No Spokes ride this weekend.

This Saturday is the DORC Christmas ride and annual general meeting. Get involved in something bigger.

Darwin Off-Road Cyclists need your support.

Behind the scenes, many hours are invested in organising events, working bees, getting trails built and many activities to make mountain biking in the Top End as good as it can be.

Please consider supporting DORC, by becoming a member if you are not one, by joining the committee, or offering your time to help support mountain biking in Darwin.

Spokes NT Saturday. Pine Forest.

This Saturday, we’ll return to an old favourite ride, the Pine Forest. The trails are well suited to riders of all abilities.

This is a great ride for beginners. There will be plenty of stops to catch up and re-hydrate, and the riders are friendly.

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 Christmas Clunker Ride.

It’s that time again. Bring out your best worst bike, and dust it off.  If you don’t have a clunker then pretty up your regular bike and bring THAT along. Dress up in your best Christmas gear, just get in to the spirit!

Meet. Darwin Ski Club
Time: 4:45 for a 5pm start.

Ride level: Very easy!

 

Spokes NT Ride – Howard Springs

This Saturday, we’re going to ride the Pine Forest.  Rain or shine.

There’s a good chance it’ll rain during the afternoon, and then clear up, leaving hero dirt!

Hero dirt is that nice, tacky, non-dusty damp surface. When this happens, the previously slippery surface provides the best grip. Fun factor increases!

That’s the plan anyway

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. Sanderson Session.

This Saturday, we’re off to the super fun Sanderson jumps.  There’s a series of bumps, jumps and rollers and they suit all levels of skill.

It’s suitable for beginner to intermediate riders and beyond.  You can ride as much or as little as you like. In fact you can just watch the others if that’s your thing.

This is a ride that is suitable for kids.

Meet: Sanderson Middle School Corner of Patterson ST and Matthews Road. Anula
Time: 4:45 for a 5pm start.

Bring Helmets and water.
See you there!

Also, get your clunkers ready and lock in 25th November for the Spokes NT Christmas ride.  We’ll ride from the Darwin Ski club and finish up there for dinner and drinks. Always fun.

Spokes NT Ride – Hidden Valley

This Saturday, we’re going to ride Hidden Valley, next to Charles Darwin National Park, but with a bit of variety.

We’ll do a quick jaunt through some of the popular Charlie-D trails, before heading out to Hidden Valley and doing a bit of an explore.  There will be a couple of climbs, but overall it will be a relatively easy ride.

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

It’s getting hot, make sure you bring sufficient water and spares.  Helmets are essential!

See you on the trails!

Spokes NT Saturday – Urban Ride.

This Saturday – Urban ride time.  Come for a jaunt around Darwin City’s hidden (and not-so-hidden) trail gems.

We’ll tour around the city and ride a few hidden urban obstacles.  There will be drops, ledges and stair rides. Urban rides are great for riders of all abilities and fitness because every site has an option to ride as much or as little as you like.

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 – We’re going to Humpty Doo

We haven’t ridden Geoff’s trails at Humpty Doo, so this Saturday, we’ll do just that.  If haven’t ridden these trails, they’re well worth doing.

This will be an intermediate ride.  It’s fair to say these trails can be fairly challenging in terms of skills and fitness. If you’re up for it, it’s well worth your time.

Meet at 260 Trippe Road Humpty Doo.
Time:  4:45 for a 5pm Start

Bring:  Bike, basic spares and water.  Helmets are essential.
This will be a HOT ride, make sure you have plenty of water, as there’s none available on the trail.

If you’d like to bring some drinks for a post-ride ride refreshment, please do so.

Spokes Saturday Ride – Lee Point Trails

We’re heading back to the Lee Point Trails this Saturday.  Do join us.

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!

Spokes Saturday. Pumphouse.

This Saturday’s ride will be a challenge. The pumphouse track. This a a tough little track which proves to be equally challenging and rewarding for all riders.  This will challenge in terms of fitness and technical ability. It’s fair to say this ride is not suited for beginner riders.

We only do a couple of harder rides each year.  This is one of them. We’ll follow up with an easy ride next week.

Meet: Winnellie Hotel, at the rear car park.
Time: 4:45 for a 5pm start
Level: Intermediate to Advanced riders.

Bring sufficient water and spares.  Helmets are essential!

See you on the trails!