Sunday 5th August 2012

Overview

A very extensive network of roads, tracks and paths exists at Virginstow which is about 1km north of Parramatta Creek and just south of Sassafras getting near Devonport in northern Tasmania. The course area is mainly plantation forest, with some native bush. The terrain is gentle to undulating and surfaces are smooth to rough, but it is suitable for both experienced and less experienced riders and walkers. There is a choice of a two or four hour event, either on bike or on foot. This is the first year for this event, its pedigree arising from successful MTBNav events in southern Tasmania over the last three years.

This is a Team Rogaine for two to five people where participants devise their own route to visit as many controls on the map and thus collect as many points as possible in the time available. Teams need to be fully self sufficient with food and drinks, and carry first aid gear. Very good bike riding and walking are available in what is a very extensive plantation area.

While walkers may traverse the bush in this event, riders may only ride on formed roads, tracks and paths. Being a bush venue, a little riding or walking experience helps, however, less experienced participants can still enjoy the event by sticking to terrain with which they are comfortable.

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Ride Bellerive is supporting this event. Start of the four hour is 10.30am and start of the two hour is 12.00 noon. Sportident electronic timing from Orienteering Tasmania will be used. Light refreshments will be provided from about 2.00pm with presentations at around 3.15pm.

Entry

Entry can only be submitted and paid for through the online EntryHUB system when it comes available, accessible via the Rogaining Tasmania website at http://www.rt.asn.au/. Cost is $35 per person per event, or $25 per person per event for a full time student aged 25 years or under, and includes the light refreshments afterwards. A $10 deposit per Team for one e-Stick per Team for use with the Sportident timing system, that is refunded at the finish when the e-Stick is returned, applies to entrants without an existing e-Stick. There are no late entries nor enter-on-the-day for this event. Enquiries may be directed to Mark Hey at or on 6272 7233.