Sunday 21st October 2012

 

Event results are now available here. 

 

Overview

With the choice of a three or six hour event, on bike or on foot, this is the MTBNav that started it all in 2009 and is the fourth to be held. It 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. Of all the MTBNavs, this one is the most suitable for youngsters riding with their parents and for less experienced riders, as much of the riding is on hard surfaces on paths and roads. Being a suburban area, there are many opportunities to visit a café along the way. If a Team finds the riding or walking too tiring it is just a matter of staying in the flatter areas, or returning to the assembly area at any time.

flyerCourse area is huge, being the eastern shore of Hobart from Government Hills at Geilston Bay in the north, to the tip of Tranmere in the south, and to Stringy Bark Gully in the east. Pilchers Hill, the Meehan Range, Knopwood Hill, Mornington Hill, Gordons Hill, Rosny Hill and Natone Hill are all included. A first for 2012 is that the Domain too is part of the course, meaning participants can enjoy a ride or walk over the Tasman Bridge. One aim of the event is to have participants visit as many tracks in bush reserves as feasible. Riders may only ride on formed roads, tracks and paths, whilst walkers can go wherever access is legitimate.

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Assembly, start and finish are at the Scout Hall in Lindisfarne, corner of Hume Street with the Esplanade. Ride Bellerive is again kindly supporting the event. Start of the six hour is 10.00am and start of the three hour is 12.30pm. Sportident electronic timing from Orienteering Tasmania will be used. Light refreshments will be provided at assembly from about 3.30pm with presentations at around 4.30pm.

Entry

Entries close at midnight on Wednesday 17/10/12 and after that time a late entry fee of $10 will apply. Entries can only be submitted and paid for through the online EntryHUB system. Cost is $35 per person, or $25 per person 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. Enquiries may be directed to Bill Butler at or on 0408 103 318.

Download Ful Information Sheet

To download the full event information sheet click here (pdf).

 

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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.

Saturday 3 March 2012

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Overview

It's back on! 

Looking for a great way to kick off Rogaining for 2012?  Try a romp through the beautiful highland marshes and forests near Derwent Bridge.

 

Course setters

Bernard Walker and Phil Stigant

Location

The area is about 2.5 hours drive from Hobart heading towards the West Coast on the Lyell Highway. The Hash House is approximately 7km east of Derwent Bridge. There is ample room for camping at the Hash House. 12 hour entrants are strongly advised to camp rather than attempt to travel after competing.

Terrain

The area is a combination of button grass/alpine gasslands and eucalypt forest with both grass and heath understorys. The terrain is mostly undulating but part of the area extends steeply up to the Central Plateau highlands. For those who venture up you will be rewarded with lakes, tarns, alpine moorlands and views to the Cradle Mountain/Lake St Clair National Park. Throughout the area there is a network of roads and tracks varying from insignificant bush tracks through to a major bitumen road.

Map

The map is based on the existing 1:25,000 land series maps with updated tracks and other significant information. It will be printed on two A3 sheets at a scale of 1:33,333 and will have 10 metre contours. Magnetic north lines will be overprinted.

Courses

There will be a 12 and 6 hour option. Normal rogaine rules apply. Navlight electronic timing will be used.

Timetable

Saturday 9:00 am

Event Pre-registration

10:00 am

Distribution of maps and control descriptions

11:30 am

Navlight wrist activation begins

11:30 am

Novice Briefing

11:45 am

Pre-event briefing

12:00 noon

12 & 6 hour events begin

5:00 pm

Hash house opens for food and refreshments

6:00 pm

6 Hour event finishes

7:00 pm

6 Hour presentations

12:00 midnight

12 hour event finishes

 Sunday 8:00 am

 12 hour presentations

Food and refreshments for competitors will be provided at the end of the event, but competitors staying overnight should bring their own breakfast.  Thanks go to moxiegear.com.au for some spot prizes.

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Entries are now open via the Entryhub.  Cost for entry will be $60 for individuals ($50 concession) and $120 for families. Normal entry closes Friday 24th February, 2012. A late fee of $15/person applies after this date. No entries can be accepted after Wednesday the 29th February, 2012. Payment options are PayPal, Credit Card (via PayPal), Bank Transfer or Cheque.  No on the day entries.

A competitors information pack will be emailed out after close of entries, but in the meantime enquiries should be directed to Bernard Walker by email at .

30 October 2011

Pillies Road, Ellendale.

The MTBNav-Bush event is a four hour or two hour rogaine able to be completed either on a mountain bike or on foot. Course area is the Pillies Road plantation area north of Ellendale in the Derwent Valley, 81kms from Hobart. Registration for the four hour opens at 8.45am (start 10.30am), and for the two hour at 10.30am (start 12noon). This event is conducted along the same lines as the MTBNav-Metro, but with riders and walkers able to experience and enjoy a bush setting.

 

Ride Bellerive is kindly supporting the event.

 

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