Cycle Zone 3 Hour – 2014

20140520  3 hour poster 200pxTime to dust off your bike, and get ready for Darwin’s biggest and best MTB event

The Cycle Zone three hour is DORC’s most popular event, a day/night race in the new Howard Springs Pine Forest.

The track is easy, and the riding is fun.  If you haven’t done a DORC race before, this is the time to start, ride for 1, 2 or 3 hours. Ride as many, or as few laps as you like, or form a team to share the load.




When:  Saturday 14 June
Register:     3:15  (Save money and time by pre-registering online)
There’s spot prizes for registering online
Race Start:  4:00
Where:  Howard Springs Pine Forest (click map link below)
Difficulty: As fast as you want to go

Course distance of 9.9Km. Very achievable for all levels of riders and a great fun flowing course. View Cycle Zone 3 Hour  map

Entry Fees

DORC / MTBA / CA members:
$5 online pre-registration via MTBA site (including payment by credit card)
$10 registration on race day.

Riders registering online are still required to sign in and collect race numbers from registration on race day.

Junior training rides: Gold coin donation.

NON-DORC Members: $30 (Covers race entry + day license/MTBA insurance)
Instead of shelling out $30 for each race you enter, consider DORC/MTBA membership before the race!  Check out the details and benefits.

Regulations and Rules:

Riders should carry puncture repair kits, water, mobile phone(with first aid numbers) and food with them whilst riding. Helmet must be worn at all times whilst riding. It is also advisable to have gloves and eye protection as well.

Front white light are required to be carried after 18:00, it must be of an intensity that enables the rider to safely ride at night. A rear red light is to be carried, preferable non – flashing.

At any time a competitors comes across a follower rider needing assistance you shall render any assistance that is required.

Cut Off:

Riders will not be permitted to go out on the course after 18:00 without front and rear lights. Riders will be permitted to go out on a final lap at any time before 19:00.

The ride is a 3-hr, but you may finish the prior to the two-hour mark. If you decide to finish prior to the two hours, please tell the timing people that you have finished.


Saturday, 14th June 2014

15:15 Registration opens
15:55 Rider briefing
16:00 Race start all riders
18:00 Lights must be on the bike
19:00 Course closed
19:40 final rider should be finished
19:45 Presentations

Presentations:Presentation will be held 19:45 the prizes will be give out at random to some lucky participants of the race. So if you finish early please hang around, as you may be a winner. The winners will have bragging rights!

BBQ will be running while the race is running and drinks will be available as well.

Car parking:

There’s plenty of parking on Howard Springs Road.

Beginners Welcome!

If you’re considering entering your first MTB race event, and would like some more information, check out our Race Ettiquette (or why should I race?) page.

Volunteers Welcome

Helping hands are always welcome at our events, assistance at race control with registration and timekeeping, or help with the bbq.  It’s volunteer help that makes the event possible, and turns it from an average to great event.

Posters.  Please feel free to take a poster and share with friends or put it up at your workplace.

2 thoughts on “Cycle Zone 3 Hour – 2014

  1. Hello DORC,
    I just tried to register on-line for the 3Hr however the MTBA website says that it’s $10.00 for me to register when it’s advertised as being $5.00. Can you look into this please? Cheers

  2. Hey there. What were the details for the Junior component – I was going to forward the flyer to some interested parents, as I didn’t know Junior start times, categories etc???

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