DORC Social Ride

Who: Everyone is welcome on DORC social rides; however, if you are not a DORC member, you do ride at your own risk #beadorc, #imadorc

(If you are a MTBA member you are covered by insurance for injury)

All levels of riders are encouraged to attend.

What: No drop social ride, plenty of breaks to regroup etc.

Distance will be approx 18k and 1.5hr duration.

You will need a MTB in good working order, helmet, gloves, covered shoes and plenty of water.

When: Saturday 9th June 2018, 4:45pm for a 5:00pmstart.

Where: Meeting point is the entry to the Old Pine Forest, Howard Springs.

Travel down Howard Springs Rd to the Stow Rd intersection continue for approx 200m and the entry is on the left.

Why: Because road riding is fun …… on the dirt …….. on a mountain bike.

So we can have a casual, friendly, easy ride.

DORC Enduro mini series

Enduro in its most basic definition is a type of race where the downhills are timed (the fun stuff) and the uphills are not. Riders are timed in stages that are primarily downhill, with neutral “transfer” stages in between. The lowest overall time after all race stages wins.

This event will be held over two days, with the lowest overall combined time taking the win.

Day 1-23/6/2018
Lee Point trails. 7 race stages in total. Meet at 330pm, Racing starts 4 PM Sharp, across the road from the Caravan park on Lee Point road. Tracy Village after for a meal and drinks.

Day 2-30/6/2018
Berrimah Hill. 6 race stages in total. Meet at 330pm behind the fire station on Berrimah road, racing starts at 4 PM sharp. Presentations will be held at the One Mile Brewery in Winnellie. They generally have a food vendor parked there on Saturday evenings.

If you want an idea of what the race stages will be, come along to the social rides leading up to the race.
Lee Point dates are 5th, 7th, 12th and 14th of June. Rides start all dates at 545 pm across from the caravan park.

Berrimah dates will be 19th, 21st, 26th and 28th of June. Rides start all dates at 545 pm from behind the fire station on Berrimah road.

Positions are strictly limited for this race 20 positions per category. Open men’s (Expert) and Sports men’s. Open Women’s (come on ladies) and Juniors (12-18). Juniors can race up a category please contact organiser if you’d like to do this.

Any questions feel free to contact Kevin Wells on 0410249593



DORC Junior Social Ride 3/6/2018

Who: All junior riders up to 17 years of age.
Riders 10 yrs and under must be accompanied by an adult.

What: This is a fun, laid back, no drop, social ride for the juniors that will go for approx 1.5 hrs.
Riders will need: a bike in good working order, helmet, gloves, enclosed shoes,
eye protection and plenty of water.

You do not need to be a DORC member to participate in this ride. Non members participate at their own risk.

When: Starts at 4:00pm, Sunday 3rd June 2018

Where: The Old Pine Forest, Howard Springs Rd, Howard Springs.
Meeting Point will be opposite the intersection of Howard Springs Rd and Stow Rd.

Why: To have fun, get the junior riders out on the trails and build their confidence, with the aim of improving their riding ability.

If you have any questions relating to this ride please call Jo or Geoff Fox 0427611702.

Urban Social Ride 2/6/2018


Social Ride

Who:    All MTB riders welcome.

What:   Darwin city urban ride. This week we are taking to the streets and parks of Darwin city.             Not done an urban ride before? Come along and check it out. You will be surprised at what   is on offer in the city.

You will need a bike in good working order, helmet, gloves, enclosed shoes and plenty of water.

When: 4:45pm for a 5:00pm start Saturday 2nd June 2018

Where: Starting at Stokes Hill Wharf and moving to different locations throughout the city. The ride will end back at the wharf for dinner after the ride if you want to stay and grab a feed.

Why: Sometimes it is fun to take it off the trails and explore all our riding options.

Cyclezone 3 hour-results

Thanks everybody for coming along and braving the dust and pea gravel!!  I know I’ll be clearing the lungs of dust for the next few days!!

Cheers to Tony and the team for their ongoing hardwork to keep the Pine Forest trails in tip top condition. Remember if you can spare some time Sunday morning he would greatly appreciate some help to clear the section known as the Boulevard. 10 AM meet at the old shed car park site, just before Howard Springs road turns Into Gunn Point road.

Thanks to St Johns ambulance for being on site. No major incidents to report thankfully! Cheers Dave and Col for bringing the portaloo and lighting.

Big round of applause to all volunteers who helped setup, mark and run this race. We were running on a skeleton crew today. Thank you all for your patience.

Results are below. There are a handful of errors that need to be corrected. So, I’ll get to it over the next couple of days.

Stay tuned for some ENDURO racing next….

CLICK HERE to view results

Saturday Social Ride 19/5/18

Saturday Social Ride
Come down and check out the course before next Saturday’s Cycle Zone Darwin 3hr day/night race.
Who: All level of riders, this will be a no drop ride.
What: One or Two laps of the Cycle Zone 3hr race circuit
When: Saturday, 19th May, 4:45pm for a 5:00pm departure
Where: Shed carpark, New Pine Forest, Howard Springs Rd
Why: Because we love riding
Questions: Ring Keogh 0428821360

Junior MTB Fun- D – Mentals Course

Junior MTB Fun- D – Mentals Course

Program and Information

The Junior MTB Fun-D-Mentals Course is aimed at junior riders aged 11-17 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.

Age Range – 11 – 17 years

Duration –   3 Weeks

Location –   Old and New Pine Forests, Howard Springs

Day –                    Sunday

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

Dates –        Sun 27thMay, Sun 3rd Juneand Sun 10th June

This is a progressive course and skills are built upon each week. Therefore, it is important that participants are able to attend all 3 sessions.

 We will be covering bike setup, body position, balance, braking, cornering, trail awareness, negotiating trail features and other fun stuffs J

 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.

Any queries please contact

Geoff Fox 0427 611 702 or Jo Fox 0439 889 442



Cyclezone 3 Hour-26/5/2018

Time to dust off your bike, and get ready for Darwin’s biggest MTB event!!

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

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 of 2 or 3 to share the load and rip some fast laps!!


When:  Saturday 26th May 2018
Register:        CLICK HERE TO ENTER

Race Start:  4:15
Where:  Howard Springs Pine Forest, New. PARKING AND COURSE MAP
Difficulty: As fast as you want to go

Course distance of 8.7 Km. Very achievable for all levels of riders and a great fun flowing course.

Entry Fees

DORC / MTBA members: $5 online pre-registration via

NON-DORCMembers: $30  (Covers race entry + day license/MTBA insurance)


Instead of shelling out $25 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 fellow 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 19:15.

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, sign off and return your race number.


Saturday, 26th May 2018

15:00 Sign on and plate collection opens
16:10 Rider briefing
16:15 Race start all riders
18:00 Lights must be on the bike
19:15 Course closed
19:45 Presentations

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

Car parking:

Event hub will be in the pine forest this year. Follow Howard Springs road until it turns into Old Gunn Point road, then turn RIGHT into the forest.  There will be sign to mark it.

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. Volunteers will be given free entry to any DORC event of there choice. Register your interest to volunteer or contact Kevin 0410249593

Women’s  Introduction to Mountain Biking

Women’s  Introduction to Mountain Biking

Do you have a mountain bike or can you borrow one from a friend?

Do you want to give this crazy sport called mountain biking a go but don’t know where to start? Do you need some basic knowledge, skills and confidence to get you pedalling?

Come and join us for our DORC Women’s Only Introduction to Mountain Biking Course. There are 8 spots available. This course is free for all women who are members of DORC and MTBA and 16 years +. It’s worth paying your membership for insurance and all the cool events, skills courses and social rides you can take part in over the next year #beadorc #imadorc

Date: Sunday 20th May

Time: 8.00 am – 12.00 pm

Location : Old Pine Forest, Howard Springs

You will need a bike in working order, helmet, covered shoes, gloves and water.

This course will provide you with the basics and covers such topics as:

Bike type and set up

Basic bike maintenance on the trail and what you should carry on the trails

Balance and Body Position on the bike (this will save you much heartache and improve your confidence immensely)

Terrain awareness (trail scanning, line choice etc)

Basic Cornering and Braking

We can also discuss anything else MTB related that you are interested in finding out about and answer any questions you might have regarding MTBing in our amazing local area. It will be a fun and informative few hours.

If you have any questions please contact Jo (0439889442) or Geoff (0427611702)