Junior Social Ride

Sunday 22nd July 2018

The junior social ride is on again.

This week we will meet at the shed entrance to the new pine forest.

Opposite the Howard Springs Reserve entrance on Howard Springs Rd.

Meeting time will be 3:45pm for a 4:00pm start

The ride will last for approx 1.5 hours.

You will need a bike in good working order, helmet, gloves, enclosed shoes and plenty of water.

If you are 10 years old or younger, please bring a parent or carer with you for the ride.

If you are not a DORC/MTBA member you will be riding at your own risk.

Skills Course

Half Day MTB Skills Course

Negotiating Trail Features

Sunday 29th July 2018

8:00 am – 12:00 noon

New Pine Forest Howard Springs

DORC will be running a half day clinic for beginner to intermediate MTB riders who are interested in building on their skill set so that they can ride smoother, faster, safer and with more control.

The course will be run by qualified MTBA, PMBIA instructors and will cover negotiating trail features.

You will learn how to:

    • use your body position to get more from your bike,

    • lift the front/back wheel, both wheels, and

    • negotiate trail features ( rollovers, logs, rocks and roots, etc) with confidence and finesse.

This clinic is for beginner to intermediate riders who would like to improve their skills in negotiating trail features.

Riders wishing to attend this course must be over 18 years of age and be members of DORC and MTBA.

The session will cost $50 per person with all proceeds going to DORC.

Places are limited to 8 riders.

Register for the course here

For more information contact Geoff Fox 0427611702 or gj.fox@bigpond.com

 

Saturday Arvo Social Ride

If you are not travelling to Katherine for the 4 hour race this Saturday afternoon and you would still like to get out and about on your mountain bike, never fear.

DORC will be holding a social ride on Saturday 14th July 2018. This week we will be riding the Old Pine Forest at Howard Springs.

Meeting at the entry to the Old Pine Forest, on the left side of Howard Springs Rd approx 200m past the Stow Rd intersection.

Arrive at 4:45pm for a 5:00pm start. This will be an easy ride that is suited to all level of riders. There will be plenty of breaks to regroup and have a chat or catch your breath if required.

You will need a mtb in good working order, a helmet, enclosed shoes and plenty of water to get you through.

All riders are welcome. If you are not a DORC/MTBA member you are riding at your own risk.

 

DORC Saturday Social Ride

This Saturday, 7th July 2018, DORC will run a social ride at the new pine forest, Howard Springs.

Starting from the Stow Rd entrance at 4:45pm for a 5:00pm start.

This is for riders of all ability and there will be stops to regroup along the way.

Ride time will be approx 1.5hrs.

Please ensure that you have a MTB in good working order, helmet, and enclosed foot wear. Bring plenty of water

 

 

DORC ENDURO results

Thanks to all who were involved in this event. Timers, first aiders, marshals and photographers. Thanks to Tracy Village sports club for having us after day 1. Thanks to One Mile brewery and Eggy 500 for having us for presentations.

For Berrimah results click HERE

For Series results click HERE

Trevor Page was out with his camera yesterday. Check out his Flickr album HERE

 

Junior Social Ride. 1/7/18

Sunday 1st July, Junior Social Ride.
Time for something a little bit different.
We will be meeting at the shed entry to the new pine forest, just across the road from the entry to Howard Springs Reserve. 3:45pm for a 4:00pm start. ride time will be approx 1.5 hours.
You will need a bike in good working order, helmet, gloves, enclosed shoes, plenty of water and if you are 10 years old or younger, please bring a parent or carer with you.
If you are not a DORC member, you will be riding at your own risk.

MTBA Level 0 Skills Instructor Course

MTBA Level 0 Skills Instructor Course

Mountain Bike Australia are pleased to announce that we have a course on offer in Darwin on Sunday 12th August 2018.

The Mountain Bike Australia Level 0 MTB Skills Coach course is the entry point to the MTBA coaching pathway and is aimed at parents, clubs and teachers who want to learn the basics of group management, risk assessment and skills teaching techniques. Participants successfully completing the course will be equipped to lead beginner group rides and assist Level 1 coaches in delivering basic skills instruction sessions. There are no post course requirements and successful participants will gain their accreditation at the end of the course. 

To participate in this course you must be a current financial member of MTBA, and register using the link below. Free trial, community members and day licences are not accepted. Further information on MTBA memberships can be found: https://www.mtba.asn.au/membership/

The cost of the course is $240 per person.

Register for the course here:https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=5716


Once you have registered for the course, copies of the following documents will be required in order to finalise a coach accreditation and for you to meet MTBA’s insurance requirements.

Current First Aid Certification (Senior First Aid or HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid)
Valid Working With Children Check for the State/Territory in which you are coaching

Upon successful completion of the course Darwin Off Road Cyclist Club will reimburse the cost of this course once you have received your qualification. Conditions apply.

For more information please contact Geoff Fox. 0427611702, gj.fox@bigpond.com

ENDURO Results Day 1

First off thanks for the volunteers who were out on course assisting with timing, marshalling, first aid and photography.

Special mention to Shane Walden. At the start of Stage 3, quite a long one with a decent climb in it, I offered a 5 second time bonus for anyone who beat the E Bikes time. He managed to do it by 0.01 of a second!! Well done.

Now, for the second last stage we missed a few riders stage times. We have awarded you a time that reflects your previous stages position. So if you were 15th fastest on stage 4 we’ve given you a time that puts you in 15th for stage 5. Apologies for the mishap there was a poor signal over the radios.

Results can be viewed HERE

We look forward to seeing you all return to Berrimah hill this Saturday for the final round. Remember we’ll be there riding Tuesday and Thursday this week. Meet up behind the fire station 545pm.

The Presentations will be held at One Mile brewery in Winnellie and Eggy 500  will be there serving up delicious treats. Bring the family and friends along. From 7-10pm.

Half Day skills course. 24/6

Half Day MTB Skills Course

Sunday 24th Jun 2018

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Old Pine Forest

Howard Springs

Do you want to ride smoother, faster, with more flow, control and confidence?

The Darwin Off Road Cyclists will be conducting a half day course aimed at improving your riding, making you safer, smoother and faster on the trails, increasing the fun!

The course will be run by qualified MTBA and PMBIA instructors. During this session you will learn about:

a. body position,

b. controlled braking,

c. trail scanning, and

d. cornering techniques.

You will learn how to:

    • use your body position to get more from your bike

    • use your brakes more effectively and efficiently

    • scan the trail ahead, be prepared and get more flow

    • change direction and corner with more traction, control and confidence.

Riders of all levels are invited to attend this course

Riders wishing to attend this course must be over 18 years of age and be members of DORC and MTBA.

The session will cost $50 per person with all proceeds going to DORC.

Places are limited to 8 riders.

For more information contact Geoff Fox 0427611702 or gj.fox@bigpond.com CLICK HERE TO ENTER

DORC Junior Social Ride-17/6/18

DORC

Junior Social Ride

Who: All junior riders up to 17 years of age.  Riders 10 yrs and under must be accompanied by an adult.

What: This is a fun, laid back, no drop, social ride for the juniors that will go for approx 1.5 hrs.

Riders will need: a bike in good working order, helmet, gloves, enclosed shoes, eye protection and plenty of water.

You do not need to be a DORC member to participate in this ride. Non members participate at their own risk.

When: Starts at 4:00pm, Sunday 17th June 2018

Where: The Old Pine Forest, Howard Springs Rd, Howard Springs.

Meeting Point will be opposite the intersection of Howard Springs Rd and Stow Rd.

Why: To have fun, get the junior riders out on the trails and build their confidence, with the aim of improving their riding ability.

If you have any questions relating to this ride please call Jo or Geoff Fox0427611702.