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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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71.0 ✓ Joe (log) fits well with the Meltdown
69.4 ✓ Wyatt (log) Extrapolating from 'must get off bike to go off trail'
62.4 speedy Don't have bike.
54.6 ✓ ErikEddy (log) course setting
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41.5 fossil I wish, but I have a conflict this date
34.4 ? levitin Tempting
32.4 ? Sandy (log) if I get done putting out controls for Sunday early enough
✓ danfoster Going to fit this in before a wedding nearby the next day.
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See also:

Feb 26Ugly Mudder 11k Trail Race
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