This Sunday DORC will be hosting a family social ride at the Howard Springs trails. The ride is open to all ages and levels. The only requirement is that riders must not be still on training wheels. Of course you will need a suitable bike, water and helmet.
The Howard Springs trails are a great place to introduce yourself to the fantastic sport of mountainbiking, as they are flat, easy to navigate and offer easy lines around obstacles. Alternatively, you could give some of the harder obstacles a go with advice and encouragement from your fellow mountainbikers.
So get out those bikes, bring the kids or the better half and enjoy an afternoon of mountainbiking with like minded souls. Ride will start at 4.00pm, and finish no later than 5.00pm. Meet at the trail entrance on Howard Springs Road at 3.45pm. Entrance is located on the right just before the Howard Springs Nature reserve turn off.
If you have any question please contact Dave on 0477434647.
Pictures from the 100km are also available now.
The results for the 100km race are now available.
We’ve had a couple of glitches with our timing system and are still working through the times. If your time is not there, or is incorrect, please let us know in the comments, and we’ll do our best to rectify it.
The Spokes NT 100km is our next event, for Sunday 13 July
Held at Charles Darwin National Park, it’s 6 laps of a 16.7 km course.
Ride as few or as many laps as you like, or form a team to share the fun.
Race HQ this year will be in the main picnic area at Charles Darwin National Park
Here’s a quick wrap and some photos from the Cycle Zone 3 Hour race.
Hit the link for pictures
Nightriders! Geoff Fox will lead a ride starting from the water tower in Palmerston. Will head out to the spokes track the over to the Howard Springs pine forest. Naturally finishing at the Palmerston tavern for refreshments! Meet up at 6:15pm for 6:30 start. Helmet is a must along with good quality lights.
Unfortunately, the MTBskills course with Jess and Norm Douglas has been cancelled. This is due to conflicting business commitments for Jess and Norm.
We know how well received the event was last year, and how many people were looking forward to this years courses, and share your disappointment.
DORC will schedule another event for the weekend, likely to be a single day event on the Sunday, and will follow up with Jess and Norm to see if they’re available for more (warm and sunny) MTB Skills in July 2015.
Join us on a ride to Berry Springs Sunday Markets.
We will be trying to find as much dirt as possible, along the escarpment track, round the back of Bellamack, 4×4 track to Jensen Rd, down the railway line to Finn Rd and on to the Markets. Bacon and egg sandwich, coffee and browse and then back to Palmerston.
It should take about 2 hrs each way.
Ride Leader: Cameron McDougal
Proposed Ride Date: 29 June 2014
Start time: 0730
Meeting/Departure Location: Palmerston Caltex Cnr Temple and Chung Wah Terrace.
Challenge Level: Intermediate
This ride was added via the Leading a DORC Social Ride page.
If you’ve got a ride you’d like to share, nominate it!
The results for the Cycle Zone 3 hour are now available.
Thanks to the many volunteers who helped make this event a success, and thanks to all of the riders for participating.
We have a few “unnamed riders” if you’re one of them, leave a comment below and we’ll update the results.
Our next event is the Spokes NT 100km on 13 July. Watch this space for more information coming soon.
Geoff Fox has answered the Night Ride call and generously offered to lead a ride around the Hanging Rock trail at Noonamah. The ride will be on Thursday 19th June, starting at 6.30pm. Meeting point for the ride is Geoff’s front gate at 260 Trippe Rd, Humpty Doo, 6.15pm.
Hanging Rock has some technical sections, but is great fun. It’s a short loop and will be ridden a couple of times. Post ride beers will be at Geoff’s front gate. Even though Geoff is a good bloke, post ride beers/drinks are BYO.
If you haven’t riden these trails before, do yourself a favour and check them out. As always, good quality lights, water and a helmet are a must.
See you on the dirt,
Dear Night Riders,
Due to family commitments over the next month or so I will be unable to lead Night Rides. Dates that I am unavailable are 18th June, 2nd July and the 16th July. It would be fantastic if someone could volunteer to lead a ride or all of the rides on these dates.
If you are keen, the only criteria that a ride needs to meet is that it must start and finish at a pub, or finish with beers/refreshments. Of course, riders also need bikes, helmets and lights. Rides can be short or longish, no more than 2.5 – 3 hours.
If you can volunteer, please contact me on 0477434647.
As June 18th is State of Origin night, the ride can be moved to either Tuesday 17th or Thursday 19th June.
Looking forward to hearing from you.