Spokes NT Saturday – Pine Forest

Ian’s away this week, doing the Katherine to Darwin Challenge.   Sooo, Simon will be leading the ride.  Pine forest.

The pace and the trails with both be easy.  This is a ride perfect for beginners.

If fun is something you enjoy, then you’ll like this ride.

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 Ride – Hidden Valley Explore

This Saturday, we’re going on an exploring ride.  We’re going to see if we can find the long lost motorbike trails in the Hidden Valley area.  A few years ago, these made for some good riding.  With the development of Tiger Brennan drive, they appear to have fallen into disuse.  We’re going to see what there is.

There won’t be any hidden treasure, apart from trails to ride, and maybe a refreshing drink at the end.

This will be an easy to intermediate ride.  We won’t know what’s out there until we find it!

Meet: Winnellie Hotel, at the rear car park.
Time: 4:45 for a 5pm start

Bring sufficient water and spares.  Helmets are essential!

See you on the trails!

Spokes Saturday Ride – Pine Forest. Easy Ride

This Saturday’s ride will be at the Pine Forest.  It will be an easy ride.

It will be suitable for beginner riders.  The pace will be easy, and there will be plenty of stops to catch up and rehydrate.

If you wish to get a little more rowdy, remember that DORC are having a downhill event on Saturday afternoon.

Meet: at the Northern Entrance, Howard Springs Road.
Time: 4:45 for a 5pm start.

Bring sufficient water and spares. Helmets are essential.

See you on the trails!

 

Spokes Saturday – Charles Darwin: The Return

This Saturday, we’re going to return to the trail at Charles Darwin National Park.  Arguably the home of Mountain Biking in Darwin, there’s a great variety of trails.

This will be an easy ride to get back in the mode of riding the trail network within the park.
There will be plenty of stops to catch up, catch your breath and rehydrate.

Meet: Winnellie Hotel, at the rear car park.
Time: 4:45 for a 5pm start

Following the ride we’ll be stopping for a refreshment.

Bring sufficient water and spares.  Helmets are essential!

See you on the trails!

Spokes Saturday. We’re racin’

There’s no Spokes NT ride this Saturday.  We’ll be riding the Cyclezone 3 hour.   Check the link for full details, including registration details and times.

If you haven’t done a MTB race before, this is the best one to start with.  The course is easy and fun.  There’s no sheep stations.  Even if you do just one lap, you’ve participated.

If not, we’ll see you for the Spokes NT ride next week.

Spokes Saturday Ride – Blair Witch Trail

It’s Blair Witch time! This trail is a hidden gem lurking in the depths of the vine forest at Casuarina Coastal Reserve at Lee Point.

We’ll also make some time to ride other trails in the Lee Point vicinity.

This is an easy to intermediate ride.  Beginners are very welcome, however there may be some short sections you’ll feel more comfortable walking your bike.

Meet: Opposite Beachfront Hotel
Time: 4:45 for a 5pm start

Following the ride, do join us for a quiet post-ride refreshment.

See you on the trails!

Spokes Saturday Ride – 3 hour race preview

This Saturday, we’re going to join the DORC ride, to preview the 3-hour race course.  The race is to be held on the 27th May.  Full details are here.

The pace will be easy, and there will be opportunites to stop and catch your breath and have a drink.

As usual, meet at the Northern Entrance, Howard Springs Road.
Time: 4:45 for a 5pm start.

Bring sufficient water and spares. Helmets are essential.

See you on the trails!

No Spokes NT Ride this weekend.

There’s no Spokes NT Ride this weekend, we’ll be supporting the Grand Opening of the Satellite City BMX Club‘s amazing new facility.

If you’re not aware, Satellite City now have a fully roofed, UCI standard BMX race track.  It is truly incredible.

And….On Sunday, we’ll be closed.  It’s come and try day down at the BMX track.  We’ll be supporting the BMX Club with a pop-up shop t the track.

Come and try BMX!  It’s free and it’s fun.

See you at the track!

Spokes Saturday – Darwin Urban Ride

Due to popular demand, we’ll do another urban ride this weekend.

Meeting at Stokes Hill Wharf, we’ll explore some areas around the Darwin CBD.   This ride is suitable for riders of all abilities,  all the trickier sections are optional, with easy-to-ride alternatives.

Meet: Stokes Hill Wharf.
Time: 4:45 for a 5pm start.

Following the ride, we’ll be stopping at the wharf eatery for dinner if you’d like to join us.

See you on the trails!

Spokes NT Ride – DORC Pairs Race Preview

This Saturday, we’re going to preview the course for the DORC Pairs Race.  The race runs an easy 5km loop through the Casuarina Coastal Reserve.

We’ll preview the course at an easy pace, with stops to catch up and re-hydrate.  Following that, we’ll probably move along to some other trails in the Lee Point area.

This is an easy ride, and is suitable for beginner riders.

Meet: Opposite Beachfront Hotel
Time: 4:45 for a 5pm start

Following the ride, do join us for a quiet post-ride refreshment.

See you on the trails!