The Urban Polaris rides again. Forming part of the Canberra & Region Heritage Festival and Australian Heritage Week the Urban Polaris will take in heritage sites spread throughout Canberra.
Come and make tracks in the Capital as teams of two riders take to the cycle paths, forests and roads seeking out a choice of checkpoints in a seven-hour event that is open to serious riders, recreational riders and teams of all ages.
Urban Polaris is a navigating and cycling event where teams must find their way around control points. Each control point is given a point value that the competitors accumulate during the day. The team with the most points at the end of the seven hours is declared the winner. Successful teams will require good tactics to ensure they visit enough control points while allowing themselves time to return to base without incurring too many penalties.
Despite its competitive undertone the event suits everybody from those teams who will endeavour to reach every point to those who see it as an opportunity to have a day out riding with friends and taking in areas of Canberra they may not otherwise visit. There are categories and prizes.
- Family Friendly
- Non Smoking Establishment
- Public Toilet