If your looking to fill your Straya Day Afternoon with some fun, then join the DORC social ride on Monday afternoon. Ride will start from 12 Landers Court Gray (Dave’s pad) at 4pm. We will head out for a lap of the Spokes Track, then back through Palmy along the Escarpment trail. Distance should be around 15km at an easy pace.
Following the ride, there will be a sausage sizzle at Dave’s place, supplied by DORC. BYO chair and refreshments if you are joining the post ride activities. There is also a pool if you would like a swim.
Contact Dave on 0477434647 if you have any questions.
Happy new year all! Aaron and Nic will be leading a ride this Sunday at the pine forest at Howard Spring. Meet up at the corner of Stow road and Howard Springs road, 3:45 for a 4:00PM start. Pace will be casual and open to all abilities. Helmets are mandatory. Bring water, spare tube and tools recommended. Drinks will be available for purchase after.
See you all there.
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One last one to see out the year. For those of us that are taking in the tropical Christmas this year and would like to have some trail riding fun. Geoff Fox will be hosting a social ride at his local loop at Noonamah. Meet at 260 Trippe Road (right off the Arnhem highway), Humpty Doo at 3:45 pm this Sunday for a 4:00 pm start. Post ride refreshments will be available for purchase. All abilities are welcome.
As Christmas fast approaches and the ability to sneak out for a ride gets more difficult, charge up your lights, make any excuse you can and join us for a night ride out to the Casuarina Coastal reserve. Destination……..Blair Witch.
Meet at the seats across from the Beach Front Tavern at 6.15pm, ready to turn the pedals at 6.30pm. Drinks and tall stories are complusory post ride at the Beach Front.
Please ensure you have good quality lights, a sense of humour, water, spares, helmet and yes………..a mountain bike.
Suit up for some Christmas cheer!! This is the perfect opportunity to nominate as a DORC committee member if you have ever considered helping out. The ride will start at 4 Pm at Charles Darwin national park just inside the gates. Please note the ride will be finishing at the Darwin Ski Club
First off a big thank you to the time keepers and other volunteers . 31 competitors tackled the 6 stages. Apologies to Aiden as his second lap was not recorded and registered a DNF.
Click HERE for result
Stay tuned for photos and video.
This week Geoff Fox has offered his time to lead an urban night ride. Meet at the Wharf carpark at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm getaway. If bombing stair rides and hucking off man made and natural features sounds like fun, then charge up your lights and get amongst it.
As always, please ensure you have a helmet, good quality lights, water and spares.
Lee Point Enduro Practice sessions this weekend. For those free on Saturday meet at the grassed area across from the Beachfrontn Hotel at 7:15 for a 7:30 am start. Andrew Goldsworthy will lead.
For those that can’t make Saturday (or want another practice run) same meeting point and ride time on Sunday. Kevin Wells will lead.
Helmet mandatory, spares, hydration pack, and insect repellent strongly recommended. Some money for Coffees at Central Cafe post ride!!
The final event before the AGM of 2014!! Where has the year gone?
The enduro stages will take place at the trails at Lee Point. Start and finish point will be 30 Oliver street Rapid Creek. Entry is $5.00 for members or $25.00 for non members (day licence included) REGISTRATION IS ONLINE ONLY AND WILL SHUT AT 10 AM ON THE DAY. CLICK HERE TO ENTER Sign on and number hand out will be from 300 pm to 330 pm. We will have a quick brief and then set off to the first stage as a group. There is a total of 6 stages. All are 98% downhill!! We will be using trails known as the Roller Coaster, The PlayGround, the 2 Downhill tracks and 2 new lines made up of existing tracks. The technical rating is quite high for this event so probably not suited for the beginner rider. However, beginners are more than welcome to come along on the ride and cheer on the competitors on the trails. A practice session will be held the week before so you can come and try the trails then.
Don”t feel like racing? Come along to the after party at 30 Oliver Street, Rapid Creek from 7 pm BBQ and swim. Bring your swimmers, a chair, some drinks and a plate of food to share. If you have any questions at all or would like to help out feel free to contact Kevin 0410249593
This weeks nocturnal adventure takes us to the Holmes Jungle Nature Reserve. Meet at the Hidden Valley Tavern @ 6.15pm, ready for a 6.30pm start. Ride distance should be around 20km, with plenty of stops to catch up and talk crap. We could even have a little night time strava fun around the jungle loop.
As always we will return back to the Hidden Valley Tavern for a refreshing beverage. Please ensure you have adequate spars, water, food, lights and a helmet (a mtb bike will also come in handy).
Note: The plan was to start and finish at the Darwin North RSL, however the phone was disconnected, meaning I coouldn’t get the closing time for Wednesday night.
If you have any questions please call or text me on 0477434647