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.

DORC Social Ride

Who: Everyone is welcome on DORC social rides; however, if you are not a DORC member, you do ride at your own risk #beadorc, #imadorc

(If you are a MTBA member you are covered by insurance for injury)

All levels of riders are encouraged to attend.

What: No drop social ride, plenty of breaks to regroup etc.

Distance will be approx 18k and 1.5hr duration.

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

When: Saturday 9th June 2018, 4:45pm for a 5:00pmstart.

Where: Meeting point is the entry to the Old Pine Forest, Howard Springs.

Travel down Howard Springs Rd to the Stow Rd intersection continue for approx 200m and the entry is on the left.

Why: Because road riding is fun …… on the dirt …….. on a mountain bike.

So we can have a casual, friendly, easy ride.

DORC Enduro mini series

Enduro in its most basic definition is a type of race where the downhills are timed (the fun stuff) and the uphills are not. Riders are timed in stages that are primarily downhill, with neutral “transfer” stages in between. The lowest overall time after all race stages wins.

This event will be held over two days, with the lowest overall combined time taking the win.

Day 1-23/6/2018
Lee Point trails. 7 race stages in total. Meet at 330pm, Racing starts 4 PM Sharp, across the road from the Caravan park on Lee Point road. Tracy Village after for a meal and drinks.

Day 2-30/6/2018
Berrimah Hill. 6 race stages in total. Meet at 330pm behind the fire station on Berrimah road, racing starts at 4 PM sharp. Presentations will be held at the One Mile Brewery in Winnellie. They generally have a food vendor parked there on Saturday evenings.

If you want an idea of what the race stages will be, come along to the social rides leading up to the race.
Lee Point dates are 5th, 7th, 12th and 14th of June. Rides start all dates at 545 pm across from the caravan park.

Berrimah dates will be 19th, 21st, 26th and 28th of June. Rides start all dates at 545 pm from behind the fire station on Berrimah road.

Positions are strictly limited for this race 20 positions per category. Open men’s (Expert) and Sports men’s. Open Women’s (come on ladies) and Juniors (12-18). Juniors can race up a category please contact organiser if you’d like to do this.

Any questions feel free to contact Kevin Wells on 0410249593

MUST BE AN MTBA/DORC MEMBER TO ENTER.

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DORC Junior Social Ride 3/6/2018

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 3rd 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 Fox 0427611702.

Urban Social Ride 2/6/2018

DORC

Social Ride

Who:    All MTB riders welcome.

What:   Darwin city urban ride. This week we are taking to the streets and parks of Darwin city.             Not done an urban ride before? Come along and check it out. You will be surprised at what   is on offer in the city.

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

When: 4:45pm for a 5:00pm start Saturday 2nd June 2018

Where: Starting at Stokes Hill Wharf and moving to different locations throughout the city. The ride will end back at the wharf for dinner after the ride if you want to stay and grab a feed.

Why: Sometimes it is fun to take it off the trails and explore all our riding options.

Cyclezone 3 hour-results

Thanks everybody for coming along and braving the dust and pea gravel!!  I know I’ll be clearing the lungs of dust for the next few days!!

Cheers to Tony and the team for their ongoing hardwork to keep the Pine Forest trails in tip top condition. Remember if you can spare some time Sunday morning he would greatly appreciate some help to clear the section known as the Boulevard. 10 AM meet at the old shed car park site, just before Howard Springs road turns Into Gunn Point road.

Thanks to St Johns ambulance for being on site. No major incidents to report thankfully! Cheers Dave and Col for bringing the portaloo and lighting.

Big round of applause to all volunteers who helped setup, mark and run this race. We were running on a skeleton crew today. Thank you all for your patience.

Results are below. There are a handful of errors that need to be corrected. So, I’ll get to it over the next couple of days.

Stay tuned for some ENDURO racing next….

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Saturday Social Ride 19/5/18

Saturday Social Ride
Come down and check out the course before next Saturday’s Cycle Zone Darwin 3hr day/night race.
Who: All level of riders, this will be a no drop ride.
What: One or Two laps of the Cycle Zone 3hr race circuit
When: Saturday, 19th May, 4:45pm for a 5:00pm departure
Where: Shed carpark, New Pine Forest, Howard Springs Rd
Why: Because we love riding
Questions: Ring Keogh 0428821360

Junior MTB Fun- D – Mentals Course

Junior MTB Fun- D – Mentals Course

Program and Information

The Junior MTB Fun-D-Mentals Course is aimed at junior riders aged 11-17 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 – 11 – 17 years

Duration –   3 Weeks

Location –   Old and New Pine Forests, Howard Springs

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

Dates –        Sun 27thMay, Sun 3rd Juneand Sun 10th June

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.

 We will be covering bike setup, body position, balance, braking, cornering, trail awareness, negotiating trail features and other fun stuffs J

 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

Plenty of water.

Any queries please contact

Geoff Fox 0427 611 702 or Jo Fox 0439 889 442

Email: gj.fox@bigpond.com

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