3 Hour or 5 Hour Bike and Foot Navigation Event

Sunday 9 July 2017

The 3-5 hour Bike and Foot Metrogaine on Sunday 9 July 2017 is designed around the multitude of walking and MTB tracks and trails on the eastern and western shores of Hobart. This year the event starts and finishes at the Montagu Bay Scout Hall and covers the streets, hills and reserves in Howrah to Geilston Bay and Mornington to New Town. If you like bike riding or extended walks, the event offers an excellent way for you to enjoy being out and about and seeing parts of Hobart you may not have seen before.

It is a team event for between two and five people where participants devise their own route to visit as many controls on the map and thus collect as many points as possible in the time available. All teams have a choice of entering either the five hour or a three hour event.

Maps of the course showing the controls will be provided 90 minutes prior to the start and the navigation required will be generally simple with planning of the team’s choice of route expected to play a greater part in the team’s results.

Bike riders are restricted to riding only on formed roads, tracks, paths, and trails whilst walkers are not restricted. Persons with ebikes are welcome to enter but will be classified as an unofficial entry in the results.

Teams need to be self sufficient with respect to bike spares, and for food and drink, although there are plenty of options around the course for a coffee and cake stop. All riders must wear helmets and teams should also carry a first aid and mobile telephone for emergencies.

Light refreshments will be provided at the Montagu Bay Scout Hall “Hash House” after the event (BYO bowls, plates, cups and cutlery), with presentations for around 3.30pm.

 Any enquiries to be directed to Brendan Hey at or on 0458 150 719.

Entries

Entries close Wednesday 5 July 2017 at 11.59pm. Entries can be made through webscorer.

  • $35 for adults
  • $30 for concession holders (either a full time student 18 years or older, or the holder of a Centrelink pensioner concession card)
  • $20 for juniors (10 to 17 years of age)
  • Children under 10 years of age are free
  • $90 for families (consists of up to two adult parents or guardians together with at least one other family member under 18 years old) If a family’s entry is spread over two or more teams, pay using the adult’s, concessional holder’s and junior’s rates above and contact Brendan prior to event for a refund.

One person can enter and pay for a whole team, but they will need to know the Date of Birth for each team member. It is OK to enter separately, as an individual, if you know your team name.

Please note that a team with a participant under fourteen years of age must also include another participant eighteen years of age or over.

Event Start and Close Times

  8.30am  Maps are available for those in the 5 hour event
10.00am  5 hour event starts and maps are available for those in the 3 hour event
11.30am 3 hour event starts
  2.30pm  3 hour event closes, Hash house opens, light refreshments available
  3.00pm  5 hour event closes
  3.30pm  Presentations