What type of equipment do I need?*
Check the complete list with Mandatory and Recommended Gear
* A complete list
will be also mailed upon registration
What is Mountain Bike Orienteering?
Who can do the race?
You must be at least
14 years of age to compete. If you are between 14 and 18, a parent or guardian
must accompany you to and from the race and sign all waiver forms.
In the OPEN course younger than 14 years children
can participate along with their parent/s
How do I sign up my team for the West Coast
1. Submit a
registration form with payment through the mail, or
2. Use our online
registration trough Sporg. Click
Is there a cut off time?
Yes, each stage has
different cut off times. Cut off times are variable and may be determined by
race officials for any reason.
if the weather is bad?
race takes place no matter what the weather.
happens if a member of our team drops out of the race?
rest of your team can continue the race. However, your team cannot win the
Can we use a two person kayak?
Can we use any other type of boat?
As long as it's not
oar locked or motorized.
How do we get a kayak?
You can either bring
your own or you can rent one from the shops in Maple Ridge.
What about first aid and safety?
First aid attendants
from St John Ambulance and Search and Rescue Maple Ridge team will be at certain
locations throughout the course to ensure rapid response to any emergency
What if I get lost?
There will be a
series of checkpoints along the course, if you fail to make a checkpoint within
a reasonable amount of time, we will send search and rescue out to find you.
Make sure you stay on the trails and if you are truly lost STOP and use your
whistle so we can easily locate you.
Will there be a Bag check at the beginning of the
Are there any wildlife hazards?
Bears and cougars.
Are we allowed support personnel to help us during the
No support personnel
will be allowed along the race course except at the transition points, and
start and finish lines. Time penalties will be handed out to teams in
violation. Teams must be fully self-sufficient and plan provisions accordingly.
Will there be any water stations?
Yes. At the central
hub and transition areas. Also, there will be no food along the
course. Adventure racing requires racers to be completely self-sufficient.
do we win?
in each category will be awarded with :
Many prizes donated
from our sponsors.
What accommodations are available?
There will be motels,
hotels, B&Bs, camping, or cabins. More details to come.
Your safety is
our primary concern. Wilderness first aid and search and rescue personnel will
be on hand. An emergency reaction plan with local search and rescue will be in
participants are accounted for as they pass each transition point.
Cut off times
may be enforced to ensure racer and volunteer safety. Cut off times include designated time limits, snow, freezing rain, fog, race course conditions,
remaining light or any number of circumstances that may arise the day of the
event. With this in mind the course is designed to allow most competitors to
Adventure Racing is not without danger. It is however your
responsibility to know your limits and to put safety first! In many instances you are not competing against other
entrants but against Mother Nature. We will do our best to ensure a safe and