DORC (Darwin Off Road Cyclists) in conjuction with Department of Veterans’ Affairs and Veteran Sport Australia will be holding a social ride as part of Veterans’ Health Week 2020. This ride will be held at the Old Pine Forest, Howard Springs on 31st Oct ’20 and is open to all Veterans, Australian Defence Force members, their families and DORC members. This year’s Veterans’ Health Week theme is “Social Connections”. It is very important for our veterans, servicing members and their families to develop social connections and relationships within their wider community. Recreational sport is a great way to achieve this and what better way to meet people than out on your bike. DORC would like to facilitate an opportunity to develop these social connections by offering a social ride and free bbq. We would like to bring together our DORC members, some of who are also veterans or currently servicing members, and create new relationships and connections with our local veterans and serving defence members.
You will need a mtb in good working order, a helmet, enclosed footwear, gloves and plenty of water. Riders please be self-sufficient with water, spare tube, pump and tyre levers, etc
On completion of the ride there will be a free BBQ with soft drinks and water supplied for all involved in the ride.
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 intertsection is the parking area for the Old Pine Forest. Please arrive at 3:45pm for a 4:00pm start.
As part of our COVID-19 plan we are required to collect names and phone numbers of everyone participating in our events. These will be used for contact tracing in the unlikely event that an outbreak does occur. We also encourage everyone to download and install the COVID Safe app.
|Location||Old Pine Forest, Howard Springs|
|Meeting point||Howard Springs Rd, Howard Springs|
|Date||Saturday 31 Oct ’20|
|Time||3:45 pm for a 4:00 pm start|
The ride will be at an easy pace and will be approx 1.5 hours in duration. This will comprise of 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.
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.
It is the responsibility of the rider to ensure that they have a current MTBA Licence, take advantage of the MTBA 2 month free trial by the link below. This is to ensure we follow the MTBA club and insurance requirements.
All we ask is for new riders to sign up for a free 2 month trial MTBA membership. It only takes 30 seconds to sign up.
If you do not take advantage of any of the options above you must understand that you are not covered by the MTBA Insurance policy for public liability or personal accident cover. You engage in this activity at your own risk and you are responsible for any expenses should you be held liable for a negligent act or should you suffer personal injury or property damage.
If you are not a DORC/MTBA member you will be required to sign a waiver before starting the ride.
Please see the ride leader before the start of the ride.
For more information please feel free to contact Geoff Fox 0427611702
Enjoy the Ride!