Get involved in the great fun that is Mountain Bike Orienteering this weekend at B’sorah Farm. Test your navigational skills as you race to tick off check-points from your list. It’s all about picking the most efficient route and keeping your wits about you – plus it actively encourages you to take in the scenery like no other mountain bike racing format does.
Where: B’sorah Farm Mountain Bike Trails, Hartebeeshoek Road (R400 road), Broederstroom, North-West
When: Sunday 31st August 2014
Times: Registration 08h00 to 09h00. “Time-trial” style starts at 2 minute intervals from 08h30 to 09h30. Course close and Prize giving at around 12h00.
Course lengths: Long – approximately 23-25 kms, winning time about 80 minutes. Medium – approximately 16-18 kms, winning time about 50 minutes. Short – approximately 10-12 kms, winning time about 30 minutes. MTBO events are much shorter than your normal mountain bike race. It does however take longer to do an MTBO event than the same distance on a marked route – because navigating using the map and thinking of which route to take between points does take time.
Entry fees: Long: R100, Medium: R90, Short: R70.
Online entry: Click here. On-the-day entries will be accepted.
What is MTBO?
The sport of MTBO is a discipline of orienteering. Routes are not marked, and competitors use mountain bikes and a detailed map to navigate along paths and tracks from point-to-point. Success is more often determined by cunning navigation rather than speed and technical ability! More information about the sport of MTBO, visit the website and like MTBO on Facebook: Mountain Bike Orienteering South Africa.