Humpty Doooooo Social Ride. Sunday 5th July

Geoff Fox will be leading a ride around his track network on Sunday afternoon. Ride will depart from 260 Trippe Road, Humpty Doo at 3pm. Ride distance is around 35km of intermediate tracks and should take around 3 hrs. Geoff will have an esky with ice if you want to BYO some cold bevies for the post ride chin wag. Guaranteed to be the best beer you’ll have all weekend.

Please ensure you have water, snacks, spares and a helmet. If you have any questions, post them to the DORC Facebook page. If your not already a DORC member, sign up before the ride and get $5000 of insurance (you might need it).

See you Sunday!

Spokes NT Charles Darwin Challenge 12/7/2015

SPOKES NT CHARLES DARWIN CHALLENGE

Options Galore! Tackle the 12km course solo in your distance of choice. 24/48/72km options. Or make a day of it with mates and make a team up up of 2 or 3 people to tackle the 72 KM race.

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

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

Entry is ONLINE ONLY. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

spokes nt poster

Results Lee Point ENDURO

Thanks to all who attended, big smiles all around! Thanks to timing and course volunteers. It was a nice treat to have Lauren Moss Member for Casuarina on board working the BBQ. Special mention to Subaru for donating a few spot prizes.Results can be viewed HERE

NEXT EVENT

            SPOKESNT-Charles Darwin Challenge

          12 Km course Made up of Charles Darwin’s finest singletrail and surrounding fireroads.
Distance options to suit all. Individuals can choose 24km/48km/72km
Or make a team of 2 or 3 to tackle the 72km challenge.
Share the load and make a fun social day out on the bike.
BBQ and Esky for post race refreshments available for purchase.

ENTRIES ONLINE ONLY CLICK HERE TO ENTER

Weekend Events 27-28/6

LEE POINT ENDURO

Race start and finish will be at the grassed BBQ and picnic area at the end of Lee Point road.  Sign on and number plate allocation will be here.  REGISTRATION IS ONLINE ONLY AND WILL SHUT AT 10 AM ON THE DAY. CLICK HERE TO ENTER   Sign on and number hand out will be from 300 pm to 330 pm. We will have a quick brief and then set off to the first stage as a group.  There is a total of 6 stages. All are 98% downhill!! We will be using trails known as the Roller Coaster, The PlayGround, the 2 Downhill tracks and 2 new lines made up of existing tracks. The technical rating is quite high for this event so probably not suited for the beginner rider. If you are considering riding this event come along and preview the course on the 24th and 25th of June. Meet across from the caravan park on Lee Point road start at 545 pm. However, beginners are more than welcome to come along on the ride and cheer on the competitors on the trails.

Post race BBQ provided by special guest Lauren Moss: Member for Casuarina. Esky with drinks available for purchase after.

 

BERRY SPRINGS MARKET RIDE

We will be trying to find as much dirt as possible, along the escarpment track, round the back of Bellamack, 4×4 track to Jenkins 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: 28 June 2015
Start time: 0700
Meeting/Departure Location: Palmerston Caltex Cnr Temple and Chung Wah Terrace.
Challenge Level: Intermediate

New trail and pump track open

In addition to the brilliant WIRRAWAY TRAIL

New “SPITFIRE Trail” and “THREE SISTERS link trail” which has been constructed as a BLUE trail with BLACK features with no “B” lines is now OPEN. IMBA trail grading

SPITFIRE trails is designed for the higher level intermediate to advanced riders. The trail is ONE WAY ONLY with no “B” lines.

THREE SISTERS link trail is also designed for the higher level intermediate to advanced riders. The trail is TWO WAYS; with no “B” lines.

Ride with caution, if you cannot ride a trail feature DO NOT RIDE AROUND or MODIFY IT; dismount from your bike and walk over the trail feature or practice till you can successfully clear it (DORC will be running Skills sessions soon for Members, another reason to join the club).

Also now open is the PUMP TRACK located on the entry road, give it a try it’s great fun.

Thanks to Parks and Wildlife NT for the funding and for foresight for yet another fantastic trail and Pump Track in Charles Darwin National Park.

Thanks again to all those DORC Committee members that spent countless hours working closely with Parks and Wildlife NT, Dept of Infrastructure, DirtArt and *BMD Construction to make all this possible.

If you needed a reason to “Join DORC” this united voice, bring the MTB community together and makes things happen. As a Member of DORC you are a Member of MTBA and the united national voice for mountain bikers in Australia, and also the insurance policy that comes with being a Member (See MTBA web site for more information)

With these new trails there will be some changes to the trail network over the coming months. As part of the agreement with PWNT there will be some trail closures, signs have been erected in some areas and more work will be done to rehabilitate these now closed trails, so please respect the decisions for the greater good of the trail network within Charles Darwin National Park.

Support DORC and the Trail Network by volunteering to assist the Club on Trail Maintenance Days and Race Support.

Ride Safe, support you club and enjoy the trails

DORC Committee.

*BMD Construction provided and delivered approximately 300m3 of clay. Without this donation to DORC the PUMP TRACK would have not been built, so this donation is greatly appreciated and has provided a fantastic facility for the MTB community.

By the Riders, For the Riders. Lee point ENDURO 27/6/2015

Dust off the goggles!!!!

Race start and finish will be at the grassed BBQ and picnic area at the end of Lee Point road.  Sign on and number plate allocation will be here.

Take advantage of the early bird special and register before the 20/6 and pay only $5 entry fee!! Day licence must be purchased for non members.  REGISTRATION IS ONLINE ONLY AND WILL SHUT AT 10 AM ON THE DAY. CLICK HERE TO ENTER   Sign on and number hand out will be from 300 pm to 330 pm. We will have a quick brief and then set off to the first stage as a group.  There is a total of 6 stages. All are 98% downhill!! We will be using trails known as the Roller Coaster, The PlayGround, the 2 Downhill tracks and 2 new lines made up of existing tracks. The technical rating is quite high for this event so probably not suited for the beginner rider. However, beginners are more than welcome to come along on the ride and cheer on the competitors on the trails. A practice session will be held the week before so you can come and try the trails then.

Stay tuned to the webpage and social media sites for post race BBQ and refreshments.

If anyone is free to volunteer for timing that would be fantastic. Get in contact with Kevin on 0410249593 if you would like to help out or if you have any questions regarding the event.

 

Ladies Ride-Lee Point 8/6/2015

It’s that wonderful time again when the ladies can get together and shred some sweet trails! This time we will start and finish at the Darwin Surf Life Saving Club at Casuarina beach. Meet at 4:45pm for a 5pm start. Ride for an hour or so around Lee Point and then return to Cafe De La Plage for a sunset drink. Lee Point caters to all abilities with some gnarly sections and some flowing multi use tracks. Must have water, helmet and spares. Optional, money for a drink and dinner if you choose.

Katherine 4 Hour and Berry Springs Market Ride

Some upcoming events to mark in your calendar.

KATHERINE 4 HOUR 20-21/6/2015

Spend the weekend away at Katherine. Saddle up Saturday for Katherine Multi Sports Club/Blast Coffee Roasters 4 hour day/night challenge then back it up Sunday morning with a two lap handicap race on the same course in reverse. Race starts and finishes at the museum grounds. Registration at the Museum grounds from 2pm. Entry costs: $25 for the 4 hour and  handicap race. Or $20.00 for just the 4 hour. Cost includes BBQ and a soft drink,Bargain!! Contact Mick Armstrong for further details 0427348915.

This is a fantastic event and highly recommended.

BERRY SPRINGS MARKET RIDE

We will be trying to find as much dirt as possible, along the escarpment track, round the back of Bellamack, 4×4 track to Jenkins 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: 28 June 2015
Start time: 0700
Meeting/Departure Location: Palmerston Caltex Cnr Temple and Chung Wah Terrace.
Challenge Level: Intermediate

Cycle Zone 3 Hour results

First off GREAT TURNOUT!!! Record numbers were achieved for this event. With 100 competitors signing on to tackle the course and 6 kids tearing up “the alien section”, fun was had by young and young at heart ;) Also special thanks to those that made the journey for the event, we had visitors from Canberra, Western Australia and Katherine.

Results can be viewed here-CLICK HERE

However, one competitor had an unfortunate accident and will be off the bike for a while. Hope you recover well and fast.

Story of a lighter note, a competitors lights died in pitch black darkness. If anyone has been in the forest and turned all your lights off you might know how daunting this could be. A search party was sent out to look for him. He managed to stumble into someones property, the owners got him and his bike back to race HQ to his wife and children!

Volunteers=LEGENDS! Without volunteers help none of this happens. To show appreciation for this (its only small) we are offering you free entry to the next DORC event for you or if you don’t choose to race you can gift it to a friend or partner. Drop us an email darwinoffroadcyclists@gmail.com or message on Facebook.

Photos-If anyone would like to share any of there pics taken at the event we have a Picassa web album account where we can upload to. Contact us via email darwinoffroadcyclists@gmail.com

Upcoming events:

The Katherine 4 hour is on again. Have a weekend away in K-Town. 20/6/15 check the calendar for details or contact Mick Armstrong 0427348915.

Those of you that enjoyed the Berrimah Hill Enduro the next will be on 27/6/15 venue to be announced.

Last but not least thanks to Cycle Zone for the support on the day. Prizes were much appreciated by all. Anyone looking for a bargain on the demo lights that were available at the race hurry into the store to secure a bargain. Offer ends at close of business on Wednesday 20/6/15. Cheaper than online to I’m told!!!!