Saturday Social Ride

Every Saturday afternoon DORC host a social mountain bike ride in different locations around the Darwin area. The aim of these rides is to get all level riders together to enjoy our sport and trails in a friendly supportive environment. These rides can help familiarise you with our local trail networks and to help you meet other like-minded people.

This Saturday 23rd Feb 19, the ride will be hosted at the New Pine Forest, Howard Springs. We will start the ride from the Howard Springs Rd, Stow Rd intersect at 4:45 for a 5:00 pm start.

The ride will be at an easy pace and go for approx 1.5 hrs with plenty of breaks along the way.

You will need a mtb in good working order, a helmet, enclosed footwear, gloves and plenty of water. Also bring along things you may need to keep you going. For example spare tube, tools, pump, etc.

For insurance purposes, you will need proof of membership with DORC/MTBA or be prepared to sign a waiver.

To become a DORC click here #beadorc

MTB SKILLS COURSE

Skills Training package

Some of you will be well into your training activities for that big event this year. You will be putting a lot of time and energy into the fitness aspect of your riding to achieve your goals.

How much time have you put into your skills training? Have you thought about increasing your skill level for that big event?

Like fitness training, skill acquisition takes time to develop. You need to be focusing on your skills just as much as the fitness. With developed skills you can ride smoother, faster, easier, with more confidence and less energy expenditure.

With this in mind, DORC would like to offer a two part skills lesson package to assist you with your development.

Part 1. Body position, balance, braking and cornering;

Part 2. Wheel lifts and negotiating trail features.

These sessions will go for approx 4 hrs on two seperate days. Part one will be delivered 24th Feb with a few weeks to practice before part two is delivered 24th Mar. This will allow plenty of time for practice and development of these skills, particularly if you are thinking of heading to Alice soon 🙂

The cost of this course will be $80 per person for the two sessions. Normally, these courses would be held separately and cost $50 each. DORC skills training is delivered by MTBA and PMBI qualified instructors. To attend this course you will need to be a DORC/MTBA member.

All proceeds from skills training go to DORC.

 Places are limited to 8 riders. All skills levels will be catered for during this course as each session will be tailored to your individual skill level.

To register follow the link:  https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=6388

Please contact Geoff on gj.fox@bigpond.com or 0427 611 702 for more information.

2019 Race Calendar

Hi everyone, we have quite a few races planned this year, so here is a list of the when and where, so we can all be prepared for them. We will also be introducing a points system for our races and this information will be available shortly

17th of March, Old Pine Forest 2 hour
7th of April, Lee Point Pairs race
12th of May, Lee Point 2hr race
15th of June, New Pine Forest 3hr Twilight race
13th of July, Katherine 4Hr (Hosted by KMSC)
27th/28th of July, Charles Darwin NP 3+3 Event
11th of August, Charles Darwin Cup
7th of September, Hidden Valley Two Tribes (TBC)
6th of October, Stowe Road Challenge
10th of November, Monsoon Madness Pairs race
7th of December, XMAS Ride & AGM

As the date for each race gets closer further infomation will be released.

Social Rides This Weekend

Every Saturday afternoon DORC host a social mountain bike ride in different locations around the Darwin area. The aim of these rides is to get all level riders together to enjoy our sport and trails in a friendly supportive environment. These rides can help familiarise you with our local trail networks and to help you meet other like-minded people.

This Saturday 16th Feb 19, the ride will be hosted at Charles Darwin National Park. We will gather at the carpark, just inside the front gate, at 4:45 for a 5:00 pm start.

The ride will go for approx 1.5 hrs with breaks along the way.

You will need a mtb in good working order, a helmet, enclosed footwear, gloves and plenty of water. Also bring along things you may need to keep you going. For example spare tube, tools, pump.

On completion of the ride we will head to the One Mile Brewery for a post ride beer. All welcome.

For insurance purposes, you will need proof of membership with DORC/MTBA or be prepared to sign a waiver.

To become a DORC click here #beadorc

Junior Social Ride 

This Sunday 17th Feb 19 is the social ride for the junior DORC’s. The ride will be at Lee Point.

The meeting place will be opposite the entrance to Club Tropical on Lee Point Rd at 3:45 for a 4:00 pm start.

Duration of the ride will be approx 1.5 hours with breaks along the way.

You will need a mtb in good working order, a helmet, enclosed footwear, gloves and plenty of water. Also bring along things you may need to keep you going. For example spare tube, tools, pump. Riders under 10yrs of age will need a parent/carer to ride with them.

For insurance purposes, all riders will need proof of membership with DORC/MTBA or parents will be required to sign a waiver.

To become a DORC click here #beadorc

 

MTB Skills Training

SKILLS TRAINING

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Some of you will be well into your training activities for that big event this year. You will be putting a lot of time and energy into the fitness aspect of your riding to achieve your goals.

How much time have you put into your skills training? Have you thought about increasing your skill level for that big event?

Like fitness training, skill acquisition takes time to develop. You need to be focusing on your skills just as much as the fitness. With developed skills you can ride smoother, faster, easier, with more confidence and less energy expenditure.

With this in mind, DORC would like to offer a two part skills lesson package to assist you with your development.

Part 1. Body position, balance, braking and cornering;

Part 2. Wheel lifts and negotiating trail features.

These sessions will go for approx 4 hrs on two days. Part one will be delivered 24th Feb with a few weeks to practice before part two is delivered 24th Mar. This will allow plenty of time for practice and development of these skills, particularly if you are thinking of heading to Alice soon 🙂

The cost of this course will be $80 per person for the two sessions. Normally, these courses would be held separately and cost $50 each. DORC skills training is delivered by MTBA and PMBI qualified instructors. To attend this course you will need to be a DORC/MTBA member.

All proceeds from skills training go to DORC.

At present expressions of interest are called for. If there is enough interest then the course will run. Places are limited to 8 riders. All skills levels will be catered for during this course as each session will be tailored to your individual skill level.

Please contact Geoff on gj.fox@bigpond.com or 0427 611 702 for more information and with your EOI.

This is not a reservation. EOIs close on COB Friday 15/02/19. If there is enough interest the registration link for the course will be posted on Saturday 16/02/19. First in best dressed so keep an eye out.

Saturday Afternoon Social Ride

This Saturday, 9th Feb 19, DORC will be hosting the social ride at the Old Pine Forest, Howard Springs

We will be starting the ride from the entry point to the Old Pine Forest. This is located on Howard Springs Rd approx 300m past the Stow Rd intersection on the left hand side of Howard Springs Rd, Howard Springs.

Please be there at 4:45 pm for a 5:00 pm start. This ride will be at an easy pace and perfect for beginners or anyone who would like to join in on a social ride. During the ride there will be plenty of stops along the way to regroup. The Old Pine Forest is graded as a green trail and a great place to ride for advanced and beginners riders alike. The trails are predominatly smooth flowing corners with a few small rooty/rutted sections.

You will need to bring a mountain bike in good working order, helmet, gloves, enclosed footwear, plenty of water and spares, tube, pump etc.

Due to MTBA insurance requirements, all riders are required to bring proof of DORC/MTBA membership. If you are not a member or do not produce proof of membership, you will be required to sign an insurance waiver form.

There are many benefits of being a DORC.

To become a member of DORC click here #beadorc

Junior Social Ride

Sunday 3rd Feb 19, 3:45 for a 4:00 pm start at the  New Pine Forest at Howard Springs. Meeting point is the bottom car park at the old shed entrance. This is opposite the entry to the Howard Springs Reserve.

This week’s junior ride will be at the new pine forest All the junior DORC’s can get some singletrack time on these great trails. The ride will be at a moderate/easy pace and all juniors are welcome. This ride will go for approximately 1.5 hours.

You will need a bike in good working order, helmet, gloves, enclosed shoes and plenty of water. All riders 10 years of age and under, will need to be accompanied by a parent/carer.

You do not need to be a member of DORC to participate in these social rides; However, if you are not a member you are riding at your own risk. DORC/MTBA members are covered by injury insurance when riding. Click on the link to #beadorc.

Saturday Social Ride

This Saturday afternoon DORC will be holding the social ride at Lee Point.

We will be meeting at the Club Tropical Resort carpark on Lee Point Rd at 4:45 pm for a 5:00 pm start on Saturday 2nd Feb ’19.

All riders are invited and welcome to attend. The ride will be at a medium pace and there will be plenty of stops along the way to regroup. Duration will be approx 1.5 hours.

All you need is a MTB in good working order, helmet, gloves, enclosed shoes and any spares that you think you may require. A minimum of 2 litres of water is essential.

You do not need to be a member of DORC/MTBA to attend the social rides; However, you will be riding at your own risk. DORC/MTBA members are covered by personal injury insurance as one of the benefits of membership. To #beadorc click here. 

Saturday Afternoon Social Ride

This week we will take a spin around the new pine forest at Howard Springs.

The ride will start from the Stow Rd/Howard Springs Rd intersection. Please be there Saturday 26th Jan 19, at 4:45 for 5:00 pm start. This ride will go for approx 1.5-2 hours in duration.

The DORC Saturday arvo social rides are suitable for all riders. There will plenty of stops along the way to regroup. You will need a MTB in good working order, a helmet, gloves, enclosed footwear, any spares that you may require and plenty of water.

Everyone is welcome and you do not need to be a member of DORC or MTBA to participate in the social rides; However, DORC/MTBA members are covered for personal injury insurance. Non members are riding at their own risk. To #beadorc click here.

Weekend Social Rides

This Saturday afternoon DORC will be holding the social ride at Charles Darwin National Park. 

We will be meeting at the carpark inside the front gate at 4:45 pm for a 5:00 pm start on Saturday 19th Jan ’19.

All riders are invited and welcomed. The ride will be at a medium pace and there will be plenty of stops along the way to regroup. Duration will be approx 1.5 hours.

All you need is a MTB in good working order, helmet, gloves, enclosed shoes and any spares that you think you may require. A minimum of 2 litres of water is essential, as the weather is getting hotter.

You may need to cover up or take other forms of protection against the biting midges in Charles Darwin this time of year.

You do not need to be a member of DORC/MTBA to attend the social rides; However, you will be riding at your own risk. DORC/MTBA members are covered by personal injury insurance as one of the benefits of membership. To #beadorc click here.

DORC Junior Social Ride 

Sunday 20th Jan ’19, 3:45 for a 4:00 pm start at the  New Pine Forest at Howard Springs. Meeting point is the bottom car park at the old shed entrance. This is opposite the entry to the Howard Springs Reserve.

This week’s junior ride will be at the new pine forest All the junior DORC’s can get some singletrack time on these great trails. The ride will be at a moderate/easy pace and all juniors are welcome. This ride will go for approximately 1.5 hours.

You will need a bike in good working order, helmet, gloves, enclosed shoes and plenty of water. All riders 10 years of age and under, will need to be accompanied by a parent/carer.

You do not need to be a member of DORC to participate in these social rides; However, if you are not a member you are riding at your own risk. DORC/MTBA members are covered by injury insurance when riding. Click on the link to #beadorc.