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

Half Day Skills Course.

Half Day MTB Skills Course

Saturday 16th Sep 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 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

ENTRY IS ONLINE ONLY CLICK HERE TO ENTER.

Entries must be made by midnight on 13/9/17 

 

Lee Point Nite Ride. Friday 25th August

This Friday meet at the Darwin Surf Club, Casuarina Coastal Reserve @ 6.15pm for a 6.30pm get away. The plan is to head into the Coastal Reserve and ride The Blair Witch Trail and any others that get in our way.

The ride finishes at the Surf Club, where you can grab some dinner or a refreshing beverage. Ride distance will be around 20km maximum, and is suitable for intermediate level riders. Please have adequate lights, water, spares, helmet and snacks.

Blue Cycles 2hr track preview. Sat 19th August

This Saturday afternoon Keogh will be leading a preview ride of the Blue Cycles 2 hour track at Charles Darwin National Park. The ride starts from the Park entrance @5pm, so best be there by 4.45pm. Keogh plans to do a couple of laps the course then flick the rad switch on some of CDNP’s other tracks if your keen. Ride time around 1.5hrs, with lots of stops for talking crap and having a laugh.

Make sure that you have a properly serviced bike, helmet, snacks and spares. And maybe some coins for sneaky drink at the Winnellie Tavern after. And remember “don’t be such a roadie”