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River Bend Nature Center
Mountain Bike Orienteering

Date:  August 6, 2017
Location:  River Bend Nature Center, Faribault, MN
Courses:  Long and Short MTB-O courses
Start:  10:30am to 11:30am


Mountain Bike Orienteering (MTBO) is an orienteering event on a mountain or cross bike where navigation is done along/near trails. The controls will need to be visited in order & riders must decide the most efficient route as they make their way through the course. Helmets are required at all MNOC bike events.



MTBO Long and Short courses, of approximately 20km and 10km (straight line distance).



  • Registration/Check-In: 10:00am - 11:20am

  • Race Start: 10:30am - 11:30am (You can start a course anytime during this start window; participants are stagger-started every 2 minutes)

  • Course Closure: 1:30pm



Pre-registered Pricing:*

  • $11: Adults

  • $10: Juniors**


Day-Of Pricing:*

  • $15: Adults

  • $13: Juniors**


*$3 discount for orienteering club members

**Juniors are 19 years old and under



On Interstate 35: Take second Faribault exit, turn right to head east on Hwy 60 into Faribault. Follow Hwy 60 through town and across the viaduct bridge. Turn right after the first stop sign following the brown "Nature Center" signs.  Start locations vary, so watch for the O-Meet signs!

Come Clean Leave Clean

The Minnesota Orienteering Club practices a Come Clean Leave Clean policy.  This helps us maintain a good relationship with the parks we utilize, sets a good example for other users, and limits the transfer and spread of many of the plants that make our venues less enjoyable.


It takes a handful of volunteers to make each of our events successful.  If you would like to learn more about volunteering, please see our Volunteering page.  And as a reward, you'll get a free race entry the next Regular event you choose.


Race Results

Race results are usually published within 24 hours of the event.  View our Race Results page to see the results.


Race Management

  • Race Director: TBA

  • Course Setter/Vetter: Sam Glowacki / Philip Stromme



If you have any questions or comments about this event, please feel free to Contact Us.

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