International Womens Day-Mountain Bike Ride-Darwin 8/3

ROLL UP LADIES!

Camilla will be leading a women’s only urban mtb ride on Sunday 8th March.

Starting and finishing at Eva’s Cafe in the George Brown Botanic Gardens.
Arrive at 7am for a 7.15am start.
We will ride through the botanic gardens then up to East Point Reserve where we will do the dirt loop track, then back to the gardens for a refreshment at Eva’s cafe.
Ride time of 1 1/2 hours approx.
Must have helmet, water and sun protection.
This is an excellent ride for those that want to get involved in DORC but perhaps lack a bit of confidence. Come and make some new friends and get involved in a great club.
This is a ladies only event to celebrate International Women’s Day. Please come and support women in cycling.

Palmerston Night Ride Wednesday 4th March.

Meet at the Palmerston water tower at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. This ride will be a bit of a mix. We’ll start with the Spokes Track (intermediate), head out for a short lap of Howard Springs (easy), then return to the Palmerston Tavern via the 17 Mile Camp walking track and the Escarpment Track (easy).

Ride time will be around 2 hours or roughly 25-30km’s. Please wear a helmet and gloves, bring plenty of water and lights that are adequate for off road riding.

Drinks and tall stories are optional at the Palmerston Tavern following the ride. If you need any further info, or have any questions, please call Dave on 0477434647.

Noonamah Night Ride. 4/2/15

This weeks night ride starts at Geoff Fox’s front gate, 260 Trippe Road Humpty Doo. The ride will start a little later to allow people time to get to Geoff’s place. Meet @ 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start.

Ride distance will be around 15km, sampling some of Geoff’s finest trail building work. Skill level for this ride is medium, as there are a few drops and ledges that need to be negotiated.

Please ensure that you have adequate lights, a helmet and water. BYO drinks if you want to hang around for a chat after the ride. If you have any questions please feel free to give me a buzz on 0477434647.

Dave.

Two Dams Ride 15/2/2015

Kevin is leading the 2 Dams ride starting at 730am from Litchfield Pub (175 Darwin River road) on Sunday 15th of February.

Ride up to darwin river dam then ride along the catchment fenceline to Manton dam wall for a smoko break and return the same way.

Total ride of about 60-65km approximately 3 hours ride time, with some decent hill climbs which will test the fitness along the way.

Riders would need food and a hydration pack with 3 litres capacity, there are taps to refill at the dam wall.

The ride is mainly 4wd access road but can be quite steep and rocky in some sections, riders must have a good level of fitness and at  least a medium skill level. A group test rode the track on the 1/2/2015 and it was quite hot and humid. Had a total time of 4.5 hours. It is quite taxing and not an ideal ride for first timers.

Any questions contact Kevin 04102495932 Dams Ride

Finishing up at the Litchfield Pub for lunch and refreshments

Straya Day Social Ride

If your looking to fill your Straya Day Afternoon with some fun, then join the DORC social ride on Monday afternoon. Ride will start from 12 Landers Court Gray (Dave’s pad) at 4pm. We will head out for a lap of the Spokes Track, then back through Palmy along the Escarpment trail. Distance should be around 15km at an easy pace.

Following the ride, there will be a sausage sizzle at Dave’s place, supplied by DORC. BYO chair and refreshments if you are joining the post ride activities. There is also a pool if you would like a swim.

Contact Dave on 0477434647 if you have any questions.

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday Social ride 25/1/2015

Happy new year all! Aaron and Nic will be leading a ride this Sunday at the pine forest at Howard Spring. Meet up at the corner of Stow road and Howard Springs road, 3:45 for a 4:00PM start. Pace will be casual and open to all abilities. Helmets are mandatory. Bring water, spare tube and tools recommended. Drinks will be available for purchase after.

See you all there.

 


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Noonamah Christmas trail ride 21/12/2014

One last one to see out the year. For those of us that are taking in the tropical Christmas this year and would like to have some trail riding fun. Geoff Fox will be hosting a social ride at his local loop at Noonamah. Meet at 260 Trippe Road (right off the Arnhem highway), Humpty Doo at 3:45 pm this Sunday for a 4:00 pm start. Post ride refreshments will be available for purchase. All abilities are welcome.

 

Blair Witch Night Ride 26/11/14

As Christmas fast approaches and the ability to sneak out for a ride gets more difficult, charge up your lights, make any excuse you can and join us for a night ride out to the Casuarina Coastal reserve. Destination……..Blair Witch.

Meet at the seats across from the Beach Front Tavern at 6.15pm, ready to turn the pedals at 6.30pm. Drinks and tall stories are complusory post ride at the Beach Front.

Please ensure you have good quality lights, a sense of humour, water, spares, helmet and yes………..a mountain bike.