Charles Darwin Trail Development

Wouldn’t it be great to have some trails like this in Darwin? 

Well stop dreaming, it’s a reality, these photos are an update of the trails currently under construction at Charles Darwin National Park (CDNP) byDirt Art, professional MTB trails builders from Tasmania.
Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission and members of the DORC committee (and others) have been working very hard to make what you see happen.
Huge thanks must go out to Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission for funding the fantastic additions to the CDNP existing trail network and investing in the future of Mountain Biking in the Top End.
There have been many people involved in the process from Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife Commission and the Club. Won’t mention them by name, but you know who you are.
Thank you from the Mountain Biking Committee.
Keep posted to the DORC web site for further updates.
Please respect that the “new” trail is a construction site with works as yet to be completed, and refrain from the temptation to ride them. There will be official notifications and a planned launch.
So keep looking here as you will be the first to know when you can ride the trail!

Ladies Ride 26/4/2015

Roll up ladies! The next ladies ride will be held on Sunday 26th April at Howard Springs. We will meet at 7.15am for a 7.30am start for an hour or two. Camilla will lead an easy paced ride on the lovely (flat) flowing trails at the Old Pine Forest, meeting point is approximately 3km on the LEFT hand side down Howard Springs road from the Stuart Highway turnoff. Then Jenny from Jenny’s Orchid Garden will have some delicious fresh scones and tea and coffee for us from 9am.
This ride is for ladies only but partners and friends are welcome to join us for refreshments at Jenny’s Orchid Garden afterwards.
Contact Camilla Michie 0439872465

Trail Building and Maintenance Session 18/4/2015

 
Trail Building and Maintenance Session with Dirt Art.
Saturday 18th April at 2pm
 
Dirt Art has provide one training session for DORC, Parks and Wildlife NT and the MTB Community as part of the construction contract for the “New Trail” within CDNP (which has commenced this week).
 
The session will include a theory component to be held at the CPA Australia offices Level 3, 62 Cavanaugh St Darwin to commence at2pm Sharp (please be there 15min early). Doors will be locked, so wait or call me if you need to be let in.
 
Theory session should be about 3 hours, where we will go out to CDNP (Own transport required) to talk through examples of the theory.
 
The session should only be about 4 hours in total.
 
All welcome, notification of attendance is required
 
Andrew Goldsworthy
0417 087 602 (Text name)
Or email
 

Berrimah Hill ENDURO 19/4/2015

Berrimah Hill ENDURO

7 Timed stages. Designed to test skill, power and bravery!! Lowest accumulated time wins.

Mens and Womens categories.
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Stages consist of rocky 4wd drive descents and some of the finest single trail Berrimah has to offer.

Will have practice days on Wednesday 16th at 5:45 pm and Saturday 18th 7:00 am.
It is strongly reccomended you attend these sessions to see what the trails consist of.

Refreshments and sausage sizzle will be available for purchase after.

Meeting point will be behind the fire station on Berrimah road. 730 am plate collection. 800am start time.

ONLINE ENTRY ONLY CLICK HERE. Entry is $5 for members or $25 for non members(includes day licence)  Registration closes 7pm 18/4/2015

Trail Closures Charles Darwin

As you may have heard Dirt Art (facebook) or WEB, are coming to Darwin to construct some new trails in Charles Darwin National Park. In saying that there will be some sections of trail closed for access for minimum 3 weeks. Closures could be in place from the 10/4/2015 (Friday). If you are riding in the park in this time and come across one of these signs please respect it and do not cross into it.

Trail Maintenance Day 12/4/2015

Tired of riding through the trails looking like this at CDNP? Well come on down to the trail maintenance day this Sunday the 12th of April and lend a hand to beat back the grass. Northern Territory Parks and Wildlife will have 2 rangers on hand to assist with weed management also. On top of that they will be providing approximately 5 brush cutters for volunteers to use. Don’t forget covered footwear, a hat, glasses, sunscreen and a hydration pack is strongly reccomended.
So that we can cater to all peoples riding schedules, we will be running a morning session 7:00am – 10:00am and a afternoon session 3:00pm – 6:00pm.
Tools and refreshments will be available on the day, although if you have a brush cutter your more then welcome to bring it down as well. Meeting spot will be at the front gate for both sessions. Please contact either Keogh Conboy (Afternoon) 0428821360 or Andrew Goldsworthy (Morning) 0417087602 or leave a message on the DORC page for more details. Spokes NT have kindly donated some Jet Black riding glasses as random spot prizes for 2 lucky volunteers.

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Palmy Night Ride Wed 1st April

This week Geoff Fox will lead the ride. Ride will start from the Palmerston water tower at 6.30pm, heading out to Howard Springs via the Spokes Track and return. Roughly 30km return journey. The Spokes Track has some intermediate sections, so please ride with caution if you are unfamiliar with the trail. The ride will have plenty of stops allowing people to regroup, have a drinks and a chat.

Please ensure that you have mtb specific lights, helmet, water and some drinking tokens for the Palmy Tavern following the ride.

Enjoy

Sunday race schedule 29/3/2015

Schedule for Sunday’s Good Guys 2 Hour.

06:15 Registration opens

06:55 Rider briefing

07:00 Race start all riders

09:00 course closes

09:20 final rider should be finished

09:25 Presentations

Entries open until 7PM 28/3-Saturday CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY

Start finish point is behind the Berrimah fire station on Berrimah road take the left road just before it (Mcfarland road)

With the recent weather there is a chance that it could be cancelled and rescheduled. In this case your entry will carry over to the new date.

Coffee will be available for purchase, pre and post ride, and bacon and egg sandwiches for recovery. Soft drinks available for purchase to.

See you all Sunday bright and early. Any questions contact Kevin 0410249593

Urban Night Ride Thursday 19th March

Evening night riders,

A little change this week, with the ride running on Thursday night. Meet at the Precinct, Waterfront for a 6.30pm get away. We’ll ride up along the esplanade, down through Doctors Gully, out to East Point and back to the Waterfront.

Please ensure you have a helmet, lights and spares. If you have any questions call Dave on 0477434647.