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

DORC AGM and Christmas ride 10/12/2016

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Suit up for some Christmas cheer!! If you can bear the heat at the moment that is!! This is the perfect opportunity to nominate as a DORC committee member if you have ever considered helping out. The ride will start at 4 Pm opposite the Lee Point Caravan Park. Please note the ride will be finishing at the Tracy Village Social and Sports club for our AGM and dinner. I recommend parking your car at Tracy Village and riding to the start point.

If you can’t make the ride please feel free to come along to the Tracy Village Club for dinner and Christmas drinks from 6pm in the al fresco area.

Contact Kevin for details of the ride 0410249593

Sunday Social. Geoff’s trails 17/7/2016

Geoff Fox will be leading a tour of his trail network Sunday afternoon. Ride will be approximately 20km long. It is quite rocky out there so you will need good technical skills to navigate some sections. Bring with you enough drinking water for 2 hours, spare tube and tools. Helmets are mandatory. Ride starts at 4 PM from 260 Trippe Road Humpty Doo. BYO post ride refreshments.

International Womens Day-Mountain Bike Ride-Darwin 8/3


Camilla will be leading a women’s only urban mtb ride on Sunday 8th March.

Starting and finishing at Eva’s Cafe in the George Brown Botanic Gardens.
Arrive at 7am for a 7.15am start.
We will ride through the botanic gardens then up to East Point Reserve where we will do the dirt loop track, then back to the gardens for a refreshment at Eva’s cafe.
Ride time of 1 1/2 hours approx.
Must have helmet, water and sun protection.
This is an excellent ride for those that want to get involved in DORC but perhaps lack a bit of confidence. Come and make some new friends and get involved in a great club.
This is a ladies only event to celebrate International Women’s Day. Please come and support women in cycling.

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





Berry Springs Ride

Join us on a ride to Berry Springs Sunday Markets.

We will be trying to find as much dirt as possible, along the escarpment track, round the back of Bellamack, 4×4 track to Jensen 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: 29 June 2014
Start time: 0730
Meeting/Departure Location: Palmerston Caltex Cnr Temple and Chung Wah Terrace.
Challenge Level: Intermediate

This ride was added via the Leading a DORC Social Ride page.
If you’ve got a ride you’d like to share, nominate it!