Darwin Off-Road Cyclists have again partnered with R U OK for this years Poker Race. Last years event was a huge success and a lot of fun.
A fun novelty event at the pine forest. A pairs race with a mystery partner, someone you potentially have never met before.
|When:||Saturday 11th September 3.30pm Sharp|
|Where:||Howard Springs Pine Forest. Map Here|
|Difficulty:||Easy (and Fun!)|
Your name will be assigned a number, it will then be ran through our mysterious partner generator. Kinda like Tinder for MTB riders (but not really).
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? Whose shout is it for post race drinks and BBQ? All those sorts of important things.
The Poker part of the race is even simpler, after the end of each lap a card is given to the rider, after the end of the race (6 laps) each team discards one card for a 5-card poker hand. Show this hand to the organisers. Best hand wins!
- Prizes for 1st 2nd and 3rd best hand. In the event of a draw riders will be asked to draw a card from a deck and the highest card wins.
- Random number draw for some prize packs,
- Longest skid prize
Remember, skids are great fun on gravel and fire roads. Please remember to use bike control skills and avoid skidding on trails. Skidding on trails damages the trail, especially if done repetitively on the approach to corners and obstacles.
Event starts at 3:30pm with race registration opening at 2:30pm
DORC / MTBA/AusCycling members: $10
NON-DORC Members: $36 + Entry Fee (Covers race entry + day license/insurance)
Consider DORC/AusCycling membership before the race! Check out the details and benefits.
- Pairs ( Male, Female, Mixed)
- Waiting for a mate
A DORC Mountain Bike race is great fun, If this is your first race, and you’re feeling uncertain, check out our Race Details page
If you haven’t joined DORC now is the time. You’ll save a bundle if you’re planning on entering more than a couple of events. Check out the benefits of membership.
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.
At any time a competitor comes across a fellow rider needing assistance you shall render any assistance that is required.
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