13 HILLS

Approx 160 km with an elevation gain of about 2200 meters. Climbing is good for you.

  • When

    Saturday 18th of August

  • Where

    Jönköping, Huskvarna - Sweden

  • How

    Teams of two

On the 18th of August Jönköping will host 13 Hills, the fourth time we turn our attention to all the beautiful climbs in town. 140 teams have registered for the ride and its time for some last info and preview of the hills. Use #13hills to share your preparations and your memories for the day.

FRIDAY 17TH – PRE RIDE
Get your legs going with an easy ride to some of the most instagram friendly spots in Jönköping. After-bike at local beer tap will follow at El Duderino. Ride leaves Spira at 16:00.

SATURDAY 18th – RIDE
Registration is open between 9.00-10:20 at Kulturhuset Spira. Be in time for sign-in and to sign your waiver. Coffee is available.

Last info 10:30

Ride starts 11:00, neutralized/master ride out of the city centre to first hill.

Half way coffee is open between 12-15:00 at Kleven. Coffee and a sandwich is served.

Last finish time 18:00 sharp.

Price ceremony 19:00.

After ride buffé is served between 16:30 and 20:00.

Local beer tap will follow at El Duderino, Östra Torget, after 21.00

SUNDAY 19th – Post ride
Restart those legs with a ride out of town and back. Ride leaves Spira at 10:00.

FAQ
– Who wins?
Although not a race, the team that collects all the stamps in shortest time from Start to Finish are first to finish the route. Only one team per category can be first to finish.

– Do you have to follow the suggested route?
All teams are required to ride hill no.1 first but are then free to climb the hills in any order. The hills are to be climbed as per the suggested route, using suggested direction of each climb. Between the start of each climb you are free to use any route to get to the start of next climb.

– Do you have to climb the hills in the suggested order?
You can climb the hills in any order you like after the first hill. The recommended route can be downloaded from RideWithGPS. Use the EXPORT-tab to find download options, most use GPS_TRACK as format.

– Will there be sportgrus(gravel roads)?
Yes. There is about 15 km of gravel to ride. A road bike will be fine.

– Where do we find the stamps?
At the start of each climb there is a marking on the road or pink ribbons to let you know you can go all-out. At the top of each climb there is a stamp hanging from a tree or street light, marked on the pavement or by a flag.

– Is the half way coffee break mandatory?
No. But who says no to coffee with a great view?

– Where do I refill water bottles?
The route passes several gas stations, churches and what not, fill up where you find it appropriate.

– Can our team use support car?
No.

– What about shower and bag drop?
No showers but restrooms available at Kulturhuset Spira, and possibility to leave bags there.

– Is there any where to park my car?
There is a marathon in Jönköping on the same date. We recommend using the parking houses close to Spira for any cars.

– What about food?
A hamburger buffé is included in the starting fee, vegetarian option and food allergies available as requested.

– Are the roads closed for traffic?
The ride takes place on open roads. All participants are required to follow the laws of the road and respect all road users. Be careful out there.

More questions? Don’t hesitate to mail Marcus at info@13hills.se and he will try to sort them out.

See you all soon!

We have seen a lot of climbing on Strava lately and there has been a lot of questions about this years route. Without further ado, we give you this years climbs.

Please note that this is the recommended route and though you might be able to save a few kilometers on shortcuts this route has a minimum of gravel and a maximum of instamoments. Also, be sure to read below to make sure that you do start each hill were you are supposed to.

  • 1. Muur De Skinnersdal 1.6 km, Avg 7%, Max 19% – The mandatory first hill is no news for those who have been here before. The gravel hill is something to get your legs going.

  • 2. Col De Bråneryd 0,8 km, Avg 9%, Max 26% – This short and steep hill has been featured before.

  • 3. Alp De Norra Klevaliden 1 km, Avg 11,4%, Max 25,9% – The classic from Postgirot Open. Remember that the climb starts at Munkgatan.

  • 4. Mont Brunkulla 0,5 km, Avg 7%, Max 14% – A new version of the famed two-lake-instamoment over lake Landsjön and Vättern. This climb starts at Tunnlandsvägen from the City Centre of Kaxholmen.

  • 5. Muur De Drättinge 1,5 km, Avg 5%, Max 11% – This is a gravel climb that passes the site of the 1989 Motorcross World Championship 1989.

  • 6. Muur De Botarp 0,8 km, Avg 10,4%, Max 30,8% – Last time we used this climb it was gravel. Unfortunately that has changed.

  • 7. Alp De Skarpabacken 1,1 km, Avg 10,5%, Max 30,8% – The big hill from Gränna is back once again. Used in the first edition, it is something for sore legs to hug and ends with gravel.

  • 8. Alp De Kleven 1 km, Avg 6,8%, Max 14% – This is a new climb that leads to the half way coffee with fantastic view over Lake Vättern and the Island of Visingsö.

  • 9. Muur De Röttle 1,1 km, Avg 5,8%, Max 17,5 % – This short switchback (singular) hill has been used before and ends were people drive balls around with sticks.

  • 10. Alp de Rudu 1,4 km, Avg 6%, Max 17% – This climb has been part of the route before, but this time it is used as one of the hills. This climb must be started from Vistakullevägen with a gravel road to Kärrliden before the real climb start.

  • 11. Col Du Baksida 2 km, Avg 7%, Max 28 % – The secret back road to the top of Öxnehaga has been featured before. Still not used by many local riders this one takes you through the woods to the archery arena.

  • 12. Col De S:et 2,5 km, Avg 5%, Max 26% – This is a new hill. And it must be started from Vättersnäs, from Huskvarnavägen, and leads you once again to the top of Öxnehaga on a cyclepath.

  • 13. Muur Du Gunneryd 1,2 km, Avg 10%, Max 17% – And the last new hill starts with a downhill from Gunneryd to bottom of this gravel road to get your stamp before you ride uphill again.