The 3-5 hour Bike and Foot Metrogaine on Sunday 9 July 2017 is designed around the multitude of walking and MTB tracks and trails on the eastern and western shores of Hobart. This year the event starts and finishes at the Montagu Bay Scout Hall and covers the streets, hills and reserves in Howrah to Geilston Bay and Mornington to New Town. If you like bike riding or extended walks, the event offers an excellent way for you to enjoy being out and about and seeing parts of Hobart you may not have seen before.
It is a team event for between two and 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. All teams have a choice of entering either the five hour or a three hour event.
Maps of the course showing the controls will be provided 90 minutes prior to the start and the navigation required will be generally simple with planning of the team’s choice of route expected to play a greater part in the team’s results.
Bike riders are restricted to riding only on formed roads, tracks, paths, and trails whilst walkers are not restricted. Persons with ebikes are welcome to enter but will be classified as an unofficial entry in the results.
Teams need to be self sufficient with respect to bike spares, and for food and drink, although there are plenty of options around the course for a coffee and cake stop. All riders must wear helmets and teams should also carry a first aid and mobile telephone for emergencies.
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Peter Murrell Reserve
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