Get into mountain bike orienteering with our free guided tours
Interested in mountain biking?
Don’t know where to start?
Want to go for a social ride?
Want to meet new people interested in being outdoors?
Guided Tours are a great way to introduce yourself to mountain biking. Our volunteers will guide you through an introduction to mountain biking where we show you how to use maps to navigate, gain basic bike handling skills and help build your confidence on the trails. The guided tours are for new and novice riders, of all ages. No experience necessary. Come and experience a taste of Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTBO) in a safe and friendly environment.
So what is MTBO?
It is a cross country navigational sport where you ride your bike from one physical location to another, in the order which they are marked on a map. MTBO has various course lengths and difficulties on offer, with courses that are Short (10-15kms) Medium (20kms) and Long (30kms). Our ‘guided tours’ are held in the same location as our state Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTBO) events. The advantage of attending a ‘guided tour’ before a MTBO event, is that you will be guided around the course and will develop confidence navigating and riding in that area before an event. See the calendar of our MTBO events.
The main aims of the guided tours are to:
- Learn basic bike handling and safe riding skills
- Build confidence navigating with a map
- Have fun outdoors!
Our guided tours will generally last 1.5 hours. We will ride no further than 15kms at an easy pace in a safe and friendly group environment.
Dates and locations of our upcoming guided tours are:
|Date||MTB area||Start Location||Time|
|Saturday 25 May||Banyowla North||Kaarakin Black Cockatoo Conservation Centre, 322 Mills Rd E, Martin WA 6110||8:30am for 9am start.
1.5 hour session
|Saturday 8 June||Carinyah||same location as eventor||10:30 am for 11 am start.
1 hour session
|Saturday 29 June||Kalamunda||The dell
(same location as eventor)
|8:30am for 9am start.
1.5 hour session
What do you need to do?
- Bring a helmet which is in good repair. No Helmet – No ride!
- Bring a mountain bike which is in good working order. If you are unsure, take it to a local bike store for a check over
- Wear enclosed shoes, sunscreen, eye protection (such as sunglasses) and protective clothing that you will feel comfortable riding in
- Bring water and food to sustain you.
We will supply maps of the mountain biking areas, mountain bike map boards (to be attached to your bike) and the expertise of our MTBO coaches and volunteers; including an accredited Level 1 Mountain Biking Coach who has volunteered to run this program for Orienteering WA.