Darwin Off Road Cyclists
Charles Darwin 2+2 Race

Sat, 17 Jul 2021
Entries open
Wed, 07 Jul 2021 6:00 AM ACST
Entries close
Sat, 17 Jul 2021 10:00 PM ACST
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Sat, 17 Jul 2021 11:59 PM ACST

COVID-19 Notice

We are taking COVID-19 restrictions seriously.
By entering this event, you agree to the following:

  • you agree to follow Government COVID recommendations applicable to your jurisdiction
  • you agree to follow the Event's COVID directives
  • you agree that you may be asked to leave the event for non-compliance
  • we appreciate your cooperation, our intention is simply to run a safe event.


The second edition of the Charles Darwin Two+2 (Mark II)

Racing returns to the spiritual home of Mountain biking in the Top End with

2 Stages, a different course each day, each stage is two hours. Ride Saturday. Ride Sunday. Ride both.

Ride as many, or as few laps as you like, or team up with a partner to share the load.

When: Saturday 17th July 3pm
Sunday 18th July 8am
Plate Collection: 1 hour before start
Where: Charles Darwin National Park.  Meet at the picnic area.   Course Map Difficulty: Moderate, with a couple of rocky sections

Please check the special regulations (at the end of this post) before registering for this event.

Race Categories

  • Elite Men and Women – For those that want to go fast
  • Expert Men and Women – For the rest
  • Masters Men and Women
  • E-Bike – Electric-assisted bikes
  • Singlespeed – Bikes with only one gear

A DORC Mountain Bike race is really great fun, If this is your first race, and you’re feeling uncertain, check out our Race Details page

The preceding weekend there will be a social ride to view the course before the race.

Entry Fees

DORC / MTBA members: $10

NON-DORCMembers: $30 (Covers race entry + day license and insurance)

Consider DORC/AusCycling membership before the race! Check out the details and benefits.

(Your Entry Fee covers both days of racing)

Regulations and Rules:

Riders should carry puncture repair kits, water, mobile phone(with first aid numbers) and food with them whilst riding. Helmet must be worn at all times whilst riding. It is also advisable to have gloves and eye protection as well.

At any time a competitor comes across a fellow rider needing assistance you shall render any assistance needed

Cut Off:

The race director reserves the right to close the course prior to the 2 hour mark if it's getting too hot, or other safety reasons.

If you choose to finish before the race cut-off, please notify race control.


Saturday, 17th July

  • 14:00 Sign on and plate collection opens
  • 14:45 Rider briefing
  • 15:00 Race start all riders
  • 17:00 Course closed
  • 18:00 Presentations

Sunday, 18th  July

  • 7:00 Sign on and plate collection opens
  • 7:45 Rider briefing
  • 8:00 Race start all riders
  • 10:00 Course closed
  • 11:00 Presentations

Refreshments will be available on Saturday after the race, and a BBQ Breakfast will be available after the race on Sunday

There will be a supply of water from which you may refill your bottle or hydration pack.

Please download and install the COVID Safe App

If you have an elevated temperature or if you're feeling unwell, please sit this one out.

More information is available on the Sports and Recreation web site

Sports and Recreation web site

More Info

If you have any questions please call Keogh Conboy on 0488992766 or send an email to darwinoffroadcyclists@gmail.com

DORC Jerseys

DORC Jerseys will be available at the race.

Entry prices

Online pricing:

Regular entry

Prices are per rider. Please provide a team name at entry if racing teams.

A payment card fee may apply (calculated at checkout).

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