Entries for Rogaining Tasmania's first event for 2015 have now closed.

Event results can be downloaded here, with a full event write up here.

The event was held in the Sandford area south-east of Hobart between Lauderdale and the South Arm Neck. The map will extend from Ralphs Bay in the west to Frederick Henry Bay in the east. A feature is the extensive Tangara Trail network.

The event was held on March 1

4-Hour Bike and 4-Hour On Foot

By the Lindisfun team

Entries for the Lindisfun Metrogaine are open until Sunday night, the 21st of November. This is an event for those on bikes and those on their legs. Ranging from Howrah Beach in the south to Shag Bay in the north and venturing deep into the Meehan Range, this event has a bit of everything. For those looking for a casual day out there are quirky local sights a-plenty and a generous array of interesting checkpoints in an achievable radius. For those on bikes looking to destroy their legs and lungs, there are some far-flung and deviously placed checkpoints out on the technical trails of the Meehan Range/Geilston Bay mountain bike network.

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To answer some questions we’ve had from entrants:

  • E-bikes are not permitted at this event. There are some strong and opposing views on this matter, and the RT committee will be reviewing this policy for a future event.
  • If you enter the bike category you are required to stay with your bike at all times, unless safety or specific track markers requires you to temporarily leave your bike or when in the immediate vicinity of the control (roughly within 100m).

You must return to your bike between checkpoints, that is you cannot link up any checkpoints on foot.

Enter at www.rt.asn.au/events.

MTBNav-Metro from Rosny on Sunday 7th December 2014

A Rogaine with the options of three or six hours duration, either on bike or on foot. It is a Team event for two to five people where participants devise their own route to collect as many points as possible in the time available by visiting control points identified on a map. For this event the map area covers the Domain and Cornelian Bay on the Western Shore, and from Geilston Bay to Howrah on the Eastern Shore. Traversing the Tasman Bridge is included.

Being a suburban area, there are many opportunities to visit a café along the way. If a Team finds the riding or walking too tiring it is just a matter of staying in the flatter areas, or returning to the assembly area at any time. One aim of the event is to have participants visit as many tracks in bush reserves as feasible. Riders may only ride on formed roads, tracks and paths, whilst walkers can go wherever access is legitimate. Much of the riding will be on hard surfaces such as roads where safe practices are important. If you like mountain bike riding, or enjoy extended walks, the event offers a unique and interesting way to gain your exercise.

Assembly, start and finish are at the Scout Hall in Loinah Road, Rosny near the Clarence Pool. Start of the six hour is 10.00am - maps available 8.30am - and start of the three hour is 12.30pm - maps available 11.00am. Finish for the three hour is 3.30pm and finish for the six hour is 4.00pm. Light refreshments will be provided at assembly from about 3.00pm, with presentations at around 4.30pm.

Each control features a question to be answered from the multiple choices on the answer sheet. Controls have different point values between 10 and 90. Devising a route that is within the capabilities of the Team while maximising points collection is part of the challenge.

Entries open on Monday 3/11/14 and close at midnight on Wednesday 3/12/14 and can only be submitted and paid for through the online Entryhub system.

Cost is $35 per person, or $25 per person for a full time student aged 25 years or under, and includes the light refreshments afterwards. There are no late entries nor enter-on-the-day for this event. Enquiries may be directed to Mark Hey at or on 6272 7233.

Congratulations to 2020 Vision overall winners Jon McComb and Ian Parker. They travelled 41kms with 1000m of climb, visiting 47 of the 59 checkpoints available in (very slightly over) 4 hours. Simon Allen and Karen Wild-Allen were first mixed. Janet and Sue Hancock came first womens.

All the results are at https://rt.asn.au/event-results

If you were carrying a GPS, you can add your route to RouteGadget, or just have a look to see where other teams went. Instructions are at https://rt.asn.au/events/routegadget

Take a look at the photos taken at the event by Adele Winslow.

Acton Park, Tasmania

Saturday 22 March, 2014




There's also a write up of the event here.

Event Overview

Rogaining Tasmania welcomes potential participants to the Acton 4Hr MTBNav and Foot Rogaines to be held on Saturday March 22nd, 2014. These rogaines may be completed either on a mountain bike (MTBNav) or on foot.

The Course area extends from Seven Mile Beach to Sandford and will include map areas not used in previous rogaines. This area has some beautiful coastline, hills and trails, and the map will make the best use of the wonderful Tangara trail network that weaves throughout the area.

There are some coastal sections of the map which are only rideable at lower tides. Current tide predictions for Hobart are for a low tide at 7am, and a high tide at 1.30pm and so we will be having an earlier start to the event to maximise opportunities to utilise these areas.

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 With the chance to ride hard and compete for placings, or take it easy and enjoy a scenic stroll/ride with maybe a stop for a cup of coffee along the way, this course will have something to offer everyone.

Event Timing

The Start and finish of the event will be at the Roche’s Beach Car Park near the Lauderdale Yacht Club. 

Key times are as follows:

    • Registration & maps available                             8:45am
    • Pre-event briefing                                              9.45am
    • Event Start                                                      10.00am
    • Event Finish                                                      2:00pm
    • Rogaining Tasmania AGM                             2:15pm
    • Event Presentations                                           2:30pm

Light refreshments will be available from 1.30 pm 

Entry Details

Entries are now closed. Enquiries may be directed to John Dawson, , or phone 0429 194 125.


For full details on the event, including the background to rogaining and mountain bike rogaining, please download the Event Information Sheet.