Lee Point Night Ride 7/12/16

Fancy a night time spin around Lee Point? Meet at 1/3 Hope Court Leanyer 6.15 for a 6.30pm start. The ride will sample all the usual trails, including The Rollercoaster, Playground, Treasure’s Trail, and maybe some Blair Witch action.

Please ensure that you have suitable lights, helmet, spares and water. See you Wednesday.

Last one for the year-Sanderson Short Course training-Thursday Evening

Sanderson middle school Corner of Patterson and Matthews road Malak. For those who have done Tim’s Friday night velodrome sessions in the past you will understand how fun these are!! The course is approximately 550 metres long consisting of natural terrain and man made features to navigate. Starting at 6pm. A,B and C categories, all welcome.  See you there. Contact Kevin Wells 0410249593 or Tim Ellison 0437602346 for further details.

DORC AGM and Christmas ride 10/12/2016

santa mtb

Suit up for some Christmas cheer!! If you can bear the heat at the moment that is!! 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 opposite the Lee Point Caravan Park. Please note the ride will be finishing at the Tracy Village Social and Sports club for our AGM and dinner. I recommend parking your car at Tracy Village and riding to the start point.

If you can’t make the ride please feel free to come along to the Tracy Village Club for dinner and Christmas drinks from 6pm in the al fresco area.

Contact Kevin for details of the ride 0410249593

Night Ridz are back – Howard Springs Loop Wed 23rd

Regular night rides are making a comeback from tomorrow night. Meet at Goyder Square water tower at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. We’ll hit the Spokes Track then do a lap of the Old Pine Forest Track before heading back to the Palmerston Tavern for a cold beverage and a catch up.

Ensure you have spares, a helmet, water and at least one light 800 – 1000 in strength. See you tomorrow.

Monsoon Madness results

Results from today’s monsoon madness at Lee point. Thanks to all the volunteers who pitched in without you guys and girls events like this don’t happen. BBQ, Timing team and course markers were all outstanding. We had over 90 riders sign up!! A few did not start however.
Thankyou to all our members (and future members) for helping us vote in a few changes to the constitution.

View the results by clicking HERE

Geoff Fox’s FunDmentals Skills Courses

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 who have done the previous courses 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


 MTB Fun ‘D’ Mentals

Six Week Training Programme

Week 1. 23 October,  Basic Maintenance, Bike set up, Moving around on your bike, Easy ride throuh the old pine forrest.

Week 2. 30 October, Revise week 1, Pedalling, shifting, braking and cornering, easy ride  through old pine forrest.

Week 3. 6 November, Revise week 2, Wheelies, Hopping and negotiating obstacles, easy ride through the new pine forrest.

Week 4. 13 November, Revise week 3. Pumping, Climbing and switchbacks. Easy ride Charles Darwin.

Week 5. 20 November, Revise week 4. Drops, Jumps, Stairs and urban obstacles. Urban ride Darwin City.

Week6. 27 November, Culmination of all skills incorporated in a ride at the Hanging rock  loop at Humpty Doo.

All sessions will start at 8:00am on a Sunday morning and will be two hours in length, except for week six.

Week six will take between two to three hours to complete.

Participants are required to arrive 15 minutes before the start time to ensure that they are ready to start at 8am.

All participants must be DORC/MTBA members to participate.

Basic requirements will be as Follows:

a.         mtb in safe working condition,

b.         safety gear including Helmet, gloves, shoes and eye protection,

c.         spare tube, puncture repair kit, multi/bike tool, pump, and;

d.         minimum of 2 litres of drinking water.


Monsoon Madness and Special General Meeting-6/11/16

The last one for the year! Build up got you fuming? Come and release some of that steam at the Monsoon Madness race at Lee Point.

Special General Meeting-

We need to address a few key points on our current constitution. Which means we need as many club members as we can get at this event, even if you choose not to race please show up and cast your vote, and check out all the action of the race. A letter has been distributed to all members with details. If you need further info contact us via email darwinoffroadcyclists@gmail.com

Monsoon Madness Race

Course will be approximately 5km long and the format is as many laps as you can or want to complete in the allowed time of 1.5 hours. Event HQ will be opposite the caravan park on Lee Point road click HERE FOR MAP

Entry to the race is $5.00 for members and $30.00 for non members (includes day licence). Esky with drinks available for purchase after the event. Entries will be accepted online only and you can enter HERE. Number plate collection from 3:30pm, Race brief and Special Meeting at 4:15. Race Starts at 4:30PM SHARP

If you cant race but would like to be involved we will be looking for volunteers to take care of timing and help setting up. Feel free to contact either of the numbers below

Any questions contact Keogh-0428821360 or Kevin-0410249593


Thursdays at Sanderson Middle School

It’s on!! Rain or shine. You can’t spell training without raining, right?  Sanderson middle school Corner of Patterson and Matthews road Malak. For those who have done Tim’s velodrome sessions in the past you will understand how fun these are!! The course is approximately 600 metres long consisting of natural terrain and man made features to navigate. Format is 2×6 lap events. Starting at 6pm, all welcome.  See you there. Contact Kevin Wells 0410249593 or Tim Ellison 0437602346 for further details.


Vacancy to be filled – Mountain Bike Representative on Pedals NT Board

With the current Mountain Bike Representative on the Pedals NT Board standing down, DORC are seeking a new Representative that is keen to take Cycling and Mountain Biking in the NT to the next level.

To fill this position it is recommended that the person is:

  • passionate about Mountain Biking,
  • keen to see the sport of Mountain Biking in the Northern Territory grow,
  • is able to work independently,
  • has good communications skills, and
  • is able to work cooperatively with the other board members.

You will be required to work with the committees of the NT MTB Clubs (DORC and CARR), MTBA, NT Government agencies, Event organisers and the other board members, to advance Cycling in the NT. With your focus being on advancing Mountain Biking for the benefit of Mountain Bike club members, and the wider Mountain Bike and cycling community.

If you want to make a difference to cycling, and be at the forefront of growing the Sport of Mountain Biking in the NT whilst working in partnership with Cycling NT, BMX NT and Bicycle NT.

Then please contact Paul Edwards via email at Darwinoffroadcyclists@gmail.com or 0420231515, alternatively you can contact Jason Bremner via email at hello@pedalsnt.org.au

Should you have any concerns about taking on the position, DORC and Pedals NT will provide support to assist you to ease into the position.

Last one for the year! Don’t miss this one!

The next clinics are now open for entry. Dates are October 29&30th Morning clinics will run from 7.00am-10.00am, afternoon clinics will run from 3.30pm- 6.30pm. Each session is a stand-alone clinic. These clinics are being run in a small group format (maximum number of 5 women per group), with clinics catering for different skill levels depending on demand.



There are a few questions on the registration page that we require you to answer prior to registering, and if you can read http://www.sacredrides.com/skill-and-fitness-ratings so you can do a self-assessment of your skills (1-9) prior to registering, to assist us when grouping participants. When registering for the weekend/weekends you would like to attend, can you please indicate preferred session times e.g. Sat am/pm, Sun am/pm. We will make every effort to get you into your preferred day and session time and will send email/text confirmation of this ASAP.  Please provide preferred contact method, email/text message.

Women participating in these skills clinics must be DORC members for insurance purposes. If you are not currently a member when registering for these clinics, this is your opportunity to take advantage of the 8 week free trial membership that DORC is currently offering, or become a DORC member with all its advantages http://www.dorc.com.au/about-dorc/join-dorc/, or you can purchase a day license to cover your insurance.

Cost of registration per clinic is $50.

Basic Bike Maintenance workshops –CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Friday 28 October: Social event for DORC members including presentation of our survey on women’s mountain biking, findings – details to be confirmed

Entry is now open for the October clinics. Click HERE to register.