Every Saturday afternoon DORC host a social mountain bike ride in different locations around the Darwin area. The aim of these rides is to get all level riders together to enjoy our sport and trails in a friendly supportive environment. These rides can help familiarise you with our local trail networks. They are also a great opportunity to meet other like-minded people.
This Saturday 14 Sep ’19, DORC will host the social ride at one of our old favourite trails, the Spokes Track in Palmerston. Thanks to some dedicated local trail faeries the Spokes Track is open for riding. This is a technical trail with some intermediate skill level features. As usual the DORC social ride is for all riders. With this in mind, there may be some features that the less skilled riders will need to walk. Don’t let this put you off. The Spokes Track is a great ride. Depending on time, the ride may take in some other less ridden features around Palmerston.
This Saturday we will meet under the water tower in Palmerston (near the Palmerston Tavern) at 4:45pm for a 5:00pm start. From here we will make our way towards the Palmerston Hospital and the start of the Spokes Track.
|Meeting point||Palmerston Water Tower|
|Date||14 Sep ’19|
|Time||4:45 pm for a 5:00 pm start|
The ride will be at an easy pace and will be approx 1.5 hours in duration. There will be plenty of breaks along the way to regroup.
You will need a mtb in good working order, a helmet, enclosed footwear, gloves and plenty of water. Also bring along things you may need to keep you going. For example spare tube, tools, pump, etc.
You do not need to be a DORC/MTBA member to participate in these rides. However, for insurance purposes, you will need proof of membership with DORC/MTBA or be prepared to sign a waiver.
For more information, check our Social Rides page