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Western U.S. Orienteering Clubs
- BAOC – Bay Area Orienteering Club, San Francisco Bay Area, CA.
- GCO (http://www.goldcountryorienteers.org) – Gold Country Orienteers, Sacramento, CA.
BAOC's sister club, based in Sacramento. Events are usually co-listed on our schedule.
- Nav-X (http://www.navxchallenge.com) – Map Trekking events in Northern California
- Truckee (http://www.truckeeorienteering.org) – Truckee Orienteering Club, Truckee, CA
- LAOC (http://laorienteering.org) – Los Angeles Orienteering Club, Los Angeles, CA
- SDO (http://www.sandiegoorienteering.org) – San Diego Orienteering, San Diego, CA
- OUTAH (http://www.o-utah.org) – Orienteering Utah, Salt Lake City, UT
- CROC (http://www.croc.org) – Columbia River Orienteering Club, Portland, OR
- ORCA – Oregon Cascades Orienteering Klubb, Corvallis, OR [Defunct club? Website?]
- CTOC (http://ctoc-boise.blogspot.com) – City of Trees Orienteering Club, Boise, ID
- ARCT (http://www.oalaska.org) – Arctic Orienteering Club, Anchorage, AK
- RMOC (http://www.rmoc.org) – Rocky Mountain Orienteering Club, Denver, CO
- LROC (https://sites.google.com/site/laramierangeorienteeringclub/) – Laramie Range Orienteering Club, Laramie, WY
All U.S. Orienteering Clubs
A map showing all the U.S. orienteering clubs is available on the Orienteering USA site here (http://orienteeringusa.org/clubs).
You can also browse by state (http://orienteeringusa.org/clubs/all#start-table) or search by city or ZIP code (http://orienteeringusa.org/clubs/proximity?circle_op=%3C&circle[value]=150&circle[min]=&circle[max]=&circle[location]=San+Francisco%2C+CA).
Western Canada Orienteering Clubs
- OABC (http://www.orienteeringbc.ca) – Orienteering Association of British Columbia
- GVOC (http://gvoc.whyjustrun.ca) – Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club, Vancouver, BC
- KOC (http://kootenayorienteering.com) – Kootenay Orienteering Club, Rossland, Cranbrook, and Kimberly, BC
- SAGE (http://sage.whyjustrun.ca) – Sage Orienteering Club, Kamloops, BC
- WOC (http://whistler.whyjustrun.ca) – Whistler Orienteering Club, Whistler, BC
- VicO (http://vico.whyjustrun.ca) – Victoria Orienteering Club, Victoria, BC
- AOA (http://orienteeringalberta.ca) – Alberta Orienteering Association
Event Companies (also see the Vendors page)
- MerGeo (http://www.mergeo.com) – Meridian Geographics, Seattle, WA – Eric Bone – Organizes Street Scrambles®, trail runs, adventure races, scavenger hunts, and cross-country navigation races, including the annual San Francisco Night & Day Challenge.
- terraloco (http://go-terraloco.blogspot.com), Oakland, CA – Rex Winterbottom – Organizes urban and wilderness map adventures
Orienteering Schedule Roundups
- SCONET (http://www.thethinkingsport.com/folder_o_sconet/index.html)
This West Coast resource links to all West Coast O' clubs from Arizona to British Columbia and Alaska. There are various educational resources for both newcomers and experienced orienteers. The site also explains how to subscribe to various e-mail discussion forums, including BayOnet, SCOnet, the USOFclubnet, and the World Onet. One popular feature is the combined schedule (http://www.thethinkingsport.com/folder_o_sconet/h_sched_all.php) of events in California, plus National Events and Rogaines.
- USOF Pacific Region (http://www.thethinkingsport.com/folder_USOFpacreg/)
OUSA (formerly USOF) no longer has a regional structure, but this site (http://www.thethinkingsport.com/folder_USOFpacreg/) for the previous Pacific Region (which included Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and Utah) provides some useful links.
- Pacific Northwest (PNW) Orienteering (http://www.pnwo.org/)
Orienteering events in the Pacific Northwest, including Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia.
Orienteering Around the World
- Orienteering USA (http://orienteeringusa.org) (OUSA) (formerly U.S. Orienteering Federation, USOF)
See our Schedule page for links to OUSA calendars of events. A schedule of mountain bike events is available here (http://orienteeringusa.org/orienteers/mountain-bike/events).
- The Orienteering USA Rules for Orienteering are available here (http://orienteeringusa.org/rules).
- OUSA members receive the magazine Orienteering North America six times a year (old issues from 1984–1999 are available online here (http://fliphtml5.com/bookcase/aigx)). A monthly E-newsletter (https://orienteeringusa.org/news/e-news/ousa) is also published.
- Discount Programs:
- Orienteering USA has a discount program (http://www.orienteeringusa.org/discounts#hertz) with Hertz Rent-a-Car (http://link.hertz.com/link.html?id=25721&LinkType=HZLK&TargetType=Offers_overview) (CDP 1916601). Anyone (members and non-members) can use this discount at any time, for any travel whatsoever—for orienteering and non-orienteering personal use, and on business. In addition to the discount you receive, there's a benefit to Orienteering USA.
- There is also a discount program (https://orienteeringusa.org/index.php?q=discounts#hilton) with the Hilton Hotels family of hotels and motels. (The previous Motel 6 discount program ended in 2012, and the Choice Hotels discount ended in 2015.)
- Orienteering Canada (http://www.orienteering.ca/)
National federation to the north.
- International Orienteering Federation (http://www.orienteering.org/) (IOF)
Lots of information about international events, including all the rules and guidelines (http://orienteering.org/resources/rules/) for foot, mountain bike, ski, and trail orienteering.
- International Rogaining Federation (http://www.rogaining.com/) (IRF)
Rogaining is the sport of long distance cross-country navigation. The championship is 24 hours in duration but there are several shorter variants. A central base camp usually provides hot meals throughout the event.
- Compasses for Different Latitudes (http://www.attackpoint.org/discussionthread.jsp/message_671085)
Attackpoint (http://www.attackpoint.org) discussion about selecting compasses for other world regions (e.g., South America, Australia/New Zealand).
Miscellaneous Orienteering Sites
- Jan Kocbach's World of O (http://worldofo.com/)
Large collection of links to orienteering pages and orienteers; extensive calendar of international events.
- Centre for Orienteering History (http://www.orienteering-history.info/)
A Czech site celebrating O'; includes international results, 1960s-era O' maps, postage stamps celebrating orienteering, and more. You can even download orienteering wallpaper for your computer screen.
- Orienteering Online (http://www.orienteeringonline.net)
An international orienteering information site in the English language, delivering news, interviews, reports, and curiosities from around the world.
- Trail Orienteering Puzzles
There once was a website that was announced with this:
- "Website dedicated to the promotion of trail orienteering in North America. This blog, which will feature training tips and control walk-throughs, is meant as a training tool to help people learn and improve in the sport. In addition, the site will contain a wide array of information on trail orienteering for everyone from beginners to U.S. Team members to course setters. Anyone is welcome to post comments or create an account to add your own blog posts. Suggestions for how to improve the site are welcome."
- That site has disappeared. If you know where it is now located, please tell the . (December 12, 2015)
- California Adventure Racing Association (http://california-ara.com/)
Promotes adventure racing (races in which teams participate in kayaking, mountain biking, trail running, orienteering, and other disciplines) in California. Information on how to get started, find teammates, and locate events.
- Big Blue Adventure Series (http://www.bigblueadventure.com/)
Races in which teams and individuals participate in kayaking, mountain biking, trail running, orienteering, and other disciplines.
- NORCAL Adventure Racing Series (http://www.norcal-ar.com/)
Multi-sport adventure racing series in Northern California that features trail running, biking, paddling, and navigation. Events range from Sprint (4–6 hours) to 24+ hours.
- Bay Area Backcountry (http://www.hknot.com/bab/bab.html)
Hiking, camping, and other outdoor information about the Bay Area.
- Radio Orienteering (http://www.homingin.com/)
- Geocaching (http://www.geocaching.com/)
The locations of caches all over the world are shared on this Internet site. GPS users use the location coordinates to find them.
- East Bay Hash House Harriers (http://www.ebh3.com)
Hashing is running, following a flour path (often involving food and adult beverages).
- Pacific Coast Trail Runs (http://www.pctrailruns.com)
Runs (which aren't races) in beautiful places. Directed by (former?) BAOC member Wendell Doman.
- TheSchedule.com (http://www.theschedule.com/)
Comprehensive schedule of running, biking, swimming, ... events.
Other Interesting Links
- Earth's Inconstant Magnetic Field (http://science.nasa.gov/headlines/y2003/29dec_magneticfield.htm?list952490)
Our planet's magnetic field is in a constant state of change, say researchers who are beginning to understand how it behaves and why.
- Mapping Resources (http://baoc.org/maps/resources.php)
Our own site's list of on-line mapping resources.
- MapMyRun (http://mapmyrun.com/), MapMyRide (http://mapmyride.com/), MapMyHike (http://mapmyhike.com/)
Web sites for putting your favorite runs, rides, hikes into Google maps to determine distance and climb, and to save for future reference. You can also search for routes saved by other people.