Lee Point Pairs Race-results

How much fun was that one boys and girls?

Here are the preliminary results. Click HERE to view.

Many thanks go out to all that were involved in making this happen and all the mountainbikers out there that continue to attend these events. We had 36 teams of 2 attend. Plus 2 teams of 4 junior riders that took on the course!!

Special thanks to all the sponsors who chipped in to provide some fantastic prizes. Spokes NT, Blue Cycles, K9 cycles, Cyclezone Darwin and Bikes to Fit.

Charlie D Night Ride Wednesday 20/4/16

Calling all night riders. Meet in the Winnellie Hotel carpark at 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start. Our ride will take in some of Charlie D’s best tracks including, the newly re-opened Spitfire, Run to the Chopper, Wirraway and the Three Sisters. This is an intermediate level ride and not recomended for the beginner. Please ensure you have lights, water, helmet and spares. Most importantly, a dollar or two for a clensing carbohydrate recovery beverage after at the Winnellie Hotel.


Pairs Race course preview 16/4/16

For those who are considering racing the Lee Point Pairs race on the 24th. The team from SpokesNT will be hosting a social ride this Saturday. The ride will be departing the Beachfront Hotel, Rapid Creek. You can view all the ride details by clicking HERE. Pace will be easy. Make sure you have a helmet, water to drink, spares and money for post ride refreshments.

DORC are also happy to announce the following shops will be kindly donating gift vouchers to be drawn at random on the day of the race. SpokesNT, K9 Cycles, Bikes to Fit and Cyclezone Darwin. Don’t forget entry for the race is online only. Click HERE TO ENTER.

Charles Darwin Maintenance Days

Continuing on with the Charles Darwin Maintenance Days DORC will be hosting two more working bees at Charles Darwin National Park. The working bees will concentrate on clearing the overgrown grass from the tracks. Tools will be provided, however if you have your own brushcutter or whipper snipper feel free to bring it along.

Both working bees will meet inside the front gate to Charles Darwin, the dates/time are:

  • Sunday, 17th April, 4pm.
  • Sunday, 1st May, 4pm.

As always please be suitably attired, long pants, long sleeve shirts and gloves are recommended and good sturdy shoes as well as sunscreen and a hat. Water will be provided by the club but camelbak’s are recommended whilst working.

DORC members who volunteer at this weekend’s working bee will be receive free entry to next weekend’s Two Up Race. Additionally SpokesNT has kindly donated prizes for the working bee which will be given out at random to volunteers.

Any further questions about the working bees please contact Keogh Conboy on 0428821360.

Lee Point Two Up Race (Pairs)-24/4/16

Everyone loves a game of Two Up on ANZAC Day right? How about a pairs race the day before to honour this tradition.

Course will be approximately 5km long, it will be ran on the same course as the Monsoon Madness race. Don’t worry though, the temperature has been adjusted for this race!!!

The format is each rider will complete 4 laps each for a total of 8, Lowest overall time wins. Categories are as follows Mens, Womens and Mixed. Minimum age of 12 for those categories. Entry fee is $10 per team and each rider must be a MTBA/DORC member. Day licences are available for $25

A special 4 person 10-12 year old category is also available. Each rider will complete 1 lap each of the course. Entry for that category is FREE!!

Entry is online only CLICK HERE

Event HQ will be opposite the caravan park on Lee Point road click HERE FOR MAP

Number plate collection and sign on from 3pm. Racing starts at 4pm sharp.

BBQ and Drinks available for purchase after the race.

Any questions feel free to call Kevin 0410249593

Maintenance of Charles Darwin trails

Hi DORCs, just want to start by saying thank you to those that helped on Sunday tidying up annoying grass on the trails, well done.

I would also like to clear something up for those who think or assume that because the trails are in the National Park that it’s the responsibility of the Parks and Wildlife Commission NT rangers to maintain the trails. This is not the case. We as a club have a responsibility to maintain and keep the trails in good rideable condition. So, the next time we have a a scheduled track maintenance day, we would like to see more than the regular 5-8 people out of a club of 100 plus show up. If you can’t show up on the scheduled days and have some of your own tools, feel free to drop down when you can and do some maintenance.

As an added incentive to get more people involved in track maintenance days DORC is offering free entry to the race that follows the maintenanc day. *conditions apply. MTBA members only.

Charles Darwin maintenance


Well people, it’s that time to get out your rakes and brushcutters, whipper snippers and head on down to Charles Darwin National park and help open up our trails to riding again as it seems the wet season has left us for good and all that lovely Gamba and spear grass is doing it’s best to cover those trails
This Sunday the 2nd of April from 8:30 to 11:30  join DORC in a trail maintenance day, Tools and water will be provided however it is wise to bring your own camelbak for when you are out on the trails.
As always please be suitably attired, long pants and long sleeve shirts are recommended and good sturdy shoes as well as sunscreen.
Meeting spot will be at the lookout car park at the Wirraway trailhead, we will be concentrating on the trails marked with orange survey tape this time around and will be looking at working on the other section of trails in the coming weeks, any questions please feel free to contact Keogh Conboy on 0428821360,  the Co-ordinator on the day will be Darren Nunn

Fun-D-mentals skills course by Geoff Fox

Hi Guys and Girls of DORC. Geoff Fox will be running another 6 week skills course. Class will be capped at 8 participants. For those that did the first course we are hoping to offer it to new participants this time around. Entries are online only ENTER HERE

Any queries or questions email Geoff at- gj.fox@bigpond.com

FunDmentals six week training program

Week 1-9/4/2016
Basic maintenance, bike setup, moving around on your bike. Easy ride at the old Pine Forest

Week 2-16/4/2016
Revise week 1. Pedalling, shifting, braking and cornering. Easy ride at the old Pine Forest

Week 3-23/4/2016
Revise week 2. Wheelies, hopping and negotiating obstacles. Easy ride through the New Pine Forest

Week 4-30/4/2016
Revise week 3. Pumping, climbing and switchbacks. Easy ride Charles Darwin National Park.

Week 5-7/5/2016
Revise week 4. Drops, jumps, stairs and urban obstacles. Urban ride Darwin City

Week 6-14/5/2016
Culmination of all skills incorporated into a ride at the Hanging rock and Etch-a-Sketch loops at Humpty Doo.

All sessions will start at 8:00 AM on a Saturday morning and will be two hours in length, except for week six which will be up to 3 hours to complete.

Participants are required to arrive 15 minutes before the start time to ensure that they are ready to start at 8:00 AM

All participants must be DORC/MTBA members to participate.

Basic requirements as follows:
a-  MTB in safe working order
b-  Safety gear including helmet, gloves, shoes and eye protection
c-  Spare tube, puncture repair kit, multi tool and pump
d-  Minimum 2 litres of drinking water