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.


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.

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


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.


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.