Mountain Bike Orienteering/Navigat­ion Practice

Update:

Hi folks, In order to recoup our costs for putting on this event(printing maps and buying supplies like compasses and UTMs) and since our insurance costs have increased for this year, we are going to make this a club member's only meetup. This means that you will  need to pay our 2013 club dues which are $20(+$1 Paypal fee)/person if you have not paid 2013 dues yet. This is a one-time annual fee that goes towards paying off our event insurance costs with McKay insurance. You can either pay through the link(Pay Online) on the left or at the top or click the link below. We will not be able to collect cash or check the day of the event.

Pay with Paypal

You do not need to create a Paypal account. Thanks for supporting the sport of adventure racing in New Mexico.

 

This hands-on clinic is designed to reinforce the basics of reading a compass, plotting points, setting a bearing, and finding check points on a mountain bike. An advanced course will be available to those who want to try it on their own. Advanced riders only will be allowed on the harder course - don't worry -I'll know who you are! You will not be able to do both courses since our volunteers will be starting to pick up the checkpoints at about 11 am.

The clinic will be starting from the parking lot before you get to the main white mesa parking area. PLEASE CARPOOL IF YOU CAN! PARKING AT THIS LOCATION IS VERY LIMITED! DO NOT park at the MAIN White Mesa parking lot!! Please get there about 7:45am. It will be about 1 hour drive from the intersection of I-25/Paseo del Norte(Albuquerque) and you will need about 10-15 minutes to get your bike off your rack and get your gear on. We will begin riding at 8am without you, if you're late.

Link to Parking Map

The clinic will last for approximately four hours to noon. Bring enough water and food to last. Also, weather may change so bring proper clothing as you will be biking approximately 6 miles(beginner course) over a dirt trail system. The advanced course will be much, much longer(25-30 miles). Advanced course riders will have a staggered start(each rider will have 2-3 minute gap between starts). You must provide your own bike, helmet and whatever cycling gear you normally bring on a ride(ie tire repair kit, spare tube, bike pump, etc.)

I will have some compasses and UTM grid's to share. If you have a compass or can borrow one, please bring it. Also, bring a pencil to plot points. I will have maps for all to use.

Our annual dues are $20(+ $1 Paypal fee)

Mandatory Gear List(beginner and advanced)

  • Mountain bike
  • brain bucket(bike helmet)
  • Tire repair kit, spare bike tubes, bike pump
  • backpack, food and water for 4 hours
  • pen/pencil
  • baseplate compass to set bearings
  • UTM grid(1:24k scale) to plot CPs
  • signed waiver(Click here to print one out, sign it and bring it with you)

Mandatory Gear list(advanced)

  • fully charged cell phone - you will provide your phone number to contact you if over the time limit and call local sheriff to identify your carcass

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  • New Mexico Adventure Racing C.

    Thanks to Jess, Melani+1 and Ted+1 for coming out to see what adventure racing is all about and getting an intro to it. The weather was a little chilly in the morning but warmed up nicely later in the day. Hope to see you all at the first race of the year in May. It was nice to see Mark B and Mark T too albeit quickly in the morning, sorry didn't get a chance to talk a little more. Glad you got to ride a little of the longer course. Huge thanks to Jeff E and Daryl for setting out CPs on Friday and retrieving them on Saturday. If you interested in volunteering for future meetups, let one of the organizers know!

    April 7, 2013

    • Mark S B.

      I'd like to learn how to set up a course with you, Jeff!

      April 7, 2013

    • Jess B.

      Jeff thanks for your time, instruction and patience. Very appreciated .

      April 7, 2013

  • Mark S B.

    Jeff, thank you so much for setting up the MTB course for us. I know this must have required much effort from you - which we all greatly appreciated. For those who RSVP'd and didn't attend, you really missed out on a great morning of biking and bagging CPs. The weather was cool and comfortable and the views spectacular (particularly on the advanced course). This was Mark T's and my first time to White Mesa and we can't wait to get back up there and to explore more of its many trails. We also made it to our daughters' soccer game just in time for kickoff!

    April 6, 2013

  • New Mexico Adventure Racing C.

    Mark B, Cecile and Jerry - Thanks for paying 2013 dues!

    1 · April 1, 2013

    • New Mexico Adventure Racing C.

      Hi Mark, You do not pay a separate fee for this event. You have paid 2013 club dues so you are a club member and do not owe anymore. Thanks again for supporting adventure racing in NM!

      April 2, 2013

    • Mark S B.

      Excellent, thanks! See you Saturday AM, assuming I can kick this sinus infection that is bugging me ... :-)

      April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would love to come and need the practice, but I work Sundays.

    March 15, 2013

    • New Mexico Adventure Racing C.

      Hi Emilie, since the date has changed.. Do you want me to switch your RSVP?

      March 18, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, butI'll be driving back from Denver that day. I hope everyone has fun.

      March 19, 2013

  • Melani

    My Son and I will be there! :)
    Beginner Route...

    March 18, 2013

  • Cecile

    I'm sure it goes without saying but I'll say it anyway --- beginner course. :)

    March 18, 2013

  • Bill

    Sorry was set for Sunday...I have search and rescue training on Saturday.

    March 18, 2013

  • Bill

    Sorry I have search and rescue training on Saturday.

    March 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Beginner course

    March 8, 2013

  • Melani

    Yikes~ I see 28 are signed up. If you can fit myself and my son for the beginner, that would be great!
    Thanks

    March 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    beginner class

    March 5, 2013

  • New Mexico Adventure Racing C.

    Hi Angie, Thanks for the letting me know. We're still working on date and location... It's depending on any more snowfall in the area I am interested in. Still shooting for end of March or beginning of April, Thanks, NMARC

    March 4, 2013

  • Jerry K.

    Yes. Count me in!

    Jerry

    March 1, 2013

  • Bill

    I would like to practice both.

    February 28, 2013

    • New Mexico Adventure Racing C.

      Hi Bill, We'll be starting to pick up the flags by noon so you will not have time to do both courses.

      February 28, 2013

    • Angie C.

      Helen and angie are interested in the advanced course. Do you know what day this will happen? Thanks

      February 28, 2013

  • New Mexico Adventure Racing C.

    Please let me know in your RSVP reply which course you want to do...

    February 28, 2013

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