Mountain Biking in Helsinki area, Finland
I have a mtb picture gallery that contain mountain biking pictures of
cross country mtb biking and some video clips of dirt jumping around Helsinki. Pictures are
taken mainly in Finland, during summer and winter. You can also take a look
at the bikes we have around here - well, practically the same as anywhere
around the world I would think. Pictures are taken by me and videos by my
These pages contain also a mtb discussion forum for mountain bikes, mainly to
discuss and agree when to go biking together in the capital area of Finland.
Some time ago it was laborious to call and email many people to find out if
they were going riding. Now we have the discussion board to easily inform
when and were people are going riding. Discussions (Lenkkikeskustelut) can
be followed in Finnish.
We are a loose group of mountain bikers around Helsinki area. Some of us
belong to mtb clubs, but several ride just for own amusement. I originally
made these pages to distribute pictures I took from one mountain biking
event. Then the pages evolved to include a discussion forum to make
communication easier on when and where people are riding.
Mountain biking in Finland is really easy as we have a so called "every mans
right" which means that you can walk, and also ride a bicycle, almost
everywhere. This "every mans right" applies to state owned but privately
owned land as well, as long as you don't enter anybody's home yard and obey
limitations on e.g. nature conservation areas.
And as Finland is geographically about the same size as Germany, or state of
California, but with only 5 million people and a lot of pine woods, there
are a lot of places to go mountain biking.
I ride a Cannondale Jekyll 3000
full suspension mountain bike, which has enough suspension for the fairly technical
trails we have around my home area. Cannondale mountain bikes are quite common in Finland but still
among mountain bikers they appear to raise strong opinions, maybe its the Lefty ;-).
I tuned Jekyll to be a bit lighter to be used for xc type long rides. I also have a
Trek Liquid 30 for nice
endure type riding. I just got it, so I only have first impressions at the moment.
winter mtb pictures
hometrail mtb pictures
Mallorca mtb pictures
Lohja Oktoberfest 2001 pictures
Tekla mtb guys on trails in Central Park of Helsinki
Friend Raivo from Estonia visiting the mtb trails of Espoo
Mtb in Herttoniemi 2002
Lohja 24hrs mtb race pictures
Visiting Tahko mtb trails
David from Texas visiting Espoo mtb trails
Nuuksio Pitkajarvi 50km mtb race pistures
Rhett from Atlanta visiting Helsinki and Espoo mtb trails
Lohja Oktoberfest 2002 mtb pictures
Freeride in Helsinki city mtb pictures
2003 Lohja Kakkosnelonen 24hrs mtb race pictures
2003 weekend trip to Tahko xc mtb pictures
Tahko DH mtb race
Winter cross country XC MTB biking
MTB Road Gap freeride jumping
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