Saturday Social Ride 19/5/18

Saturday Social Ride
Come down and check out the course before next Saturday’s Cycle Zone Darwin 3hr day/night race.
Who: All level of riders, this will be a no drop ride.
What: One or Two laps of the Cycle Zone 3hr race circuit
When: Saturday, 19th May, 4:45pm for a 5:00pm departure
Where: Shed carpark, New Pine Forest, Howard Springs Rd
Why: Because we love riding
Questions: Ring Keogh 0428821360

Saturday Social Ride 5/5/2018

  1. Social ride this Saturday 5/5/2018 . Meet at One Mile Brewing Company Darwin NT at 4:15 PM for a 4:30 ride start. We’ll head over to the trails at Charles Darwin National park. Easy Pace, plenty of stops to regroup. Be sure to bring a few dollars for after the ride to enjoy a brew from One Mile and Buff Wings NT will be on hand serving up delicious food. See you there

Geoff Fox’s FunDmentals skills course

Fun “D” Mentals

Mountain Bike Skills Course

12th May – 25th Jun 2018

This free 6 week course is for all riders (beginners to advanced) who want to improve their riding skills (you must be a DORC and MTBA member).

Whether you have been riding for 2 weeks or 10 years you can always improve your skills and finesse your stylle

During this course we can adjust all lessons to suite all riders. This course is based on the leading MTB industry standard from PMBIA (Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Association).


Fun “D” Mentals

Course Dates

12th May – 25th Jun 2018

Week 1.  Saturday 12th May: Basic bike maintenance on the trail, bike set up, body position and balance. Easy ride through the old pine forest.


Week 2. Saturday 19th May: Revise week 1, braking/cornering, trail scanning. Easy ride through the old pine forest.




Week 3. Saturday 2nd Jun:  Revise week 2, wheel lifts,  negotiating trail features. Easy ride through                                             the new pine forest.


Week 4. Saturday 9th Jun: Revise week 3. pumping, climbing/descending and switchbacks. Easy                                   ride Charles Darwin.


Week 5. Saturday 16th Jun: Revise week 4. Roll overs, drops, stairs and urban obstacles. Urban ride                                           Darwin City.


Week 6. Saturday 25th Jun: Culmination of all skills incorporated in a ride at the either Lee Point or                                             Charles Darwin National Park.



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:

  1. MTB in safe working condition (working brakes and gears)
  2. safety gear including helmet, full fingered gloves, enclosed shoes and eye protection,
  3. spare tube, puncture repair kit, multi/bike tool, pump,

minimum of 2 litres of drinking water, and;

  1. Proof of current MTBA membership.


Any questions please contact Geoff and Jo Fox 0427611702


Saturday Social Ride-21/4/18

SOCIAL RIDE. This Saturday afternoon 21st April 2018. Preview of the Lee Point Pairs Race course. There will be two options to start this ride. Option 1 is 4:15 pm opposite the Beachfront Hotel for a 4:30pm start. Option 2 is 5:00pm start at Race HQ which is opposite the entry point to the Lee Point Caravan Park.
From Race HQ the ride will follow the course set out for Sunday’s Pairs Race.
You will need a MTB in good working order, helmet, gloves and plenty of water. Lee Point is known for biting insects. Don’t forget the bug spray or cover up.

Half Day MTB Skills Course -Introduction to Trail Features and Wheel Lifts 15/4/18

 Half Day MTB Skills Course

Introduction to Trail Features and Wheel Lifts

Sunday 15th April 2018

8:00 am – 12:00 noon

The New Pine Forest, Howard Springs.

DORC will be running a half day clinic for  MTB riders who are interested in                    riding smoother, faster, safer and with more control.

The course will be run by qualified MTBA (Mountain Biking Australia) and                        PMBIA  (Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Association) instructors and will              cover wheel lifts and negotiating trail features.

You will learn how to:

  • use your body position and balance to get more from your bike,
  • lift the front/back wheels, and
  • negotiate trail features (logs, rocks, rollovers, etc).

This course is aimed at the beginner to intermediate rider and will give you the               ability to  negotiate trail features with confidence and finesse.

Riders wishing to attend this course must be over 18 years of age and be                        members of DORC and MTBA.

The session will cost $50 per person with all proceeds going to DORC.

Places are limited to 8 riders.

For more information contact Geoff  and Jo Fox 0427611702 or                             




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.

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…

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

Social Ride-Saturday 13/5/2017

This Saturday the 13th of May at 5:00, Keogh will be leading a social ride around the course for the Cycle Zone Darwin 3 hour race to be held on the 27th of May (Registration will be opening shortly)
This will be a social ride so there will be plenty of chances to stop and catch your breath and have a drink ,Ride starts at the corner of Howard Springs and Gunn Point rd at the New Pine Forest (The Old Shed)
Helmets a must, and enough water to last you around 2 hours, pump and spares recommended.
Ride distance will be around the 15-20km mark this will entail 2 laps around the race course and a bit of riding around some of the other trails, any questions please feel free to ring Keogh on 0428821360

Ladies Ride 16/4/2017- Howard Springs Pine Forest

Our regular monthly ladies rides are starting up for the year now that this beautiful weather has arrived!

To start, we will be hosting a beginner friendly, no drop ride at Howard Springs Pine Forest.

This ride is suitable for riders of any level and ability. It will be as technical and speedy as you like. There will be plenty of stopping to catch up, support for those riders that want to try new skills, advice on bike set up for those who want it, and a fun ride with like minded female riders on the long weekend. Who wouldn’t want to come??

When: Easter Sunday 16th April

Time: meet at 4.15pm for a 4.30pm start

Where: Corner Stow and Howard Springs Road

Who: Ladies only

What to bring: Mountain bike in good working order. Helmet and water. Spares if you have them.

Do I need to be a DORC member? No. All ladies are welcome at social rides, but you attend at your own risk. If you are a DORC member you are not only supporting your local club but enjoy other benefits listed here.

For more information or questions contact Camilla on 0439872465