You may not already know that Alice Springs is one of Australia’s best kept mountain biking secrets. There is an incredible 200 km or so of tracks around the town, all within a few minutes ride of wherever you might be staying. We are truly spoilt.
Easter is a 3-day stage race which we’ve designed to be as accessible to as many riders as possible, incorporating Round 3 of the National XCM series on Saturday 15 April. Stages are 75/58 km (depending on class), 24 km and 37 km and have a wide variety of tracks (mostly single). Starts are 7 am/8 am in the cool of the morning so we’ll get people back and relaxing well before lunch time each day. That leaves the rest of the day for sight-seeing or just hanging around the pool with your mates. And yes, it will be perfect swimming weather at Easter.
So head on over to the web page for more info and how to enter. http://www.easterinthealice.com/
Sanderson middle school Corner of Patterson and Matthews road Malak. For those who have done Tim’s Friday night velodrome sessions in the past you will understand how fun these are!! The course is approximately 550 metres long consisting of natural terrain and man made features to navigate. Starting at 6pm all welcome. See you there. Contact Kevin Wells 0410249593 or Tim Ellison 0437602346 for further details.
Hi all. We’ve decided its about time we run an order of club jerseys!! Its been a long time since the last lot.
This time around we will be making options available rather than just the lycra roadie style. We will be offering the MTB short sleeve, MTB 3/4 sleeve and the lycra style. Designs are provided below. Please note the yellow jersey is not available for purchase.
Please refer to the size chart provided. You’ll notice there is a mens and womens specific chart, make sure you are reading the right chart. Once you have determined your size and style please email through your order. Once we get the required amount of people to make an order we’ll notify you on how to pay. Each style will cost $90.00.
So email us your name, size and style you would like to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject title as “Club Jersey” or contact Kevin on 0410249593
This Wednesday’s nocturnal adventure will be to the Howard Springs Pine Forest. Meet at the Palmerston Water tower at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. Our route will take in the Spokes Track then a reverse lap of the old Pine Forest track, before heading back to the Palmy Tavern along the escarpment track for a cooling beverage.
Ride distance will be around 25km, with some difficult sections encountered on the Spokes Track. Please ensure you have lights, spares, helmet and water.
See you on Wednesday.
To kick off 2017, and keeping the weather in mind, this week we’ll take spin around the city. This ride includes plenty of stair rides, a fresh piece of track near the Deck Chair Cinema stairs, and a loop around East Point.
Meet at the Ski Club carpark at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm get away. Please ensure that you have lights, water, spares and a dollar or two for a drink at the Ski Club following the ride.
Please note, if the weather is crap the ride will start from an alternate location with more shelter. Keep a eye on facebook for updates.
This Saturday afternoon, DORC will be holding a New Years Eve social ride at the Howard Springs Pine Forest. Meet at the corner of Stow Road and Howard Springs Road for a 4pm start. From here we will do a loop of the newer tracks on the Stow Road side. Distance is around 25km.
The ride is a social ride with plenty of stops and a laugh or 2. Please ensure that you have a properly maintained moutainbike, helmet, spares and water. Following the ride we will meet at the Howard Springs tavern for a refreshing beverage or 2 to kick off New Years celebrations.
Do you own a Mountain bike? Do you ride it? Would you like to own one and ride it? Would you like to ride better? Get more out of your riding? Have more fun?
Now is your chance to tell Darwin Off Road Cyclists (DORC) what skills you would like to learn or improve in 2017.
Below is the link to a short survey we would like you to fill out. This will give the club an idea of what the MTB community would like in relation to skills development training. This information can then be used to develop a skills program for 2017.
Please take the time to complete the survey. It should only take a few minutes. Share it with as many riders as you can. The more riders that complete the survey, the more information we have and the better the delivery and content of future courses and trainings.
Survey will close at midnight on Sunday the 8th January 2017.
Thanks for taking the time to build your MTB community.
Due to ongoing weather conditions (once I’ve posted this the sun will shine and birds will sing) tonights ride is CANCELLED.
At this point tomorrow’s night ride is still GO! I’m making an early call and changing the ride to an urban ride. This avoids falling trees in Charlie D if the wind picks up. Starting point will still be the Winellie Tavern at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. We’ll cruise around the city (Kev might even join us and show us the new ghetto line next to the deck chair cinema stairs), loop out around East Point and the Botanic Gardens and do whatever else.
This is the final night ride for 2016, so would be great to see all the night riders out for a spin and a Christmas refreshment. Get out and enjoy the beautiful, cool monsoonal weather. Perfect riding conditions.
See you tomorrow night.