With no City Safari this year here's something new. A 2hr MTB rogaine on the flat Kapiti Coast. Yep, it WAS going to be 3hrs but we want to keep the map to A3. So 2hrs for bikes, 3hrs for feet.
There used to be a Kapiti orienteering club which ran great family-oriented urban events, and the area has heaps of parks and stream-banks. There's now the shared pathway along the expressway. Explore Kapiti by bike, or feet if you really must. 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. There's a short option: 80min for bikes, 2hrs for feet.
Pre-register by Wed 16 May at the website above using the "Laid-back Daytime Rogaine Entry". 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. There are 53 controls, it usually takes longer than the course planner thinks:-))