Urban Polaris is a navigating and cycling event where teams must find their way around control points at selected heritage/historic locations. 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 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 has broad appeal and suits everybody from those teams who 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 were a number of categories and prizes.