Cycling for everyone

September 9th -10th 2017


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The event

Cycling downtown Reykjavík, in Laugardalur and to Þingvellir national park.

Cycling downtown Reykjavík, and also all the way to Þingvellir National Park, both challenging and scenic course.

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 downtown Reykjavík. The kid´s race will meet the expectations of the youngest. Everybody should be capable of taking part in WOW Tour of Reykjavík. 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 that will encourage and inspire Icelandic riders.

Online registration closes Thursday September 8th at 23:00. Awards ceremony will take place in front of Laugardalshöll Sports Hall after the race and prices will be awarded for the first three places in 120km, 50km category and also combined which will be the main event. The price money awards are as follows for combined:
• 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.- and 25.000 gift card from WOWair
*also rewards for seperate events

The start and finish line will be in front of Laugardalshöll Sports Hall where riders gather before the start. Race package pick up (with bib number, chip for timing etc.) at the Laugardalshöll Sports Hall, Engjavegur 8, Reykjavík, September 8th between 15:00 and 18:00. The competition is controlled from Laugardalurinn and the LOC committee will have their offices there. 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 50km criterium course and 120km 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.

Saturday 9.9.2017

The race is through a scenic and challenging route from Laugardalur to Þingvellir National Park. Riders ride through Grafningur and Nesjavallarleið on the way back, and in controlled traffic the shortest way to the finish line in Laugardalur. 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 4:10 hours will have to finish the last appr. 10km on paths.
Race starts at 8:00 from Laugardalshöll Sports Hall. Riders gather on the parking lot in front of the Hall 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.
Our proud sponsor WOWair will give the first two cyclists a gift card. The prizes for the team competition will be handed out at the Reykjavík Sports Union office Engjavegur 6 in Laugardalur from 12th of September between 9 – 16 hrs. A King and Queen of the mountain on the highest peak at „Nesjavallaleið“ will be awarded.
All participants in 110km race are invited to accept a warm cup of chicken soup after the race on the second floor in Laugardalshöll Sports Hall and free entrance to Laugardalslaug swimming pool. The first 100 participants that register to 120km race will receive a high quality long-sleeved outdoor shirt from Cintamani.

Saturday 9.9.2017

The kids track takes into account the age of the participants and we hope to make the experience memorable. The kids will race a small circle in Laugardalur ( linkur). The route suits kids from 3 – 10 years old, 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.
The start is at 14:00 hrs from Laugardalshöll Sports Hall and participants get free entry to Laugardalslaug swimming pool after the race.

Sunday 10.9.

The route is from Laugardalur to Glæsibær, along Sæbraut, past Harpa, around Reykjavík Pont called „Reykjavíkurtjörn“, downtown Reykjavík and back. Every contestant goes three rounds 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.

Race starts at 8:00 from Laugardalshöll Sports Hall. Riders gather on the parking lot in front of the Hall and enter the start zone. It is important that participants estimate their race time and place themselves in the appropriate pace area. 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. This race is suitable for 13 years and older. 

Our proud sponsor WOWair will give the first two cyclists a gift card. Participants will get free entry to Laugardalslaug Swimming pool.

Sunday 10.9.

The route is from Laugardalur to Glæsibær, along Sæbraut, past Harpa, around Reykjavík Pont called „Reykjavíkurtjörn“, downtown Reykjavík and back. Every contestant goes one round which will be closed. Participants will enjoy racing on empty streets of Reykjavík. Everyone races at their own pace through the race. Automatic timing will be used and there will only be awards for catagory 15 years and younger. This race is perfect for families and is suitable for 10 years old and older.
The race starts at 10:30 hrs from Laugardalshöll Sports Hall. Every participant will get free entry to Laugardalslaug Swimming pool

Traffic disturbance

It is necessary to close streets while Tour of Reykjavik race takes place. On the map below you can see exactly what streets are closed at what time. The map will open in a new window when you press it. You need to press stop – and triangle marks to get specific information about each street.



Okkur er öryggi þátttakenda efst í huga. Vinsamlega lesið reglurnar vel og virðið þær þegar í keppnina er komið.

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 them.
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 110km 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 13km/40km and 110km all the way from start to finish.
b. Motorcycle cops will lead in the 110km race course, the route isn´t all closed for traffic.
c. Motorcycle cops will lead in the 40km 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 13km, one in 40km and three in 110km)
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 110km 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 110km and 40km 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 40km and 110km. All participants have to follow the instructions on how to attach the chip to their bike. No chip= no time. Every participant has to return the chip after the race.
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 110 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 hast to ride in a straight line without any exception, with at least one hand on the handlebar. If you brake that rule the participant will be placed to 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.


Online registration Tour of Reykjavik is closed. Race package with bib number, chip for timing etc. is Saturday 10th of September in Laugardalshöll Sports Hall between 12 – 15 hrs. We will also have race packages in Laugardalshöll from 7:30 on Sunday 11th of September. The registration fee is non – refundable. Tap here to see the registration of participants. Not everyone wanted their name to appear on the participation list.



Date 12.04.17 - 15.05.17 16.05.17 - 03.09.17 04.09.17 - 10.09.17
Kids race (2km)         1.200         1.500         1.800
17km         3.400         4.000         4.600
50km - 13 years and older         6.800         8.000         9.200
120km - 18 years and older         9.600        12.000        14.400
120km + 50km        12.000        15.000        18.000




Click here for the results for Tour of Reykjavik 2016.

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


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