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The Gear Grinder: DVOA Hay Creek MTBO



Birdsboro, PA, US
Mar 25, 2017

Type: Cycling / MTB - Local

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The event is a mountain bike navigational event (MTB Orienteering) using a map that rates trails for speed. The Half Gear Grinder is on 11*17 paper at 1:10,000 scale and the Gear Grinder is on 11*17 paper at 1:15,000 scale.

Mini Gear Grinder- 4-4.5 miles, on easier paths where a hybrid bike might be okay.

Awards to top in division:
Half Gear Grinder - ~7-8 miles. ~55 minutes winning time.
Full Gear Grinder - ~90 minning winning time. ~12 miles real distance (lots of climb).

Divisions: U19, 19-39, 40+ M/F

Registration opens at 7:30AM.
8:45 - Full Gear Grinder: Pre-race briefing, starts soon after
9:45- The Half Gear Grinder: Pre-race briefing, starts soon after

The Mini Gear Grinder will be open at 10AM

~12:00 PM PIZZA, Post course review
1:00 PM - Awards
2:00 PM - Courses Close

Make a weekend out of it: DVOA will have a Foot orienteering event on Sunday at adjacent French Creek, and GOALS ARA will have a sprint adventure race on Sunday about 75 minutes south.


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71.7 ✓ Wyatt (log) Extrapolating from 'must get off bike to go off trail'
69.0 ✓ Joe (log) fits well with the Meltdown
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✓ danfoster Going to fit this in before a wedding nearby the next day.
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See also:

Mar 5DVOA Daniel Boone Homestead - RESCHEDULED - MAR 5.
Mar 12DVOA Hibernia County Park
Mar 18Crooked Compass Adventure Trek
Mar 19DVOA Quail Hill Scout Camp
Mar 26The Meltdown Adventure Race
Mar 26DVOA French Creek North O-meet
Apr 7–9OCIN Flying Pig XXI
Apr 9DVOA Governor Dick
Apr 15DVOA Batsto
Apr 22–23West Point National Meet
May 7Billygoat 2017