Coming Events

Sun 3 Jul 8:00 am
2022 Sydney Metropolitan Turkey Trot
George Bell Pavilion, Castle Hill Showground, Castle Hill

Sun 3 Jul 9:30 am
“The Range” (Killingworth) - “Contours & Compass” training event
“The Range” (Killingworth)

Sun 3 Jul 10:00 am
Interclub #5 - Albury-Wodonga
Sun 3 Jul 10:00 am
2022 Bush Series #5 Orange Botanic Gardens
Orange Botanic Gardens, Hill Street, Orange

Wed 6 Jul 1:00 pm
Orienteering NSW Junior Training Camp
Bonny Hills, Port Macquarie.

Sat 9 Jul 1:00 pm
2022 NSW State League #10
Mackillop College, Lochinvar Pl, Port Macquarie.

Sun 10 Jul 9:30 am
2022 NSW State League #11
Broken Bago State Forest, Tallowwood Ave, Wauchope.
Wed 13 Jul 5:30 pm
Moonlight Madness #3
Shrimptons Creek

Sun 17 Jul 9:30 am
Leichhardt ultrasprint
Pioneers Memorial Park, Norton Street, Leichhardt
Sun 17 Jul 9:30 am
Newcastle Bush 2022 OY #5
Red Gum Ridges.

Mountain Bike Orienteering

Mountain Bike Orienteering in NSW

Mountain bike orienteering (MTBO) is open to everyone.

It's fun, it's engaging, and can be done by people of all ages and cycling ability.

You can do it solo, with a friend, or as a family.

At each event, our organisers will take you through the basics so you have an enjoyable experience.

If you're a regular MTB rider - the tracks we ride on are pretty much all white-green-blue on the international trail ratings scale. MTBO is not intended or designed for 'daredevils' who love the thrill of a 'black diamond' - but a test of how well you can navigate your way around the course. Click here to see a recent course from Newcastle's BOSS series.

If you're a regular orienteer - MTBO is low-impact and has much easier navigation than Foot O.

Unless otherwise stated, you must stay on the tracks - no bush bashing.

In foot orienteering, the width of a track on the map indicates how wide it is in real life - so a thick black line would be a road or fire trail... and a thin one a single track.

However, in MTBO the width of a track on the map indicates rideability - so a thick black line means smooth/fast riding... but a narrow black dotted line will mean a rough/degraded/rocky/rutted track... regardless of how wide it is.

Our Newcastle club conducts most MTBO in NSW. They now have two courses available at any time via the free MapRun app. 

DUO is an event combining MTBO and Foot O - the best of both worlds! 

We issue an MTBO e-bulletin about once a month - please email Greg Bacon (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you'd like to be added to the list. 

Special BOSS family offer

Other states also offer MTBO. Click on the blue links for more info: ACT | QLD | SA | VIC | WA  

Calendar of events in NSW/ACT in 2022 - updated May 1 

2022 MTBO championships:

State Date Location Details
NSW* Mar 25-27 Newcastle Here
VIC May 14-15 Ballarat  Here
QLD Oct 8-9 Beerburrum Here
ACT Oct 15-16 Kowen Here


* also Australian MTBO champs

Setting MTBO courses (Swedish document) 

Planned MTBO events in NSW/ACT in 2022

State Date Location Details
NSW Jan 16 Newcastle Results
NSW Feb 13 Newcastle Results
ACT Feb 27 Bruce Ridge  Results
NSW Mar 13 Newcastle Results
NSW Mar 25-27 Newcastle


ACT May 22 Majura Pines  Here
NSW Jul 3 Castle Hill Here
ACT Sep 4 East Stromlo  Here
ACT Oct 15-16   see above 
NSW Oct 23 Newcastle  
NSW Nov 13 Newcastle  
NSW Dec 11 Newcastle