Tag: mtbo race design

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

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

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

New MTBO Competition Rules for 2010

The IOF Council has officially replaced the July 2008 version of the Competition Rules for IOF Mountain Bike Orienteering Events and approved new rules effective January 1st, 2010 -- Here's what changed.

/ February 11, 2010