Tag: mtbo america

A Strategy for Saving American MTBO

How to make Orienteering USA competitive in mountain bike orienteering with a strategy for saving American MTBO.

/ August 14, 2018

MTBO in America is Dead – Long Live American MTBO

Not sending a US MTBO team to this year's World MTBO Championships would acknowledge that Orienteering USA's MTBO experiment has failed -- and that's not a bad thing!

/ July 17, 2018

Introduction to MTBO Event Development

The sport of mountain bike orienteering (MTBO) is a mountain bike race where riders use a map and compass to navigate the course by finding orange/white flags (controls or checkpoints) in the correct order. The goal of any MTBO racer is to be the fastest rider to find all of the controls (in the correct...

/ April 1, 2015
Adrian Jackson (AUS)

How the Jackson Method can improve American MTBO athletes

Analysis of the World Cup MTBO statistics over the past few years reveals that there is a good chance of the same athletes will place almost identical to their World Cup standings during the World MTBO Championships. The past and present performance of recent MTBO athletes provides an excellent leading indicator when predicting who will...

/ July 20, 2013

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

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