Charles Darwin Enduro Photos

Evening all,

I have attached the link for the photo’s from the Enduro on Sunday. Copy the link below into your web browser to view all the photographic goodness. These photos are courtesy of Trevor Page, who kindly donated his time and efforts on Sunday to take these excellent photos.

Cheers Trev!

Night Ride Wednesday 15th October

This weeks ride will start at the Howard Springs Tavern for a lesurely spin down Stow Road to the Howard Springs Trails. After a lap of the newer trails we will head back to the HS Tavern for a cold drink.

Ride time should be around 1 – 1.5 hours. As always, please ensure that you have a helmet and lights specific to night time off road riding. If you have any questions regarding this weeks ride please SMS or call me on 0477434647.


Results Charles Darwin Enduro

Thanks all to turned up and tackled the inaugural Charles Darwin Enduro and thankyou for your patience as this was a new format for us. The planned 11 stages were not completed due to the rising temperatures as the day progressed. Over 3 hours out in the sun!! Riders completed a total of 7 stages for the day. speaking of the heat it played havoc on the timing system at the end of stage 6 (iPad overheated) I have  adjusted those riders times that were affected. Also i must make an apology as i accidentally marked everyone as a ‘Did Not Start’ so the upload of results to the software did not work. I have worked back through it all and have managed to get 6 stages worth of data and produce a spreadsheet. Hope everyone enjoyed themselves and get well soon to the riders that crashed. Click the link for the dorc enduro result .

Hope to see you all at the Urban Quiz Ride


Inaugural Charles Darwin ENDURO 12/10/2014

I hear you ask “what the hell is it ?” and “have we not been racing endurance events all year ?” Enduro differs from XC cross-country cycling racing (which historically has more emphasis on cardiovascular fitness and less emphasis on technical ability) and pure downhill cycling racing formats, which may contain little to no climbing or cross country skills.
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Here is a beginners guide to ENDURO. Please heave a read.

Basically it is a series of individual time trials over various distances and terain (mostly downhill) with neutral rides (liason stages) to each new stage start. All times are recorded for the “segments” or “stages” and added together. The rider with the lowest accumulated time wins the day.

11 stages are planned for this event. Shortest is 300m, longest is 1.7 Km  (Stage maps with notes will be available for viewing at you local bike shops and on the day). However, depending on numbers attending, the number of stages. An Esky will be available for drink purchase midway through and at the finish. Spares are strongly recommended, tubes, pump, multi tools etc.

Registration is ONLINE ONLY.  Registration for this event is $5.00 for MTBA members. $25.00 (includes day licence) for non-members. Click here for registration. Any questions feel free to contact Kevin on 0410249593





Lee Point Night Ride. Wednesday 17th September

This week night ride will take us out along Dripstone Cliffs to the Casuarina Coastal Reserve. Meet in the park across from the Beachfront Hotel at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start.The ride will take in some of Casuarina’s single track, including the Blair Witch trail, which is an intermediate skill level trail.

Please ensure you have lights appropriate for night time off road riding, a helmet, water and food. As always we will end the ride with a beer at the Beachfront Tavern.

Any questions, please call Dave on 0477434647.

Night Ride. Wednesday 3rd September.

This weeks adventure departs from the Palmerston Water Tower @ 6:30pm. From here we head out along the Spokes Track (intermediate), then take the back way out to the Old Howard Springs Trails (easy). From here we’ll ride the front section of the New Pine Forest Trails (easy) before cruising back to the Palmy Tavern for a cold bevy.

Ride distance should be around 30km at a moderate pace. Please ensure you have a helmet and good quality lights. Questions?? Ring me on 0477434647.

See you in the dark.


News Break: DORC World First!!

The DORC I.T beavers have sent through the following message:

‘We are trialling a new race timing app that will allow results to be shown live via phone and iPad app. I’d you would like to test this part out with us tomorrow download webscorer fan for android or iPhone at under the products tab at the top. We will provide a link tomorrow to the results once the race has kicked off”.

Please keep in mind this is a TEST run for future races. If you love playing with apps, get on the internet thingy and download the app. Please note: DORC takes no responsibility for the failings of software developed by others outside of the DORC I.T department.


Charles Darwin Night Ride Wednesday 20th August.

This weeks ride will start at the Hidden Valley Tavern. From here we will head across to the Hidden Valley moto trail and into Charles Darwin NP. Once in Charlie D we will complete a lap of the 6hr track before heading back to the Hidden Valley Tavern for a frothy and a yarn.

Meet at the Hidden Valley Tavern @ 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. Ride is a mixed difficulty rating with some difficult sections. Ride distance should be around 20 – 25km. Please ensure you have a helmet, a mtb bike, water and lights appropriate for riding offroad at night.

If you have any questions regarding the ride please contact me on 0477434647.