ABOA Turf 5.8.2023

Welcome to Turku 5.8.2023!

The oldest and boldest city of Finland, Turku invites all turfers to join the world's first Turf open event outside Sweden.

Anybody can join the event without registration!


ABOA Turf Open will be held on Saturday, 5th of August 2023 around our beautiful river Aura and the green surroundings of our city centre. The event time is 12:00 – 14:00 Finnish time.


The event office is located at the yard of Katedralskolan very close to the Turku Cathedral. Address to the access to the yard is Nunnankatu 2 (next to Aboa Vetus Museum).

Event time table

11:00 Event Office opens. Come and meet other turfers, get and pay your t-shirt (if ordered in advance), charge batteries etc before the event. You can leave your bike at the yard but there's no car parking available. Somebody will be at the office during the event and guard your bike!

11:30 CROWDED zone taking & group picture of all participants at the office

12:00-14:00 Event

13:00-14:45 Showers available at the event office

15:00-16:00 Awards Ceremony, Skärgårdsbaren, Aurakatu 14, Turku


The event has only one class – Foot. 

Awards Ceremony

The Awards Ceremony will be organised after the event at 15:00 at Skärgårdsbaren restaurant, address: Aurakatu 14.

How to come to Turku

Turku is very easy to reach.

From Helsinki: By train (destination Kupittaa, Turku) https://www.vr.fi/ or by bus https://www.matkahuolto.fi/

From Sweden & Åland: The Viking Line ferry sails from Stockholm (via Åland) daily to Turku. It is possible to come for the day only, the ferry arrives to Turku in the morning and departs in evening. Our event area is only 2,5 km away from the ferry harbour, it is a nice walk with lots of zones to take on the way. https://www.vikingline.se/

From around the world: From Helsinki Airport it is a 2,5 hour travel by train or by bus to Turku. There are also some flights direct to Turku Airport (TKU).

If you need help with travelling, just contact us and we'll do our best to help you! Email. turfturku@gmail.com

More information 

More information about the event, event t-shirts, award ceremony dining, prizes & prices etc will be coming later. In the meantime, book the date in your calendar! See you in Turku!

Organising Committee

TortugaVeloz, ojarnstr, BikingBookworm, Petter69, Canc & Xtrmrunner

Obs! Vi talar också svenska!

Email: turfturku@gmail.com 

Turku and all these beautiful zones are waiting for you!

More information about Turku

Event Area

The event area is in the heart of Turku, only 2,5 km away from the ferry harbour, There are a lot of zones in the centre, ones you don't have anywhere else. Or what do you say about a zone that can only be taken from a little ferry that goes across the river, free of charge of course! On the map it is a grey pin called Föri.

Link to the map

Contact us

Email: turfturku@gmail.com

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