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.

Lee Point Night Ride. Wednesday 24th May

This weeks ride starts at 1/3 Hope Court (Kev’s House). Meet at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. The plan will be to ride out to Lee Point and tackle the Blair Witch and any other trail that gets in our way. This will be an intermediate ride and not suitable for beginners.

Please ensure that you have adequate lights, helmet, spares and water. Following the ride we’ll head back to Kev’s house for a recovery beverage. Please note this ride is BYO drinks.

Friday Night Under Lights Ride. Friday 12th May

Something different this week. A Friday nite ride. Meet at the Palmerston Tavern water tower, Goyder Square at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm departure. We’ll head out along the Palmerston Escarpment track then on to the Pine Forest for a lap of the DORC 3 hour race course.  Ride distance around 30km.

Please ensure that you have good quality lights, water and spares. Following the ride join us for refreshments at the Palmerston Tavern.

Urban Nite Ride Wednesday 5th April

This weeks nocturnal adventure starts at the Darwin bowls club @ 6.30pm.  Meet in the carpark out the back @ 6.15pm. From here we’ll head for Cullen Bay, Darwin City then back to the bowls club for a cool drink. If the China town carpark is open we’ll have a no pedal race to the bottom.

Lights are essential as is a helmet, spares, water and spare change for a post ride drink. This ride has no set route. The object is to ride stairs, drops and urban obstacles with a few skids and wheelies thrown in for extra fun.

Night Ride Wedneday 1st Feb

This Wednesday’s nocturnal adventure will be to the Howard Springs Pine Forest. Meet at the Palmerston Water tower at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. Our route will take in the Spokes Track then a reverse lap of the old Pine Forest track, before heading back to the Palmy Tavern along the escarpment track for a cooling beverage.

Ride distance will be around 25km, with some difficult sections encountered on the Spokes Track. Please ensure you have lights, spares, helmet and water.

See you on Wednesday.

Night Ride, Wednesday 4th Jan 2017

To kick off 2017, and keeping the weather in mind, this week we’ll take spin around the city. This ride includes plenty of stair rides, a fresh piece of track near the Deck Chair Cinema stairs, and a loop around East Point.

Meet at the Ski Club carpark at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm get away. Please ensure that you have lights, water, spares and a dollar or two for a drink at the Ski Club following the ride.

Please note, if the weather is crap the ride will start from an alternate location with more shelter. Keep a eye on facebook for updates.

New Years Eve Social Ride 31/12/16

This Saturday afternoon, DORC will be holding a New Years Eve social ride at the Howard Springs Pine Forest. Meet at the corner of Stow Road and Howard Springs Road for a 4pm start. From here we will do a loop of the newer tracks on the Stow Road side. Distance is around 25km.

The ride is a social ride with plenty of stops and a laugh or 2. Please ensure that you have a properly maintained moutainbike, helmet, spares and water. Following the ride we will meet at the Howard Springs tavern for a refreshing beverage or 2 to kick off New Years celebrations.

Night Ride Update

At this point tomorrow’s night ride is still GO! I’m making an early call and changing the ride to an urban ride. This avoids falling trees in Charlie D if the wind picks up. Starting point will still be the Winellie Tavern at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. We’ll cruise around the city (Kev might even join us and show us the new ghetto line next to the deck chair cinema stairs), loop out around East Point and the Botanic Gardens and do whatever else.

This is the final night ride for 2016, so would be great to see all the night riders out for a spin and a Christmas refreshment. Get out and enjoy the beautiful, cool monsoonal weather. Perfect riding conditions.

See you tomorrow night.

Dave.

Charlie D Night Ride. 21/12/16

This week we head to Charlie D for a lap or two. Meet in the Winnellie Hotel carpark at 6.15pm for a 6.30pm start. We’ll ride Wirraway, Spitfire and a few of the older tracks deeper in the park. Night riding in CD is suitable for novice/intermediate level riders. Not suitable for beginners. Please ensure that you have suitable lights, spares, helmet, insect repellant and water.

Following the ride we’ll head back to the Winnellie Tav for a drink and a laugh.