Tommy Dauntless

All posts by Tommy Dauntless

Dauntless has been mountain bike racing, adventure racing, and orienteering for over 20+ years and has been building and directing mountain bike races for the better part of two decades. He was the first race director to design and direct MTBO races in the United States in 2010, and help launch the entire Orienteering USA effort to send athletes to the World MTBO Championships. His love for MTBO comes from competing in MTBO in Australia and wanted to bring the sport of MTBO to America.

The State of MTBO in America 2012

In just three short years, we helped put MTBO on the map, started the ball rolling by getting orienteering clubs involved in racing, and even found ourselves working with Orienteering USA to begin building the foundation needed to sustain national-level MTBO events.

/ March 31, 2012

MTBO Course Design Tips

The basic concepts behind Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTBO) course design, for the most part, is focused on providing multiple route choices, hosting events at venues with challenging and diverse terrain, and building in navigational complexity.

/ December 9, 2011

Does Orienteering Have Room for Innovation?

Does orienteering maintain the fundamental traditions, competitive formats, and culture that has stayed relatively unchanged for almost a hundred years or adapt, innovate, and start producing events that are spectator-friendly?

/ November 21, 2011

OUSA Convention included an MTBO model event

The 2011 Orienteering USA Annual Convention hosted what may be the first official Mountain Bike Orienteering demonstration model event in convention history.

/ August 19, 2011

What if the USA made a WMOC 2018 Bid too?

Could Orienteering USA also obtain the opportunity to host the World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championship (WMOC) alongside the WOC in 2018? Maybe!

/ August 19, 2011

MTBO World Cup Problems?

MTB Orienteering World Cup organizers in Sweden decided to postpone the men’s start after a map problem was discovered.

/ June 22, 2011