Mountain Bike Orienteering

The fun and excitement of a mountain bike ride with map reading, route choice and the thrill of competition.

What is It About

Mountain bike orienteering (MTB orienteering or MTBO) is the outdoor sport that combines mountain biking with map reading and navigation skills. Riders use a map to navigate through a series of control points at locations. Events are held in public forest reserves, on private properties and urban sites like universities, anywhere with a complex track network. Competitors must use their navigation skills to determine the best route to reach control point and achieve the lowest overall time.

Get involved

There are so many ways to get involved with mountain bike orienteering in your community and have an adventure in the great Australian outdoors.

Join a club

A range of clubs run MTBO events. Click the button below to find a club in your area.

Improve Your Skills

There are lots of little techniques to learn to improve your navigation skills in mountain bike orienteering.

Related News

The OA MTBO Selection Team has selected Maya Bennette, Will Whittington and Lucas Kent for the 2024 Australian MTBO team.