Weekend Social Rides

Every Saturday afternoon DORC host a social mountain bike ride in different locations around the Darwin area. The aim is to bring all levels of riders together to enjoy our sport and trails in a friendly supportive environment. These rides can help familiarise you with our local trail networks and to help you meet other like-minded people.

This Saturday afternoon DORC will be holding the social ride at Lee Point.

We will be meeting at the Club Tropical Resort carpark on Lee Point Rd at 4:45 pm for a 5:00 pm start on Saturday 23rd Mar ’19.

All riders are invited and welcome to attend. The ride will be at a medium pace and there will be plenty of stops along the way to regroup. Duration will be approx 1.5 hours.

All you need is a MTB in good working order, helmet, gloves, enclosed shoes and any spares that you think you may require. A minimum of 2 litres of water is essential.

You do not need to be a DORC/MTBA member to participate in the social rides. However, for insurance purposes you will be required to show proof of membership or be prepaired to sign a waiver.

To become a DORC click here #beadorc

 

 

Junior Social RIde

This Sunday 24th Mar 19  is the social ride for the junior DORC’s. The ride will be at the Charles Darwin National Park. The meeting place will be the carpark just inside the main gate. Please be there at 3:45 for a 4:00 pm start.

Duration of the ride will be approx 1.5 hours with breaks along the way.

You will need a mtb in good working order, a helmet, enclosed footwear, gloves and plenty of water, minimum of 2lt..One water bottle is not sufficient. Also bring along things you may need to keep you going. For example spare tube, tools, pump. Riders under 10yrs of age will need a parent/carer to ride with them.

You do not need to be a DORC/MTBA member to participate in these rides. However, for insurance purposes, all riders will need proof of membership with DORC/MTBA or parents/carers will be required to sign a waiver.

To become a DORC click here #beadorc

DORC Old Pine Forest 2hr race report

Congratulations to all riders who came down and got dirty at the  DORC Old Pine Forest 2hr race! It was our first race of the year and the first DORC race for a few kids and adults alike who were ripping it up amongst local familiar faces. Thanks to everyone who came and supported the riders and a big thanks to the volunteers Donna Kabel and Dave Wrigley on timekeeping and first aid duty, Aaron Caden and family who kept the sausages and refreshments flowing and Jo Fox as a first time Race Director, without your help we wouldn’t be able to have these events and you have earned yourselves free entry for our next race, to claim your free entry contact the club via our facebook page or email address

Race results are in and can be found here https://www.webscorer.com/race.aspx?raceid=173136#.XI90YnRAb4U.link

Saturday Arvo Social Ride

Saturday Afternoon Social Ride

Every Saturday afternoon DORC host a social mountain bike ride in different locations around the Darwin area. The aim is to bring all levels of riders together to enjoy our sport and trails in a friendly supportive environment. These rides can help familiarise you with our local trail networks and to help you meet other like-minded people.

This Sunday DORC will be hosting the 2hr race in the Old Pine Forest on Sunday 17th Mar 19. Entries close at Midnight on Friday the 15th Mar. If you haven’t entered yet click here. Late entries will not be accepted.

This is a great oportunity to see what mtb racing in Darwin is all about.

The Social ride on Sat 16th Mar ’19 will be a cruise around the course that is set out for the 2hr race. If you missed our ride last Saturday, or would like to have another look before the event on Sunday, this will be your last chance. We will meet at the Entry point to the Old Pine Forest on Howard Springs Road. This is approx 300m on the left side of Howard Springs Rd, past the Stow Rd/ Howard Springs Rd intersection.

Please be there at 4:45 for a 5:00pm start. We will ride around the course at a casual pace so you can check it out before Sunday afternoon.

This ride will be approx 1.5 to 2 hours in duration. It will be at a very casual pace and is suitable for riders of all skill levels.

You will need a MTB in good working order, helmet, gloves, enclosed footware, plenty of water and any spares that you think you may require.

You do not need to be a DORC/MTBA member; However, for insurance purposes, you will need proof of membership with DORC/MTBA or be prepared to sign a waiver.

To become a DORC click here #beadorc

Junior MTB Skills Course

Junior MTB 2.5 hour Skills Course

Program and Information

The Junior MTB 2.5 hour Skills Course is aimed at junior riders aged 10-17 years. This course will provide the skills to enable participants to ride safer, faster and smoother. The course is perfect for both beginner riders and those who want to improve or refine their skills. These skills are provided in a safe and supportive environment with qualified skills instructors. Parents/carers are welcome to stay and observe.

Age Range – 10 – 17 years

Duration – 2.5 hours

Location – Old Pine Forests, Howard Springs

Date – Sunday 31/03/19

Time – 8am – 10.30am

Cost – Free of Charge (Participants must be members of MTBA, Mountain Biking Australia and DORC, Darwin Off Road Cyclists)

Places – 8 participants

We will be covering bike setup, body position and balance. These will be taught using a variety of methods including game based activities. Body position and balance are fundamental skills required to progress onto more complex manoeuvres, which will be covered in later courses. Learning and improving the fundamental skills will result in immediate gains in riding ability and confidence.

Requirements for the course are:

Mountain bike in good working order

Helmet, full fingered gloves, enclosed shoes and flat pedals (no clips)

Eye Protection

Spare tube/puncture repair kit

Plenty of water

Sunscreen

** Please ensure that bike brakes are working and handlebars have bar ends.

To register for this course, click here.

Any queries please contact

Geoff Fox 0427 611 702 or Jo Fox 0439 889 442

Email: gj.fox@bigpond.com

 

Weekend Social Rides/Race Course Preview

Every Saturday afternoon DORC host a social mountain bike ride in different locations around the Darwin area. The aim of these rides is to get all level riders together to enjoy our sport and trails in a friendly supportive environment. These rides can help familiarise you with our local trail networks and to help you meet other like-minded people.

This Saturday 9th March 19, the ride will be hosted at the Old Pine Forest, Howard Springs. We will start the ride from the Across the road from Howard Springs Rd, Stow Rd intersect at 4:45 for a 5:00 pm start.

The ride will be at an easy pace and go for approx 1.5 hrs with plenty of breaks along the way.

You will need a mtb in good working order, a helmet, enclosed footwear, gloves and plenty of water. Also bring along things you may need to keep you going. For example spare tube, tools, pump, etc.

For insurance purposes, you will need proof of membership with DORC/MTBA or be prepared to sign a waiver.

Also just a reminder that DORC will be having a Trail clean up day at Charles Darwin National Park this Sunday 10th March 2019, here’s your chance to help keep YOUR trails fun. Some gear and herbicide and spray packs provided, but bring your favourite tool; whipper snipper, secauters, rake, hoe. Meet at front gate at 10:30am (gives you time to do triathlon or ride in the morning)

Weekend Social Rides

Saturday Afternoon Social Ride

Every Saturday afternoon DORC host a social mountain bike ride in different locations around the Darwin area. The aim is to bring all levels of riders together to enjoy our sport and trails in a friendly supportive environment. These rides can help familiarise you with our local trail networks and to help you meet other like-minded people.

DORC haven’t had an urban ride for some time now. So it is probably long overdue.

This Saturday 2nd March 2019 we will meet out on Stokes Hill Wharf at the usual time of 4:45 for a 5:00pm start. We will ride along the waterfront and then up into the city and surounding parks.

This ride will be approx 1.5 to 2 hours in duration. It will be at a very casual pace. It is suitable for riders of all skill levels. We move around to several diffrent locations in the cbd with urban features that you can choose to ride or watch others ride.

We will end back at Stokes Hill Wharf with food and drinks afterwards.

You will need a bike in good working order, helmet, gloves, enclosed footware, plenty of water and any spares that you think you may require.

You do not need to be a DORC/MTBA member; However, for insurance purposes, you will need proof of membership with DORC/MTBA or be prepared to sign a waiver.

To become a DORC click here #beadorc

 

Junior Social Ride

This Sunday 3rd Mar 19 is the social ride for the junior DORC’s. The ride will be at the New Pine Forest, Howard Springs.

The meeting place will be the bottom carpark opposite the entry to the Howard Springs Reserve, Howard Springs Rd. Please be there at 3:45 for a 4:00 pm start.

Duration of the ride will be approx 1.5 hours with breaks along the way.

You will need a mtb in good working order, a helmet, enclosed footwear, gloves and plenty of water, minimum of 2lt..One water bottle is not sufficient. Also bring along things you may need to keep you going. For example spare tube, tools, pump. Riders under 10yrs of age will need a parent/carer to ride with them.

For insurance purposes, all riders will need proof of membership with DORC/MTBA or parents will be required to sign a waiver.

To become a DORC click here #beadorc

DORC 2 Hour Pine Forest Race.

DORC Old Pine Forest 2 hr Race. Sunday 17th March 2019.

Come on down for the first race of the year and join in the fun with some fellow riders. Do as many or as few laps as you can do in 2 hours or less. We ain’t racing for sheep stations.
Come down and have some fun on some Darwin MTB heritage trails, BBQ and refreshments available during and after the race.
Race registration is online only. Race pre start and plate collection opens at 3:00pm and the race begins at 4:00pm sharp.

https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=6459

 

Saturday Social Ride

Every Saturday afternoon DORC host a social mountain bike ride in different locations around the Darwin area. The aim of these rides is to get all level riders together to enjoy our sport and trails in a friendly supportive environment. These rides can help familiarise you with our local trail networks and to help you meet other like-minded people.

This Saturday 23rd Feb 19, the ride will be hosted at the New Pine Forest, Howard Springs. We will start the ride from the Howard Springs Rd, Stow Rd intersect at 4:45 for a 5:00 pm start.

The ride will be at an easy pace and go for approx 1.5 hrs with plenty of breaks along the way.

You will need a mtb in good working order, a helmet, enclosed footwear, gloves and plenty of water. Also bring along things you may need to keep you going. For example spare tube, tools, pump, etc.

For insurance purposes, you will need proof of membership with DORC/MTBA or be prepared to sign a waiver.

To become a DORC click here #beadorc

MTB SKILLS COURSE

Skills Training package

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 seperate 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 🙂

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.

 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.

To register follow the link:  https://online.mtba.asn.au/ERegister.aspx?E=6388

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

2019 Race Calendar

Hi everyone, we have quite a few races planned this year, so here is a list of the when and where, so we can all be prepared for them. We will also be introducing a points system for our races and this information will be available shortly

17th of March, Old Pine Forest 2 hour
7th of April, Lee Point Pairs race
12th of May, Lee Point 2hr race
15th of June, New Pine Forest 3hr Twilight race
13th of July, Katherine 4Hr (Hosted by KMSC)
27th/28th of July, Charles Darwin NP 3+3 Event
11th of August, Charles Darwin Cup
7th of September, Hidden Valley Two Tribes (TBC)
6th of October, Stowe Road Challenge
10th of November, Monsoon Madness Pairs race
7th of December, XMAS Ride & AGM

As the date for each race gets closer further infomation will be released.