MTB Skills Training

SKILLS TRAINING

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST

Some of you will be well into your training activities for that big event this year. You will be putting a lot of time and energy into the fitness aspect of your riding to achieve your goals.

How much time have you put into your skills training? Have you thought about increasing your skill level for that big event?

Like fitness training, skill acquisition takes time to develop. You need to be focusing on your skills just as much as the fitness. With developed skills you can ride smoother, faster, easier, with more confidence and less energy expenditure.

With this in mind, DORC would like to offer a two part skills lesson package to assist you with your development.

Part 1. Body position, balance, braking and cornering;

Part 2. Wheel lifts and negotiating trail features.

These sessions will go for approx 4 hrs on two days. Part one will be delivered 24th Feb with a few weeks to practice before part two is delivered 24th Mar. This will allow plenty of time for practice and development of these skills, particularly if you are thinking of heading to Alice soon ūüôā

The cost of this course will be $80 per person for the two sessions. Normally, these courses would be held separately and cost $50 each. DORC skills training is delivered by MTBA and PMBI qualified instructors. To attend this course you will need to be a DORC/MTBA member.

All proceeds from skills training go to DORC.

At present expressions of interest are called for. If there is enough interest then the course will run. Places are limited to 8 riders. All skills levels will be catered for during this course as each session will be tailored to your individual skill level.

Please contact Geoff on gj.fox@bigpond.com or 0427 611 702 for more information and with your EOI.

This is not a reservation. EOIs close on COB Friday 15/02/19. If there is enough interest the registration link for the course will be posted on Saturday 16/02/19. First in best dressed so keep an eye out.

Geoff Fox’s FunDmentals skills course

Fun ‚ÄúD‚ÄĚ 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 ‚ÄúD‚ÄĚ 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.

 

****NO COURSE ON SATURDAY 26TH MAY DUE TO 3 HOUR PINE FOREST RACE*****

 

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

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Skills Course-Introduction to drops and Jumps. 29/4/18

  • Introduction to Drops and Jumps Sunday 29th April 2018
    8:00am ‚Äď 12:00pm
    New Pine Forest, Howard Springs
    DORC will be holding a half day clinic for beginner to intermediate riders who wish to ride smoother, faster and with more control and confidence.
    This course will be run by qualified instructors from MTBA (Mountain Biking Australia) and PMBIA (Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Association). During this course you will learn how to:
    Use your body position and balance to get more from your bike. Learn the basic elements to negotiate small drops and jumps smoothly and confidently. This course is for riders who feel that they are confident to have both wheels off the ground and are ready to take on small drops and jumps to improve their riding skills. Riders wishing to attend this course must be over 18 years of age and be members of DORC and MTBA.
    This course will cost $50 per person with all proceeds going to DORC. Places are limited to 8 riders.
    For more information contact Geoff Fox 0427611702

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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 ‚Äď 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                                       gj.fox@bigpond.com

 CLICK HERE TO ENTER

 

 

LAST ONE FOR 2017!!

LAST ONE FOR 2017

Half Day MTB INTERMEDIATE Skills Course

  Saturday  4th November 2017

8:00 am ‚Äď 12:00 noon

Charles Darwin National Park

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

The course will be run by qualified MTBA, PMBIA instructors and will cover negotiating obstacles and trail features.

 

You will learn how to:

  • use your body position to get more from your bike,
  • lift the front/back wheel, bunny hop, and
  • negotiate obstacles (rock gardens, rocks, logs, rollovers and drops) with confidence and finesse.

This clinic is for riders who already have the basics under control and would like to take their riding to the next level.

You will need to be comfortable and confident in negotiating rocky trails, small drops and rollovers. Warning! This course is not for beginners.

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. ENTER HERE

For more information contact Geoff Fox 0427611702 or gj.fox@bigpond.com

 

Fun-D-Mentals. Skills course by Geoff Fox. Starting on the 3rd September

Darwin Off Road Cyclists

Fun D Mentals

Mtb Skills Course.

 

This course is for anyone who wants to have fun riding their MTB and improve their mountain bike riding skills.

Whether you are a seasoned rider or just starting out, there is always something we can learn and improve on.

Regardless of your skill level, you will improve your riding by attending one of these courses.

This course is free to DORC (Darwin Off Road Cyclists)/MTBA (Mountain Biking Australia) members and is run by a qualified MTBA level 1 coach who is also a  PMBIA (Professional Mountain Biking Instructor Association)  level 1instructor.

We start with the basics and build on those skills every week, utilising different venues around the Darwin area.

 

DORC

¬†MTB Fun ‘D’ Mentals

Six Week Training Programme

3rd Sep Р8th Oct 201 Week 1. 3th Sep,  Basic Bike Maintenance, Bike set up, Body position, Easy ride through  the old pine forrest.

 

Week 2. 10th  Sep, Revise week 1, Braking and cornering, easy ride through old pine forrest.

Week 3. 17th Sep, Revise week 2, Wheel lifts,  Negotiating obstacles, easy ride through                                               the new pine forrest.

Week 4. 24th Sep, Revise week 3. Pressure control, Climbing and switchbacks. Easy ride Charles                              Darwin.

Week 5. 1st  Oct, Revise week 4. Drops, Jumps, Stairs and urban obstacles. Urban ride Darwin City.

Week 6. 8th Oct, Culmination of all skills incorporated in a ride at the Hanging rock and etch-a-                                    sketch loops at Humpty Doo.

All sessions will start at 8:00am Sunday 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:

a.         mtb in a safe working condition,

b.         safety gear including Helmet, gloves, shoes and eye protection,

c.         spare tube, puncture repair kit, multi/bike tool, pump,

minimum of 2 litres of drinking water, and;

e.         Proof of current MTBA membership.

CLICK HERE FOR ENTRY.  Maximum of 8 participants dont miss out!!

Upcoming events-Spokes NT Charles Darwin Challenge and Junior Fun-D-Mentals skills courses

SPOKES NT CHARLES DARWIN CHALLENGE

This Sunday (9/7) coming up is the Spokes NT Charles Darwin Challenge. Event details  and how to enter can be found HERE. With plenty of options to choose from in terms of distance there is something to cater for the novice through to the expert. Just Coffee will be set up there in the morning pouring brews to give you that kick start you need to rip out  some hot laps!!! Help us out in catering for this event by getting your registrations done before Friday!!

JUNIOR FUN-D-MENTALS SKILLS COURSE

Starting on 16/7 Geoff Fox will be running a brand new skills course aimed at the juniors. There is still a few positions available so don’t miss out on the opportunity. Details of the course and how to enter can be seen HERE

Geoff Fox’s Fun-D-Mentals skills course. Starts 24/6/17

DORC¬†MTB Fun ‘D’ Mentals Six Week Training Programme

Week 1. 24th Jun,  Basic Bike Maintenance, Bike set up, Body position, Easy ride through   the old pine forrest.

Week 2. 1st Jul, Revise week 1, Braking and cornering, easy ride through old pine forrest.

Week 3. 8th Jul, Revise week 2, Wheel lifts,  Negotiating obstacles, easy ride through the new pine forrest.

Week 4. 15th Jul, Revise week 3. Pressure control, Climbing and switchbacks. Easy ride Charles Darwin.

Week 5. 22nd Jul, Revise week 4. Drops, Jumps, Stairs and urban obstacles. Urban ride Darwin City.
Week 6. 29th Jul, Culmination of all skills incorporated in a ride at the Hanging rock and etch-a- sketch loops at Humpty Doo.

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:

a.         mtb in a safe working condition,

b.         safety gear including Helmet, gloves, shoes and eye protection,

c.         spare tube, puncture repair kit, multi/bike tool, pump,

d.          minimum of 2 litres of drinking water, and;

e.         Proof of current MTBA membership.

As always, these courses fill up fast!! Don’t delay enter today!!

CLICK HERE TO ENTER THE SKILLS COURSE

You must be a MTBA/DORC member to do these course day licences will not be accepted.

CLICK HERETO JOIN DORC/MTBA

 

Half day skills course 22/4/2017

Half Day MTB Skills Course

Saturday 22nd April 2017

8:00 am ‚Äď 12:00 pm

Old Pine Forest

Howard Springs

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

 The course will be run by a qualified MTBA, PMBIA instructor and will cover:

a. body position

b. controlled braking

c. trail scanning

d. cornering techniques

You will learn how to:

* use your body position to get more from your bike

* use your brakes more effectively and efficiently

* scan the trail ahead and be prepared for what is coming up

* change direction and corner with more confidence, traction and speed

This clinic is for riders who already have the basics under control and would like to take their riding to the next level. 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. Entries are online only. Enter HERE

For more information contact Geoff Fox 0427611702 or gj.fox@bigpond.com

 

Geoff Fox’s FunDmentals Skills Courses

Hi Guys and Girls of DORC. Geoff Fox will be running another 6 week skills course. Class will be capped at 8 participants. For those who have done the previous courses we are hoping to offer it to new participants this time around.

Entries are online only ENTER HERE

Any queries or questions email Geoff at- gj.fox@bigpond.com

DORC

¬†MTB Fun ‘D’¬†Mentals

Six Week Training Programme

Week 1. 23 October,  Basic Maintenance, Bike set up, Moving around on your bike, Easy ride throuh the old pine forrest.

Week 2. 30 October, Revise week 1, Pedalling, shifting, braking and cornering, easy ride  through old pine forrest.

Week 3. 6 November, Revise week 2, Wheelies, Hopping and negotiating obstacles, easy ride through the new pine forrest.

Week 4. 13 November, Revise week 3. Pumping, Climbing and switchbacks. Easy ride Charles Darwin.

Week 5. 20 November, Revise week 4. Drops, Jumps, Stairs and urban obstacles. Urban ride Darwin City.

Week6. 27 November, Culmination of all skills incorporated in a ride at the Hanging rock  loop at Humpty Doo.

All sessions will start at 8:00am on a Sunday morning 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:

a.         mtb in safe working condition,

b.         safety gear including Helmet, gloves, shoes and eye protection,

c.         spare tube, puncture repair kit, multi/bike tool, pump, and;

d.         minimum of 2 litres of drinking water.