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Great Year for the Go-GIRLs!

Great Year for the Go-GIRLs!

We are a supportive group of ladies that like to ride and socialise together. We usually ride on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Some rides are specifically targeted for women to improve their skills and most are for the pure enjoyment of this awesome sport. All rides have clearly stated levels and you can check our calendar for more details. Every rider requires MTBA insurance to ride with us (MTBA has a free 8 week insurance offer for new members – we can help you with this).

It has been a busy year to date with over 30 ladies taking advantage of coaching funded by grants obtained by the Bushrangers. The ladies were very happy with the personalised coaching from Geoff Foxx from HitBikes. We are looking forward to rolling out stage 2 beginning soon.

Bushrangers also funded some members to complete their level one MTBA coaching certificates as well as a first aid and resuscitation course. I was able to put these new skills to use in the recent G.O.G.A. (Get Out Get Active) beginners mountain biking skills course, which was at Caloundra council initiative and ran for 6 weeks.

Obligatory photo in front of the old Dularcha railway tunnel

To support the new GOGA graduates we began a #adoptanewbie program that was very successful. Experienced mentors organised regular get together rides to reinforce essential skills and build fitness. These ladies are now ready to join us on our longer rides.

At the moment many of us are training together to ride in Chicks in the Sticks, a fun race suited to all levels that is held annually in August and run by the RATS MTB Club.

Our Facebook page is where we keep connected so join us today. You’ll be able to find other like minded ladies to ride with and sometimes we get together socially too. You may like to join us on September 4 when we are heading to Nambour for the Wild Women’s Film Festival.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me.

Hope to see you on the trails!

Susie Hume
Women’s Advocate
Bushrangers MTB Club Sunshine Coast
Queensland, Australia
E: [email protected]
M: 0421847305

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News Flash!

News Flash!
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Hello folks!

Just wanted to quickly let you all know about some recent milestones and events that have happened or will be happening.

Charity Race Day

  • The recent charity race day raised over $700 for Cystic Fibrosis Queensland – thanks to all the riders, volunteers and sponsors for everything.

Membership

  • Club membership continues to grow. We now have almost 300 members and a third of them women (much better than the 6% it used to be). Thanks to the GoGIRLs and the council sponsored GOGA initiative.

Grants

  • We just scored another grant for over $13000 to help in repair work throughout Parklands e.g. bridges, rock armouring, causeways, drainage etc.
  • In the next couple of months we will be submitting a grant application for the big $150k State Government grant with help from our already approved Sunshine Coast Council grant to meet the co-contribution requirements.

Training

  • We will be starting up subsidised MTB training workshops soon and also offer free bike maintenance workshops on topics like bike fit, suspension setup, trail repairs etc.
  • We recently completed a MTBA Trail-building workshop with about 20 people from around the coast all learning the how’s and why’s of building trails.

So there is a bit of good news to brighten your day!

Michael Johns
Club Secretary

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Monthly Community Ride – This Sunday 05/08/2018!

Monthly Community Ride – This Sunday 05/08/2018!
The Skanky Swamp of Skankiness claimed no victims this day!

Hey Folks! For this Sunday’s community ride we’ll ride from Maddock Park, through the Ewan Maddock Dam trails and around to the Ferny Forest trails. Here we can stop for coffee at Brewhaha Mobile Cafe (or you can choose to do some laps of Ferny Forest).

While we chill in the sun and wait for coffee I’m thinking we do a little Q&A on something bike related like seat height, tyres or how come our club president cannot grow a real beard etc.

We ride off at 7:30am – see you there!
Maddock Park map link – https://goo.gl/maps/euJ2Yuy9hgR2

Michael “Ben will kill me one day” Johns
Club Secretary

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QPWS is back-burning at Parklands

QPWS is back-burning at Parklands

Back Burning is happening near the transmission towers

FYI folks! Just heard from Ranger Eugene that QPWS is burning around the transmission towers at Parklands tomorrow (Wed 18/07/2018).

Radar Hill road will be shut from the top (towers) right down to the bitumen at the bottom (highway side).

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