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MTB Map Boards

Good map boards are very useful to adventure racers, MTB orienteers, and even riders on long excursions in the backcountry. The board used by the US Mountain Bike Orienteering Team is now available for sale through Orienteering USA's website.

For more information and to order one for yourself or as a gift, head to URL http://orienteeringusa.org/us-teams/mountain-bike/gear.

Fountainhead, Hemlock Overlook & Oregon Ridge Embargoed

QOC's bid to host an A-meet this November 14-16, including the 2014 Night Orienteering Championships, and, Ultralong Championships, has been approved by Orienteering USA.

Oregon Ridge Park (MD), Hemlock Overlook Regional Park (VA) and Fountainhead Regional Park (VA) are now embargoed in accordance with OUSA Competition rules.

To be specific, this means the following:

No organised orienteering of any kind may take place in the embargoed areas until after the A-meet.
No training sessions, i.e. running/races, testing route choices etc. are allowed in these areas.

Sign Up Now: The One and Only Stumble Bumble

ALL Orienteers - Including Beginners - Sign Up Now! From beginners to advanced orienteers, everyone is welcome at this coming Saturday's Stumble Bumble event, held at Greenbelt National Park.

But due to park restrictions, signing up (and paying) in advance is required for this meet. There will be "classic" white and yellow courses for beginners, and an orange course for intermediate orienteers. For these courses (not the Stumble), start anytime between 11 - 1:30, finish no later than 3.

Storm Cancels Patuxent

Due to the winter storm predictions, the park manager at Patuxent River Park has asked us to cancel the orienteering event we were planning to hold there Sunday Dec. 8. We will be rescheduling this event, most likely to a date in early Spring.

Have Leave To Donate?

Federal Employees - A Leave Donation program has been approved to help QOC member Scott Pleban and his family. As many of you know, Scott remains severely incapacitated as a result of a car/bike accident earlier this year. Through the Leave Donation program, any federal employee may donate unused leave to Scott.

To be able to donate leave, all you have to do is:

  1. Be a federal government employee