Monsoon Madness results and Photos

First off, how HOT was it!!!! Didn’t stop the riders from taking it on though. 78 keen mountain bikers took on the 5km course. There was a storm threating to burst right on top of us but it never eventuated. i’m sure it would’ve been much appreciated by all who were on course.

Big thanks go out to all who volunteered there time to make this happen. Without volunteers NONE of this happens (have you considered volunteering?)

Thanks to Frenchy and Disco for taking on the task of timing so many riders on such a short course. I’m sure it was quite hectic at times. You can view results HERE

Special thanks to Sonia Waller for braving the heat and the threat of storm to be out on course and taking lots of great photos. You can view them in our PICASA WEB ALBUM

Our next event is on the 12/12. Its our AGM and santa ride. See or post for details HERE

DORC AGM and Christmas Ride-12/12/2015



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 at the bunker 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

Contact Kevin for details of the ride 0410249593

santa mtb

Litchfield National Park Draft Management Plan

MTBers good news, NT Parks and Wildlife are looking to open MTBing in Litchfield National Park but to do this NTPW have specifically asked for MTBers to have input to the Draft Management Plan to help guide them.

NTPW want input from MTBers to ensure the facility meets our needs. So if you have an idea on where you would like a trail to run, a place to ride and camp at within Litchfield, or have a suggestion that is totally out there, well here is your opportunity to make a difference.

If you would like to learn more about this and have input to the future direction of our National Parks and MTBing in the Darwin region please visit NTPW Draft Management Plan.

But don’t delay as the closing date for comment is 27 Nov 15.


Lee Point-Monsoon Madness-2 Hour 29/11/2015

The last one for the year! Build up got you fuming? Come and release some of that steam at the Monsoon Madness 2 hour event at Lee Point.DCIM100GOPRO

Course will be approximately 5km long and the format is as many laps as you can or want to complete in the allowed time. 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 3pm, Race brief at 3:50pm. Race Starts at 4:00PM 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


Litchfield Subregional Land Use Plan aka “Pine Forest”

Ok so we’ve had the NT MTB Master Plan where we had input into the whole of the NT. Well now we need to focus down a little on to one region in our great big backyard, Litchfield (check it out it’s bigger than you think).

The NT Planning Commission is interested to hear from Litchfield residence, local businesses and interest groups (Mountain Bikers) to comment on the Litchfield Subregional Land Use Plan. This Plan encompasses the Pine Forest Trails and the Commission is keen to receive comments regarding the use of this parcel of land and a whole lot more before the end of November.

So if you are interested in preserving what we currently have or you have an idea on where we can expand our network of trails to please visit the NT Planning Commission page for more information and contact details to have input into this process.

Alternatively for those that can make it, a Community Workshop will be run on Wed the 18 Nov in Howard Springs at 6pm to discuss the plan and to gather input from the community. If you are thinking of attending please check the NT Planning Commissions webpage as you will need to register for the event.


DORC’s Easter in Alice Training program.

Are you interested in riding the ‘Easter in Alice’ mountain bike muster, but haven’t done a race before or don’t have the confidence to have a go? Well this could be your chance to gain the skills, fitness and the confidence to participate and have a great time down in Alice riding the trails.

I will be running a Mountain Biking training program, with a focus on being race ready for Alice Springs.

The program will include:

* a weekly generic training guide.

* a monthly group training session with the coach. Topics will include: hydration; race nutrition; skill sharpening; core strengthening; and fitness drills.

To be a part of the training program you need:

* to be a DORC member

* to register and ride the Easter in Alice Muster.

* to have time to commit to training for 5 to 10 hours a week and attend group training once a month

* to want to improve skills, fitness and have fun riding your mountain bike.

I am an Accredited Level 1 Mountain Biking coach. If you are interested in joining the program, please email me at by Wednesday 11 November. Training will begin the following week.

The cost of the program is $50/ person. The training program will be limited to eight participants so be quick rope your mates in and have a great time.

In the email please tell me your level of mountain biking skills and fitness levels.

Looking forward to seeing you on the trails.


Chris Hanson

Please note: The cost to travel to Alice, plus accomodation and meals whilst in Alice is the participants responsibility.

Palmerston Night Ride. 28/10/15

This Wednesday night’s ride will be a spin around Pamerston. We will head out along the Spokes Track, then back into Palmy via the Escarpment track. Along the way we’ll find some more stuff to play on.

Ride departs from the bistro side of the Palmerston Tavern at 6.30pm. Please ensure that you have good quality lights, helmet and spares. Drinks at the Tavern after.


Skills Session, Sunday 1 Nov 15 at 4 pm

Mountain Bikers and those yet to experience the fun of MTBing,
DORC will be offering a Skills Session to be held at Rapid Creek with a Training ride out to Lee Point on Sunday 1 Nov 15.
Where: Meet at Rapid Creek Footbridge.
When: Sunday 1 November 15 @ 4pm
Who: All welcome.
How many: 20 riders
Number of coaches: 2
Cost: $5 Members, $30 Day license to cover insurance.
What do you need: Serviceable MTB, Helmet, water bottle, gloves, eye protection.
On completion of the session feel free to catch up with your fellow riders at the Beachfront Hotel and see who can tell the tallest story. Most of all don’t forget if you enjoy these events help the club to develop a louder voice by becoming a member, just visit MTBA Membership and follow the prompts.
This event will cater for beginners to intermediates so if you have ever wanted to have a go in a fun, friendly, safe environment please register through the above link.
Any questions please contact us via
Paul Edwards

Ladies Skill Session Saturday 24 Oct

Sorry about the late notice but YES we are doing it again so come along before we open these sessions up to the fellas and the kids.
This time we have two coaches so we will be running a skills session with a ride through CDNP.
Where: Charles Darwin National Park, at the top grass picnic area.
When: Saturday 24th October @ 4:30pm
Who: Ladies.
How many: 15 but who are we kidding we won’t turn anyone away, however to help us out please nominate via the DORC – Darwin Off Road Cyclists Facebook page and don’t forget if you enjoy these events help us out by becoming a member MTBA Membership
What do you need: Serviceable MTB, Helmet, water bottle, gloves, eye protection.
This event will cater for ladies from beginner to intermediate so if you have wanted to have a go in a fun, friendly, safe environment please come along.
Any questions contact Paul Edwards 0420231515.

Night Ride update

There’s good news and there’s bad news. The bad news is…………….due to injury I will be unable to lead this weeks night ride to the Pumphouse Track. The good news………….is someone new has a chance to lead a DORC ride.

If you are keen to have a go, and are familiar with the route planned for Wednesday night, please contact me either on Facebook or by mobile 0477434647. First in will get this prestigious and much sought after opportunity.