Time to dust off your bike, and get ready for Darwin’s biggest and best MTB event
The Cycle Zone three hour is DORC’s most popular event, a day/night race in the new Howard Springs Pine Forest. PARKING AND COURSE MAP HERE
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 for 1, 2 or 3 hours. Ride as many, or as few laps as you like, or form a team of 2 to share the load.
Course distance of 11 Km. Very achievable for all levels of riders and a great fun flowing course.
DORC / MTBA members: $5 online pre-registration via MTBA site
NON-DORCMembers: $30 (Covers race entry + day license/MTBA insurance)
Instead of shelling out $25 for each race you enter, consider DORC/MTBA membership before the race! Check out the details and benefits.
Regulations and Rules:
Riders should carry puncture repair kits, water, mobile phone(with first aid numbers) and food with them whilst riding. Helmet must be worn at all times whilst riding. It is also advisable to have gloves and eye protection as well.
Front white light are required to be carried after 18:00, it must be of an intensity that enables the rider to safely ride at night. A rear red light is to be carried, preferable non – flashing.
At any time a competitors comes across a fellow rider needing assistance you shall render any assistance that is required.
Riders will not be permitted to go out on the course after 18:00 without front and rear lights. Riders will be permitted to go out on a final lap at any time before 19:15.
The ride is a 3-hr, but you may finish the prior to the two-hour mark. If you decide to finish prior to the two hours, please tell the timing people that you have finished, sign off and return your race number.
Saturday, 16th May 2015
15:00 Sign on and plate collection opens
16:10 Rider briefing
16:15 Race start all riders
18:00 Lights must be on the bike
19:15 Course closed
BBQ will be running while the race is running and drinks will be available as well.
Event hub will be in the pine forest this year. Follow Howard Springs road until it turns into Old Gunn Point road, then turn RIGHT into the forest. There will be sign to mark it.
If you’re considering entering your first MTB race event, and would like some more information, check out our Race Ettiquette (or why should I race?) page.
Helping hands are always welcome at our events, assistance at race control with registration and timekeeping, or help with the bbq. It’s volunteer help that makes the event possible, and turns it from an average to great event. Volunteers will be given free entry to any DORC event of there choice. Register your interest to volunteer firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Kevin 0410249593