Along lakes and canals, over sticks and stone, through meadows and into the forests. Dalsland X-Country (DXC) is a challenging mountain bike race in varied scenery with over 700 participants each year.
Regardless what track you choose, you will be able to enjoy stunning nature with many beautiful lakes. The start and finish line is located in Bengtsfors – 60 kilometers east of Halden, about 170 kilometers from Oslo and 180 kilometers north of Gothenburg.
The different tracks
The long track (57 km)
The short track (35 km)
Date: 25 April, 2020
Location: Bengtsfors in Dalsland.
Check in: At the tourist office Friday at 6-9 pm and Saturday at 8 to 10 am. Please have your start number ready for check in.
Timing: Common start time (mass start) and individual time at the finish line via chip.
Seedling: No seeding to the race. The participant choose which start group that suits them the best.
Depots: Water, energy drink and fruit are found along the track, but we also recommend you to bring your own energy and liquid.
Parking: Långevi Idrottsplats, Kanalbåtsparkeringen/EKA, Sporthallen and Sågudden.
Finish & award ceremony: The finish is at the same place as the start. Everyone that passes the finish line gets a medal. The award ceremony will be held at 2:30 pm.
Changing rooms & shower: Available in the school about 300 meters from the start and finish.
If you choose to cycle our long track you can qualify for Grenserittet on the 31st of July and for Cykelvasan on the 15th of August.
It is also possible for kids to compete in Dalsland X-Country. The class is called Mini-DXC and it starts at 11:10. The distance is 1,7 kilometers for the older children and about 1 kilometer for the youngest.
You can register at the starting area at Bengtsfors Gymnastiklubb Gymmix. It’s free to attend and during the start of Mini-DXC, the kids are divided into three age categories:
Class 1: Children over 8 years
Class 2: Children from 5 to 8 years
Class 3: Children under 5 years
Bring a bike, helmet and protective clothes. We willl start after the adult classes. At the same track, with the same start and finish line. As a parent you are welcome to cycle together with your child.