On this page you’ll find programme in English. If you want to see full programme including programme in Finnish, see the Finnish version of this page.

Thursday September 29th

19.00 Cycle tour, leaves from Oulu Marketplace, next to Toripolliisi statue. (Google Maps)

  • Reijo Vaarala, Ramboll Finland: Maikkubaana and some other best examples of Oulu’s supercycle highways

20.00 Get-together, Rosso Oulu, Shopping Center Valkea 3. floor. Address: Isokatu 24 (Google Maps)

  • Possibility to buy food & beverages

Friday September 30th

Arthotel Lasaretti (Google Maps)

8.00-9.00 Coffee and registration


Aurora: Low carbon travel & transportation


Puisto: Bike Like a Finn

  • Heli Laukkanen, Henna Palosaari, Bike like a Finn
  • Joonas Roivainen, VR Group (presentation), Tuomo Kinnunen, Matkahuolto: Sustainable Travel Chain in Finland
  • Sustainable Travel & Cycling Tourism -discussion: Henk Swarttouw, European Cyclists’ Federation, Henna Palosaari, Joonas Roivainen, Tuomo Kinnunen. Vetäjänä Yrjö-Tapio Kivisaari, Visit Oulu.

11.35-12.40 Lunch


Aurora: Business, City & Cycling

Puisto: Mountain biking tourism

14.10-14.40 Coffee brake


Puisto: Jewls of Finnish Cycling Tourism

Rossi: Figuring out cycling tourism – Your plan for the ever changing market

  • Tiina Kattilamäki, Johannes Sipponen, Ellare Oy:  Kotimaan pyörämatkailututkimuksen tärpit – suuntaviivat kohteen menestykseen
  • Tilman Sobek ja Stephan Grapentin, Absolut GPS (On-line): How to find your own sweet spot in the developing cycle tourism market – International view; Cycle tourism success in just one year? – Quick and successful implementation of Gravel bike tourism; Visitor monitoring and measuring impact of cycle tourism on the local economy


Tour: Oulu Baana & tech tour

  • Pekka Tahkola & Timo Perälä, Navico Oy
  • Harri Vaarala, City of Oulu

Tours will start from front of Lasaretti.

17.45-19.00 Brake


Aurora: Dinner & Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha performances lasting 6 minutes and 40 seconds that give you new perspectives and thoughts. Same time with presentations we’ll enjoy a wonderful dinner made of the best ingredients from the Gulf of Bothnia and Northern Finland.

This event is not included in the VeloFinland admission ticket. Menu costs 29 € and you can buy it when registering.

Evening is sponsored by WSP Finland Oy and Cyklos Oy.

Climate friendly menu

  • Grilled vendace from the Gulf of Bothnia, smoked mayo, caesar-salad, marinated broccoli, feta-eggplant salad
  • Potato flat-bread & butter
  • Roasted salmon & buckthorn sauce
  • Smoked tofu-beetroot casserole
  • Smashed potato with dill and grilled carrots
  • Licorice pannacotta

Pecha Kucha –presentations

  • Tapani Launonen: Meeting -video piece
  • Bar open until 0.30 AM.

Saturday 1.10.

Arthotel Lasaretti

8.30-9.00 Coffee and registration


Aurora: Cycling for All


Aurora: Decision making

Linna: What Finland has to offer for the World of Cycling?

  • Anthony Desnick, Finnish Cycling Embassy

11.35-12.40 Lunch


Rossi: Bicycle parking keeps the inner city accessible

Tour: Oulu Baana & tech tour

  • Pekka Tahkola & Timo Perälä, Navico Oy
  • Harri Vaarala, City of Oulu

14.00-14.30 Coffee brake


No programme in English, we’re sorry.


Puisto: Annual General meeting of Finnish Cyclists’ Federation


Programme in Lasaretti ends.


17-23 VeloFinland OFF
Relaxed, surprising and fun VeloFinland OFF is an excellent reason to stay in Oulu for one night more!

17.00-18.30 The suprising and weird routes of Oulu -tour guided by Pekka Tahkola

18.30- Evening at restaurant Mallassaunassa, Pikisaarentie 15. (Google Maps)

Oulu cycling quizz, possibility to play cycling themed Flamme Rouge -board game, local craft beers and snacks.

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