Spokes NT Charles Darwin Challenge 9/7/2017

SPOKES NT CHARLES DARWIN CHALLENGE

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

Entry is ONLINE ONLY CLICK HERE TO ENTER

 

Ladies Preview Ride

Hi ladies, Jo Fox will be hosting a preview ride of the Cycle Zone 3 Hour race circuit on Saturday 20th May at 4pm.

She will be meeting riders on the corner of Howard Springs Road across from the Nature Park entrance at 4pm for a 4.15pm start.

The track is approximately a 6km loop and Jo will also show you how to access the race parking. The ride should take about 1 & 1/2 hours.

This ride is for ladies only who are planning on attending the race. It will be a no drop ride and suitable for all levels.

Please ensure you have spares, helmet and water.

If you have any questions please contact Camilla on 0439872465

Cyclezone 3 Hour-27/5/2017

Time to dust off your bike, and get ready for Darwin’s biggest MTB event!!

The Cycle Zone three hour is DORC’s most popular event, a day/night race in the new Howard Springs Pine Forest. PARKING AND COURSE MAP HERE

The track is easy, and the riding is fun.  If you haven’t done a DORC race before, this is the time to start, ride for 1, 2 or 3 hours. Ride as many, or as few laps as you like, or form a team of 2 or 3 to share the load and rip some fast laps!!

 

When:  Saturday 27th May 2017
Register:        pre-registering online only

Race Start:  4:15
Where:  Howard Springs Pine Forest, New. PARKING AND COURSE MAP
Difficulty: As fast as you want to go

Course distance of 6.5 Km. Very achievable for all levels of riders and a great fun flowing course.

Entry Fees

DORC / MTBA members: $5 online pre-registration via MTBA site

NON-DORCMembers: $30  (Covers race entry + day license/MTBA insurance)

Instead of shelling out $25 for each race you enter, consider DORC/MTBA membership before the race!  Check out the details and benefits.

Regulations and Rules:

Riders should carry puncture repair kits, water, mobile phone(with first aid numbers) and food with them whilst riding. Helmet must be worn at all times whilst riding. It is also advisable to have gloves and eye protection as well.

Front white light are required to be carried after 18:00, it must be of an intensity that enables the rider to safely ride at night. A rear red light is to be carried, preferable non – flashing.

At any time a competitors comes across a fellow rider needing assistance you shall render any assistance that is required.

Cut Off:

Riders will not be permitted to go out on the course after 18:00 without front and rear lights. Riders will be permitted to go out on a final lap at any time before 19:15.

The ride is a 3-hr, but you may finish the prior to the two-hour mark. If you decide to finish prior to the two hours, please tell the timing people that you have finished, sign off and return your race number.

Schedule:

Saturday, 27th May 2017

15:00 Sign on and plate collection opens
16:10 Rider briefing
16:15 Race start all riders
18:00 Lights must be on the bike
19:15 Course closed
19:45 Presentations

BBQ will be running while the race is running and drinks will be available as well.

Car parking:

Event hub will be in the pine forest this year. Follow Howard Springs road until it turns into Old Gunn Point road, then turn RIGHT into the forest.  There will be sign to mark it.

Beginners Welcome!

If you’re considering entering your first MTB race event, and would like some more information, check out our Race Ettiquette (or why should I race?) page.

Volunteers Welcome

Helping hands are always welcome at our events, assistance at race control with registration and timekeeping, or help with the bbq.  It’s volunteer help that makes the event possible, and turns it from an average to great event. Volunteers will be given free entry to any DORC event of there choice. Register your interest to volunteer darwinoffroadcyclists@gmail.com or contact Kevin 0410249593

Lee Point Pairs Race 23/4/2017

Who is ready for some good fun trail bashing around Lee Point? Grab a mate and team up. Bit like me and got no mates? Well worry not and enter as “no team mate” we will then pair you up.  Course will be approximately 5km long, it will be ran on the same course as the Monsoon Madness race. Don’t worry though, the temperature has been adjusted for this race!!!

The format is each rider will complete 4 laps each for a total of 8, Lowest overall time wins. Categories are as follows Mens, Womens and Mixed. Entry fee is $10 per team and each rider must be a MTBA/DORC member. Day licences are available.

Entry is online only CLICK HERE. Entry closes midnight 22/4. Do not miss out as no on the day entry will be accepted.

Event HQ will be opposite the caravan park on Lee Point road click HERE FOR MAP

Number plate collection and sign on from 230 pm. Racing starts at 330 pm sharp.

BBQ and Drinks available for purchase after the race.

Any questions feel free to call Kevin 0410249593

Howard Springs Results-Final

Thank you all for your patience with waiting for the results. Here they are for your viewing pleasure.

Click the following for individuals

2017 Results – DORC 2 Hour – All Laps All Competitors Final

Click the following for teams

2017 Results – DORC 2 Hour – All Laps All Competitors (teams) Final

Thanks to Bill for putting this together.

See you all again at the Lee Point Pairs race 23/4/2017. Entry link will be out soon. Also a working bee possibly in the coming weeks too.

Howard Springs 2 Hour-Race season kick off-26th March

Racing returns to the original pine forest trails to kick the 2017 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! Get some friends involved, lets grow this segment) and we’ve got a pairs category for the juniors under 18. For those juniors who wish to tackle the event solo just enter the respective category ie Open Mens or Womens, Sports Mens.

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 25th 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 26th March 2017
Register:    REGISTER ONLINE HERE, registration closes on the 25th 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 and Special General Meeting-6/11/16

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.

Special General Meeting-

We need to address a few key points on our current constitution. Which means we need as many club members as we can get at this event, even if you choose not to race please show up and cast your vote, and check out all the action of the race. A letter has been distributed to all members with details. If you need further info contact us via email darwinoffroadcyclists@gmail.com

Monsoon Madness Race

Course will be approximately 5km long and the format is as many laps as you can or want to complete in the allowed time of 1.5 hours. 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 and Special Meeting 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

 

Berrimah Hill ENDURO 19/4/2015

Berrimah Hill ENDURO

7 Timed stages. Designed to test skill, power and bravery!! Lowest accumulated time wins.

Mens and Womens categories.
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Stages consist of rocky 4wd drive descents and some of the finest single trail Berrimah has to offer.

Will have practice days on Wednesday 16th at 5:45 pm and Saturday 18th 7:00 am.
It is strongly reccomended you attend these sessions to see what the trails consist of.

Refreshments and sausage sizzle will be available for purchase after.

Meeting point will be behind the fire station on Berrimah road. 730 am plate collection. 800am start time.

ONLINE ENTRY ONLY CLICK HERE. Entry is $5 for members or $25 for non members(includes day licence)  Registration closes 7pm 18/4/2015

Inaugural Charles Darwin ENDURO 12/10/2014

I hear you ask “what the hell is it ?” and “have we not been racing endurance events all year ?” Enduro differs from XC cross-country cycling racing (which historically has more emphasis on cardiovascular fitness and less emphasis on technical ability) and pure downhill cycling racing formats, which may contain little to no climbing or cross country skills.
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Here is a beginners guide to ENDURO. Please heave a read.

Basically it is a series of individual time trials over various distances and terain (mostly downhill) with neutral rides (liason stages) to each new stage start. All times are recorded for the “segments” or “stages” and added together. The rider with the lowest accumulated time wins the day.

11 stages are planned for this event. Shortest is 300m, longest is 1.7 Km  (Stage maps with notes will be available for viewing at you local bike shops and on the day). However, depending on numbers attending, the number of stages. An Esky will be available for drink purchase midway through and at the finish. Spares are strongly recommended, tubes, pump, multi tools etc.

Registration is ONLINE ONLY.  Registration for this event is $5.00 for MTBA members. $25.00 (includes day licence) for non-members. Click here for registration. Any questions feel free to contact Kevin on 0410249593

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