Saturday Afternoon Social Ride

This Saturday, 9th Feb 19, DORC will be hosting the social ride at the Old Pine Forest, Howard Springs

We will be starting the ride from the entry point to the Old Pine Forest. This is located on Howard Springs Rd approx 300m past the Stow Rd intersection on the left hand side of Howard Springs Rd, Howard Springs.

Please be there at 4:45 pm for a 5:00 pm start. This ride will be at an easy pace and perfect for beginners or anyone who would like to join in on a social ride. During the ride there will be plenty of stops along the way to regroup. The Old Pine Forest is graded as a green trail and a great place to ride for advanced and beginners riders alike. The trails are predominatly smooth flowing corners with a few small rooty/rutted sections.

You will need to bring a mountain bike in good working order, helmet, gloves, enclosed footwear, plenty of water and spares, tube, pump etc.

Due to MTBA insurance requirements, all riders are required to bring proof of DORC/MTBA membership. If you are not a member or do not produce proof of membership, you will be required to sign an insurance waiver form.

There are many benefits of being a DORC.

To become a member of DORC click here #beadorc

Junior Social Ride

Sunday 22nd July 2018

The junior social ride is on again.

This week we will meet at the shed entrance to the new pine forest.

Opposite the Howard Springs Reserve entrance on Howard Springs Rd.

Meeting time will be 3:45pm for a 4:00pm start

The ride will last for approx 1.5 hours.

You will need a bike in good working order, helmet, gloves, enclosed shoes and plenty of water.

If you are 10 years old or younger, please bring a parent or carer with you for the ride.

If you are not a DORC/MTBA member you will be riding at your own risk.

Saturday Arvo Social Ride

If you are not travelling to Katherine for the 4 hour race this Saturday afternoon and you would still like to get out and about on your mountain bike, never fear.

DORC will be holding a social ride on Saturday 14th July 2018. This week we will be riding the Old Pine Forest at Howard Springs.

Meeting at the entry to the Old Pine Forest, on the left side of Howard Springs Rd approx 200m past the Stow Rd intersection.

Arrive at 4:45pm for a 5:00pm start. This will be an easy ride that is suited to all level of riders. There will be plenty of breaks to regroup and have a chat or catch your breath if required.

You will need a mtb in good working order, a helmet, enclosed shoes and plenty of water to get you through.

All riders are welcome. If you are not a DORC/MTBA member you are riding at your own risk.


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

A weekend full of social rides!!

Social ride One-Saturday 28/4

This Saturday 28th April, New Pine Forest, Howard Springs. Meeting at the Stow Rd entrance 4:45 pm for a 5:00 pm start. You will need a MTB in good working order, helmet, gloves and plenty of water. No drop ride. All welcome.

Social Ride Two-Sunday 29/4

All ages welcome.
Come along and see what DORC is about. Non DORC members ride at their own risk.
Sunday 29th April 4-5:30 pm. Meeting at the Old Pine Forest, Howard Springs.
Parents/Carers are more than welcome to tag along. All riders aged 10 and under will need a supervising adult to ride with them.
You will need:
Mountain bike in good working order
Enclosed footwear
Any questions contact Geoff and Jo Fox 0427611702
See you there 😀
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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.

Blue Cycles Lee Point Pairs Race 22/4/2018

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 “Mystery-Partner please” 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 21/4. 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

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