Briefly in English

The cycling club JoensPy, aka Joensuun Pyöräilijät ry, is a registered sport association founded in 1967. JoensPy is focused on promoting cycling in the Joensuu region. We organize activities on road cycling, gravel and mountain bike, including downhill.

JoensPy is a member of the national Cycling Finland association (Suomen Pyöräily ry) and our riders can participates in official cycling events such as National Championship.


Interested in group rides? 
Wishing to volunteer for organizing events? 
Aiming to compete on races under license? 
Don't hesitate to contact us!

The e-mail address of the club is joenspy[at]

You can contact also directly the chair of the board, Alain Minguet, +358 44 555 4434, or alainminguet[at] 

Follow us on social media! Information related to group rides, events and much more is available also in Facebook groups like Maantiepyöräily@Joensuu (road), Gravel Joensuu, MTB@Joensuu and in JoensPy on Nimenhuuto and JoensPy on Strava


Mountain biking (MTB)

  • MTB classes for children and youths
  • low threshold and group rides
  • group rides with lamp (in autumn/early winter)
  • voluntary work to maintain the DH tracks in Pärnävaara and the technical tracks of Utra
  • MTB-cup 

Road cycling (Road)

  • low threshold rides, suitable also for the ones learning to ride in a group
  • TT-cup (JoensPy-Cup)
  • other group rides
  • in winter (from October to April) indoor riding at the Joensuu Areena on Sunday mornings

The group rides, members own shared rides and low threshold rides are informed in the Nimenhuuto service

Where to ride


There is a nice network of trails around Joensuu, but also elsewhere in North Karelia

The tracks of a Jaama Trail, Harjupolut, Kontiopolut, Lykynpolut and Kinttupolut offer a continuous network of well-marked trails of more than 200km in Joensuu, Kontiolahti and Liperi municipalities!

In Kitee (accessible by train from Joensuu), Tohmajärvi and Kesälahti you can find the Karelianpolut-trails

We also recommend the application Trail map, where Joensuu region paths are classified by difficulties. You can see also heat maps on a 3D topographic map etc.

In Winter time thew is short trails maintained in Pärnävaara, Lykynlampi and from the Biathlon stadium (also used by pedestrians)

You can find links to different pages as well as some GPX files of our riders from our pages


Pärnä bike park in Pärnävaara (Liperi)

There is also sometimes possibilities to DH in the ski center of Mustavaara with anchor lift available, join the Mustavaara riders FB group 


You can find here some gpx files of nice gravel rides posted by our riders 


There plenty of nice roads around: the easy Kuurna channel ride (40km), the traditional Around Pyhäselkä lake (125km), hilly roads around Kiihtelysvaara (140km), or the flat roads of Liperi (65km). Don't hesitate to join the Facebook group to ask more destinations or fellow for a ride.