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A mountain bike orienteering event, courtesy of the indefatigable Tim Gilbert, will be held on Saturday, July 16th in Pocahontas State Park, Richmond, VA. The start window will run from 1pm to 3pm. The event will be a three hour score-O with 34 controls hung from 50 to 200 meters into the woods from bike trails (participants will have to get off their bikes to head into the woods for each control, then return to them to resume riding). The course setter estimates that cleaning the course would involve ~19km of riding and might be possible within three hours for a fairly fast cyclist with good navigation skills.
All participants are advised to carry water/fluids due to the heat. Bike helmets will be required. Tick/Bug spray is advised. Cost is $5 per map. To get to the start/finish/registration area, go to main park entrance at Beach Road (VA655) and follow the Orienteering Signs. The park charges a $5 per vehicle parking fee. If you have questions-call Tim Gilbert at 804-304-8841 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pocahontas State Park MTB-O parking, Pocahontas State Park, Richmond, VA (MTB-O)
|Registration||No advance registration required. Just show up and have fun! |
|Start Times||You may start your course at any time during the start window listed below for your event. |
|Schedule||Saturday, July 16 |
|12:00 pm - 2:00 pm||MTB-O: MTB-O|
|Location Details|| |
Pocahontas State Park MTB-O parking
Pocahontas State Park
|Course Details||MTB-O |
|Course Name||Length (km)||Climb (m)||No. Controls|
|Beginner Score ||0||9|
|Advanced Score ||0||33|
|Entry Fees||Individual Entries
$5 per map
Team or Group Entries
Participants are welcome to compete together as a single team entry.
- We can only accept payment in cash or check.
- Compasses are available at no charge, but if lost incur a $15 replacement fee.
- Please provide collateral (driver's license or car keys) when borrowing a compass or e-punch.
- For additional safety, whistles are available for sale at $1/each.
- Free beginner instruction is always available - just ask at the registration table.