Come And ride!!

Got a mountainbike? Good!! Dust it off and Come and join the riders from DORC this coming Sunday the 18th of February for a ride around the trails of Lee Point. All skill levels of riding are catered for,
the meeting spot will be opposite the entrance of the Club Tropical Resort at 4:15pm for a 4:30pm start, ride time will be about 1-1.5hrs , all riders must have helmets and a water bottle is a good idea.
We will have a water cooler with ice cold water on hand for those who run out, so if your keen on experiencing what mountain bike riding is all about come on down. Continue reading

Howard Springs 2 Hour-Race season kick off-11th March

Racing returns to the original pine forest trails to kick the 2018 season off. Come on down and join in the fun for the first DORC race of the year, do as many or as few laps as you like in 2 hours, we ain’t racing for sheep stations, just bragging rights amongst your friends!! W’eve got a few categories for this event, Open Men-for the faster guys typically finishing in the first half of the field, Sports Men-for those in the remaining half, Open Womens-only one category currently for the womens as attendance is typically lower (come on ladies!

BBQ and Refreshments available throughout the race and after the race as well.  Spot prizes provided by our local bike shops. Race registration is online only click HERE FOR ENTRY. Race entry closes 10th March at midnight. No entries will be accepted on the day. Competitors must have a helmet, water and food to get you through the race.


When: Sunday 11th March 2018
Register:    REGISTER ONLINE HERE, registration closes on the 10th March.           No entries will be accepted on the day.
Schedule:  3:00 – Number Plate Collection Opens
3:50 – Race Briefing
4:00 – Race Start
6:00 – Course Closed
6:30 – Presentations
Where:  Old Howard Springs Pine Forest, COURSE MAP ( anti clockwise direction)
Difficulty: As fast as you want to go

This will be a good test event for those heading to Lassetters Easter in the Alice, and for those not going, WHY NOT? Australias cheapest stage race!! Check it out at the link provided above.

The Old Pine Forest is located on Howard Springs Road. Turn off the Stuart Highway and head straight down until you see the event centre on your left.


Monsoon Madness-Results

Thanks to all who were involved with setting this up. Who enjoyed the new section? Special thanks to the team at NTRS for providing a bin for us to get rid of some building rubble that was dumped illegally at the start area!! Thanks to the machine operator for loading the bin. I wont mention who it was as it was a covert mission!!! Much appreciated.

Results can be viewed HERE

Notice of special resolution.

Notice of intention to propose a special resolution at the Annual General Meeting of Darwin Off Road Cyclists (DORC) Inc

If you have read the President’s report you will have noticed how much the Club has achieved over the last year, with 14 committee members sharing the load of organising rides, holding events, running skills courses, building and maintaining trails, and administering the Club. However, if you read the fine print of the DORC constitution you would think that we had a Chairperson rather than a President and that there were only four members of the committee.

To make the constitution better reflect what the Club is doing, it is intended to propose the following special resolution at the Annual General Meeting on 9 December 2017 at 6pm at the Tracey Village Social and Sports Club:

That the Constitution of the Darwin Off Road Cyclists Association Inc. be amended by:

(a)  replacing ‘Chairperson’ with ‘President’ and ‘Vice-Chairperson’ with ‘Vice-President’ wherever they occur; and

(b)  in the Schedule to the Constitution, Part 3 – Additional Details, replace “[List additional office holders.]” with “10 General Committee Members”.

Presidents Report 2017

Darwin Off Road Cycling Presidents report for 2017

Hi Fellow Mountain bikers.

As we are now well and truly into the build-up and approaching silly season we are due to have the DORC’s AGM, which is scheduled for 9 December. This coincides with our Christmas ride, so dust off your Santa suit and get ready for a good afternoon of fun.  The ride will leave at 16:00 opposite the Lee point Caravan Park and will be followed by the AGM at Tracy Village around 18:00 to usher in the new committee members who will drive the club forward in 2018.

This year the club has achieved a lot of great results, but the most exciting of these was the licence to use the land adjacent CDNP with the plans to create and build an additional 25km of trails. This gives the club a real future focus point, and gives the off road cycling community ownership of something tangible and highly visible. The club hopes the activity will attract members to our great club, so we can achieve our goal of creating great new tracks for all to use. To this end the club will continue with our ‘Be a DORC, I’m a DORC’ membership campaign to assist in securing the funding required to build these tracks.

I would like to run through some of the clubs achievements for 2017, so everyone can fully appreciate what has been going on behind the scenes.

This year the club has run:

  • 19 social rides ;
  • 8 ladies only rides;
  • 12 skill courses consisting of ;
    • 3 x 6 week Fun D Mentals
    • 1 x Junior Fun D Mentals
    • 5 x ½ day courses
    • 3 x Women’s specific ½ day course
  • 6 official maintenance days in CDNP with over 250 hours of maintenance work carried out to the tracks and weed spraying; and
  • 7 race events with 145 people (!) as the best turn out;

The club has also had significant funding success, securing Northern Territory Government funds that have allowed us to purchase:

  • BBQ trailer;
  • Timing system;
  • Gamba grass weed spraying of CDNP (on going); and
  • Coaching up grade course for members.

The Committee have continued to be highly active (and I must say very hardworking!) and have:

  • Had 12 meetings;
  • Updated the clubs constitution;
  • Lodged a submission to get MTB into the Aurfura games (we missed out);
  • Employed and paid for the service of Ground Creations to create a Trail concept plan;
  • Liaison with NT Parks (MOU on going), and NT Government for trail advocacy;
  • Secured the licence to use the land adjacent of CDNP;
  • Ongoing strategic planning; and
  • Increase membership to 194 members (this is awesome number by the way)

In terms of the agenda for next year, the club has a lot planned, including:

  • Increasing new memberships;
  • A dry storage facilities for our ever expanding equipment stash;
  • Securing funding for the addition of 20 – 25 km of trails;
  • Continue to collaboration with CARR for the two clubs combined to achieve Peak Sporting Body status, and thus access to significant additional ongoing Government funding;
  • Getting a junior program up and running for the club; and
  • Social rides.

On behalf of the all the DORC members I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every committee member. The time and energy that they have devoted to the club so all club activities could run smoothly and efficiently is outstanding.  Their personal contributions means increased enjoyment of mountain biking around Darwin for all of us. Thank you again.


The 2017- committee members:

Emma Winterflood

Bill Murphy

Andrew Goldsworthy

Adrian Curry

Francene Anderson

Keogh Conboy

Camilla Wells

Kevin Wells

Dave Russell

Debbie Hall

Michael Gough

Russell Keith

Geoff Fox


I would like to encourage anyone who has a passion for mountain biking and would like to give back to our community to seriously consider become a committee member and help the club move into this exciting future expansion.  In particular the club is in need of a junior development person who can create a program from scratch.


Be a DORC, I’m a DORC.




Chris Hanson

President of Darwin Off Road Cyclists

Monsoon Madness Race-Pairs Edition 19/11/17

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.

Monsoon Madness Race-Pairs Edition

Course will be approximately 5km long and the format is each team member will complete 3 laps each in a relay style. Enter as a pair with a partner of your choice or as an individual and we will match you up with a partner. 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 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

DORC AGM and Christmas Ride 9/12/17

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

Social Ride Sunday afternoon. 29/10/17

Social Ride. This Sunday afternoon (29/10) 4 PM start.
Geoff Has been busy creating some tracks he’d like to share. This ones going to be fairly technical with some steep pinches to climb and some rocky descents. Approx 25km Ride 2.5-3 hours expected Ride time. Aimed at at the more experienced rider. Meet at 260 Trippe Road Humpty Doo. BYO drinks for after the ride.