Spokes NT Saturday – Post Cyclone Cleanup

Instead of riding this Saturday, we’ll be helping Darwin Off-Road Cyclists clean up the Pine Forest following the fallen tree damage resulting from Cyclone Marcus.

There are a lot of fallen trees. Help is needed to remove damaged and unsafe trees from the trails to make them ride-able again.

Bring:

  • Sturdy shoes
  • Hat/sunscreen
  • Gloves
  • Water
  • If you have suitable tools such as a chainsaw or a rake, please bring them

If you don’t have any tools, please come anyway, many hands are still needed to move trees and debris off the trails.

See the DORC facebook post for more details

Start time: 3pm
Meeting Point: 3 Hour Race Starting Point. Entrance off Gunn Point Road. See map for details

Thanks from Spokes NT, DORC and all trail users.

Spokes NT Ride CANCELLED

UPDATE:This Saturday’s ride is CANCELLED.

We now have a declared cyclone, Marcus, which at the 11am Friday Tropical Cyclone Forecast, shows it tracking right over Darwin when we’re planning to be out riding.

Yeah-nah.

Spokes NT Ride Saturday – Palmy Urban

Palmerston Urban ride this Saturday.  This is an easy ride. Beginners welcome! Come explore our local urban environment.

Meet: Spokes NT Shop.
Time: 4.45 for a 5pm Start.

Make sure you being water and basic spares. Helmets are essential!

Don’t forget, the day after is the BOAB Design 2 hour race at the Pine Forest.

Spokes NT Ride – Old Pine Forest. Redux

There’s a few rides going to the Old Pine Forest this weekend, including us. On Saturday, we will preview of the first DORC Race of the season.  (Which will be held the following weekend).

This will be an easy ride, and is perfect for beginners.  We’ll ride the Pine Forest trail and an easy pace with plenty of stops to catch up and hydrate.

Meet: Corner of Stow Road and Howard Springs Road
Time: Saturday. 4:45 for a 5pm start.

Bring the usual.  Basic spares and water.  Helmets are essential.

If you can’t make it to this ride, don’t forget Darwin Off-Road Cyclists are holding a very similar ride on Sunday.

See you on the trails!

 

 

No Spokes NT Ride this weekend.

There’s no ride this weekend. We’ll be supporting the Metrogaine Mania Event, in support of Camp Quality.  The event is open to teams, and there’s probably just enough time to get an entry in if you’re still keen.

Next week, we’ll be returning to our regular Saturday rides.

Have a great weekend.

Spokes NT Saturday – The Other Pine Forest

We’re going to ride the other Pine Forest, the Old Pine Forest. Which isn’t as old or spooky as it sounds.  In fact, it’s the location where DORC will be holding the first race of the season.  We’re going to preview the course (or something similar) at an easy pace.

This will be an easy ride, and is perfect for beginners.  We’ll ride the Pine Forest trail and an easy pace with plenty of stops to catch up and hydrate.

Meet: Corner of Stow Road and Howard Springs Road
Time: 4:45 for a 5pm start.

Bring the usual.  Basic spares and water.  Helmets are essential.

See you on the trails!

Spokes NT Saturday – Pine Forest

There’s not too many riding options with the weather at the moment, but one of the best is great in (just about) all weather.

Back to the Pine Forest.  This is an easy ride, and is perfect for beginners. The pace will be easy and there’s (almost) no technical challenges. There will be plenty of stops to catch up and re-hydrate.

Meet: Northern Entrance. This is our wet season meeting point.
Time: 4.45 for a 5pm start

Bring basic spares and water. Helmets are essential

We ride rain or shine*

*Almost. We do ride in the rain, however if it’s absolutely chucking it down, check here, or on our facebook page for late updates.

Spokes NT Saturday. Bike Maintenance Basics

This Saturday, whilst everything is sodden, we’re going to host a workshop session.

This is NOT a RIDE.  Come into the shop and we will cover the some of the basic maintenance things you can do for your bike.

The session will be broken into two sections,

  • At-home bike maintenance
    • Bike cleaning
    • Lubrication
    • Basic adjustments
    • Fixing punctures
  • Trail-side emergency repairs to get you home
    • Fixing a broken chain
    • Dealing with broken shifters or cables
    • Trail-side puncture repairs
  • Other stuff that people ask about.

The schedule and topics may vary depending on time available and audience interest.

Meet: Spokes NT Shop.
Time: 4.45 for a 5pm Start.

This is intended to be a basic maintenance session to keep you riding.

See you there!

Spokes NT Ride – Palmerston Urban

Let’s do the Palmerston Urban ride.  This is a ride around the Palmerston area, some trails and some landmarks.

90% Chance of rain!  It’s suggested that you come prepared to be wet. Hey, it’s tropical rain and it’s fun.

Meet: Spokes NT Shop.
Time: 4.45 for a 5pm Start.

As we will be riding on some roads, we recommend bringing lights for the wet weather and reduced visibility

 

Spokes NT Ride – Lee Point. Might be muddy

This Saturday, we’re off to Casuarina Coastal Reserve to explore the Lee Point trails.

Rumour has it, there’s going to be rain.  We’re going to ride rain or shine.

This will be an easy (ish) ride.  Meaning, most of the ride will be easy, with a couple of minor terrain challenges along the way. It will be suitable for beginner riders, but you may feel more comfortable walking a few obstacles.

There will plenty of stops to catch-up and rehydrate.

Meet: Rapid Creek Bridge, opposite the Beachfront Hotel
Time: 4:45 for a 5pm start.

Bring: Water, basic spares. Helmets are essential.

See you on the trails!