Motorcyclists orientate in Läänemaa on Saturday – Lääne Elu

One point on tomorrow’s orienteering trail leads to the Österby spraying course. Photo: Tom Külaots.
One point on tomorrow’s orienteering trail leads to the Österby spraying course. Photo: Tom Külaots.

On Saturday, Piirsalu will have a motorcycle orienteering or orienteering competition on motorcycles.

This is the second stage of the orientation series “Unseen Estonia”, which is called the Western Front. There are a total of seven stages in the series, the first of them, Mulgimadin, took place in the village of Pinska in Viljandi County, followed by a contactless stage in Saaremaa, which had to be completed from 15 June to 3 July. The next stage is on July 18 in Harju County, starting in Kose municipality.

According to Tom Külaots, the organizer of the series, the competition is in two classes – asphalt class and gravel class. “The asphalt trail covers almost the whole of Lääne County, the gravel trail is more around Piirsalu,” said Külaots.

Külaots mentioned, for example, that the gravel class takes competitors to Veskijärve, for example, riders on asphalt, but they visit both Noarootsi and Puise.

All stages and tracks have around 60 passing points. According to Külaots, the exact number depends on the track master.

The start and end point of the Lääne County stage is at the stage in Piirsalu Park. The competition lasts six hours. During this time, competitors in the asphalt class will cover about 300 kilometers and in the gravel class up to 200 kilometers.

Up to a hundred competitors are expected to take part in the stage, there are currently 60 registered, in the previous stages there have been 90 participants.

Participation in motor orientation costs 45 euros. Orienteering starts at 12. Orienteering requires a motorcycle and a smartphone.