Half Day Skills Course 17/3/18

Saturday 17th Mar 2018
8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Old Pine Forest
Howard Springs

Do you want to ride smoother, faster, with more flow, control and confidence?

The Darwin Off Road Cyclists will be conducting a half day course aimed at improving your riding, making you safer on the trails and increasing the fun!
The course will be run by qualified MTBA (Mountain Biking Australia) and PMBIA (Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Association) instructors. During this session you will learn about:

a. body position,
b. controlled braking,
c. trail scanning, and
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, be prepared and get more flow
change direction and corner with more traction, control and confidence.

Riders of all levels are invited to attend this course

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.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

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

Come And ride!!

Got a mountainbike? Good!! Dust it off and Come and join the riders from DORC this coming Sunday the 18th of February for a ride around the trails of Lee Point. All skill levels of riding are catered for,
the meeting spot will be opposite the entrance of the Club Tropical Resort at 4:15pm for a 4:30pm start, ride time will be about 1-1.5hrs , all riders must have helmets and a water bottle is a good idea.
We will have a water cooler with ice cold water on hand for those who run out, so if your keen on experiencing what mountain bike riding is all about come on down. Continue reading

BOAB Design Howard Springs 2 Hour-Race season kick off-11th March

Racing returns to the original pine forest trails to kick the 2018 season off. Come on down and join in the fun for the first DORC race of the year, do as many or as few laps as you like in 2 hours, we ain’t racing for sheep stations, just bragging rights amongst your friends!! W’eve got a few categories for this event, Open Men-for the faster guys typically finishing in the first half of the field, Sports Men-for those in the remaining half, Open Womens-only one category currently for the womens as attendance is typically lower (come on ladies!

BBQ and Refreshments available throughout the race and after the race as well.  Spot prizes provided by our local bike shops. Race registration is online only click HERE FOR ENTRY. Race entry closes 10th March at midnight. No entries will be accepted on the day. Competitors must have a helmet, water and food to get you through the race.

 

When: Sunday 11th March 2018
Register:    REGISTER ONLINE HERE, registration closes on the 10th March.           No entries will be accepted on the day.
Schedule:  3:00 – Number Plate Collection Opens
3:50 – Race Briefing
4:00 – Race Start
6:00 – Course Closed
6:30 – Presentations
Where:  Old Howard Springs Pine Forest, COURSE MAP
Difficulty: As fast as you want to go

This will be a good test event for those heading to Lassetters Easter in the Alice, and for those not going, WHY NOT? Australias cheapest stage race!! Check it out at the link provided above.

The Old Pine Forest is located on Howard Springs Road. Turn off the Stuart Highway and head straight down until you see the event centre on your left.

 

DORC AGM and Christmas Ride 9/12/17

santa mtb

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

The Pine Forest Mystery Pairs Race-22/10/17

It’s a mystery as you will be paired up with someone you potentially have never met before. It’s a mystery because you’ll be riding on a new section in the Pine Forest.

Here’s the format, ENTER (ONLINE ONLY). Your name will be assigned a number, it will then be ran through our mysterious partner generator. You’ll then meet and greet your partner for the day and work out your strategy!! Who will do first lap? Who will trash talk opposing teams? Who’s shout is it for post race beers (or soft drink) and BBQ? All those sorts of important things. The course is approximately 4.6 Km long and each rider will complete 3 laps each. This event is aimed at maximum fun on an achievable course for all levels of riders.

Meeting point will be the corner of Howard springs road and Stow road. Sign on and plate collection at 3:30 PM racing starts at 4:30 PM

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

Not a member of DORC? No worries. Day licenses are available in the entry link. We would love to see you join our club though. Click HERE to view membership types and click HERE to see membership benefits.

More info contact Kevin Wells 0410249593 or Andrew Goldsworthy 0417087602

Last one for the year! Womens half day skills course. 21/10/17

LAST ONE FOR 2017

Womens Half Day MTB Skills Course

Saturday 21st October 2017

8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Old Pine Forest

Howard Springs

DORC will be running a half day clinic for female 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:

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/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.

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

ENTER HERE

 

Beginners/Novice Ride 1/10/2017

Hey all, Keogh will be leading a Beginners/Novice ride this Sunday the 1st of October
This will be a easy paced ride with plenty of stops aimed at those riders new to riding off road, it will take in the bush tracks around the Leanyer Swamps and a few trails in Holmes Jungle with stops to go over any questions about riding off road you may have, ride distance will be around the 10-15k mark,.
Helmets are a must to participate on this ride, please also ensure you bring enough water to last around 1.5hrs riding and whatever spares you feel you may need.
Meeting spot will be outside the entrance of Leanyer Water Park meet at 4:45pm for a 5:00pm start
any questions feel free to ring Keogh on 0428821360.

MAP OF MEETING POINT