Mountain Bike Orienteering, Karragullen
This MTB Orienteering event covers the track network around Karragullen. The area contains a mix of variable riding gravel tracks, a complex network of dirt bike tracks, small pockets of pine plantation, open rideable land, rock surfaces and orchards. This event will include a short and easy navigation course of 5km, so there will be a course on offer for all abilities.
Want to get involved in Mountain Bike Orienteering? Ricky will be conducting a coaching course over a short and easy 5km event to introduce you to the sport. Ricky Thackray, Australian Mountain Bike Orienteering Champion 2013, has just returned from the World Championships in Estonia.
If 5km’s is not enough for you, after you have been coached by Australia’s best you can go out and test your skills by yourself on either the short (10km), medium (20km) or long (30km) course at no additional charge after the coaching session. All course lengths are approximate.
A limited amount of map boards will be available for hire at $5. Course fees are $20/$10 for non-members/juniors (half price for OAWA members). Registration is from 9am with coaching commencing at 9:30am.
Setter: Michael Dufty Organiser: Ricky Thackray
Courses: Approx. Short (10km) Medium (20km) Long (30km) Map: Carinyah SW 1:15000, 5m contours
Registration Times: 09:00 – 11:00am Start Times: 09:30 – 11:30am Courses Close: 1:30pm (please make it back by this time).
Equipment: Bike, helmet, water, map board (limited hire boards available), cord for attaching SI tag to bike, puncture repair kit, Sportident e-tag (available for hire). Sport Ident tag, compass, tick repellent, leg protection, water. Facilities: Toilet, Hall and Water
Directions: Directions: The assembly area is at Karragullen Hall, Old Station Rd (off Canning Rd), Karragullen. Old Station Rd is located 1.6km north of the Brookton Hwy/Canning Rd intersection.
Course Notes: The area contains a mix of variable riding gravel tracks, a complex network of dirt bike tracks, small pockets of pine plantation, open rideable land, rock surfaces and orchards. At this stage the organiser is communicating with the orchard owners to allow access to their properties but this will be dependent upon permission being obtained. If this occurs, riders will be restricted to riding on tracks marked around the orchards and not through the orchards themselves. All areas marked yellow (open land), light yellow (rough open land), dotted yellow (scattered trees) and grey (bare rock surfaces) will be allowable. Areas marked white (forest), green (pine or thick forest), yellow with green dots/stripes (orchards/vineyards) or with pink stripe/olive green are out of bounds.