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!

Spokes NT Ride – Urban ride

It’s time for another urban ride.  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 – Old Piney

Spokes NT Saturday rides are back. We’re going to kick off 2018 with a ride around one of our favourite locations. The Old Pine forest.

This is a ride that’s suited to riders of all abilities. It’s perfect for beginners, or those wanting to blow out the post Christmas and New Years blues.

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. Last ride of the year. Downhill

For the last ride of the year, we’re going to join the Darwin Downhillers.

for a bit of a hoot. New trails, varying skill levels. Come and play, come and watch, come and have fun.

 Here’s the details, in their own words:

Hi Mountainbikers. A few of us have a group called Darwin downhillers. Yeah, it’s a thing!! Anyways we’re meeting Saturday arv to hit the downhills of Berrimah Hill as a bit of a Christmas party. We’ve built about 4 different lines. After, we’ll hit the one mile brewery in Winnellie for post ride refreshments. We’ll be there from 430. Behind the fire station on Berrimah road.

No Lycra allowed!!!!

Spokes NT Ride – Charles Darwin National Park

Late notice – but we’re riding Charles Darwin National Park on Saturday.

No real plan at this stage, we’ll wing a plan to have fun and raise a sweat!

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

Bring sufficient water and spares.  Helmets are essential!

See you on the trails!

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.