LAST ONE FOR 2017!!

LAST ONE FOR 2017

Half Day MTB INTERMEDIATE Skills Course

  Saturday  4th November 2017

8:00 am – 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 – 8th 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 – 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.

 

Last one for the year! Don’t miss this one!

The next clinics are now open for entry. Dates are October 29&30th Morning clinics will run from 7.00am-10.00am, afternoon clinics will run from 3.30pm- 6.30pm. Each session is a stand-alone clinic. These clinics are being run in a small group format (maximum number of 5 women per group), with clinics catering for different skill levels depending on demand.

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There are a few questions on the registration page that we require you to answer prior to registering, and if you can read http://www.sacredrides.com/skill-and-fitness-ratings so you can do a self-assessment of your skills (1-9) prior to registering, to assist us when grouping participants. When registering for the weekend/weekends you would like to attend, can you please indicate preferred session times e.g. Sat am/pm, Sun am/pm. We will make every effort to get you into your preferred day and session time and will send email/text confirmation of this ASAP.  Please provide preferred contact method, email/text message.

Women participating in these skills clinics must be DORC members for insurance purposes. If you are not currently a member when registering for these clinics, this is your opportunity to take advantage of the 8 week free trial membership that DORC is currently offering, or become a DORC member with all its advantages http://www.dorc.com.au/about-dorc/join-dorc/, or you can purchase a day license to cover your insurance.

Cost of registration per clinic is $50.

Basic Bike Maintenance workshops –CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS

Friday 28 October: Social event for DORC members including presentation of our survey on women’s mountain biking, findings – details to be confirmed

Entry is now open for the October clinics. Click HERE to register.

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 WeekTraining Programme

Week 1. 7 Aug,  Basic Maintenance, Bike set up, Moving around on your bike, Easy ride through                        the old pine forrest.

Week 2. 14 Aug, Revise week 1, Pedalling, shifting, braking and cornering, easy ride                                             through old pine forrest.

Week 3. 21 Aug, Revise week 2, Wheelies, Hopping and negotiating obstacles, easy ride through                          the new pine forrest.

Week 4. 28 Aug, Revise week 3. Pumping, Climbing and switchbacks. Easy ride Charles Darwin.

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

Week6. 11 Sep, 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.

MTBSkills Course. Cancelled.

Unfortunately, the MTBskills course with Jess and Norm Douglas has been cancelled. This is due to conflicting business commitments for Jess and Norm.

We know how well received the event was last year, and how many people were looking forward to this years courses, and share your disappointment.

DORC will schedule another event for the weekend, likely to be a single day event on the Sunday, and will follow up with Jess and Norm to see if they’re available for more (warm and sunny) MTB Skills in July 2015.