|Date:||22 October 2017|
|Distance/s:||10 km to 28 km|
MTB Orienteering is the sport of XC mountain biking, combining riding with navigation. Using specially produced maps, riders navigate their way along roads, tracks and trails to various checkpoints in number order.
Interpreting the map to decide which is the optimum route from one control to the next, introduces an extra challenge, so that it's not all about speed. Riders are timed electronically with the rider locating their controls correctly in the shortest time declared the winner.
Course lengths vary from 10km to over 28km, in and around the Woodend MTB area. 5 courses are available to suit riders of all abilities, from social to competitive. There are classes for males, females and you can compete as a pair/group. Ages of competitors range from 10 to over 70 years. MTBO events are a low-key and fun competition and are open to anyone to compete.