Regional Clubs

  NTOA
(North Texas Orienteering Association) 
  HOC
(Houston Orienteering Club)
  ALTOS
(ArkLaTex Orienteering Society)
  NMO
(New Mexico Orienteering) 

Orienteering Organizations

  Orienteering USA
(United States Orienteering Federation) 
  IOF
(International Orienteering Federation) 

 


Info for Mountain Bike Orienteers:

Mountain bike orienteering (MTBO) is, as the name suggests, an orienteering sport performed on mountain bikes. Unlike in foot orienteering, MTBO competitors aren't typically permitted to leave the trail and track network. This makes the navigational tactics in MTBO similar to those of ski orienteering, where the major focus is route choice while racing at high speed.

The sport attracts both orienteering and mountain bike enthusiasts. The most important orienteering skills needed are route choice and map memory. Extremely good bike handling and the ability to cope with steep slopes are an absolute must.

 

         

Equipment:

MAP: The map provided by the organiser is a special mountain bike orienteering map.

COMPASS: The compass is attached to the competitor’s arm or to the map holder.

MAP HOLDER: A map holder (map case) attached to the bike makes it possible to view the map at high speed without stopping. To help support the growth of mountain bike orienteering in the US, MTBO Team USA sells selected items that are core to mountain bike orienteering and that may otherwise be hard to acquire in the US. Additional information can be found at the link below:

https://www.orienteeringusa.org/us-teams/mountain-bike/gear 

 

HELMET: A hard helmet is compulsory.

BIKE: Competitors must use robust mountain bikes. For safety reasons, the condition of the bike (e.g. brakes) is checked by the organiser before the start.

TOOLS: Competitors may carry tools and replace spare parts but may not seek or obtain help to carry out repairs.

 

Legend: 

Riding speed on tracks and paths is divided into four categories according to possible cycling speed. The following ratios apply:

  • Fast riding 75-100 %
  • Medium riding 50-75 %
  • Slow riding 25-50 %
  • Difficult to ride max 25 %

 

 

Videos:

 

Source: 

  • http://www.us.orienteering.org/orienteers/mountain-bike 
  • https://orienteering.org/mtb-orienteering/

 

 

Online registration closes at 8 PM on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Onsite registration will not be permited for this event. Online registration will open 2-3 weeks prior to the event.

All participants (individual competitors and each member of a group) must complete an Entry Waiver. To save time on the event day, complete the waiver in pen and bring it with you to the event. Those without a completed waiver will not be permitted to participate in the event. 

 

Registration must be completed via Orienteering Online website:

If you do not already have an Orienteering Online profile, please register at  http://www.orienteeringonline.net/Register.aspx

If you are ready to register for this event, go to http://www.orienteeringonline.net/CompetitionBasicInfo.aspx?CompetitionID=4290

If you need assistance with the registration, please contact Radu Greavu at radu.greavu@gmail.com.

 

Schedule - Saturday, March 23, 2019

  • 8:30 AM - 9:30 AM:  Check-in/Package Pick-up 
  • 9:30 AM:  Orienteering Class for Beginners
  • 10:00 AM:  MTBO Event First Start
  • 2:00 PM:  Awards Ceremony (or as soon everyone is back from the course)
  • 3:00 PM - 4:15 PM:  Bag Pick-up:  Control Bag pick-up.  Meet at the registration area at 3pm.  Return all bags to the registration area.

 

Payment Options

  1.     Pay Online with a Credit Card or PayPal account. See online payment section.
  2.     Pay On-site the day of the event (Cash or Check)

 

Entry Costs:

 

Event

Junior

(<=18)

Adult

(19+)

AOC Member

Discount

  MTBO Event Pre-registered

15

20

5

  MTBO Event On-site Registration

N/A

N/A

N/A

 

 

From the North:   Take I-35 south to Exit 245 for FM-734/Parmer Ln/Yager Ln.  Turn right onto W. Parmer Lane/FM-734, go 0.2 miles, and take first left at the light onto N. Lamar Blvd/TX-275.  Go 0.6 miles on Lamar and turn right into the park onto Walnut Creek Park Rd.  Follow the park road about 0.4 miles to parking.

From the South by I-35:  Take I-35 north to Exit 245 for FM-734/ParmerLn.  Turn left onto W. Parmer Lane/FM-734, go 0.3 miles, and turn left at the second light onto N. Lamar Blvd/TX-275.  Go 0.6 miles on Lamar and turn right into the park onto Walnut Creek Park Rd.  Follow the park road about 0.4 miles to parking.

From the South by MOPAC/Highway 1:  Take Mopac North to FM-734/Parmer Lane exit (last free exit before it becomes a tollway).  Turn right onto Parmer Lane and go 1.7 miles to N. Lamar Blvd/TxX-275.  Turn right onto Lamar and then turn right into the park onto Walnut Creek Park Rd.  Follow the park road about 0.4 miles to parking.  (You can also enter the park by turning right onto Willow Wild Dr. and following it into the park, but this is a small residential road and easy to miss.)

 

 

Miscellaneous Park Info.:  Park hours are from 8am- 10pm.  This park has a large number of mountain bikers, so stay aware of them when you are running the course.  This is also a dog friendly park and people frequently walk/run their dogs through the park.  Also no alcohol, glass, or styrofoam is allowed and we cannot put stakes into the ground to tie down objects.  Please do not litter and dispose of all trash properly.