This weeks night time adventure is out at Humpty Doo. Meet at 260 Trippe Road 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. The ride will follow Geoff Fox’s Lost Boy and Etcha Sketch Trails. This ride is NOT a beginner ride, as blood is often spilt. Please ensure that you have lights adequate for riding off road (at night). Minimum 1000 lumens. Also ensure that you have spares, snacks, water and beers for after ride refreshment.
Don’t forget the weekly DORC Tuesday beginners ride at Charles Darwin this week. Ride will start at 5.45pm from the Charles Darwin NP trail head, just inside the main gate on the left. The ride will follow the Wirraway and Spitfire trails. If your planning to attend please ensure that you have water, spares and a helmet (and a mountainbike).
During the ride there will be plenty of time to stop and re-group. I’m happy to assist with any questions about bike set up and practice particular skills.
1. What are the current mountain bike opportunities in the NT and are there new opportunities that should be further developed?
2. Do the needs of the local community vary from those of visitors in terms of mountain biking?
3. What is required to position the Northern Territory as a recognised destination for mountain bike riding?
4. Beyond this, how can it become world class?
5. What are the challenges to achieving this?
This weeks ride will take in Darwin’s iconic Lee Point trails. Ride will start accross the road from the Beachfront Tavern at 6.30pm. From here we head out along Dripstone Cliffs to Lee Point and see where the mountainbike gods take us.
As always please ensure that you have adequate lighting, helmet, water and snacks. Ride will finish at the Beachfron Tavern with ales and tales.
Lets get these happening again. See you all there 8/9/2015
Where: Start at the new trail head sign just inside the main gates.
When: Most Tuesdays & Thursdays. (Ride Starts at 5:45PM Sharp).
How Hard: Training – easy or as hard as you like.
What You Need To Know: ”Most Tuesdays and Thursdays” means that someone is usually riding. Usually not as many people riding from around mid December to February due to the wet weather.
Tuesday rides are especially for beginners, avoiding the trickier trails and provide plenty of stops for catching up. Thursdays for intermediate riders and may go to some of the more technical sections of track.
Charles Darwin National is situated next to a mangrove tidal wetland. There’s usually biting insects at dusk.
Whilst the rides don’t go into the night, you may want to bring lights for the ride home.
Who’s keen for a Howard Springs night spin this Thursday? Meet in the carpark in front of the Palmerston Tavern for a 6.30pm start. 25-30km distance, taking in the Spokes Track and Howard Springs finest. Please ensure that you have adequate lights, helmet, spares and water.
Beers at the tavern after if your keen.
Another great event done and dusted. Thanks to the organizers and volunteers that make these events happen. Thanks to the team at BLUE Cycles for supporting this event. Results are posted on Webscorer to view click the link. RESULTS HERE.
Thanks to Darren Hunt for this album. PHOTOS HERE
Thanks to Andrew Goldsworthy for this album. PHOTOS HERE