Upcoming events-Spokes NT Charles Darwin Challenge and Junior Fun-D-Mentals skills courses


This Sunday (9/7) coming up is the Spokes NT Charles Darwin Challenge. Event details  and how to enter can be found HERE. With plenty of options to choose from in terms of distance there is something to cater for the novice through to the expert. Just Coffee will be set up there in the morning pouring brews to give you that kick start you need to rip out  some hot laps!!! Help us out in catering for this event by getting your registrations done before Friday!!


Starting on 16/7 Geoff Fox will be running a brand new skills course aimed at the juniors. There is still a few positions available so don’t miss out on the opportunity. Details of the course and how to enter can be seen HERE

Junior Fun-D-Mentals-Skills clinic

Junior MTB Fun- D – Mentals Course

Program and Information


The Junior MTB Fun-D-Mentals Course is aimed at junior riders aged 12-17 years. This course will provide the skills to enable participants to ride safer, faster and smoother. The course is perfect for both beginner riders and those who want to improve or refine their skills.


Age Range – 12 – 17 years

Duration –   3 Weeks

Day –                    Sunday

Time –         8am – 10.30am

Cost –          Free of Charge (Participants must be members of MTBA, Mountain Biking Australia and DORC, Darwin Off Road Cyclists)

Places –       8 participants

Dates  -       Sun 16 July, Sun 23 July, Sun 30 July

***** (please note: the first 2 Sundays fall within the school holiday break)

This is a progressive course and skills are built upon each week. Therefore, it is important that participants are able to attend all 3 sessions.


Requirements for the course are:

Mountain bike in good working order

Helmet, full fingered gloves, enclosed shoes and flat pedals (no clips)

Eye Protection

Spare tube/puncture repair kit


Any queries please contact

Geoff Fox

0427 611 702 or

Jo Fox

0439 889 442


Email: gj.fox@bigpond.com


WEEK 1 – Sunday 16th July

Location – Old Pine Forest Howard Springs


Bike Maintenance

Bike Check and Setup

Ready and Attack positions

Track Scanning

Track Stands and Balance

Games and Activities



WEEK 2 – Sunday 23rd July

Location – Old Pine Forest Howard Springs


Review of previous weeks skills

Braking and Cornering

Games and Activities

Ride and skills session


WEEK 3 – Sunday 30th July

Location – New Pine Forest Howard Springs


Review of previous weeks skills

Wheels Lifts


Games and Activities

Ride and skills sessions


June Ladies Ride 24/6/2017

Attention ladies!! We are due to hold the June monthly ladies ride.

This time the ride will be aimed at the intermediate lady rider and will traverse some of the more technical trails at Lee Point.
Francene will be leading the ride.
Where: Meet at the Rapid Creek foot bridge.
When: Saturday 24th June, 4.30pm
Who: ladies who are comfortable riding MTB over rooty bits and uppy downy bits.
I can’t promise it, but I reckon there might be a cold drink at the Surf Life Saving Club afterwards.
Please ensure you bring water and spares. I also recommend a few dollars for a drink and if you plan to be out late lights to ride home.
You do not need to be a DORC member to attend social rides. But we highly recommend becoming a member! The benefits can be found here…

Spokes NT Charles Darwin Challenge 9/7/2017


Options Galore! Tackle the 13km course solo in your distance of choice. 2,4 or 6 lap options (26/52/78 km) . Or make a day of it with mates and make a team up up of 2 or 3 people to tackle the distance of your choice.

78 Km racers will start at 7 Am (solo and teams) With remaining categories starting at 8 AM. Number plate collection open from 6 AM.

Race HQ will be at the top grassed picnic area. Click the link below to view the course map. Spokes Course



Geoff Fox’s Fun-D-Mentals skills course. Starts 24/6/17

DORC MTB Fun ‘D’ Mentals Six Week Training Programme

Week 1. 24th Jun,  Basic Bike Maintenance, Bike set up, Body position, Easy ride through   the old pine forrest.

Week 2. 1st Jul, Revise week 1, Braking and cornering, easy ride through old pine forrest.

Week 3. 8th Jul, Revise week 2, Wheel lifts,  Negotiating obstacles, easy ride through the new pine forrest.

Week 4. 15th Jul, Revise week 3. Pressure control, Climbing and switchbacks. Easy ride Charles Darwin.

Week 5. 22nd Jul, Revise week 4. Drops, Jumps, Stairs and urban obstacles. Urban ride Darwin City.
Week 6. 29th Jul, Culmination of all skills incorporated in a ride at the Hanging rock and etch-a- sketch loops at Humpty Doo.

All sessions will start at 8:00am Saturday 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 a safe working condition,

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

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

d.          minimum of 2 litres of drinking water, and;

e.         Proof of current MTBA membership.

As always, these courses fill up fast!! Don’t delay enter today!!


You must be a MTBA/DORC member to do these course day licences will not be accepted.



Cyclezone 3 hour-Results

Apologies for the delay in results. Here they are.


Thank you to all who were involved in making this happen.

If you’re looking for more mountain bike action this weekend come along and check out the Berrimah Downhill Race on Saturday. Details can be found here Want to check the track out prior come along Thursday evening. 530pm behind the fire station.

Urban Night Ride Wed 7th June

Rumour has it that Lola’s Pergola has recently recieved a delivery of 900 litres of Stone and Wood beer. It is our responsibility to track the origins of the rumour and confirm it’s validity. To that end we will meet @ 6.15pm in the Cullen Bay carpark (first on the left) for a 6.30pm departure. We’ll head out past the Casino, through the Botanic Gardens, then back through the city for some fun and games.

Lights and helmet are essential. Ride distance will be around 20km. Obviously we will finish at Lola’s Pergola to confirm if the rumour is true.

Warning-Pine Forest creek crossing-New Side


We have received a report of a crocodile sighting at the creek crossing bridge (busters crossing, i believe its called) in the New Pine Forest. Please be very cautious around any creeks or streams in the area, alternatively avoid for the time being. I will report the sighting to Parks and Wildlife. Stay tuned for updates.