DORC (Darwin Off Road Cyclists), with assistance from the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, will be holding a social ride as part of Veterans’ Health Week 2023. This ride will be held at the Old Pine Forest, Howard Springs on Saturday 21st Oct 2023 and is open to all Veterans, Australian Defence Force members, their families and DORC members. This year’s theme is “Mental Wellness Matters”. Come on down to the pine forest and see how good riding bikes is for your “Mental Wellness”. There will be a brief talk about physical activity and mental health before we start the ride.
Please RSVP to Geoff Fox on 0427611702 by cob Friday 20th Oct 2023 as this is a catered event.
DORC would like to facilitate an opportunity to develop social connections by offering a social ride and free healthy feed, on completion of the ride. This will be an opportunity to bring together our DORC members, some of who are also veterans or currently serving members, and create new relationships and connections with our local veterans and serving defence members.
If you are not a member of AusCycling you will need to complete a recreational waiver form before you commence the ride.
You will need a mtb in good working order, an Australian standards approved helmet, enclosed footwear, gloves and plenty of water. Riders please be self-sufficient with water, spare tube, pump and tyre levers, etc.
The meeting point for this ride will be the carpark at the entrance to the Old Pine Forest, Howard Springs Rd, Howard Springs. To get there, travel down Howard Springs Rd to the intersection of Stow Rd and Howard Springs Rd. On the left hand side of Howard Springs Rd approx 300m past the Stow Rd intersection. There will be signs at the entrance to the area. Please arrive no later than 4:15pm for a 4:30pm start.
|Old Pine Forest, Howard Springs
|Howard Springs Rd, Howard Springs
|Saturday 21 Oct ’23
|4:15 pm for a 4:30 pm start
The ride will be at an easy pace. This will comprise two laps of the Old Pine Forest, at approx 40 minutes a lap. You will be able to do just one lap if you choose. There will be plenty of breaks along the way to regroup.
Please see the ride leader before the start of the ride.
For more information please feel free to contact Geoff Fox 0427611702