Blue Cycles Pairs race-Results

Cheers to all involved in setting this up. Big thanks to the volunteers who got this course race ready after Cyclone Marcus. Your free time is much appreciated by all. Thanks to Blue Cycles for supporting this event.

Check out the results HERE

*Please note Jerry, Keiran and Col’s results are inconsistent as they made there duo a tripod to accomodate a late starter.

See you at the next one.

Saturday Social Ride-21/4/18

SOCIAL RIDE. This Saturday afternoon 21st April 2018. Preview of the Lee Point Pairs Race course. There will be two options to start this ride. Option 1 is 4:15 pm opposite the Beachfront Hotel for a 4:30pm start. Option 2 is 5:00pm start at Race HQ which is opposite the entry point to the Lee Point Caravan Park.
From Race HQ the ride will follow the course set out for Sunday’s Pairs Race.
You will need a MTB in good working order, helmet, gloves and plenty of water. Lee Point is known for biting insects. Don’t forget the bug spray or cover up.

Blue Cycles Lee Point Pairs Race 22/4/2018

Who is ready for some good fun trail bashing around Lee Point? Grab a mate and team up. Bit like me and got no mates? Well worry not and enter as “Mystery-Partner please” we will then pair you up.  Course will be approximately 5km long, it will be ran on the same course as the Monsoon Madness race. Don’t worry though, the temperature has been adjusted for this race!!!

The format is each rider will complete 4 laps each for a total of 8, Lowest overall time wins. Categories are as follows Mens, Womens and Mixed. Entry fee is $10 per team and each rider must be a MTBA/DORC member. Day licences are available.

Entry is online only CLICK HERE. Entry closes midnight 21/4. Do not miss out as no on the day entry will be accepted.

Event HQ will be opposite the caravan park on Lee Point road click HERE FOR MAP

Number plate collection and sign on from 230 pm. Racing starts at 330 pm sharp.

BBQ and Drinks available for purchase after the race.

Any questions feel free to call Kevin 0410249593

Half Day MTB Skills Course -Introduction to Trail Features and Wheel Lifts 15/4/18

 Half Day MTB Skills Course

Introduction to Trail Features and Wheel Lifts

Sunday 15th April 2018

8:00 am – 12:00 noon

The New Pine Forest, Howard Springs.

DORC will be running a half day clinic for  MTB riders who are interested in                    riding smoother, faster, safer and with more control.

The course will be run by qualified MTBA (Mountain Biking Australia) and                        PMBIA  (Professional Mountain Bike Instructors Association) instructors and will              cover wheel lifts and negotiating trail features.

You will learn how to:

  • use your body position and balance to get more from your bike,
  • lift the front/back wheels, and
  • negotiate trail features (logs, rocks, rollovers, etc).

This course is aimed at the beginner to intermediate rider and will give you the               ability to  negotiate trail features with confidence and finesse.

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  and Jo Fox 0427611702 or                             




BOAB Design 2 hour-Results

I must start off by apologising for the confusion with the start order. It will be sorted for next event.

As usual our volunteers have done a stellar job on organising and running this event. Cheers guys and girls for all your efforts.

Thanks to Brett and the team at BOAB Design. They’ve put in a significant amount of work on an upcoming campaign to spread awareness of our club and activities in order to boost our membership base. Keep an eye out for that and spread the word where you can. #beadoec #imadorc

Results can be viewed HERE

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.


For more information contact Geoff Fox 0427611702 or

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.


Monsoon Madness-Results

Thanks to all who were involved with setting this up. Who enjoyed the new section? Special thanks to the team at NTRS for providing a bin for us to get rid of some building rubble that was dumped illegally at the start area!! Thanks to the machine operator for loading the bin. I wont mention who it was as it was a covert mission!!! Much appreciated.

Results can be viewed HERE

Notice of special resolution.

Notice of intention to propose a special resolution at the Annual General Meeting of Darwin Off Road Cyclists (DORC) Inc

If you have read the President’s report you will have noticed how much the Club has achieved over the last year, with 14 committee members sharing the load of organising rides, holding events, running skills courses, building and maintaining trails, and administering the Club. However, if you read the fine print of the DORC constitution you would think that we had a Chairperson rather than a President and that there were only four members of the committee.

To make the constitution better reflect what the Club is doing, it is intended to propose the following special resolution at the Annual General Meeting on 9 December 2017 at 6pm at the Tracey Village Social and Sports Club:

That the Constitution of the Darwin Off Road Cyclists Association Inc. be amended by:

(a)  replacing ‘Chairperson’ with ‘President’ and ‘Vice-Chairperson’ with ‘Vice-President’ wherever they occur; and

(b)  in the Schedule to the Constitution, Part 3 – Additional Details, replace “[List additional office holders.]” with “10 General Committee Members”.