Wednesday’s ride will start from the Hidden Valley Tavern carpark. Meet at 6:15pm for a 6:30pm start. We’ll head down Berrimah road (unless someone has a more MTB friendly option) to Berrimah Hills. We’ll cut some laps around the hills before heading back to the Hidden Valley Tavern for a couple of coldies.
This ride will be on the easy side of things, so if you’ve been wondering about giving night riding a go, Berrimah Hills is a good place to start. Charge up those lights and get out and ride. See you Wednesday.
The fellas from IMBA
will be arriving in Darwin next week to conduct a trail audit on Charles Darwin National Park.
We are planning on meeting at the Darwin Sailing Club on Monday evening 2nd Dec.
Plan is to have drinks @6pm, followed by dinner, with a meeting at 730; we have hired their conference room.
The meeting is to discuss with IMBA DORC expectations for a national standard trail network in Charles Darwin National Park. This has been made possible via a NT Government Grant to provide funds for IMBA to conduct a trail audit and provide a report to DORC.
If you would like to meet the guys, or provide input about the trails in Charles Darwin National park, come to the meeting at the Sailing club.
Due to the wet weather forecast this weekend, this weeks night ride will be an urban loop around the city, Botanic Gardens and Stuart Park. Plenty of stair rides and urban obstacles to jump over/off. Make sure you have a helmet and good quality lights. The ride will start from the Wharf carpark @ 6.30pm (dinning area end). Meet @ 6.15pm.
See you there.
Time to dust those Santa suits off!
When: 21 Dec, 4pm.
Where: 30 Oliver Street, Rapid Creek
AGM Starts at 7pm.
This years Santa ride will start at Kevin’s place, . Meet up at 4:00pm. Come dressed as Santa (or whatever takes your fancy really) we will head out for a bit of an urban tour stopping at various locations to spread some Christmas cheer
Following the ride the AGM and dinner will take place back at Kevin’s place. For those of you who do not wish to join the ride just drop into Kevin’s place between 6:30 and 7pm. The AGM is also a chance for you to get involved by becoming a committee member.
Bring: swimmers, drinks, chair and a plate of food to share.
I’ve just realised that I can’t lead next Wednesday’s night ride (20/11/13), as I will be away due to work commitments. If you’ve been thinking of leading a ride, now is your chance to put your hand up and give it a try. If you are keen to give it a go reply via the DORC webpage, twitter or facebook pages.
It would be fantastic if someone new could lead the ride and show us around their favorite Darwin trail, or uban route. Give it a try, you’ve got nothing to loose.
Ride a Yeti!
This weeks social night ride (13/11/13) will start at the grassed area across the road from the beachfront hotel in Nightcliff. Meet up at 6:15 pm for a 6:30pm start. Will head over to Lee Point and surrounds for approximately 1.5-2hr ride time. Good quality lights reccomended and rear light set to ‘solid’. Oh and bring some cash for post ride refreshments
Dedicated DORC committee member Andrew Goldsworthy, has volunteered to lead a ride this Sunday. Meeting spot will be at the PALMERSTON Bunnings car park for a start of 7:00 AM sharp. The ride will head out to the fantastic piece of single track known as the track ‘SPOKES’ track, from there we will make our way to the original Pine Forest track for a lap then over to the new Pine Forest track. Ride will be approximately 40Km with plenty of rest and re-grouping, Easy Pace. A moderate skill set may be needed for some obstacles in the spokes track although most have ‘A’ and ‘B’ lines. You will need to bring a helmet and at least two litres of water as it is getting quite hot. On the way back to the meeting point we will call in to Finlays Joint cafe for coffee and cakes and a chance to chat and tell lies about how far we wheelied etc! See you all there!!
Hey two wheeled lumen lovers, tomorrows night ride has had a route change. Due to high tides along Mitchell Creek and the threat of midgee/mosquito attack the ride will still take in the Spokes Track, but will then head out through Howard Springs and back to the Palmy Tavern via the escarpment track. The ride will still start from the Palmy water tower @ 6.30pm. Hope to see you there.
This weeks night ride will start at 6.30pm @ the Palmy Tavern (meet under the water tower @ 6.15pm). We’ll start by hitting the Spokes Track, for those with the legs we’ll have a crack at the KOM Strava title. Then we’ll head out around the MItchell Creek tracks, returning to the Palmy Tavern along the Escarpment Track for a couple of frothies. The trails are a mix of intermediate single track and four wheel drive tracks. Please make sure you are wearing a helmet and have helmet and handlebar lights.
This Wednesday 30th, the night ride will be hosted By Simon. Meet up at at the Buff Club on stuart highway in Stuart park at 6:15pm for a 6:30 start. This will be an urban style ride, east point and around the city areas. Finishing at the Buff club for refreshments. See you all there!