the 125km and 50km race. Short handle bar ends, are allowed. All bicycles are allowed except ITT frames are not allowed.
8. Any type of regular bicycle (not including recumbents) are allowed in the race. Participants are requested to ensure that any unnecessary attachment to the bikes are either removed or secured properly, in order for these to not pose risks to other riders.
9. Automatic timing is in all the races except the kids race, we only guarantee the time chip in 50km and 125km. All participants have to follow the instructions on how to attach the chip to their bike. No chip= no time. Every participant that must stop due to cut of time has to return the chip to staff members at Suðurlandsvegur.
10. Littering, of any trash, such as food containers, gel packets, or wrappings, tubes, etc. is strictly prohibited, and will result in either time penalty or disqualification.
11. Participants are at their own risk in the race. If anyone gets injured he shall call the emergency hotline (112).
12. Insurance: Very expensive bikes need to be specially insured at your own insurance company and it would be wise to be accident insured.
13. The competition takes place mainly on open roads and participants have to follow the traffic rules every minute for example. When they meet cars etc.
14. Participant has crossed the finish line when the foremost part of the front wheel touches the fore edge of the finish line. 
15. Safety rules in traffic:
a) If you stop, move right away to the road edge.
b) If you need to quit the race, move the bike off the road but be visible to the service cars of Tour of Reykjavík so they can help you.
c) Tour of Reykjavík route is to some extend on national highways so riders should not ride side by side for safety reasons. We recommend that unexperienced participants should not ride in groups.
d) Save your energy and start slowly so you can make it to the finish line.
e) Don´t pass other riders unless it is safe.
16. Clothes: Dress according to weather, it can be unpredictable
17. It is forbidden to use other transports as shelter in the race.
18. In the 125 race participants start at the same time from Laugardalshöll but when the race has entered Miklabraut were the formal start will take place, in two different gender groups. Until then the group is in one group (controlled start).
19. At the last 100m sprint the participant has to ride in a straight line without any exception, with at least one hand on the handlebar. If a participant breaks that rule he will be placed in the last place in his category. If the behavior doesn´t affect the results of the final sprint the judge can give the participant a warning.
20. Photoshoot: Reykjavík Sports Union reserves the rights to use photos and video clips of the participants for marketing purposes.
21. Breaking the rules:
a. If riders are in non-compliance to the rules they may be disqualified.
b. The organizers reserve the right to stop any participant that doesn´t follow the rules.

** Service cars are allowed on the track. The teams that are going to have a service car need to apply and put the cars registration number, name of the driver and mobile phone number on the application.
The Local organizing committee has to remind participants that the refreshment stations are located at KOTM on Nesjavallaleið, Polarsprint in Mosfellsbær and Cintamani station in Pósthússtræti. Servicecars ar not allowed to drive up to the participants and give them the time.

Age categories
Men’s and women’s
• 15 years and younger
• 16-18 years
• 19-29 years
• 30-39 years
• 40-49 years
• 50 years and older

Competitors can register teams of 3-5 riders. The overall score of the team is based on the three best finishing times. At least 3 riders in the team have to finish. Teams cannot combine genders or age groups.

Note that the Icelandic version of the rules apply. Notice that the rules can be updated.  


Online registration opens January 12th and closes Wednesday, May 30th at 23:00. It is possible to register at the race packet pickup in Cintamani store on Friday, June 1st and 2nd from 12:00-16:00. The registration fee is non – refundable. Race package pick up (with bib number, chip for timing etc.) at the same time and same place.



Date 20% early birds discount
12.01.18 - 13.04.18
14.04.18 - 31.05.18
20% higher entry
Late entry June 1st-2nd
Fun race (2km)         1.200         1.500         1.800
50km - 13 years and older         6.400         8.000         9.600
125km - 18 years and older         9.600        12.000        14.400
125km + 50km        12.000        15.000        18.000



Click here to find a list of registered participants for the 2018 WOW Tour of Reykjavik.
Please note that some people did not want to be listed.


Discounts from our sponsors
WOW air is the title sponsor of the WOW Tour of Reykjavik. All participants can get 5% discount when they book flights on the WOW air web. You can book your flight with this discount code until March 1st.
Discount code: WOWTRVK
Flight period: May 25th - June 8th
Any destination
Book your flight HERE

Reykjavik Excursions is a leading organiser of coach and bus tours in Iceland and one of our partners. Book their tours and transfers with a special WOW Tour of Reykjavik discount HERE

Here you can find a list of participants that registered on-line for the 2017 WOW Tour of Reykjavík. 
Note that some people did not want to be listed.


Click here for the results for Tour of Reykjavik 2017.

The race will be broadcasted live at Rondo, FM 87,7.


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