Darwin Off Road Cyclists
RUOK Poker Race

Sat, 11 Sep 2021
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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.


Darwin Off-Road Cyclists have partnered with R U OK for this years Poker Race.

A fun novelty event at the pine forest. A pairs race with a mystery partner, someone you potentially have never met before.

Your name will be assigned a number, it will then be ran through our mysterious partner generator. Kinda like Tinder for MTB riders (but not really).

You’ll then meet and greet your partner for the day and work out your strategy. Who will do first lap? Who will trash talk opposing teams? Whose shout is it for post race drinks and BBQ? All those sorts of important things.

The Poker part of the race is even simpler, after the end of each lap a card is given to the rider, after the end of the race (6 laps) each team discards one card for a 5-card poker hand. Show this hand to the organisers. Best hand wins!

Prizes Prize money for 1st 2nd and 3rd best hand. In the event of a draw, riders will be asked to draw a card from a deck and the highest card wins. Random number draw for some prize packs, Longest skid prize Remember, skids are great fun on gravel and fire roads. Please remember to use bike control skills and avoid skidding on trails. Skidding on trails damages the trail, especially if done repetitively on the approach to corners and obstacles.

Event starts at 3:30pm with race registration opening at 2:30pm

Any questions ring Keogh on 0488992766 or contact the club via our Facebook page

When: Saturday 11th of Septmeber
Plate Collection: 2:30pm
Race Start: 3:30pm Sharp
Where:Howard Springs Pine Forest (Near the Old Shed) Difficulty: Easy

Entry Fees

DORC / MTBA/AusCycling members: $10

NON-DORC Members: $36 + Entry Fee (Covers race entry + day license/insurance)

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

Race Categories

- Waiting for a mate


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

If you haven’t joined DORC now is the time. We're getting back on track You’ll save a bundle if you’re planning on entering more than a couple of events. Check out the benefits of membership.

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 that is required.

More information is available on the 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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