Monsoon Madness Race-Pairs Edition 11/11/17

The last one for the year! Build up got you fuming? Come and release some of that steam at the Monsoon Madness race at Lee Point.

Monsoon Madness Race-Pairs Edition

Course will be approximately 5km long and the format is each team member will complete 3 laps each in a relay style. Enter as a pair with a partner of your choice or as an individual and we will match you up with a partner. Event HQ will be opposite the caravan park on Lee Point road click HERE FOR MAP

Entry to the race is $5.00 for members and $38.00 for non members (includes day licence). Esky with drinks available for purchase after the event. Entries will be accepted online only and you can enter HERE. Number plate collection from 3:30pm, Race brief at 4:15. Race Starts at 4:30PM SHARP

If you cant race but would like to be involved we will be looking for volunteers to take care of timing and help setting up. Feel free to contact either of the numbers below

Any questions contact Keogh-0428821360 or Kevin-0410249593

Saturday Social Ride

Saturday Arvo Social Ride and Race Course Preview

This week the social ride will take us on a tour of the circuit for DORC’s Sunday race, the Build Up Blitz. If you haven’t registered for this event yet click here. This is an easy course through parts of the new pine forest at Howard Springs.

The ride will start at the intersection of Howard Springs Rd and Stow Rd on Saturday 13th Oct. Please be there at 4:45 for a 5:00pm start.

We will ride the Stow Rd section of trail and then head over to the start point for Sunday’s race.

This will be an easy paced ride and will be 1.5 – 2hrs in duration. It will be suitable for all levels of riders, with plenty of stops to regroup, check out the course and generally have a fun ride. If anyone has any questions about the circuit now is your time to ask before the race.

You will need a MTB in good working order, helmet, gloves, enclosed shoes and any spares that you think you may require. As the days have been getting hotter you will need plenty of water.

You do not need to be a DORC member to participate in the social rides. However; if you are not a member you are riding at your own risk. DORC/MTBA members are covered  by accident/injury insurance during rides. To become a member click here #beadorc

Social Rides

The Saturday afternoon the DORC social ride will be held at Lee Point so we can check out the trails that have been completed recently.

Sat 6th Oct 18, 4:45 for a 5:00 pm start. Meeting opposite the Beachfront Hotel, Nightcliff.

This ride is open to all riders, of all levels of skill. It is a fairly easy ride and will be aprrox 1.5 hrs in duration. There will be plenty of stops along the way to regroup. You will need a MTB in good working order, helmet, gloves, enclosed shoes, plenty of water and any spares you might require.

You do not need to be a DORC member; However, if you are not a DORC/MTBA member you will be riding at your own risk. Members are covered by MTBA insurance. Click to #beadorc

DORC Junior Social Ride

It’s on again this Sunday 7th 18, the DORC junior social ride will  start at the New Pine Forest at Howard Spring. Travel down Howard Spring Rd to the shed entry point opposite the entry to the Howard Springs Nature Reserve.

This ride will be at 3:45 for 4:00 pm start. The ride will go for approx 1.5 hours. You will need a MTB in good working order, helmet, gloves, enclosed shoes, plenty of water and if you are 10 years or under bring your parent/careers along for the ride.

You do not need to be a DORC member; However, if you are not a DORC/MTBA member you will be riding at your own risk. Members are covered by MTBA insurance. Click to #beadorc

Bikes, beers and lights

Nite ride this Friday 5th October.

6.30pm start from One Mile Brewery, then over to Charles Darwin NP for a lap or two of the newly built Pump track. From here we will explore the newly designed Pump House Trail. This ride is suitable for intermediate level riders who are confident riding technical rocky terrain (in the dark).

Good quality lights essential as is a helmet, spares and water. Ride duration will be 1.5 -2.0 hours, depending on numbers. Drinks at One Mile Brewery after.

See you there.

#letsmakenightridesgreatagain

Junior Fun “D” Mentals MTB skills course

Junior MTB Fun “D” Mentals Course

Program and Information

The Junior MTB Fun “D” Mentals Course is aimed at junior riders aged 10-17 years. This course will provide the skills to enable participants to ride safer, faster and smoother. The course is perfect for both beginner riders and those who want to improve or refine their skills.

Age Range – 10 – 17 years

Duration – 3 Weeks

Day – Sunday

Time – 8am – 10.30am

Cost – Free of Charge (Participants must be members of MTBA, Mountain Biking Australia and DORC, Darwin Off Road Cyclists)

Places – 8 participants. A minimum of 5 participants is required for the course to go ahead.

Dates – Sun 21st Oct, Sun 28th Oct, Sun 4th Nov.

This is a progressive course and skills are built upon each week. Therefore, it is important that participants are able to attend all 3 sessions.

Requirements for the course are:

Mountain bike in good working order

Helmet, full fingered gloves, enclosed shoes and flat pedals (no clips)

Eye protection

Spare tube/puncture repair kit

Any queries please contact

Jo Fox

0439 889 442 or

Geoff Fox

0427 611 702

Email: gj.fox@bigpond.com

WEEK 1 – Sunday 21st Oct.

Location – Old Pine Forest Howard Springs

Skills

Bike Maintenance

Bike Check and Setup

Ready and Neutral positions

Track Scanning

Track Stands and Balance

Games and Activities

Ride

WEEK 2 – Sunday 28th Oct.

Location – Old Pine Forest Howard Springs

Skills

Review of previous weeks skills

Braking and Cornering

Games and Activities

Ride and skills session

WEEK 3 – Sunday 4th Nov.

Location – New Pine Forest Howard Springs

Skills

Review of previous weeks skills

Wheels Lifts

Obstacles

Games and Activities

Ride and skills sessions

To register click HERE

The Buildup Blitz 14/10/18

LETS GO RACING!!

Time to dust off your bike, and get ready to race or just ride.

The Build Up Blitz takes place on Sunday the 14th of October and it will be a 90 minutes of fun flowing tails around the New Pine forest. Course length is approximately 7.5km

The track is easy, and the riding is fun. If you haven’t done a DORC race before, this is the time to start, ride as many, or as few laps as you like.

Race Registration opens at 3:30pm, Race starts at 4:30pm sharp

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

Link to the course map below

CLICK HERE FOR MAP

 

DORC Social Rides

DORC Saturday Arvo Social Ride

It’s time to change things up a little. This Saturday will be an urban ride in Darwin city and surrounds. If you have done one of these before you know how much fun they can be. If you haven’t been on an urban ride before, come along and check it out. You won’t be disappointed.

The ride will start from Stokes Hill Wharf at 4:45 for a 5:00 pm start on Saturday 22nd Sep 18.

Duration of the ride will be approx 1.5-2hr and all levels of riders are welcome. There are plenty of areas where  you can test out your skills or watch other riders negotiate the urban terrain during the ride.

Upon completion of the ride at Stokes Hill Wharf you are invited to stay on for dinner and drinks if you wish.

You will need a MTB in good working order, helmet , gloves, enclosed shoes, plenty of water to last the ride and any spares that you think you might require.

You do not need to be a DORC member to attend the social rides. However, if you are not a DORC/MTBA member you ride at your own risk. DORC/MTBA members are covered for accident/injury insurance. If want to #beadorc click here.

DORC Junior Social Ride

This Sunday 23rd Sep 18 the DORC Junior Social Ride will be held at the New Pine Forest.

Meeting at the old shed carpark, opposite the turn off to the Howard Springs Nature Reserve, Howard Springs Rd, at 3:45 for a 4:00 pm start. Ride duration will be approx 1.5hr.

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

If you are 10 years or younger you will need a parent/carer to accompany you on the ride.

You do not need to be a DORC member to attend the social rides. However, if you are not a DORC/MTBA member you ride at your own risk. DORC/MTBA members are covered for accident/injury insurance. If want to #beadorc click here.

DORC Social Ride

Saturday Social Ride

This Saturday afternoon we will be riding the Old Pine Forest at Howard Springs.

Meeting at the entry to the Old Pine Forest at 4:45 for a 5:00 pm Start Saturday 15th Sep ’18.

This will be an easy ride and cater to all levels of riders. There will be plenty of stops to regroup along the way.

Duration will be approx 1.5 Hours and approx 20klm distance.

You will need a MTB in good working order, helmet, gloves, enclosed shoes and plenty of water. Bring along any spares that you think you might require.

You do not need to be a DORC member to participate in the social rides. However; you will be riding at your own risk. DORC/MTBA members are covered for accident/injury insurance.

To #beadorc click here.

Women’s  Introduction to Mountain Biking

Do you have a mountain bike or can you borrow one from a friend?

Do you want to give this crazy sport called mountain biking a go but don’t know where to start? Do you need some basic knowledge, skills and confidence to get you pedalling?

Come and join us for our DORC Women’s Only Introduction to Mountain Biking Course. There are 8 spots available. This course is free for all women who are members of DORC and MTBA and 16 years +. It’s worth paying your membership for insurance and all the cool events, skills courses and social rides you can take part in over the next year. Click Here to #beadorc 

Date: Saturday 22nd Sep 2018

Time: 8.00 am – 12.00 pm

Location : Old Pine Forest, Howard Springs

You will need a bike in working order, helmet, covered shoes, gloves and water.

This course will provide you with the basics and covers such topics as:

Bike type and set up

Basic bike maintenance on the trail and what you should carry on the trails

Balance and Body Position on the bike (this will save you much heartache and improve your confidence immensely)

Terrain awareness (trail scanning, line choice etc)

Basic Cornering and Braking

We can also discuss anything else MTB related that you are interested in finding out about and answer any questions you might have regarding MTBing in our amazing local area. It will be a fun and informative few hours.

To register for the course CLICK HERE

If you have any questions please contact Jo (0439889442) or Geoff (0427611702)