Night Ride, Wednesday 4th Jan 2017

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.

New Years Eve Social Ride 31/12/16

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.

Skills Survey

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.

Night Ride Update

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.


Charlie D Night Ride. 21/12/16

This week we head to Charlie D for a lap or two. Meet in the Winnellie Hotel carpark at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. We’ll ride Wirraway, Spitfire and a few of the older tracks deeper in the park. Night riding in CD is suitable for novice/intermediate level riders. Not suitable for beginners. Please ensure that you have suitable lights, spares, helmet, insect repellant and water.

Following the ride we’ll head back to the Winnellie Tav for a drink and a laugh.

Lee Point Night Ride 7/12/16

Fancy a night time spin around Lee Point? Meet at 1/3 Hope Court Leanyer 6.15 for a 6.30pm start. The ride will sample all the usual trails, including The Rollercoaster, Playground, Treasure’s Trail, and maybe some Blair Witch action.

Please ensure that you have suitable lights, helmet, spares and water. See you Wednesday.

Last one for the year-Sanderson Short Course training-Thursday Evening

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. A,B and C categories, all welcome.  See you there. Contact Kevin Wells 0410249593 or Tim Ellison 0437602346 for further details.

DORC AGM and Christmas ride 10/12/2016

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Suit up for some Christmas cheer!! If you can bear the heat at the moment that is!! This is the perfect opportunity to nominate as a DORC committee member if you have ever considered helping out. The ride will start at 4 Pm opposite the Lee Point Caravan Park. Please note the ride will be finishing at the Tracy Village Social and Sports club for our AGM and dinner. I recommend parking your car at Tracy Village and riding to the start point.

If you can’t make the ride please feel free to come along to the Tracy Village Club for dinner and Christmas drinks from 6pm in the al fresco area.

Contact Kevin for details of the ride 0410249593

Night Ridz are back – Howard Springs Loop Wed 23rd

Regular night rides are making a comeback from tomorrow night. Meet at Goyder Square water tower at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. We’ll hit the Spokes Track then do a lap of the Old Pine Forest Track before heading back to the Palmerston Tavern for a cold beverage and a catch up.

Ensure you have spares, a helmet, water and at least one light 800 – 1000 in strength. See you tomorrow.