If you've read the what/where/when stuff below, download specific Rules and Hints here.
Following the crewsy MTB rogaine in May, the rest of the Kapiti Coast is crying out to be explored! We've mapped the zone from Kapiti Road to the Waikanae River, and included a brand new area for which park proposals are now out for comment. So another 2hr MTB rogaine for bikes on the flat Kapiti coast. 3hrs for feet, or slower riders. Shorter options by arrangement. This is a team event, but solos are fine.
Approx 50 controls chosen, we're just honing the score values now! Expect to ride quiet streets and lanes. Leafy lifestyle block culs-de-sac. The shared path along the new expressway. The Waikanae River trail. The proposed Otaraua Park. Tracks through the dunes. (Check the tide tables, you may be able to short-cut along the beach.) Ordinary bikes will be fine, hard-core mountain-bikers won't generate any adrenalin whatsoever. Kids with a "road sense" welcome, under Y9 must be in a family group.
Pre-register by Wed 19 Sep at the website above using the "Laid-back Daytime Rogaine" form. Pay on the day, adult rates $20 less $5 for pre-registering and another $5 off for orienteering club members. (You can join OHV on the same website.) Juniors Y9 to age 20 half price. Under Y9 free. Enter on the day subject to map printing.
Put it in your diary. We don't have a publicity or a training officer - use this to recruit your friends. If you plan to do 3hrs, maps will be available from 9:30 for a 10am start. For 2hrs or less maps will be available from 10 for a 10:30am start. Note that we envisage a fast rider might mop up all the controls hence 2hrs for bikes; but no objection to slower riders (and footies) doing 3hrs. This is a laid-back event after all.:-))
And in line with that, a quality statement. The course has not been independently checked. The controller and planner are one and the same:-))